Courtney Copelas

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Courtney Copelas

My name is Courtney Copelas and I am from North Reading, Massachusetts. I am a junior at Bentley and am a Marketing major. I am also pursuing Management and Psychology as my two minors. On campus, I am on the Executive Board for the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma as Membership Recruitment Chair, which I have held the position of since November 2018. I have a lot of experience working and collaborating with people, especially younger members of the university!

The summer after freshmen year, I worked at Compass Packaging International, a third party logistics, fulfillment, and distribution firm. I worked as a project manager and will spend the summer after sophomore year at the company as well.

I love to spend my free time with my family, friends, and my golden retriever, Rudy.  I love to paint, craft, meditate, and do yoga. In the summer, I spend my time at the beach in Gloucester, Massachusetts. I am also a fan of the Patriots and the Bruins. Go Boston!

I have switched my major two times, so I have experience in feeling lost about a career path! I hope to help students as a Career Colleague in a similar way that the Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center has helped me over the past two years at Bentley. I am so excited to connect with everyone so please feel free to come to drop-in hours or add me on LinkedIn. Please reach out as well with any questions you may have during your time at Bentley!

SOPHOMORE DROP IN HOURS: Monday-Friday, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Link to drop-ins HERE.

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Register for AUCA Summer Virtual Career Events!

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AUCA (American Universities’ China Association) is hosting a series of online events this summer to support AUCA member universities (Bentley University is a member!)  and students to learn more about the industrial development trends and career opportunities in China.

Sponsored by Bloomberg, the online career events being hosted throughout August are excellent opportunities for employers to meet virtually with candidates of different academic backgrounds from top U.S. universities.  This includes undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking full-time, part-time, and …

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Tesla wants “REVOLUTIONARY” Actuaries!

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Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, recently commented that he “would love to have some high energy actuaries” at Tesla. Musk said, “I have great respect for the actuarial profession… [Actuaries] are great at math. …We want revolutionary actuaries.” With the company growing at a fast pace, and other large companies looking for individuals that have technical training, business acuity and risk management skills, actuaries will have an important place in the future of business.

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ARTICLE – HOW TO BE AN LGBTQ+ ALLY IN THE WORKPLACE

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A recent article written by Amanda Postma highlights the reasons why being an LGBTQ+ ally in the workplace is so important nowadays, as well as an extensive guide on how to become an ally. GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign define being an ally as “if you show support for equality in numerous ways, support LGBTQ+ persons or are an advocate for equality and fair treatment”, and with more and more individuals coming out every year, it is essential that …

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Interstride Provides Immigration & Job Search Seminars for International Students

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Interstride, a “one-stop-shop that empowers international students“, is providing webinars on the topics of immigration and searching for jobs. With COVID-19 creating an atmosphere of uncertainty for universities, there is even more uncertainty when it comes to international travel and employment. For international students, this may impact their study abroad programs. Through these webinars, international students can learn from employers and Interstride professionals about the “rapidly changing immigration landscape in the U.S.“, as well as how …

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Virtual Interviewing with EY Campus Recruiter Kristen Schmidt

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EY Campus Recruiter Kristen Schmidt led an awesome session on Virtual Interviewing Best Practices! Click here to view the full video.

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“A few words to recent graduates: How to fill a seemingly empty summer”, by Professor Walker

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Professor Elaine Walker, a senior lecturer at Bentley in the Management Department, is offering some inspiration for students on how to use their free time this summer – and some resources that can be utilized as well.  She offers ideas for some smart uses of free time, like picking up some marketable skills and volunteering, as well as using the platform Coursera. To read the full LinkedIn article from Professor Walker, you can click here.

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Big Interview’s New AI Feature

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The platform, Big Interview, is providing a new AI feedback feature for interview practices. With AI, the platform can help you get immediate feedback on how you are doing with interview prep — and immediate coaching on how to improve. You will get guidance on eye contact, use of “ums” and fillers, vocabulary, tone, rate of speech, and more. You can practice interview questions ranging from “What do you know about the industry?” to  “Give me an example of …

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What to do if your Summer Internship was canceled

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COVID-19 has affected people’s lives in different ways, and as students we have been affected in almost every way possible. With classes going virtual and social distancing becoming a necessary part of everyday life, there was no doubt that the search for jobs and internships was also going to be disrupted. With companies in every industry cancelling summer internships and rescinding full-time job offers, it is a scary time to be entering the workforce or searching for an job/internship.

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AT&T Summer Learning Academy – REGISTER NOW!

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The AT&T Summer Learning Academy is a free self-paced online learning externship certificate program powered by award winning AT&T University curriculum. The externship will be covering topics like communication skills, social media, change management, and resume writing. Here are some details about the externship:

Who: Open to All College Students
Time: June 22 – July 20, 80 hours to complete for certificate.
Format: Virtual, On-Demand 24×7
Content: Web-based training, activities and guest speakers
Deadline: Register by June 12

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CAS Announces the Launch of Inaugural Student Central Summer Program

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The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) has just announced the launch of their inaugural CAS Student Central Summer Program. The program has been created in response to students’ internships being cancelled this summer. The program has been designed by practicing actuaries to support students’ career growth by providing technical and soft skill development, as well as mentorships and networking opportunities. The 8-week program

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