Salary or Mission & Culture: Which is more important to you?

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Recently, Glassdoor conducted a survey and findings show that respondents noted a company’s mission and culture matter most and considered more than salary before applying.  And while fair compensation is still an important factor, working in an environment where an individual’s values align with the company can lead to a more fulfilling work experience.  So if mission, culture, and values are important factors in your job search, what information do you need to consider to make the best decision for …

By Paul Stanish
Paul Stanish Senior Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Services Paul Stanish
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Selling Yourself in Your Cover Letter

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Ah, advertisers. They try to suck us in within a matter of seconds. Sound familiar? Hiring managers typically spend less than 30 seconds reviewing a cover letter or resume—unless it grabs their attention enough so that they read on. The average television commercial is 30 seconds long. What about print? How long do you spend looking at an ad in a magazine before flipping the page? Or reading a bulletin board along the freeway (assuming you are not stuck in …

By Melissa J. Sawyer
Melissa J. Sawyer Senior Associate Director / Operations Manager, Undergraduate Career Services Melissa J. Sawyer
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A Week in the Life: Investment Banking Analyst

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Aiming for an investment banking analyst spot? Make sure you know what you’re getting into. Here, Vault finance editors take a look at a typical week for an analyst. (Think long, long hours.)

 

By MaryEllen Ryan
MaryEllen Ryan Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Services MaryEllen Ryan
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Surviving the One-Way Video Interview

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As recruiting moves toward the digital, the one-way video interview is gaining steam as an alternative to phone screens. Click here for three tips for making it through in one piece from Vault.

When you’re ready to practice a video interview, utilize Big Interview’s unique mock interview tool to get random interview questions, or practice interview questions specific to your areas of interest (Financial Services, Investment Banking, Sales & Trading, etc.) or related to key competencies that employers are looking …

By MaryEllen Ryan
MaryEllen Ryan Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Services MaryEllen Ryan
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What is an Actuary?

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Does this sound like you?

Your personal characteristics consist of self-motivation, creativity, and independence. You have the ability to work well with others, strong math and computer skills; you are very analytical and have high ambition. You enjoy learning and improving, love to solve complicated problems, enjoy writing and talking to people, and are interested in a variety of historical, social, legislative, and political issues.

If this sounds like you, actuarial science could be a potential field to go into …

By Melissa J. Sawyer
Melissa J. Sawyer Senior Associate Director / Operations Manager, Undergraduate Career Services Melissa J. Sawyer
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Aspiring Consulting Students – Check out PrepLounge

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PrepLounge is a case interview community where candidates with similar career goals get connectedpractice cases and sharpen their consulting skills.  It is the first of its kind in the world.  Their initial focus is on management consulting, more specifically on the case interview preparation.

Their site has a great student quote that is relevant for Bentley students:

“I go to a non-target school, and my school doesn’t have a consulting club where I can practice cases.  PrepLounge made consulting …

By Brian Moccio
Brian Moccio Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Services Brian Moccio
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Experiential Marketing – Baseball Style

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Data shows that Major League Baseball attendance was down 4% in 2018.   For years the giveaway, discount ticket nights, and $1 hot dogs (all of which are still prominent) were a primary tool to draw a crowd.  However, even with those efforts, at best attendance remains flat in some parks and declining in others.  Despite taking in record revenues (mostly due to TV deals), teams are turning to experiential marketing and programming to bring fans to the park.  Whether the …

By Paul Stanish
Paul Stanish Senior Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Services Paul Stanish
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7 Questions to Ask Yourself That Are More Important Than “What’s My Passion?”

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Are you a rising sophomore still considering which major you will declare this academic year? Have you just declared a major but don’t know the specific career paths associated with the industry?

If you’re a millennial or a Gen Z’er, you’ve probably been taught that the key element to choosing a career involves “discovering your passions.” However, “find your passion” can be stressful- especially if you are looking into several major options. It is also a pretty vague standard around …

By Jennifer Graham
Jennifer Graham Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Services Jennifer Graham
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Accountant Myths & Stereotypes – The Truth about Accountants

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An accountant. If you are not an accounting major nor an actual accountant, the first image that may come to mind is a very boring, cheap, math nerd. Millennials may even picture someone like Angela or Kevin from the accounting department in The Office.

Stereotypes are a mistaken idea or belief that many people hold about a group of people, and is oftentimes based off of social media or even one interaction with a certain group; and many people hold …

By Melissa J. Sawyer
Melissa J. Sawyer Senior Associate Director / Operations Manager, Undergraduate Career Services Melissa J. Sawyer
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Assessing the Financial Advisor Roles in the Raytheon and UTC Merger

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You likely heard the early June news about the merger of equals between Raytheon and UTC.  The new company will be called Raytheon Technologies and the deal is expected to close in the first half of 2020.  I know many Bentley students are interested in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and by looking closely at this deal, you can learn a little more about the role that investment banks play as financial advisors in transactions such as this one.

There are …

By Brian Moccio
Brian Moccio Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Services Brian Moccio
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