Questions You Should Ask Your Boss

It can be awkward when you don’t have any questions for your manager at the end of a 1:1, or even worse if you ask the wrong question! Asking questions, but especially the right questions, is extremely important but can be difficult.

Here are some questions that you can ask your manager to impress them on the spot!

What are some tangible ways that I can improve?
By asking this question, you are showing that improvement and growth are really …

By Nathan Tombo
Nathan Tombo Structured Content Creator Nathan Tombo
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Happy National Intern Day!

Happy National Intern Day to all of our #Hired Falcons! 💼

By Julia Brockney
Julia Brockney Social Media Content Creator Julia Brockney
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Get Hired Series by Jopwell!

Would you like to gain exclusive employer insights, advice, and potential job or internship opportunities from top companies? Checkout Jopwell!

It is known as the ‘leading career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American college students and professionals.’

Students who join Jopwell receive the following FREE access:

Skip the line for immediate job application review and feedback from top employers like Morgan Stanley, Prudential, Chewy, NBCUniversal, and more…
Referrals to internships and new grad opportunities
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By Raquel Roque
Raquel Roque Administrative Coordinator, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center Raquel Roque
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Expanding Your Network: Facebook/LinkedIn Groups

While you’re at it, follow the Pulsifer Career Development Center on both platforms!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bentleycareer

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bentley-university-career-services/

By Sarah Vojta
Sarah Vojta Creative Graphic Designer Sarah Vojta
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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
Julia Brockney Social Media Content Creator 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 the Most of Your Internship: How to Set Goals

Setting short-term and long-term goals is an important part of being #Hired. Check out these tips in order to make the most out of your job or internship!

By Julia Brockney
Julia Brockney Social Media Content Creator Julia Brockney
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