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Myth-Busting Millennials

  • ASU University Club 425 E. University Drive Tempe, AZ 85281 (map)

Roughly 77 million strong, the Millennial generation is larger than the Baby Boomer generation and three times the size of Generation X….

Are you prepared to recruit, mentor, manage and promote high potential millennials?  

On June 19th at 7a.m. at the Arizona State University Club, the first 2013 AZ Chapter of SIM breakfast meeting is being held.

Please plan to join a multi-generation panel assembled to rival the popular Mythbusters TV series when it comes to testing popular conceptions – and misconceptions.  In the TV series, the celebrity co-hosts set out to test popular beliefs, Internet rumors or other myths (and most of the time – they end up blowing something up like a water heater!).  For our AZ SIM episode on Myth-Busting Millennials, we’ve assembled a panel of “stars” out to examine popular myths about the millennial workforce.  This interactive experience will probably surprise you, it will engage you, and for sure it will leave a lasting impression.  Explosions?  You never know…

Statistics show that every day, 10,000 baby boomers - the people still running most businesses - retire.  And there simply aren't enough Generation Xers to fill their shoes.  At least 10 million fewer, in fact.  So over the next decade, more and more millennials are going to take responsibility for making decisions, allocating resources and getting results - whether they're ready or not.  And, studies indicate this generation is very different from the others.

Our Myth-Busting Millennials Cast:

Dale Kalika

Meet our star, Dale Kalika.  Dale is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management in the W. P. Carey School of Business and a management/marketing consultant.  Her teaching and research interests focus on business ethics and the Millennials, corporate social responsibility, leadership, and meaningful work in the new economy.   She presented at the 2010 Academy of Management (AOM) on Millennials and their Values.  She also co-authored a paper for the 2009 AOM conference on Teaching Business Ethics and Social Responsibility to the Millennial Generation.  At the 2010 Western States Communications Conference on “Power and Communication” she was a panelist discussing Power, Conformance and Low Vision: Putting Glasses on Millennials. She has also been in the national media discussing millennial issues, and she is conducting a study on millennial transition into industry.

Dale earned a Masters in Business Administration from New York University in Management, and a Masters in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

She has worked in industry, primarily in Fortune 500 companies, in the areas of marketing and human resource management including Firstar Bank ((US Bancorp), Quaker Oats (now Pepsi) and Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase).  In her last business position, she was Firstar’s Vice President in Small Business Marketing at the corporate level.

Robert Mckay 

Meet millennial Robert Mckay who graduated in CIS in December of 2011 after having won the Edson Student Entrepreneur award, the Innovation Challenge award, the Target DC Challenge, the Sales Force Challenge and the Avnet Tech Games.  Robert also won honorable mention in the Henkel Challenge and made the Dean’s List.  Now Robert is employed by American Express.  Read more about Robert at:

Yonathan Vivas 

And now meet emerging millennial star Yonathan Vivas who is currently a double major in Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at W. P. Carey School of Business.  Yonathan interned at US Airways for a year, and is interning full-time for Arizona Public Service (APS) this summer.

Schedule of Events

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast and Speaker Panel