Colleen Murphy

Senior Associate Director, Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center

Colleen Murphy

Colleen Murphy is a Senior Associate Director and dedicated Career Coach for Management and Professional Sales majors and senior students. Murphy has worked in higher education for more than 15 years.  Colleen introduces students to the Bentley University Hire Education Career Action Plan (a four-stage career plan) and also presents career-related programs, conducts outreach to a variety of industries and is a facilitator for the First Year Seminar and Career Development Courses.

In June of 2012, Murphy was appointed as the Ferrera Fellowship Coordinator for the Gerald R. Ferrera Public Service Fellowship (established in June of 2012) that was created to offer Bentley students an opportunity to work for an international NGO, non-profit or government agency.

Before coming to work at Bentley University, Murphy worked as an Assistant Director of the Suffolk University Law School’s Career Development Office and Admissions Office. After completing her education, she worked for several years in the international shipping industry including the Ocean Brokerage department of a large Japanese company and later an American company where she imported goods for a national account.

Murphy holds a Master’s in Education, with a concentration in Administration of Higher Education, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Suffolk University. She was a member of the Network of Executive Women, Chicago Women in Publishing and the West End Civic Association.

Dedicated Career Coach for the following students:

• Management

• Professional Sales

Junior & Senior Drop In Hours (during SPRING 2020):

Every Tuesday, 2:00-3:00PM, except during Senior Series (April 7 and April 14th)

For drop-ins, a Zoom meeting link will be sent every Tuesday morning to the Management and Professional Sales majors. Please click on the link beginning at 2PM and you can have your questions answered.

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Monster’s Grads to Candidates Virtual Career Panel

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We put together a panel of hiring experts to offer guidance to 2020 college graduates looking for work in a new, COVID-driven job market —

Panelists speak about jobs most needed in the new job market, top job interview questions, how you can show your personality through zoom or a phone interview, resume refresher tips, job application process, how companies are responding to COVID impact, what NOT to do in a job interview, and many more career advice and actionable …

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Thriving in A Virtual Interview World

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With the transition to virtual learning, virtual interviews, and some possible virtual internships, it’s important to know how to THRIVE in this new online climate. This can be a new and different change for many of us but if you are adaptable and flexible – you can make the most of the situation.

If you have a virtual interview coming soon or a virtual internship this summer be sure to watch this video below! This video gives a run down …

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Latest Trends in Human Resources Technology

Latest Trends in Human Resources Technology

Are you looking to dive into human resources as a potential career path? Are you a student looking to land an internship or job opportunity? If you answered yes to either of these questions then this is the blog for YOU. Human resources has been extremely transformative in the recent years through the introduction of new and advanced technology changing the whole game. There are many pros that come with this advanced technology and it’s important to know what is …

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Common obstacles that keep you from getting your first job

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Common obstacles that keep you from getting your first job

You crushed it in college, but now you’re struggling on the job front. This is how you get unstuck.
Landing your first job takes patience—and a strategy.

College graduation season is around the corner, but you’ve got bigger things to worry about than ordering your cap and gown. The reality is you might not have your first job lined up by the time you collect your diploma.

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Top 5 Careers in Supply Chain Management

Top 5 Careers in Supply Chain Management
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Preparing for your return to develop your job search strategy

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10 successful habits you can begin for the fall 2019!

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10 HABITS OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS
Get Organized. Making a plan for what you’re going to do and when you’re going to do it will make sure you’re always ahead of the curve – literally.
Don’t multitask. Studies have shown that multitasking is physically impossible.
Divide it up. Studying isn’t fun to begin with, and forcing yourself through a study marathon will only make it worse. Dividing your work into manageable chunks and rewarding yourself when you finish each chunk will …
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6 Job Search Tips That Are So Basic People Forget Them

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Top 5 Supply Chain Careers

Supply Chain Careers

If you’re interested in supply chain management, then you know that it’s an exciting field with plenty of career opportunities. In fact, from manufacturing to data analysis, there are very few areas of business that supply chain management doesn’t touch upon. With so many roles and career paths, finding a position that matches your interests and experience might seem a bit overwhelming. But with a little bit of research and a clear understanding of the field, it’s possible to find …

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8 HR Tech Trends in 2019

HR Tech Trends

At the base of every company is its employees. In recent decades, technology has exponentially improved the hiring process and the magnitude of information that companies are provided with and have access to about potential candidates, increasing their ability to hire appropriate and qualified employees for the job. Here’s 8 predictions about HR technology trends in 2019:

‘Show Me’ Approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI): Because of highly publicized cases involving AI gone wrong, more scrutiny of computer-based hiring technology is …

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