I attended Bentley College and received my Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance in 1995. I can confidently state that I would not have the career I have today if it was not for Bentley. There is not a day that goes by that I do not leverage the foundation that a Bentley education provides in my day to day job, even as I have transitioned careers and climbed the corporate ladder in various roles during my career. Whether it is to communicate to the senior leadership team on our roadmap strategy to working to solve a code defect with our worldwide development team in places such as China, India, Israel and France, it goes without saying that Bentley’s focus on the balance of soft skills and hard skills cannot be underestimated. I am proud to say I am a Bentley Graduate and it gives me a unique perspective in my role as Senior Technical Staff Member responsible for IBM’s Mobile Cloud Platform. I will say that the life lessons learned at Bentley are applicable regardless of the field you work in.