Outsmarting the Job Paradox: A Bentley Success Story

While most Bentley University students graduate with jobs awaiting them, that’s not the case for everyone; nor is it what everyone desires. However, if you are worried about the resulting job paradox where you are rejected from a job due to your lack of experience—which you can’t gain because you don’t have a job—don’t fret! Career paths are not necessarily cut and dry; however, that’s the beauty of them! Sometimes you will find your dream job during your senior year, sometimes you’ll find it several years down the road and both options are perfectly okay. Click here to check out the inspiring story of Bentley Alumni Bernadette Hopen (’16, MG) and her post-grad adventure that led her to landing her dream job! Although she graduated without a job lined up, she persevered and broke into her desired industry and now she’s on her way to bettering business through social impact—which is a dream come true for her! In the article she shares the strategy she used and provides a step-by-step overview of how she beat the job paradox in just a few years.

By Caroline Gervais
Caroline Gervais Student Director, CareerEdge & Event Planning Team