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Managing and Maintaining a Professional Network

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In this episode, Alyssa tells you about managing and maintaining a professional network!

Networking is the best way to work on career development. It is a life long skill and your network can truly be an asset to you for years to come. How can you manage and maintain your network? Alyssa has all the tips you need to know.

Tune into this episode to learn more on what Alyssa has to share.

By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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What is CDI201 and CDI301?

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In this episode, Alyssa tells you all about CDI 201 and CDI 301!

In 2016, Bentley launched Career Development Introduction 201 (CDI 201) for sophomores which focuses on job search readiness.   The curriculum is centered on advanced StrengthsFinder based assessment, Strong Interest Inventory assessment, customized career action planning, advanced internship search techniques, and interviewing preparation and practice (which includes a mock interview with an employer).

Specialized CDI 301 courses are offered in the following major fields …

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Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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Coach’s Call: Brian Moccio

Brian Moccio is an Associate Director in the Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center and the dedicated Career Coach for Economics-Finance and Managerial Economics Majors.

Career Questions 

What is your favorite part of your job as a career coach?

The ability to make a positive impact on student’s lives.

Best piece of career advice? 

It sounds small, but always take the time to say thank you.  Most students know to do this after interviews, but it also can apply to so …

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Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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How to Network Digitally

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In this episode, Alyssa tells you how to network digitally! This is important because with any career path it is important to NETWORK. The saying “network like it’s your net worth” is so true at Bentley and for all students of every age. What should you put in the email to network? How about networking through LinkedIn? What’s the best strategy?

Hear some top notch tips and tricks to navigate your networking journey. Tune into the …

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Transferable Skills in the Workplace

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In this episode, Alyssa talks about transferable skills in the workplace. What are soft skills? How can you further develop your problem solving skills or communication skills or team building skills. These are ALL career competencies that can be showcased in future interviews to land the next job opportunity. All employers look for these soft skills for new students to be a part of their team.

Learn how to identify these competencies, talk about these soft …

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Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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Coach’s Call: MaryEllen Ryan

MaryEllen Ryan is a Senior Associate Director in the Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development and the dedicated Career Coach for Finance and Corporate Finance & Accounting (Finance-Focus) Majors.

Career Questions 

What is your favorite part of your job as a career coach?  

When students come into the office to share great news about landing an internship or full-time role that they’re really excited about!

Your “golden ticket” career services tip? 

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good”.  If …

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How to Approach a Company Not on BentleyLink

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In this episode, Alyssa answers one of her favorite questions “How to Approach a Company Not on BentleyLink”. With many companies out there that don’t have job applications on BentleyLink many students might wonder what to do to get to these desired firms. How should you go about getting into these companies that are on your career goals? Should you email or call? What should you say? What tools can you use that are at your …

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Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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What To Do if You Haven’t Heard Back from Employers

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In this episode, Alyssa shares insight on “What To Do if You Haven’t Heard Back from Employers”. She gives tips on how to follow up, network, continue the conversation and more. What should you put in the email and who should you reach out to and when should you initiate that process? It can be confusing for students who are new to the job search process but this video gives you an in depth view of …

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Coach’s Call: 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 Marketing, Information Design and Corporate Communications, Creative Industry, Media and Culture, LSM in Media Arts and Society majors.

Career Coach

Best piece of career advice?

Always be genuine with everything you do. Authenticity speaks volumes especially when it comes to a successful career.

What is your favorite part about being a career coach?

I love seeing the …

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Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani
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Stay Up to Date with CareerEdge

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In this episode, Alyssa tells you how to stay up to date with CareerEdge!

What is CareerEdge and why should you use this as your go-to career resource for your time at Bentley University? There are SO many resources and tools on this site that are geared to get you up to speed on all things career related. Whether you are a freshman or a senior this page has something for you.

Alyssa gives insight on …

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