Alina Minkova

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Alina Minkova

My name is Alina Minkova and I’m a junior pursuing the Corporate Finance and Accounting major, with minors in Spanish and CIS. At Bentley, I have participated in the Honors Program, Women’s Leadership Program, Microfinance Group, and Service Learning with the BSLCE since my very first semester freshman year. I’ve stayed committed to all of these programs and have worked my way up to Lead Program Manager at the Bentley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center, leading the creation of the Whittemore Literacy Program, which supports the reading and writing levels of fourth-grade students in the Waltham community. I am also a member of Greek Life on campus as a Kappa Delta. This would be my first year working for the Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center and I couldn’t be more excited to come up with creative and helpful ideas in these upcoming semesters!

As far as work experience goes, I have always been committed to my professional development. This year, I spent two days of the week in Boston to work as an Accounting Intern for Campbell, DeVasto & Associates, while also taking classes. This experience has helped me immensely with time management and my career goals; I plan on continuing this internship every semester while I finish my bachelor’s degree. For the summer of 2020, I worked at The Main Street America Group as a Finance Intern! I was very attracted to MSA’s values regarding corporate responsibility (especially social responsibilities and community service).

Outside of school and work, I have passions in art and literature. You can also find me taking care of the many plants I own, writing in my journals, or making my third cup of coffee for the day. I take pride in being easy to communicate with, so feel free to contact me or connect with me on LinkedIn!

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3 Very Smart Things to Do Right Now if You Want an Internship

Don’t Have an Internship_ (1)

Welcome back to another semester, falcons! The Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center is so excited to help you grow professionally and work to get many more of you employed for Summer 2021! If you currently don’t have an internship or full-time job for this upcoming summer but want one, there are three important steps that you can take to get that coveted offer.

 

Crank out those applications.

Many companies are hiring at this point of the year and even …

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Busy Interviewing Season Ahead! How to Prepare.

Anticipate a B Make a Plan!

We are so close to classes starting up again and the Bentley Undergraduate Career Development Center hopes that your break from Bentley was restful. However, the spring recruitment season is about to pick up and between employer events and your own individual interviews, it might get hard to juggle everything. So, make a plan. Hopefully, at this point, your spring schedule is mostly solidified and you can anticipate what free time you will have to attend events, interview, and truly …

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Multi-tasking Tool for Career Success

Do This Mindless Career Hack

We all know that a long internship or job application can take several hours, between aptitude tests, HireVues, or personality matching quizzes. Even if you haven’t had time during this break to apply for jobs or simply want a total break in order to prevent future burnout, something that you can do while watching TV or hanging out with family is Quick Apply. Quick Apply is a method of applying to jobs and internships which requires one step: usually just …

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Spring Full Of Accepted Offers And Successful Falcons

Setting Yourself Up for a Successful Spring

The Spring Trimester is going to be upon us quickly. While it may seem like a good idea to spend Winter Break fully relaxed and jump back into career-related activities when school starts up again, it’s not a foolproof plan. Because while it might feel like a good decision during syllabus week when assignments and group projects and midterms start racking up, it might be hard to keep up with everything you have to do. Because academics are so important, …

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Do THIS Every Time You Apply For A Job

Help Recruiters Out With This Super Easy Tip

Today’s blog is an easy tip that will really help you impress recruiters at a first look, without ANY work. This small tip can get your resume, cover letter, and other application materials into the hands of a hiring manager quicker. It won’t guarantee you a job or an offer (you still need to be qualified!), but recruiters really appreciate it when you make their job a lot easier.

 

Does this sound good? Here goes! 

 

Properly name all …

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Why You Should Write That Post For LinkedIn

Write that LinkedIn Post

It’s nerve-racking to write a post for LinkedIn, even if you have accepted a great offer or achieved something else important, like a certification, GPA recognition award, or acceptance into a selective program. It may feel stressful to choose the right words to sound professional, to not be sure if anybody cares, or to be nervous about getting any engagement on your post. Those are all stressors that come with social media, so you’re definitely not alone if you’ve felt …

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Staying Career Motivated While It Gets Cold

Heat Up Your Career Search While it Gets Cold

For our many students that are located in the northeastern part of the United States, the end of this fall trimester may mean dropping temperatures and snow. During this weather transition, you may feel like easing up on applying to jobs. While you’ve worked hard and definitely deserve a break, don’t lose too much momentum on your job search! Why? Because of the following reasons!

Just because you and Bentley University are slowing down in terms of activity doesn’t mean …

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5 Career-Related Things To Do Over This Winter Break

5 Ways to Improve Yourself Professionally Over Break

This year, take time to make yourself an even more qualified candidate for job and internship opportunities when you come back for the Spring trimester! Just because classes have come to an end doesn’t mean that career development has to! Here are a few ways to be productive if you get bored over your month-long vacation from college!

Get a certification! Bentley offers free certifications for Bloomberg. Additionally, there are plenty of free certifications relevant for any major, and a …

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Industries: Who’s Thriving and Who’s Surviving

Industry Analysis_ Who’s at the Top of This Pandemic_

Over the course of the pandemic, the world economy and the U.S. has taken a visible hit. Many people have struggled with losing their jobs as companies go out of business. For current college students and recent graduates, COVID-19 and so much uncertainty meant rescinded offers, both from internships and full-time positions. 

There’s still the question of whether the pandemic has made the job market even more competitive and selective and how future recruitment seasons will continue to be affected. …

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Students for Sustainable Business & Career SUCCESS

Organization Highlight_ SSB

The last campus organization highlight for Fall 2020 and it’s a good one! Are you looking to make a change in the way that corporations view and impact our environment? Sustainability is a hugely important idea as our modern world continues to experience the negative effects of global warming, and Students for Sustainable Business is an on-campus group full of emerging business leaders tackling those issues.

This organization’s mission is to educate students about the social, environmental, and financial impacts …

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