Paul Stanish

Senior Assistant Director, Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center

Paul Stanish

Paul Stanish is a Senior Assistant Director in the Pulsifer Undergraduate 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 LL Bean, NESN, MullenLowe, 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 currently serves on the department strengths task force.  Paul has over 17 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
  • Management
  • Professional Sales
  • Information Design and Corporate Communications
  • Creative Industries
  • Media and Culture
  • LSM in Media, Arts and Society

Junior & Senior Drop In Hours (Fall  2020):

Due to the current COVID 19 situation coaches are no longer hosting drop in hours this semester.  However, coaches did expand appointment times and students may use Handshake to access the calendar and availability of each coach, including myself.  You can also email me at PStanish@Bentley.edu if you have appointment questions.

 

 

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Employment with Disabilities: A Guidebook

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The search for employment is never an easy one and nobody’s professional path is ever the same. Some have a stroke of luck and others can sometimes face obstacles before landing their dream job. Nevertheless, their are many resources out there to help anyone and everyone find their career passion. This article is a comprehensive guidebook for people seeking employment with disabilities. It outlines everything you need to know from government programs, to podcasts, to job seeking strategies, to other …

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Baseball Hall of Fame – Internship Opportunity – January 31 Application Deadline

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Are you a baseball fan?  Do you want to work with some of baseball’s best personalities?  Are you organized and have good communication skills?  If you answered yes to these, this opportunity might be for you.  The National Baseball Hall of Fame has the baseball internship of a lifetime.  Deadline to apply is January 31.  For more information click on the link below.

https://baseballhall.org/discover-more/education/internship-program

 

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Have you checked out socialmediatoday.com?

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Managing social media accounts runs a little deeper than what the casual user may understand or know.  There is so much more to how, when and why a post for a business, brand, or an influencer is produced.  Data analytics plays a crucial part in optimizing a post to reach the broadest and targeted audience.  If you’re interested in learning more about social media trends I highly recommend looking at http://socialmediatoday.com.  This site looks at video marketing strategies, evolution of …

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Getting Ahead with Public Speaking

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For those with the natural talent and willingness to speak publicly with confidence, I envy you.  We all know how powerful the skill of public speaking can be.  When done well, an address, speech or presentation can hold the attention of large groups of people at any one time.  The impact and influence a good speaker can have on an individual is unlimited.  The question is how does one get there?   Can anyone learn and practice the art of public …

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Marketing, Media and Agency Rising Stars

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Often I ask students which executives, trend setters or experienced professionals they follow on social media, LinkedIn or in various blogs/podcasts.  More often the reply is, “Nobody.” or “I’m not sure.”.  On occasion a student will ask me for advice on who to follow or pay attention to.  For those of you seeking out some ideas this article is for you.  AdAge published their annual 40 under 40 list of rising starts in marketing, media and agency industries.   These individuals …

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$1 Trillion Dollars – U.S. Holiday Shopping is on the Rise

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After working in retail for part of my professional life, nothing beats the thrill, excitement and stress of the holiday season.  Whether you work for a traditional retail store, in e-commerce or are selling a service, the mantra from management during this time is sales, sales, sales.  There is no doubt that many companies need to have a successful November and December to demonstrate fiscal stability. In some cases these two months can catapult a company into future success or …

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Keep the Job Search on Your List

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The holiday season is fast approaching.  In the next 4-5 weeks, the hustle and bustle of family time, connecting with friends, travel, and finishing the semester strong can easily consume one’s life.  Maximizing your time to achieve your holiday season goals becomes a task in of itself.   Managing your time and setting priorities is essential to keeping on task.

Due to the nature of the holiday season, myths exist that companies also prioritize their needs and take a break from …

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Instagram – Influencers – Likes: How to Make Sense of the Changes Instagram Made

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Last week Instagram made news in the US when their CEO announced they will be hiding likes from posts.  This concept was tested in 7 countries over the summer.  The company continues to say they want users to “focus on the photos and videos you share, not how many likes they get.”  As is the case for most corporate decisions this change brought on a multitude of feedback, criticisms and “likes”.  One group that has the potential to be impacted …

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Gen Z and Buying Trends

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I can remember a few years ago and I was in a meeting with business professionals talking about the buying habits of millenials.  Questions such as “How do we reach them?” How do they make purchases?” or “What is their purchase power?” became the topics of conversation.  Well, here we are again, this time talking about Gen Z.  For retailers to keep up they need to understand consumer trends and behaviors.  Recent data tells us that Gen Z has influence …

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Retailers need AI to survive…Hear how Kohl’s is doing that this holiday season

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The holiday shopping season is upon us.  Anyone affiliated with the retail industry knows these next 8 weeks can set up a company for future success or failure.  Given the crush of online shopping the brick and mortar stores need to be creative in how they approach a strategy to get the consumer in the door.  Recently Kohl’s just announced how they plan to use AI to do just that.  Their plan is to use machine learning to enhance their …

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