The first of its kind among colleges and universities, Career Development Introduction (CDI) 101 — provides first year students with a comprehensive career toolkit and the opportunity to do mock interviews and elevator pitches in front of corporate recruiters.
Susan Brennan, executive director of Career Services, discusses how Bentley stands out for its successful approach to career planning and how she plays a visible role in faculty advising in order to create a more supportive, career-focused environment across campus.
Freshmen at Bentley University are learning that it’s never too early to start thinking about a career. In fact, career development is an essential part of the undergraduate experience, says Susan Brennan, executive director of University Career Services, beginning freshmen year. The university recently launched a Career Development Introduction Seminar (CDI 101), an innovative seven-week program offered to all first-year and transfer students.
The Washington Post College Inc. blog features a guest post from Bentley University Career Services Managing Director Susan Brennan, who explains Bentley's four-year approach, and argues that career services departments everywhere need to do more to engage students from the minute they arrive until graduation day.