Bentley University Career Services embraces Career Communities as a model to expand student awareness of the many functional roles, employer organizations and industries that can align with their unique strengths and interests. This holistic approach introduces students to a collaborative ecosystem of a variety of industry professionals, within a learning community, to explore the relevancy and application of classroom knowledge and skills with the needs of the business community.
As the convener of Career Communities, Career Services brings students together with faculty, alumni, parents and friends into learning communities that provide mentorship and connection around similar career interests. Through Career Communities, Bentley University Career Services aims to develop the eight Career Readiness Competencies defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) http://www.naceweb.org/uploadedfiles/pages/knowledge/articles/career-readiness-fact-sheet.pdf.
The following Career Communities represent industries and functions that align with Bentley curriculum, faculty and student organization partnerships, established career interests and outcomes, alumni and professional networks, labor market trends and market positioning:
- Creative Engagement
- Human Resources
- Professional Sales
- Supply Chain/Operations Management
Career Communities for Freshmen and Sophomores are designed to focus and inform undergraduates about their specialized career education curriculum and engage them in broader and deeper career exploration and assessment of talents and strengths and job search tool box development.