Paul Stanish

Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center

Paul Stanish is an Associate Director of Undergraduate Career Development in the Pulsifer Career Development Center at Bentley University and the dedicated Career Coach for Management, Marketing, Information Design and Corporate Communications, Professional Sales, Creative Industry, Media and Culture, LSM in Media Arts and Society majors.  In addition to working with those constituents, he teaches all levels of students in the award winning CDI 101, 201 and 301 courses and manages the CareerEdge Career Colleague team.   Paul spends time cultivating relationships with corporate partners and has visited over a dozen companies such as TJX, Epsilon, iSlide, L’Oreal, Horizon Media and more in the past year.  As a certified Gallup strength coach, Paul has coached multiple staff and students on how to best utilize their strengths in the personal and professional lives.  He was recently certified as a Strong Interest Inventory coach.  He currently serves on the department strengths task force.  Paul has over 18 years of prior experience at Bentley working in Student Affairs and the Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends.  Since 2006 Paul has worked as an event planner, merchandise manager and consultant for various sports memorabilia companies in New England.  Prior to Bentley, Paul worked for CVS corp. in their management and operation training programs.  Paul graduated from Bentley with a Bachelor of Science in Management. Dedicated Career Coach for the following majors:

  • Marketing
  • Professional Sales
  • Information Design and Corporate Communications
  • Creative Industries
  • Media and Culture
  • LSM in Media, Arts and Society

 

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Is Green Marketing For You?

As society continues to become more sustainable, companies offering green services and products to meet that need is opening up a door of new opportunities for green marketers.  Professionals in this field are consistently working to conduct and analyze consumer research to build strategies to effectively promote the aforementioned products and services.  I encourage you to look at this Vault page regarding the trends, growth, and opportunities that currently exist in this industry.  I also encourage you to look at …

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LANDING ON YOUR FEET AS AN IDCC MAJOR

So many IDCC students are unsure of where their career path will lead them.  The versatility of this degree is great for the diversity of skills that are developed, but answering the question of where and how to use them is unclear.  For those of you looking for clarity read this article naming 6 tips that may help guide your thinking.

https://getunbound.org/blog/what-communication-majors-should-know

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Set Yourself Apart, Teach Yourself New Skills

Imagine you are a hiring manager and deciding between two qualified candidates to fill one position for your company.  Each candidate is coming from the same university, studied in the same major and each has a similar GPA, between a 3.7 and 3.8.  Both candidates gained experience in the same internships and all things being equal had similar leadership experiences.  However, one of the candidates noted in their cover letter that they were a self-starter and taught themselves new skills …

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What do you know about Findspark.com?

Students looking for internships and full-time jobs tend to have their favorite “go tos” for their search.   Indeed, LinkedIn, BentleyLink, and Google are among the common resources used by students at Bentley.  For Media and Culture, Marketing, IDCC, and Creative Industry majors those sites are useful but may not always yield the best results for multiple reasons.  For those struggling with resources, I suggest you look at https://www.findspark.com/.   The creators are dedicated to helping young and new professionals find career …

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Breaking into the Sports Industry

It well-known that breaking into the sports industry is a challenge for everyone.  For an industry that is large, branded globally and has a large workforce, one would think it should be easy to find job opportunities.  However, the secret to finding the opportunities and then making it through the hiring process seems elusive for everyone, especially university students.  If you are one of those students still looking to break down the industry’s barrier for entry, this article is for …

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A LIST of reasons to read the Boston Business Journal

There are an abundance of reasons to read various business publications.  It demonstrates a student’s willingness to build their intellectual curiosity that employers are looking for. Publications such as the Boston Business Journal has content on current trends, the pulse of business and industry in Boston, and specific articles in the areas of media and marketing, retailing, government, business of sports and more.  One great feature of this journal is the publication of their “Biggest Company Lists”.  This week they …

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Still Looking for a Job in PR? Another job source to consider.

Finding a job in public relations can be a challenge.  There are the traditional places to search such as Indeed, BentleyLink, Glassdoor, Findspark, etc..  However, those sources don’t always yield the results for students searching for entry-level or internship positions.  Another road to consider, is to join a professional association such as the Publicity Club of New England.  Membership for students is only $25 a  year.  That fee gives members access to club events, access to industry professionals and most …

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