Considering a Career in Public Accounting? Consider These 4 Questions Beforehand

When deciding if public accounting is the right career path for you, there are a few questions you want to consider. These include what is a CPA, how much do CPAs earn, is an accounting internship worthwhile, and are bigger or smaller firms better? This article from AICPA considers each of these questions in detail, with insights from accounting expert Grensy Håland, CPA.

By Melissa J. Sawyer
Melissa J. Sawyer Senior Associate Director/Operations Manager, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center
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DEI on the RISE Scholarship – Applications open 1/15 – 2/28!

Insurance Cares is once again offering the DEI On the RISE scholarship, providing a valuable opportunity for juniors and seniors in good academic standing. This scholarship is designed for individuals who aspire to pursue a career in the insurance industry and identify as diverse, encompassing groups such as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, neurodivergent, and other underrepresented communities. 

The DEI On the RISE scholarship aims to break barriers by supporting rising diverse talent with the necessary funds, tools, and mentorship to become …

By Melissa J. Sawyer
Melissa J. Sawyer Senior Associate Director/Operations Manager, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center
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Register for the Wolf & Co. – Shadow Day Today

Are you interested in learning more about the accounting and looking to gain insight into the industry? Check out information below on Wolf & Company’s Shadow Day below. Throughout the day, students will have opportunities to network and hear from staff, seniors, and managers in their client services teams. Food and refreshments will be provided and as a reminder, the Boston office is commutable and within walking distance from public transportation.

Register by March 1st.

By Melissa J. Sawyer
Melissa J. Sawyer Senior Associate Director/Operations Manager, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center
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The Cigna Group: Aspiring Actuaries Day – Register by Friday, February 16th

Are you a first-year or sophomore actuarial student? If you said yes, you are invited to attend The Cigna Group’s Aspiring Actuaries Day on Friday, March 1st!

Hosted on-site at their corporate headquarters in Bloomfield, Connecticut, the Actuarial Executive Development Program associates will provide students with a meaningful view of the actuarial profession, the health side of the insurance industry, and give you a peek at what life is like at The Cigna Group. This will be an excellent addition …

By Melissa J. Sawyer
Melissa J. Sawyer Senior Associate Director/Operations Manager, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center
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New 2023 Research: The Federal Government is Increasing Early-Career Hiring

According to Handshake, federal employers are increasing their efforts to attract students and early talent, posting more jobs than before. Is a government role right for you, though? Key insights from the report include: the federal government is increasing early-career hiring, students are showing new and growing interest in federal government jobs, federal government jobs appeal to students with varying skillsets, and federal employers are hiring across the country. Dive deeper into the research and explore what this means for …

By Kristin Helm
Kristin Helm Senior Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Center
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Help us Congratulate Audrey McMillan (‘24 Marketing) for Being #Hired!

Another Bentley student is #Hired! Audrey will be working for PWHL Boston as an Account Manager, Ticket Sales, Service & Activation!

By Ridge Marel Gonzales
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Ryan Divelbiss (‘26 Accounting) is #Hired!

Ryan was hired by PwC as a Summer Tax Intern 2025. Great job and best of luck!

By Ridge Marel Gonzales
Ridge Marel Gonzales
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Congratulations to Megan Forman (‘24 Health Studies) for Being #Hired!

Help us congratulate Megan for being hired in the Managed Care Leadership Development Program by Cigna Group!

By Ridge Marel Gonzales
Ridge Marel Gonzales
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Environmental, Energy and Engineering Career Fair!

The Environmental, Energy, and Engineering Career Fair is an opportunity to explore careers in the environmental, energy, engineering, and natural resources fields. The Fair features employers from the private, government, and nonprofit sectors with career-level positions and paid internships.

The fair takes place Monday, March 4th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at the Hynes Convention Center. Admission is FREE for students! Learn more and register here.

By Lisa Dinsmore
Lisa Dinsmore Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Development Center, Pulsifer Career Development Center
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Carolina Case Challenge: Applications due February 12th

If you are interested in traveling to Chapel Hill and putting your case skills up against students from a variety of Universities, consider competing in the Carolina Case Challenge at UNC! Applications open now and due February 12th.

By Lisa Dinsmore
Lisa Dinsmore Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Development Center, Pulsifer Career Development Center
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