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Career Development Seminar and Internship

Career development is an essential part of your undergraduate experience. At Bentley, internship and job preparation starts during your first year through two career development seminars – CDI 101 and CDI 102.

Career Development Introduction Seminar (CDI 101)

This innovative, seven-week program is offered to all first-year students in conjunction with the First-Year Seminar. Topics covered include:

  • Personal and professional goal assessment
  • Résumé and cover letter writing
  • Interviewing skills
  • Networking and utilizing social media
  • Internship preparation and professionalism

The course is designed and taught by advisers in Undergraduate Career Services in partnership with business professionals from top companies. It is available to freshmen and incoming transfer students. Registration takes place at First Year Seminar in the fall.

After successfully completing CDI 101, if you obtain an internship requiring academic credit, you will be eligible to undertake a one-credit internship (CDI 102) managed by Undergraduate Career Services. Internships are an excellent opportunity to further develop the career skills you have learned and allow you to explore possible fields of interest.

“Students who acquire strong career preparation skills early in their college experience are well positioned for professional success.”   – Susan Brennan, Executive Director, University Career Services