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Spring/Summer 2012

Around Town and Around the World

Gallivanting Around Gotham
Bentley’s Success in the City program sent a new group of students to Manhattan in January to explore the business world beyond campus walls. Alumni hosts put out the welcome mat at several top companies, including Armani Exchange, Barclays, Digitas and RBC. To wrap up the day, students mixed and mingled with local alumni during a networking event at Heartland Brewery.

Annual Alpine Adventure

Fitness Meets Family: Julie Marina Ross '00

Seven years out of Bentley, Julie Marina Ross ’00 (far left) had a successful career at PricewaterhouseCoopers – and an entrepreneurial spirit she was keen to exercise. 

“I was constantly thinking of business ideas,” says Ross, whose gym workouts with a personal trainer, Lauren Hendry (right), would often turn into brainstorming sessions.  One idea: opening a fitness facility of her own.

Women's Basketball Among the Elite

What a season. The 2011-2012 Bentley women’s basketball team tallied 31 wins and came within one victory of the Division II National Championship game, falling in the semifinals to Ashland (Ohio) University. It was a second consecutive appearance in the Division II Elite Eight for the squad and coach Barbara Stevens – and the program’s best finish since 2002-2003.

Six Tips to the Top

“When it comes to career development, if you’re standing still, you may actually be sliding backward.”  So says Barbara Hyle, director of alumni career services at Bentley. In today’s challenging job market, the advice rings especially true. On a daily basis, Hyle (left) puts her 20-plus years of career coaching experience to work in helping alumni secure jobs, choose new professional paths, and advance their career. Here, she shares some tips for moving ahead in your career.  

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