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  • Capturing the ‘Millennial Factor’

    , Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies

    Interns

    This past summer, 27 interns brought their energy, enthusiasm, fresh perspective and technological savvy to our offices around the U.S. We got the chance to showcase our company to them. But, we wondered, what did they get from us? What are they are looking for from a future employer?

    It’s important to know their answers. After all, they are a part of the Millennial Generation (young adults born between 1980 and 2000). There has been much ado about Millennials and what makes them tick. First of all, there are a whole lot of them; they make up more than 25% of the population. Second, they are confident and not afraid to take risks. In fact, two out of three have plans to start their own businesses. Third, they grew up in the digital economy, always looking for new options, and as a result are extremely sophisticated, informed consumers who often aren’t reached through traditional methods.

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    We Have Seen the Future and It Is Interns

    , Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies

    internsThis summer, 52 bright and energetic young adults got a taste of corporate America interning at Konica Minolta offices around the country.

    Their roles were varied: sales, marketing, customer service, systems engineering and IT. All came ready to work, rolling up their sleeves and jumping right in to their respective departments. We believe the internship program was a huge success, not just for the students who got to experience various aspects of our company and corporate life, but also for us. (more…)

    Leadership, Marketing, Strategy, Thought Leaders

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