The student-run Bentley Investment Group (BIG) - responsible for managing nearly $600,000 of endowment funds - had an outstanding performance year in a very difficult and challenging market environment, according to the group's president Eric Wald. The equity portfolio is managed solely by students, under the advisement of faculty adviser Kartik Raman. There are more than 100 active members.
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In the most recent U.S.News & World Report rankings of America’s Best Colleges 2009, Bentley College is ranked among the Top 50 “Best Business Programs” in the country at #43, up from #48 last year. Bentley is also ranked #4 among the Top 10 “Best Universities-Master’s (North),” up from #6 last year. In the business specialties category, Bentley’s Management Information Systems ranked #17 nationally and #2 in New England.
The Bentley Women’s Leadership Institute will present a special workshop series for mothers who are weighing their career options. “M.O.M.: More Opportunities for Mothers” is designed to assist women who are beginning to make decisions about the next phases of work and life. The workshop series runs for four Wednesdays - September 17, October 1, October 15, and October 29 - from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bentley campus in Waltham.
Two high school students from Massachusetts and New Jersey are breaking into the Major Leagues this summer, courtesy of Bentley College. The students are winners in the “Break into the Business of Baseball” Challenge, sponsored by Bentley and MLB.com. They are spending a portion of their summer serving as interns with rival Major League teams – the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets.
High school students from across the country recently gathered at Bentley College to get an inside look at the financial industry and a sample of college life. Wall Street 101 is a week-long residential business camp that ran from July 27 to August 2 on the Bentley campus in Waltham. First offered in 1999, the educational summer camp gained immediate popularity among future financiers and has been featured in USA Today.
Bentley is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the college in the recently published 2009 edition of its annual book, "The Best 368 Colleges" (Random House/Princeton Review). Bentley was also ranked #20 for the “Best Career/Job Placement Services.”
Bentley College junior Justin Stanton was named to the Mass General Inaugural 100 Club, an annual awards program presented by the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center to honor 100 individuals who have made a significant contribution in the fight against cancer. Recognized for organizing a walk-a-thon to benefit cancer research, Stanton was among physicians and others honored in areas of philanthropy, research and clinical care advances.
In photo left to right: Sara Al Kindi, Angela Manfredi, Dennis DiCicco, Arber Tasimi, Marcy Lidman, Karen Sontag, Josie Bartie, and Karen Solstaad (CHA).