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Career Planning

With innovative programs and personalized service, Graduate Career Services (GCS) supports your career goals from day one.

Bentley career advisers help you make informed decisions about choosing, changing or advancing in your profession. Through an extensive array of online and in-person resources, you will develop skills and strategies to meet short- and long-term career goals. Other benefits are access to a global network of accomplished alumni and to leading employers who know and value the talents of our graduates. What’s more, your partnership with GCS does not end at graduation: Bentley alumni are entitled to lifetime career services.

Resources include self-assessment tools; workshops such as Strategies for Career Success, which guides you in establishing a professional presence in person, online and in writing; and BentleyLink, a web-based program through which you can apply for jobs and internships as well as schedule interviews with the many organizations that recruit on campus. GCS hosts career fairs each fall and spring, along with numerous recruiting and networking events designed for students across all MBA and masters degree programs.

Advising Team

The Graduate Career Services team has expertise across the business spectrum as well as specialized knowledge of industries aligned with Bentley MBA and MS programs. 

Wendy D'Ambrose, Director, Graduate Advising and Employer Outreach
Directs career education and programing for the Bentley MBAProfessional MBA and Masters of Business Analytics

Wendy's key focus is corporate outreach to increase global job and internship opportunities for all students. She also manages the employment survey and reporting process for all graduate programs. Wendy brings a wealth of experience in higher education, corporate, consulting, and entrepreneurial sectors. Prior to working in higher ed, she was vice president of client relations and operations for a global management consulting firm specializing in strategy, innovation and leadership for change. Wendy also owned a business in Jamaica, West Indies. She holds an MSW from Boston College and a BA from Elmira College. Office: LaCava 220
Email: WDambrose@bentley.edu

Audra Boni ’88, Senior Associate Director of Graduate Career Services
Directs career education and programming for full and part-time Masters of Accounting, Masters of Finance, Masters of Financial Planning, Masters of Marketing Analytics, and Masters of Information Technology

Audra brings business experience to Bentley from public and private accounting as well as a recruitment perspective from five years in the staffing industry. Her past employers include Deloitte, Lotus Development Corporation, and Romac International. She spent a year in Japan with the JET Programme — an experience that inspired her interest in all things intercultural. She provides support and guidance to our growing international student body via innovative career programming with culture as a central theme. In addition to holding a BS in Accountancy degree from Bentley, Audra is an alumna of the leadership-focused 2011 Fellows Program at The Partnership, a leading talent management firm. Office: LaCava 220
Email: aboni@bentley.edu

Lucy Amello, Senior Associate Director of Graduate Career Services
Directs career education and programming for Emerging Leaders MBA, full-time Professional MBA, and all Masters of Information Technology and Masters of Human Factors in Information Design

Lucy brings 18+ years of recruiting and HR generalist experience from prior work with John Hancock Financial Services, Investors Bank & Trust, and Deloitte. Her areas of expertise — career development and training, cultural transition, orientation and on-boarding, and recruiting strategies — add valuable practitioner insights to her work. Lucy’s extensive corporate relationships developed through the years provide additional value for advisees. She is multilingual and has traveled widely in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Her international experience includes living and studying in Brussels, Belgium. Office: LaCava 220
Email: Lamello@bentley.edu

Jeanne DiBona, Executive Administrative Coordinator
Contact Jeanne to schedule an appointment with any of our advisers or to address questions about career programs or services for graduate students. Office: LaCava 220  - Phone: 781.891.2164
Email: jdibona@bentley.edu

Campus Recruiting Program

An active Campus Recruiting program connects graduate students with job and internship opportunities. Running from mid-October to late April, the program draws upward of 200 employers to Bentley each year, who conduct more than 4,000 interviews on campus.

You can learn about job openings, sign up for recruiting and other career events, schedule employer interviews and more through the web-based resource BentleyLink.

Internship Program

Many students have been offered permanent, professional positions as a result of their participation in the internship program. Both for-credit and not-for-credit internships are available for students looking to gain valuable career-related work experience. Learn more about for-credit internships.

Online Job Boards and Career Databases

Bentley offers BentleyLink, a web-based campus recruiting program for graduate students, and provides access to a host of other online job boards and career databases.

Bentley Business Cards

Graduate students can order Bentley Graduate Business Cards by going to MyBentley and following these instructions:
Click on:

  •  Administrative Departments and Resources on the left-hand navigation
  • then Marketing, Communication and Public Affairs
  • and then Online Stationery Order Portal

First-time users must register to create an account. Select “Click here to register” and complete the form to establish your log in. Your User ID will be your full Bentley email address. Once you are registered, you may log in directly.

Click on Business Cards and then choose Graduate Student Business Card; select one of the quantity options and “Add to Cart.” It is possible to “Save Cart” for a future check out, if desired.

Business cards are customizable, and fields are provided for completion; a print proof is generated and must be reviewed prior to being able to add the item to the cart. It is possible to edit the card; a new proof must be reviewed prior to proceeding. All orders will be billed to your credit card.

Library Resources

The Bentley Library is a great resource for researching career options, companies, and industries. Use a comprehensive and cutting-edge collection of books, journals and electronic databases such as the Company and Industry Research Guide.

OUT for Work -- LGBTQ Career Resource Library provides career specific training as well as workshops for students.
Access the OUT for Work LGBTQ Career Resource Library, select "Go to Library", username is: outforwork and the password is cccp2013.

Internships, consulting projects, and courses that include international travel are among the valuable avenues for building skills, confidence and a network of professional contacts.

Opportunities for hands-on learning stretch across Bentley’s portfolio of MBA and MS programs. Some are built into specific programs; others are options for any graduate student.

Field-Based Collaborations

Candidates for the Bentley MBA pursue three two-week collaborations at sites in the United States and other countries. Students work with faculty and organization representatives to address an emerging or persistent issue for the organization — generally one for which an actionable solution does not exist.

Corporate Immersion 

Recent college graduates and other young professionals who pursue the Emerging Leaders MBA can ratchet up their experience level in several ways. A corporate immersion experience, consulting engagements, and a trip overseas enable students to learn from global leaders in government and business.

Corporate Partnerships 

Bentley has thriving relationships with companies around the world, whose leaders often tap the expertise of graduate students and faculty. Student teams work with a faculty adviser to address relevant issues and offer recommendations that achieve specific goals for the organization.

Global Business Experience 

Global Business Experience courses feature a 10-day trip abroad offered during the semester break. Through company visits and meetings with business and government officials, graduate students expand their understanding of doing business in China, Turkey, Germany and other countries. 

Internship Program

Students who pursue an internship through Graduate Career Services gain valuable career-related experience at leading companies and other organizations. The assignments can lead to permanent professional positions.

Research Assistantship Program 

Candidates for the MS in Human Factors in Information Design who are accepted to the Research Assistantship program work on client projects in the Design and Usability Center. Students collaborate with the center’s team of user experience professionals.