Another awesome organization on Bentley’s campus (that can help you get those jobs and internships) is the Armenian Student Association. Currently at around 35 members, this organization aims to provide greater cultural immersion and awareness while building a stronger campus community.
Can I join ASA, even if I’m not Armenian?
Absolutely, the Armenian Student Association welcomes students of all backgrounds. In fact, all members will be receiving valuable career networking opportunities. ASA also loves collaborating with other organizations. This year, ASA partnered with Greek Life and raised $11,324 for Armenian relief through fundraiser matching programs. This donation will benefit humanitarian and infrastructure development. Additionally, ASA is planning some fun events to do in a post-pandemic world, so you really don’t want to miss out.
How does joining ASA benefit your career?
Well, this organization’s size is a huge reason it is beneficial to your future career goals. Dedicated members will find an abundance of responsibilities that they can take over and perhaps even snag an executive board position. Natalie Minasyan mentions that as a CFA major, she doesn’t often get to explore her creative side. As the marketing coordinator of ASA, she is able to use her diverse skill set and has learned to effectively promote ASA on various social media platforms.
Natalie gives this advice to students who may be interested in joining ASA:
“Even if you are not Armenian, we welcome everyone! It’s a great way to learn about a new culture and meet new people on campus. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us through social media or CampusGroups if you’re interested in learning more and we hope that you’ll join us.”
Any other career-related benefits I need to know about?
Of course there are! In addition to having an incredible number of involvement opportunities, ASA helped Natalie improve her professionalism with experiencing leadership, event-planning, time-management, and technical skills like content creation. Alumni also frequently reach out to ASA members about career opportunities or just to give general guidance. This has helped many ASA members during their internship and job searches. There’s an ASA panel today at 8PM where alumni with many different careers spoke about resumes, interviews, their own career experiences, and much more. Make sure to attend if that is of interest to you! Check out ASA on CampusGroups.
Here’s the flyer for the alumni panel:
And here are some of ASA’s current members: