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Bentley Female Students Participate in Network of Executive Women Mentoring Program

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Bentley Female Students Participate in Network of Executive Women Mentoring Program

Bentley female students were on hand to meet mentors from the Network of Executive Women (NEW) at the second annual kick-off event for the NEW Horizons College Mentoring Program, held this fall at the Marriot Hotel in Newton, Mass.

The NEW Horizons Mentoring Group aims to create a mentoring program that is sustainable and provides value to the student, the mentor and the consumer packaged goods and retail industry. This year the program has doubled in the number of mentees and now includes MBA students.

Through the program, each student is assigned a NEW mentor. The initiative also includes free attendance to New England Regional Networking Events, held in fall 2010 and upcoming in April 2011, and participation in two development sessions. Students will also learn the art of networking, including personal and professional benefits, and build a resource of contacts for future networking. Additionally, there are a number of programs held throughout the year, such as Dress for Success.

The evening prior to the kick-off event, students were introduced to New England Region committee members, and were presented with a welcome package.

Bentley is a core partner school for NEW on-campus initiatives, as well as their mentor program.  Alyssa Hammond, associate director of Undergraduate Career Services at Bentley, developed the organization's first-ever on-campus panel, which consisted of NEW members from Kraft Foods, Ocean Spray, Shaw's Supermarket, CVS Caremark, Hannaford, Johnson O'Hare, and Garelick Farms. The program was held last spring at Bentley.

The Network of Executive Women has more than 220 members and is supported by more than 400 corporations and more than 50 corporate sponsors. NEW members are a cross-section of the retail/consumer goods industry, representing executive level and emerging leaders from retailers including grocery, chain drug, mass retail, wholesalers, club store retailers, manufacturers, consultants, sales agencies, associations, universities and media.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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by Bentley University November 11, 2014
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