University Career Services is shaking up the air waves with a new weekly radio program – “At the Career Lounge” – dedicated to giving students the inside scoop on their job search and potential opportunities. Hosted by Alyssa Hammond and Colleen Murphy, associate directors of undergraduate career services, the show airs Thursdays from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on WBTY Radio Bentley. The program features the latest on career news as well as interviews with experts, employers, and students.
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A team of Bentley University students took first place at the College Face-Off: Social Media for Social Good, a Boston-based intercollegiate challenge aimed at developing marketing strategies for non-profit organizations. The competition was held recently at the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center in Cambridge as part of FutureM, a week of events and discussions about the future of marketing. Bentley, Emerson College and Harvard University were the three finalists. Other participating schools included Boston College, Boston University, Tufts University and UMass Boston.
Bentley senior Aaron Sacks is the recipient of the 2011 SCORE/SBA Scholarship Award in Entrepreneurship. A Marketing major, Sacks won the competition for the $1,000 scholarship on the basis of his academic performance and entrepreneurial perspective. The competition is sponsored by the Bentley University Management Department under the leadership of management faculty members Jeffrey Shuman, Hans Thamhain, and Fred Tuffile. It is funded by the Herbert Low Scholarship and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) a subdivision of the Small Business Administration (SBA). The award was announced at the SCORE Award Luncheon at Bentley on September 23.
Bentley faculty members Rick Oches and David Szymanski and senior Gregory Bucci are presenters at the 2011 annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, October 9 to 12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Approximately 6,000 scientists are expected to attend.
Bentley Provost Mike Page announced the winners of the 2011 Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award at the recent General Faculty meeting. Otgo Erhemjamt; Jennifer Gillan; Kartik Raman; and Kristin Sorensen were singled out for their impressive research accomplishments.
Bentley Police Sergeant Robert Lynn was recently inducted into the Kenpo International Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, with more than 900 attendees from around the world. Kenpo Karate is a style of martial art, of which Lynn is an 8th Degree Black Belt, professor title.
The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, Inc., awarded scholarships to two Bentley students, presented at the MSCPA’s Annual Meeting and Recognition Reception. Alecia Coleman (Class of 2012) received the MSCPA Women in Accounting Scholarship; and graduate student Frederick Jao received the McGladrey Scholarship
Senior April Gammal received a $5,000 Accounting Scholarship Award from Grant Thornton LLP and the Boston Business Journal, presented at the CFO of the Year luncheon. Gammal is an Accountancy major with a Liberal Studies major in Health and Industry. Recognized for academic excellence, she was chosen from among nearly 70 nominees from local colleges.
Incoming freshman Emily Williams received a $1,000 scholarship from Dunkin’ Donuts. The award was presented by Dunkin’ Donuts Field Marketing Manager Todd Wallace at a ceremony held at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The students were joined for the awards ceremony by Providence Mayor Angel Taveras.
For the third consecutive year, Senior Lecturer in Marketing Perry Lowe was appointed to judge the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011. Finalist entries were judged at the 2011 Worldwide Finals in New York City during July. The finals included registrants from 73 countries and regions.