SPRING 2021:The Pulsifer Career Development Center is open and will conduct ALL business remotely.  All appointments will be conducted on-line and can be scheduled on Handshake.  Please read all CareerEdge e-correspondence & your career coach emails for community updates.  Please email GA_UCD@Bentley.edu for questions. For the most updated career related Covid-19 information click here.

Career Advice

Boss-Friendly Small Talk Topics

Maybe you’re in person for your job or internship and you have to make morning small talk with your supervisor. Even if you’re virtual, there’s a big chance you will need to make small talk in meetings. So, what’s appropriate to discuss?

Here are some topics that you can use:

Appropriate, day-time plans you’re excited for
Have a weekend hiking trip with family planned? Mention it to your boss if he or she asks about what you’re looking forward to …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Making the Most of Your Internship: Reflections

Be sure to reflect on your professional experiences. Reflecting on topics such as skill development and future planning is an important aspect of being #Hired!

 

By Julia Brockney
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Knowing When to Say No to a Project

As important as it is to ask for more work when you need it, it is also crucial to know when you need to back off and have enough time to make sure the work you currently have to do ends up being excellent. Quality is really important during an internship, and you don’t want to sacrifice that, no matter what kind of projects seem interesting or are offered up to you by your supervisor. You might get yourself into …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Expanding Your Network: Professional Communities

Visit the Career Community Pages on CareerEdge and make sure to update your settings to get alerted with news that matters most to you!

By Sarah Vojta
Sarah Vojta Creative Graphic Designer Sarah Vojta
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Go for Gold by Handshake – WIN Prizes!

Is your Handshake profile fully up to date? Interested on what can make it even better? Feeling like your internship search hasn’t been going as successful as you anticipated? Starting on July 19th Handshake will be rolling out an incentive-based campaign just announced by their Senior Marketing Manager as Go for Gold!

This campaign will help keep you motivated each week, for 4 weeks with specific key action for students. We encourage you to follow @joinhandshake for social media involvement …

By Raquel Roque
Raquel Roque Administrative Coordinator, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center Raquel Roque
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Making Your WFH Set Up Work For You

If you’ve been virtual this entire summer (and possibly this entire year), WFH might be getting to you. It’s okay, remember that you are not alone. To refresh and rediscover the benefits of WFH, you may need to reevaluate your space, move things around, or disconnect from the stress of work. Here are some tips on how to make your WFH set up a little more comfortable after you’ve been working for a while.

Do your best to separate your …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Expanding Your Network: Career Coaches

We’re always here to help! Make an appointment with your Career Coach through Handshake and check your emails regularly for updates from CareerEdge.

By Sarah Vojta
Sarah Vojta Creative Graphic Designer Sarah Vojta
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Making the Most of Your Internship: Questions to Ask Your Manager

Asking your manager or colleagues questions can help in making the most out of your internship. Take a look at these questions and make the most out of being #Hired!

By Julia Brockney
Julia Brockney Social Media Content Creator Julia Brockney
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Resumes: What They Are / What They’re Not

This summer is all about resumes. Almost every time you apply for a job, you will need to submit a resume. You might need to submit other documents, too, but a resume is usually a must-have for any job application that you complete, making it crucial for students to understand what resumes are.

 

RESUMES ARE:

Brief, personalized, and well-formatted overviews of your professional history
A way to show your most excellent endeavors
Documents that you should know inside and …

By Alina Minkova
Alina Minkova Creative Blog Curator Alina Minkova
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Boost Your Professional Confidence!

Did you know LinkedIn Learning offers free courses and certifications to display on your profile? Get certified and let’s get #HIRED!

By Julia Brockney
Julia Brockney Social Media Content Creator Julia Brockney
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