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As you may know, Bentley University’s Undergraduate Pulsifer Career Development Center has ranked #1 in the nation yet again. At Bentley, students are always seeking more on how exactly they can bring their career development to the next level. Career development is also something that can be worked on at any point during your time as a student or far beyond. It’s a never-ending improvement.

Career development doesn’t have to be intimidating, it can be fun! There is so much …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Ted Talk Thursday: Talks for when you’re starting a new job

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Being the new person is never easy. Let these talks help you in walking into your workplace with your shoulders back and head held high.

What Ted Talks are in this playlist? All of the following PLUS MORE —

10 ways to have a better conversation

When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don’t converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked …

By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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Summer Wrap Up – Infographic

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As the summer comes to an end, get yourself ready for future employment opportunities and virtual recruiting events!

By Sarah Vojta
Sarah Vojta Creative Graphic Designer Sarah Vojta
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Interview Anecdotes & Examples of Relevant Stories:

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Interviewers want stories. Imagine this and tell me what would better capture your attention. I want a job and you are my first-round interviewer. You ask me to talk about a point on my resume.

I talk a little about what it is exactly, whether it be a club or coursework, with several sentences on what I have done for it. 

VERSUS

I launch an engaging and passionate conversation about a specific project that I fearlessly dove into, complete with …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Summer Career Reflection 

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Now that the summer months have wrapped up and we are starting yet another year of college, it is time for reflection. Reflection is such a key element to your professional development because it allows you to think back and be honest with yourself on your own growth over a period of time. Many of you might have had summer internships, some virtual others in the office. Many of you may not have had any traditional work experience and focused …

By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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How to Research a Company Efficiently

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Good news! Your dream company just invited you to a first-round interview. The catch? You have to convey exactly what interested you enough to apply there and why you would like to work for the company. What differentiates this particular organization from the thousands of other businesses and corporations that you could choose instead? Employers understand that students are applying to many different jobs and internships, but they still need you to give them audible proof of why exactly you …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Finding a Mentor: Why, Where, When, and How

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Look at the clock! It’s time to find a mentor.

WHY?

Whether you haven’t had an internship or you’ve had five (also applicable to full-time jobs), you can benefit from mentorship. Anyone can, because nobody knows everything about their specialty or field of study, partially because that would require a limitless amount of experience and knowledge and partially because information and common practices are constantly changing! The absolute best way to learn more about anything is through first-hand experience and …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Bentley Investment Banking Club: Club Overview Meeting on 9/16!

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First Year and Sophomore Students:  Are you interested in learning more about pursuing a career in investment banking?

If so, don’t miss the Bentley Investment Banking Club’s Club Overview Meeting on Wednesday, September 16th, from 9:15pm – 10:15pm via Zoom (https://bentley.zoom.us/j/8220306019).

By MaryEllen Ryan
MaryEllen Ryan Senior Associate Director, Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center MaryEllen Ryan
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How YOU Can Tackle a Virtual Career Fair!

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The virtual setting has shifted everything about the world of professionalism- even the way students find and search for jobs. It has become increasingly important to be comfortable pursuing professional endeavors virtually.

Career fairs have been a great way for students to learn more about roles at a wide range of companies as well as network with Bentley alumni and recruiters alike. Even in the age of virtual events, a career fair can still be a great resource!

The Pulsifer …

By Jennifer Graham
Jennifer Graham Senior Assistant Director, Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center Jennifer Graham
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Your Back to School Career Checklist 

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Get your books from the bookstore. Buy your home decor for your dorm room. Get your career checklist CHECKED.

Refresh your resume with new relevant job experiences 
Write out your career goals for the academic year 
RSVP to upcoming events on CareerEdge
Sign up for your CDI course 
Plan out some LinkedIn posts and content 
Create a career action plan (full blog post coming soon!)

What else is on your career checklist?

By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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