Events Archive

 

April

Professional Designation Networking Night
Organizations: GAA, GFA, and GTFPA
Monday, April 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
LaCava 305AB
Contact for questions: desilva_anna@bentley.edu

Details: This event will provide the opportunity for students and business professionals with similar interests to come together to discuss a number of professional designations that are available to us upon completion of certain education and/or work requirements in addition to passing an extremely difficult exam. We plan to provide our members with information on the following designations:

CPA – Certified Public Accountant

CMA – Certified Management Accountant

CFP – Certified Financial Planner

CFA – Chartered Financial Analyst

CAIA – Charted Alternative Investment Analyst

CIMA – Certified Investment Management Analyst

FRM – Financial Risk Manager

CPTP – Certified Professional Tax Preparer

EA – Enrolled Agent

We’ve invited professors, professionals, students currently studying for these exams, as well as students who are considering pursuing one or more of these designations. We want to provide our members with the opportunity to grow within their chosen field, and we believe that raising awareness of these professional designations is a great start to ensuring future success.

Panel Discussion: Asian Strengths in Career Development
Organization: Ascend Bentley Chapter
April 2 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
LaCava 335

Details: Wonder what strengths Asians have studying and working in the U.S.? Please come and join us for a panel to learn how to leverage Asian strengths to gain an edge in the U.S. job market from guest speakers with various work experiences. You are also encouraged to bring your own questions to our awesome panel speakers!

The guest speakers are from leading business groups with years of working experience. They are either Asian originated or have the experience working with Asian colleagues. They will give their ideas on how to blend into American culture or share experience of fighting for a successful career in the U.S. You will also get "special recipes" on job hunting and do's and don'ts during networking. There will be a casual Networking Session at the end of the event too.

Guest Speakers:

Vincent Yee, Author of Purple Heart, past National NAAAP president

Leia Rudikoff, AVP of Financial Controls and Professional Practices at Manulife/John Hancock Financial

Angela Mah, Director at Mah & Associates

Joe Dery, Senior Data Scientist in EMC

GWLO Leadership and YOU with Betsy Myers
April 3 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
LaCava 340

Please join Betsy Myers, Founding Director of Bentley's Center for Women and Business and renowned leadership author and expert, for a fun and inspiring discussion on leadership and how to take the lead in your life. Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP by emailing ga_gwlo@bentley.edu!

GREA Real Estate Investment Panel
April 4 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
LaCava 375A

The speech will cover: The role of internal audit; Enterprise and emerging risk; Skillset required for internal audit; Employee value proposition; and Hologic intern program.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Graduate-Real-Estate-Association/101375306724241
Internal Audit: An Excellent Beginning to Your Career
McCallum Connect (Supported by GAA and GCS)
April 11 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
LaCava 305
https://www.facebook.com/events/174249812724536/

The speech will cover: The role of internal audit; Enterprise and emerging risk; Skillset required for internal audit; Employee value proposition; and Hologic intern program

March
Lunch and Learn
Organization: GTFPA
March 19, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in LaCava 325AB
Contact for questions: desilva_anna@bentley.edu

Details: The purpose of the event is to provide international students with the opportunity to learn more about the U.S tax system and how their income earned here will be taxed. The format will be a panel discussion, with time for individual networking at the end. We plan to include a combination of business professionals and Bentley professors for the expert panel. Topics to be discussed include: income earned from internships and part/full-time positions, scholarships, tax treaties between nations, how to file returns and the appropriate forms, etc. This event will be beneficial for students in all majors, especially for those international students planning to complete an internship or work in the United States after graduation.

Ongoing Invitations and Events
GAA is Recruiting!

Positions: Senior VP of Operations, VP of PR, VP of Philanthropy, VP of Accounting, VP of Technology, VP of Communications, VP of Marketing. Those interested can take a look at the job descriptions and send us your intended position and resume at GA_GAA@bentley.edu

GWLO is Recruiting!

The Graduate Women's Leadership Organization is seeking a qualified individual to be our new VP of Information Technology. This is the perfect opportunity to network with successful businesswomen and differentiate yourself from your peers. Responsibilities include:

Maintain and update the GWLO official blog and other social media tools, especially the Facebook page and Twitter account

Inform GWLO members about upcoming events using email and other social media tools

Assist other VP's as and when needed

If you're interested in joining the GWLO executive team, please send a personal statement explaining why you want to take this position along with your resume to ga_gwlo@bentley.edu as soon as possible.

GTFPA is Recruiting!

Just looking to get more involved? Join our Active Membership Program! Email ga_gtfpa@bentley.edu for more info.

GMA is recruiting!

GMA is looking for two Associate Board Members. These members would be in charge of marketing and will be primarily responsible for helping GMA market its events, working with IT to launch the new GMA website, develop its social media network, and offer innovative ideas moving forward. These Associate Board Members must also attend the meetings, events, and assist GMA as necessary. GMA meets no less than once every two weeks. To apply, please email Steve Schwartz.

Bentley GSA – Relay for Life

As Bentley GSA we have created a Team to support the Relay For Life and Fight Back Cancer! Be a part of this cause and Fight Back Cancer with us! Join our team, learn more or make a donation.
 
GSA Spring Expo

Thursday, February 7
5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
EDR, LaCava

Bentley GSA and Sister Organizations are inviting you to the Spring Expo.
Join us to meet Graduate Sister Organizations and Network with other students while you are enjoying your time.

Do not forget to bring your Bentley and Legal IDs!

CCSA’s Spring Festival Event

Saturday, February 9, 2013
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Student Center Back Bay 125ABC

Here comes the most widely observed Chinese traditional festival. Join us to enjoy the great Chinese traditional cuisines, amazing performances and games, free postcards including free shipping service and gifts.  Tickets will be up on myBentley by 6:00 PM today.

Contact for questions: zheng_xin@bentley.edu

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/bentleycssa

GWLO Presents: Women Empowerment

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
LaCava 305AB

Event Description:

What does it take to succeed both in work and life?
Find out your answers by SPEED DATING with our experienced guest speakers! 

Discussion Topics: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Joyful Life, Self-Discovery

GMO Presents: Social Media Training

Thursday, February 21, 2013
7:30 to 8:15 p.m.
Center for Marketing Technology
Morrison 220

For More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/502359486469575/

GMO will be providing a 45-minute social media training to interested graduate students, as well as VP’s of Marketing and Social Media of other Graduate club and organizations.

Topics covered:

- How to create and manage a (corporate) page

- How to create an event as a company, club, or group not a person

- How to provide relevant content to followers and club members

 Right after this training, there will be a social outing at 8:30pm at Margarita’s on Moody Street in Waltham!!!

Please email your RSVP to ga_gmo@bentley.edu

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, February 21, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Back Bay Rooms, Student Center

Contact for appointments and questions: Kaity Hooper
hooper_kait@bentley.edu or 603.387.8265

GWLO Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference

Organization: GWLO

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Harvard Business School

Details:  How do you define success? That question will be the theme of this year’s Dynamic Women in Business Conference, hosted by Harvard Business School's Women's Student Association (WSA). The conference will aim to create a powerful forum for women to learn from, share with, and inspire one another to define success in a personal way.

The DWIB Conference brings together over 1,000 women and men including students, alumnae, faculty, distinguished business leaders, and community members to discuss the different paths to success.

$10 Discounted tickets (originally costs $30) on sale now through MyBentley until Wednesday – LAST CHANCE!

Bentley Business Bowl

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Bentley Business Bowl (BBB) is a one-day, university-wide business case competition held annually and open to ALL registered students – GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE. Teams of five students of the same class code level* compete against other teams of the same level. It is an opportunity for each team to show their skill in solving real-world business dilemmas and to interact and network with business professionals. A panel of judges drawn from alumni and the corporate community evaluate each team’s presentation.

CASH PRIZES for first, second and third place teams.  For more information, visit:  http://www.bentley.edu/events/business-bowl

*Class Code Levels:  1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, Graduate

Information Session

Tuesday, February 5 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in  LIN 26B

Workshop on Presentation Skills hosted by Liberty Mutual

Tuesday, February 19  from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in LaCava 325

Register by February 8 at:  GA_bentleybusinessbowl@bentley.edu

All participants can have their resume included in a Resume Book which will be sent to the corporate partners/sponsors of the BBB.  Upload your resume to BentleyLink today!  (http://bentley.edu/bentleylink-career)

Corporate Partner: Liberty Mutual

Corporate Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Donors: (partial list) Boston Scientific, Deloitte, EMC, Epsilon, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, The Hartford, McGladrey, PricewaterhouseCoopers

The Bentley Business Bowl is co-sponsored by the Bentley Student Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), the President's Office, Career Services, the Departments of Accountancy and Management, and the Bentley Graduate School of Business

Bentley Business Bowl Committee
GA_bentleybusinessbowl@bentley.edu
http://www.bentley.edu/events/business-bowl

GWLO Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Location and Time: Harvard Business School

How do you define success? That question will be the theme of this year’s Dynamic Women in Business Conference, hosted by Harvard Business School's Women's Student Association (WSA). The conference will aim to create a powerful forum for women to learn from, share with, and inspire one another to define success in a personal way.

The DWIB Conference brings together more than 1,000 women and men including students, alumnae, faculty, distinguished business leaders, and community members to discuss the different paths to success.

$10 Discounted tickets (originally costs $30) will be sold through MyBentley soon!

CSSA’s Spring Festival Party (Lantern Festival)

Organization: CSSA

February 24, 2013
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Lacava 395

Contact for questions: zheng_xin@bentley.edu

Facebook pagehttp://www.facebook.com/bentleycssa

Here comes the most widely observed Chinese traditional festival. As promised, CSSA came back with the most exciting and enjoyable party after the storm. Join us to enjoy great Chinese traditional cuisines, amazing performances and games, free postcards including free shipping service and gifts.  

Taxation of International Students Information Session

Organization: GTFPA

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
LaCava 335

Contact for questions: desilva_anna@bentley.edu

Details: The purpose of the event is to provide international students with the opportunity to learn more about the U.S tax system and how their income earned here will be taxed. The format will be a panel discussion, with time for individual networking at the end. We plan to include a combination of business professionals and Bentley professors for the expert panel. Topics to be discussed include: income earned from internships and part/full-time positions, scholarships, tax treaties between nations, how to file returns and the appropriate forms, etc. This event will be beneficial for students in all majors, especially for those international students planning to complete an internship or work in the U.S. after graduation.

January

Spring 2013 Orientation

Spring 2013 International Student Orientation

Friday, January 18, 2013
12:45 to 4:30 p.m.
325 LaCava Center

Reviewing Immigration Regulations and Services for International Students
(Required for International Students)

Friday, January 18, 2013
1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
325 LaCava Center

Staff from the Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS) will discuss immigration and employment regulations.  A discussion about cultural adjustment in a new country will also be included.  In addition, presentations will also be made by the Office of Counseling and Student Development, Health Services, and the Spiritual Life Center.

Developing Academic Skills for ESOL Learners (HB)
(Required for International Students)

Friday, January 18, 2013
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
325 LaCava Center

This workshop is designed for first semester International students.  Professor Mary Wright, Coordinator of International Graduate Tutorials and Seminars will conduct an introductory academic orientation to assist international graduate students in learning how to be successful in an American graduate business school.  Those attending will learn about the special tutorial sessions available that include assistance with:  accent reduction, writing papers, class participation and presentations, pronunciation, speaking in a business environment, executive level business vocabulary, and general academic cultural adaptation issues.

Meet Your Adviser

Saturday, January 19, 2013
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
325 LaCava Center

This is an opportunity to meet with your adviser and discuss any questions that you may have about your program or Bentley.  You also will be able to meet your fellow new students.

Managing Your Career

Saturday, January 19, 2013
11:00 a.m. to noon
325 LaCava Center

Meet the Graduate Career Services Team and your individual advisor.  Learn about the breadth of career resources and services designed to help you achieve your next career step and get an update on market and industry trends. Discuss with the Graduate Career Services Team how to maximize your advanced degree and your time at McCallum Graduate School of Business in connection with your individual career goals.

The Wisdom Lunch

Saturday, January 19, 2013
noon to 1:00 p.m.
LaCava Lower Cafe, Voucher Required

This interactive lunch will match new students with returning students to discuss the graduate experience.  Returning students will share their challenges and successes as a way of helping new students prepare for the expectations of graduate study.  Come and listen to the wisdom gathered by those who have come before you.  Lunch will be provided.

Campus Tour

Saturday, January 19, 2013
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Check-in 325 LaCava Center

Maximizing Your Bentley Academic Experience (HB)

Saturday, January 19, 2013
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
325 LaCava Center

In this session, students will discover academic options available through dual degree programs, field based study (global business experiences/internships/independent study/directed study/tutorials), and multiple certificate programs.  Students will also be exposed to academic performance expectations and policies governing academic programs in the
McCallum Graduate School.

Community Values and Our Bentley Beliefs (HB)

Saturday, January 19, 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  
325 LaCava Center      

The Bentley Beliefs and Bentley Honor Code form the cornerstone of our community and guide ongoing actions and efforts.  This interactive session will focus on the unique McCallum Graduate School community and what it means to be a part of an international business institution with a richly diverse membership.

December

Trivia Nite!

Host: GTFPA, GWLO, GMO, GREA, & McCallum Connect
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
7:30 PMHarry’s Pub, Student Center

Questions: DESILVA_ANNA@bentley.edu

Teams of up to 4 students will answer questions in a wide variety of categories. Categories will include: music, movies, science, business, Bentley history, entertainment and current events, Sister Organization "current events", diversity, geography, and the Fortune 500.

The event will be hosted by Jim Welch (Senior Vice President of U.S. Trust - Bank of America, and Investments and Capital Accumulation Professor

November

Small Talk Workshop…..and English for Socializing!

Conducted by: Professors Pam Carpenter and Mary Wright
Thursday, November 1, 2012
3:35 to 4:50 p.m.
SMI 120

A workshop to help you make those small conversations with Americans!

Appetizers and coffee served,…to simulate a real social environment!
Fun…..helpful…..and it will make a difference in how you have those small conversations with Americans!
Various fun scenarios will be enacted!

Note:Each session limited to first 18 students who RSVP
You may only attend one session.  Sessions kept small
to allow each student to practice speaking!

RSVP to mwright@bentley.edu

Culture Fest 2012

Friday, November 2 through  Wednesday, November 14

Diwali Dancing and/or Fashion Show

Host: GSA and IGSO
Friday, November 2, 2012
Location TBD

RSVP: Email Ishaan Singhal at SINGHAL_ISHA@bentley.edu

Details: The GSA and IGSO are offering an opportunity for graduate students to dance, Bollywood style, for the Diwali and/or become models for the Fashion Show of Diwali. Get a chance to participate and enjoy your time while getting to know Indian culture.

How to Identify, Control & Mitigate Risk

Host: McCallum Connect
When: Monday, November 5, 2012
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Jennison 401

Don't miss the opportunity to learn about Risk Management.  Network and learn how to face and overcome professional and cultural challenges!
Food and beverages will be served.

Perfect Look for Success – Makeup Workshop for Business Professionals

Host: Graduate Women's Leadership organization (GWLO)
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Center for Marketing Technology (CMT)
Morrison 220

RSVP: ga_gwlo@bentley.edu  Seats are limited!

Did you know wearing MAKEUP helps to WIN more respect, trust and affection from your workplace? Or you knew that importance of wearing MAKEUP, but can't afford high-end products? We have some tips and tricks for you!

Show What You Got
Thursday, November 8, 2012
7:00 p.m.
LaCava 395, EDR

The Culture Fest Committee would like to Cordially Invite you all to Participate in Culture Fest 2012’s ‘Show What You Got: World Band and Dance Competition.’  We are looking for talented performers with a wide variety of styles, and are sure that if the you all performed, the event will be more enjoyable.  ‘Show What You Got: World Band and Dance Competition’ will be held on November 8, 2012 in the Executive Dining Room (LaCava 395). The event is slated to  start at 7:30 pm with the doors opening at 7pm. Skilled faculty members and student members will be judging the event .There is a Trophy prize for the top groups (1 for Dance, and 1 for Band).  Please feel free to contact us with any questions/concerns you may have about the event.

Please respond to CHADHA_GUNV@bentley.edu by no later than Friday, Oct. 26. We look forward to your performance!

Cream of the Crop part II: An Ice Cream Social and Panel Discussion with Digital and eMarketing Professonals

Host: GMO
Thursday, November 8, 2012
6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
CMT (Center for Marketing Technology), Morison 220

RSVP: email ga_gmo@bentley.edu
More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/373852062689280/

Lunch & Learn

Host: GTFPA
Thursday, November 8, 2012
noon to 2:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, LaCava 3rd Floor

This event will give students the opportunity to bridge the gap between themselves and their professors. With the number of students per class consistently rising, it’s becoming much harder to form a memorable relationship with a professor that will continue outside of the classroom. By creating an environment for our members to actually get to know one of their professors in a more personal context, students will be participating in a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their professional network while taking advantage of a valuable Bentley University resource. This will be extremely beneficial for our members that are just starting their careers or planning to extend their education beyond a master’s degree. By keeping the event small, all attendees will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the professor and other guests in order to learn about one another’s past and current work or life experiences, common career goals, life at Bentley, as well as any other desired topic. We held this event last year, and it truly was one of the most successful events of the entire school year. In fact, students are still talking about it! As midterms and projects are quickly approaching, this experience will allow our organizations members to relax for an entire afternoon and reward themselves for all of their hard work. 

GSA Gala - "Diamonds are Forever"

Host: Graduate Student Association
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Sheraton Boston Hotel (Back Bay)
39 Dalton St., Boston, MA 02199

Tickets - $30 (Students) $35 (Guests)
Purchase on mybentley
For more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COML7kPjoy4&feature=youtu.be

Earn Your Edge in the Competitive Job Market

Host: Ascend

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Back Bay - Student Center
Dress: Business Casual

RSVP: ga_ascend@bentley.edu
Walk-ins are also welcome

Ascend is proud to present a panel discussion of how to prepare yourself in this competitive job market. We will have guest speakers who are current students that just got job offers from E&Y - Taxation and PwC – Assurance to share their experience of how to gain your edge and how to use leisure time to fully prepare yourself in the current job market. They will also talk about how they overcome obstacles to stand out among peers

Opening the Gates to Turkey and Middle East

Host: GSA and Bentley Islamic Community

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
LaCava 395, EDR

Come and enjoy food and beverages, entertainment, and learning about the CULTURE!

2012 International Education Photo Contest

Host: Office of International Education

We received over 100 photos from students, faculty and staff for the 2012 International Education Photo Contest! Photos are in alphabetical order by last name. Like our page and like your favorite photo! The photo with the most likes will win Facebook Fan Favorite. Facebook voting ends on November 1. We will also awards prizes for first, second and third place. Enjoy!

To vote, click here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.131361100344730.29747.102488133232027&type=1

Decode Current Market: Solvency vs Austerity in the Euro-Zone

Host: Graduate Finance Association (GFA)
Thursday, November 15, 2012
noon to 2:00 p.m.
Trading Room (Smith 226)

LIBOR scandal, bailing out Greece, Euro depreciation...Is Europe failing?It is our honor to have Mr. Edward Rombach share with us his interpretation of today's fast-changing and complicated market. Mr. Rombach has decades of experience in credit and commodity market analysis and money management consulting. He is the founder of ED-ROM LLC and was also invited as commentator for Thomson Reuters. Mr. Rombach is now the Managing Director at Currency Arbitrage Management.

RSVP: ga_gfa@bentley.edu
More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/429853827074654/

Towards Micro-Finance 3.0: Harnessing the Power of Micro-Movements and Mega Changes

Host: GFA and BMG
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
6:30 p.m.
LaCava 395, EDR

RSVP:  ga_gfa@bentley.edu
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/105145242982051/

Expert Panel Discussion: First-Time Home Buying and Real Estate Investing

Host: G.T.F.P.A.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
6:30 to 8:00pm
LaCava 325C

The members of the GTFPA and GREA invited professionals with expertise in law, taxation, financial planning, and real estate to join us for a panel discussion. This event will give students a chance to get a deeper understanding of real estate and its implications on the other business disciplines. Having a wide array of panelists to offer their insights will provide students with an opportunity to learn about purchasing and investing in real estate in addition to networking with individuals from the real estate industry. Topics to be discussed include: tax consequences, the process of buying a home, meeting with a financial planner in order to discuss making this purchase, ways to invest in real estate, laws that pertain to real estate, the bursting of the housing bubble, international aspects of real estate (such as how international students can buy real estate) as well as many other related subjects

Coffee Break with President Gloria Larson

Host: GWLO
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
LaCava 305

  • Great opportunity to get to know our President, Gloria Larson

  • Networking in a more personal way through small group discussion

  • Coffee and light desserts will be provided

Lunch & Learn

Host: Graduate Taxation and Financial Planning Association
Thursday, November 29, 2012
noon to 2:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, LaCava third floor
RSVP: through mybentley, cost to attend $5.00

This event will give students the opportunity to bridge the gap between themselves and their professors. With the number of students per class consistently rising, it’s becoming much harder to form a memorable relationship with a professor that will continue outside of the classroom. By creating an environment for our members to actually get to know one of their professors in a more personal context, students will be participating in a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their professional network while taking advantage of a valuable Bentley University resource. This will be extremely beneficial for our members that are just starting their careers or planning to extend their education beyond a master’s degree. By keeping the event small, all attendees will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the professor and other guests in order to learn about one another’s past and current work or life experiences, common career goals, life at Bentley, as well as any other desired topic. We held this event last year, and it truly was one of the most successful events of the entire school year. In fact, students are still talking about it! As final exams and projects are quickly approaching, this experience will allow our organizations members to relax for an entire afternoon and reward themselves for all of their hard work.

GMA is Recruiting

GMA is looking for two Associate Board Members. These members would be in charge of marketing and will be primarily responsible for helping GMA market its events, working with IT to launch the new GMA website, develop its social media network, and offer innovative ideas moving forward. These Associate Board Members must also attend the meetings, events, and assist GMA as necessary. GMA meets no less than once every two weeks.

October

Citing Business Sources Correctly:  Accounting Codes & General Business Documents

Detailed examples of how to cite business databases and web sites in APA style will be demonstrated. Make your work more professional!

Thursday, October 4, 2012
3:35 to 4:30 p.m.
Library 011

RSVP and mention any upcoming research topics you have to complete and librarian Kim Morin can help you jump start your searching!

Learn from research librarian Kim Morin how to Cite Accounting Codes correctly….also learn how to cite professionally….all business writing. This is a not to be missed set of classes that will greatly enhance your ability to cite your sources correctly for academic and professional work. Learn from the Experts!

Limited to 26 students per session. RSVP to mwright@bentley.edu  Mention any research projects you have coming up! 

Cream of the Crop

Host: Graduate Marketing Organization (GMO)
Wednesday, October 10
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Center for Marketing Technology (CMT), Morrison 220

A Panel Discussion and Ice Cream Social with Marketing Research Analytics Professionals

Thank you to everyone who has confirmed his or her attendance on our Facebook event, but please RSVP to ga_gmo@bentley.edu to confirm your attendance – space is limited!!

RSVP by emailing ga_gmo@bentley.edu or click the Facebook link below. Seats are limited!
Questions? Contact: ga_gmo@bentley.edu
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/316194155145283/

Do you like ice cream?
 Do you like marketing? 
Do you want to know what the experts have to say about working in the marketing industry?
 We have just the right event for you…

Accessibility in a Not-So-Accessible World

Host: Bentley Human Factors and Information Design Organization (BUX)
Wednesday, October 10
7:30 pm
Smith 122 or online at:

https://online.bentley.edu/main/User/GuestAttend.jhtml?s_guid=000000ceb6dd00000138350f671f8bfe&domain=/
Questions? Contact sfurlong@gmail.com
More Info: http://bentleygsa.org/hfido/2012/10/upcoming-workshops-for-our-2012-fall-semester/

Details: Presented by Perkins School for the Blind representatives – Kim Charlson, Director of the Braille and Talking Book Library, and Jim Denham, Director of the Assistive Technology Program – information and experiences will be shared to inform participants of the challenges and potential solutions for consumers with visual impairment. Current technology and real life anecdotes will both be reviewed.

Executive Insights – Why I said No on Countrywide

Host: Graduate Finance Association (GFA)
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6:30 p.m.
Wilder Pavilion, Adamian Academic Center (AAC)

Speaker: Floyd Robinson
Floyd Robinson was CEO of he Consumer Real Estate and Insurance Serices group (CRE) for Bank of America, one of the world's leading financial services companies.  He retired from his CEO position in 2008 and his retirement was prompted by the bank's decision to acquire Conuntrywide Morgage in January 2007.

RSVP: Email ga_gfa@bentley.edu
Co-Sponsor: The Dean's Office, The Graduate Finance Association (GFA), and The Hughey Center for Financial Services   

Mindfulness for Leadership and Life: A Graduate Student Workshop

Tentative start date for this five-week workshop is Wednesday, October 10

RSVP or questions contact:
adole@bentley.edu or
tbarson@bentley.edu

Mindfulness is a skill that can help:

-Build better relationships
-Reduce stress
-Improve Leadership qualities
-Facilitate a healthier and happier life

FMACC at the Federal Reserve System

Host: McCallum Connect
Thursday, October 11
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
LaCava 325 AB

Details: A great opportunity to network and learn about the Financial Management Audit Competency Center at the Federal Reserve System

Speaker Philip Richard,  Audit Director at The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

“Take the Floor”….Speak Up…..Speak Out in Class! 

Thursday, October 11, 2012
3:35 to 4:50 p.m.
SMI 120

Do you feel left behind in your classroom discussions?  Do you have difficulty catching everything your professor or the other students are saying in class?  Learn how to join the classroom conversation! Learn how to engage your professor during and after class!  Don’t miss this guaranteed to make you speak session.  Gain some valuable insights into how to JOIN IN during your classes!

RSVP to Mary Wright, AAC 095, mwright@bentley.edu
Coordinator of International Graduate Tutorials and Workshops  

Know Your Professors and Let Them Know You

Host: Graduate Accountancy Association (GAA)
Thursday, October 11
2:30pm – 4:30pm
LaCava 325 C

Small Talk Workshop…..and English for Socializing!

Conducted by: Professors Pam Carpenter and Mary Wright
Session One: Thursday Oct. 18
Session Two: Thursday Oct. 25
Both Sesssion will be held 3:35 to 4:50 p.m.
SMI 120

A workshop to help you make those small conversations with Americans!

Appetizers and coffee served,…to simulate a real social environment!
Fun…..helpful…..and it will make a difference in how you have those small conversations with Americans!
Various fun scenarios will be enacted!

Note:Each session limited to first 18 students who RSVP
You may only attend one session.  Sessions kept small
to allow each student to practice speaking!

RSVP to mwright@bentley.edu

GMO Presents: Get creative! Thinking Outside the Box in Marketing & Business

Wednesdy, October 24, 2012
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Center for Marketing Technology (CMT)
Morrison 220

Speaker Joseph Batista, Direcotr and Chief Creatologist, HP
RSVP: ga_gmo@bentley.edu
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/542950369064990/

The incredible but simple journey of a Marketing and Strategy genius from Bentley to HP. Joe will take us on a journey on client alignment for creating growth agendas, trace the incredible connections between technology, external partners, internal competencies and marketing that lead to real business results.

Graduate School Summit

Saturday, October 27, 2012
1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Student Center, Back Bay room A

The Graduate School Summit at Homecoming Weekend is an annual opportunity for current graduate students to connect with returning alumni in both seminar and social networking settings.

September 2012

Success Factors Series

Engaging Presentations

Professor Mary Marcel
Friday, September 7, 2012
9:00 to 11:20 a.m.
LaCava 395

Success Factors Series

Well-Written Assignments

Professor Mary Wright
Friday, September 7, 2012
noon to 2:20 p.m.
LaCava 395

Success Factors Series

How to Analyze a Case

Professor Linda Edelman
Friday, September 7, 2012
2:30 to 4:50 p.m. (session 1)
5:00 to 7:20 p.m. (session 2)
LaCava 395

Success Factors Series

Crucial Conversations for Managing Differences

Professor Seth Avakian
Saturday, September 8, 2012
9:00 to 11:20 a.m.
LaCava 395

Success Factors Series

Effective Teams

Professor Priscilla Glidden
Saturday, September 8, 2012
noon to 2:20 p.m.
LaCava 395

Success Factors Series

High Quality Research

Librarian Stephen Tracey
Saturday, September 8, 2012
2:30 to 4:50 p.m.
LaCava 395

GSA Bar Crawl
Hosted by: GWLO, GFA, CSSA, GAA

Get to know Moody Street with the GSA's first ever Bar Crawl.  Margaritas --> The Gaff --> Jocos --> Stadium --> Skellig Appetizers will be provided at the beginning and end of the crawl. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Meet at Margaritas
211 Moody St. Waltham, MA

Ascend Kick-Off Party

Host: Ascend Bentley Chapter
When: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
LaCava 305AB

More information: http://www.facebook.com/ascendbentley.chapter

We are kicking off the semester and welcomingnew students/members. Here you will learn about the Ascend student chapters and professional chapters as well as various membership benefits. You will meet with our chapter adviser and share experiences with our last chapter president. All questions are welcomed.

Industry Insight: A Closer Look at the Big Four

Host: GTFPA – Graduate Taxation & Financial Planning Association
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
LaCava 305AB

Questions: Contact Annalise Desilva at DESILVA_ANNA@bentley.edu

The purpose of this event will be to familiarize students with the business world outside of the classroom. We have the opportunity to have Bob Wickham, former partner of Deloitte, and Michael Dupill, current tax director of Deloitte, join us for a brief presentation and question and answer period. The main topics to be discussed include: differences (pro’s, con’s, etc.) between the departments within the Big Four and other firms, namely: tax, audit, advisory, finance, etc. as well as the hiring process of these companies, a day-in-the-life of a Big Four employee, other aspects of their careers, and any life advice they have to offer. We also invited other professionals and Bentley alumni to join us

Conscious Leadership

Host: Graduate Women’s Leadership Organization (GWLO)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
LaCava 305

RSVP by emailing ga_gwlo@bentley.edu! Seats are limited!

Questions? Contact: ga_gwlo@bentley.edu

Details: Come to learn about a leadership approach designed for women, using a holistic approach based on Eastern wellness principles! Professor Bhat has more than 22 years of corporate experience and consciousness-based health and growth practice. She headed Corporate Communications for an ITC Hotel, Philips, and ESPN STAR Sports. As an outstanding facilitator of transformation, Nilima coaches individuals and organizations toward and conscious evolution.

GITMA Kickoff

Host: Graduate Information Technology Management Association (GITMA)

September 27, 2012
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Jennison Hall, Room 211

Questions: Contact Anu at LAKSHMA_ANAN@bentley.edu

Details: This event is a networking event for all the Graduate IT students in the Bentley Community. New students will get an opportunity to hear about internship experiences from returning graduate IT students. This would be great opportunity for new students to find mentors and generally get to know the rest of the IT community at Bentley. Pizza and soda will be provided.

August 2012

New Student Advising Open House

Monday, August 6, 2012
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Stop by and meet your program adviser.
Get answers to your questions about course selection
and sequencing, degree requirements,
the registration process and financial assistance.

International Master of Science in Accountancy: Director Welcome

Monday, August 27, 2012
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Lindsay 28

Welcome to our international MSA students!  Professor Martha Howe, the MSA Program Director, would like to invite you to a brief orientation meeting. The meeting will be held in the ACELAB (Jennison 300), which is our Accounting Learning Center. We will discuss some of the curriculum and classroom strategies that are especially important for international students. And we will also be joined by Audra Boni, Senior Associate Director of Graduate Career Services, who will help you with career planning, and approaches to your job search.

University Resource Fair

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Student Center

Students have the opportunity to visit the campus resources fair to meet with local business representatives.  Students may also visit the Bookstore to purchase course materials and Campus Police to obtain their Student ID Card and/or parking sticker.

Immunization Clinic

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Center for Health and Wellness in Rhodes Hall

There will be an immunization clinic for any new students arriving who need any required vaccines. This includes the meningitis vaccine. There will be a charge for the vaccines: cash, check or credit cards will be accepted. Please consult with your insurance provider to see if these costs can be reimbursed. Immunization Clinic for Required Vaccines (Not Required Unless a Student is Missing Required Vaccines)

Required Vaccines: Hepatitis B Vaccine, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), Meningococcal Vaccine, Tetanus-Diphtheria (TdaP), Tuberculosis, Varicella (Chickenpox)

Academic Center Training I & II

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
395 LaCava Center

The Princeton Review has named the McCallum Graduate School among the Best Business Schools in the nation and student surveys have ranked Bentley #1 in the country for "State-of-the-Art Campus Facilities.”   All students will have the opportunity to begin their initial training in the nationally respected Baker Library.  Students will then be divided into groups based on their Master’s Program and visit one of Bentley’s cutting edge academic centers i.e. ACELAB, Center for Marketing Technology, CIS Sandbox, Design and Usability Center or Trading Room.  Please arrive promptly at 2:00 to get directions.

Program Director Welcome

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
395 LaCava Center

Students will be divided by their Master’s Program and have the opportunity to meet with the faculty leadership responsible for each master’s degree program.  Program Directors will discuss classroom expectations for graduate study, the future direction of each program, and the perceived value of a Bentley master’s degree upon graduation.  Please arrive promptly at 4:15 to get directions.

Graduate Student Exposition and Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
3rd Floor of LaCava Center

Come to the Graduate Student Exposition and meet the student leaders of the graduate school and learn about the student organizations available.  Find out what student life is like at McCallum.  Representatives from a number of the campus offices providing services for graduate students will be available to share information about their departments.  Enjoy cocktails and appetizers and begin building your Bentley network.

McCallum Graduate School President’s Welcome Dinner (Part 1)
McCallum Graduate School President's Welcome Dinner (Part 2)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
395 LaCava Center

After the Graduate Student Association Leadership and Service Expo, join other new classmates for dinner and a formal welcome from invited speakers and the Bentley University President.  This evening is a celebration of the beginning of your journey here at Bentley and offers a brief introduction to campus culture and graduate expectations.

Discovering Campus

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
10:00 a.m. to noon
395 LaCava Center

This action oriented program will send students in search of Bentley’s hidden treasures and historic past.  Students will learn about traditions, rites of passage, and places that make the McCallum Graduate School truly unique.

Required for International Students:  Immigration Regulations and Cultural Adjustment Session

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
395 LaCava Center

Staff from the Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS) will discuss immigration and employment regulations and cultural adjustment in a new country.  In addition, there will be presentations by the Office of Counseling and Student Development and the Center for Health and Wellness.

Maximizing Your Bentley Academic Experience

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
395 LaCava Center

In this session, students will discover academic options available through dual degree programs, field based study (global business experiences/internships/independent study/directed study/tutorials), and multiple certificate programs.  Students will also be exposed to academic performance expectations and policies governing academic programs in the McCallum Graduate School.

Community Values and Our Bentley Beliefs

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
325 LaCava Center  

The Bentley Beliefs and Bentley Honor Code form the cornerstone of our community and guide ongoing actions and efforts.  This interactive session will focus on the unique McCallum Graduate School community and what it means to be a part of an international business institution with a richly diverse membership.Required for International Students:  Developing Academic Skills for ESOL Learners (streamed and taped)

Required for International Students:  Developing Academic Skills for ESOL Learners

Thursday, August 30, 2012
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
395 LaCava Center

This workshop is designed for first semester International students.  Professor Mary Wright, Coordinator of International Graduate Tutorials and Seminars will conduct an introductory academic orientation to assist international graduate students in learning how to be successful in an American graduate business school.  Those attending will learn about the special tutorial sessions available that include assistance with:  accent reduction, writing papers, class participation and presentations, pronunciation, speaking in a business environment, executive level business vocabulary, and general academic cultural adaptation issues.

The Wisdom Lunch

Thursday, August 30, 2012
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Meet at 395 LaCava Center for Instructions

This interactive lunch will match new students with returning students to discuss the graduate experience.  Returning students will share their challenges and successes as a way of helping new students prepare for the expectations of graduate study.  Come and listen to the wisdom gathered by those who have come before you.  Lunch will be provided.

Managing Your Career:  Full-Time Student Workshop

Thursday, August 30, 2012
2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
395 LaCava Center

In this session, full-time students will be exposed to the breadth of career resources and services designed to help them become fully employed members of the work force upon graduation.  Students will gain valuable insights from a panel of current and former full-time students.  In addition, Career Advisers will be present to provide an overview of industry trends and future projections for entry and mid-level employment.   

Options for Studying Abroad in Graduate School

Thursday, August 30, 2012
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
325 LaCava Center

New and exciting opportunities are available for students to study abroad while in graduate school.  Staff from the Cronin Center for International Education will discuss both short-term (10 day) faculty led programs and summer study abroad options.  Bentley offers programs that easily fit into most degree programs and in cities such as Budapest, Vienna, and Prague and countries including Bahrain, Bermuda, China, Dubai, France, Ireland, Japan, Senegal, and Spain.

Managing Your Career Part-time Student Workshop

Thursday, August 30, 2012
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
325 LaCava Center

In this session, part-time students will be exposed to the breadth of career resources and services.  In addition, Career Advisers will provide an overview of industry trends and answer any questions you may have about maximizing your Bentley experience while balancing full time employment.   

Graduate Student Association Cookout for New Students

Friday, August 31, 2012
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
LaCava Tent 

This is a great chance to meet other incoming graduate students and the Graduate Student Association leadership team.  There will be food, music, and lively conversation.  Please come and join us!

May 2012

GSA Harbor Cruise Celebration

Saturday, May 12
7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Odyssey Cruises
Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA

The weather is getting nice and the end of the semester is coming. GSA would like to celebrate this time of the year as well as the graduating classes with Boston Harbor Cruise.  During this celebration, we will have coctail hour, main course menu and music, not to forget the two drink tickets we provide.  We are boarding at 7:30 and we will dock & disembark at 11pm.

Come and join us for the biggest event of this semester! The tickets will be on my.bentley.edu by April 16th. (There are vegetarian and meat lover selections)

GSA will provide transportation to the Oddysey Cruises for the ones who is worried about reaching there. It will leave from campus at 6:15pm and will leave from the dock at 11:45pm.

Let us know if there are any songs that you would like to request. (Email to ata_sezi@bentley.edu<mailto:ata_sezi@bentley.edu> or reach us from our facebook page)

GSA Commencement Cook-out and Reception

Friday, May  18
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
LaCava Tent

I am sure most of us are surprised how time passed and we are so close to the graduation. The GSA likes to celebrate this time with the graduating students, friends and family where everything started in front of La Cava under the tent! There will be some BBQ, drinks and music!   We will make it a day to remember :) Looking forward to seeing you all!

REMINDER:  Sky Diving (Sunday May 6  for current ticket holders from fall 2011 weather-postponed event)

Have a question about something in the Weekly email?

All questions about content in the weekly email are to be sent to ga_gsainfo@bentley.edu  NOT to Colleen Murphy.  Also – drop by the GSA office during office hours to meet the a GSA officer and get your questions answered.  The schedule for fall office hours is on the website – www.bentleygsa.org.

April 2012

CSSA host: China Family Connection!!

Sunday, April 1
9:00 a.m. onwards
LaCava 395 EDR

Witnessing the growing number of families with adopted Chinese kids, we admire the miracle and difference these parents make in the children’s lives. Meanwhile, we find these families are experiencing problems and confusion concerning education, communication and cultural transition. To give back and to help, the Bentley CSSA (Chinese Student and Scholar Association) is holding this great event, China Family Connection. With the joint efforts of the Chinese students and volunteers at and beyond the Bentley campus, we hope and believe this event will foster and enhance the connections between:

Children and Their Culture of Origin
Children and Their Parents
Families with the Similar Backgrounds

GMA host:  Salary Negotiation

Tuesday, April 3
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
LaCava 325AB

Join our Salary Negotiation Workshop and free dinner to learn about the most effective strategies to negotiate your salary when you find a job.
The workshop will consist of a guest speaker presentation and a practice session.

CISS host:  What Women Want

Tuesday, April 10
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
LaCava 395 EDR

Come explore, learn and discuss...
How can we achieve equality in a business environment? 
How do men play a role in women's gender roles & equality? 
Understand differing gender roles abroad versus those in the United States

Fraud Risk at Work

Thursday, April 26
noon to 1:30 p.m
LaCava 375

GFA host:  Financial Aspects of Managing
Intellectual Capital and Investments

Thursday, April 26
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Trading Room

Dr. M. I. Hussain, formerly the Vice President at IBM in charge of IBM technology, intellectual property and licensing, IBM research, and Global Business Development, currently the founding CEO of Green Technologies Ltd., and a managing partner of International Intellectual Property Consulting Services will share his successful experience as an executive and as an entrepreneur. Dr. M.I. Hussain will share his ideas on global business, financial innovation, leadership and personal integrity. Please join us to ask questions and make new connections.

GSA Premiu Club Night @ BIJOU

Thursday, April 26th
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Bijou51
Stuart St.Boston 02116

GSA is having a Club Night @ Bijou! Please come and join this Premium Night
with your friends!  Let the music kicking and enjoy dancing!
This is gonna be one of the nights we won`t forget. 
Watch out for the appetizers in the beginning of the
night and Bentley Grad students will have two drink tickets as usual. ($8 value tickets)

Bentley Ascend Chapter

Saturday, April 28
9:00 to 1:00 p.m.
MIT Building E51 (Tang Center) Classroom

As a one-time promotion, any student who attends the SoLoMo conference via online registration will receive a free 2012 NECINA membership. To leverage this promotion, register for the SoLoMo event online at acteva (choose the "new student member" option), and bring your student ID to the MIT event venue on April 28.

Direction to the Venue

Overview

SoLoMo is a fast growing start-up space with products that combine social, location and mobile functionality. Thanks to the prevalence of smart phones and tablets, SoLoMo products can be found everywhere on the mobile internet. e.g. Many social apps are incorporating location functionality in order to deliver better experiences to their mobile users. SoLoMo is clearly becoming an important trend of the mobile Internet, and is starting to make a fundamental impact on people’s digital lives.

In this NECINA's tech conference, we will discuss some interesting SoLoMo use cases from start-ups and established enterprises, the cutting-edge technology underneath this movement, and the landscape of innovation in the decade to come.

Agenda

9:00 - 9:10 Opening remark

9:10 - 9:35 Talk #1: “How to make money in SoLoMo?” by Farah Giga, Principal at Valhalla Partners

9:35 - 10:00 Talk #2: “The Lo in SoLoMo” by Dan Xiao, VP Digital Product Platforms at Yell Global

10:00 - 10:25 Talk #3 “Viral Spaces – New Perspectives on SoLoMo from Research at MIT” by Dawei Shen, Researcher at MIT Media Lab, Viral Spaces group

10:25 - 10:50 Talk: #4 “Predictive Market Analytics over Social Networks” by Dejan Duzevik, CTO at Concentric

10:50 - 11:15 Break and networking

11:15 - 11:55 Panel discussion

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch and networking

 For more info, please go to: 

 http://www.necina.net/events_2012?p_p_id=esiderbar_WAR_bwpportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1&_esiderbar_WAR_bwpportlet_esiderbarSetupMode=false&_esiderbar_WAR_bwpportlet_linkIdIndex=4

March 2012

Career Services Workshop We'll Let You Know

Wednesday, March 7
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
LaCava 155
Lab: March 9, 10:00 a.m. to noon

Career Workshop Polishing Your Resume and Cover Letter

Saturday, March 3
10:00 a.m. to noon

GMO Host: Appsolute Productivity: Top 10 Apps for Business Professionals

Thursday, March 29,
5:00 to 6 p.m.
CMT

Please join GMO (Graduate Marketing Organization) for a fun workshop to learn about the Top 10 smartphone apps to improve your productivity. iPhone users and Android users are all welcome!

Appsolute Note! Appsolute Music! Appsolute News! Appsolute Finance! Appsolute Connect!

Increase your APPetite for fun with free food and beverages!!

February 2012

Success Factors Seminar (SFS 512, CRN 11018) entitled "Effective Teams" (Taped and Streamed)

Friday, February 3, 2012
9:00 to 11:20 a.m.
Lindsay 26A

http://atc.bentley.edu/bentleygraduateschool.asp

Group assignments are common in graduate school and in the work setting. The Effective Teams seminar will help you learn how to make group experiences work for you; how to effectively manage participation from all members and how to better use time at meetings.

Success Factors Seminar (SFS 515, CRN 11021) entitled "Crucial Conversations for Talking When the Stakes are High" (Taped and Streamed)

Friday, February 3, 2012
noon to 2:20 p.m.
Lindsay 26A

http://atc.bentley.edu/bentleygraduateschool.asp

This session examines a set of tools necessary for transforming your communication style. Learn how to be persuasive and powerful during difficult and important conversations in education, the work place, and in life.

Success Factors Seminar

How to Analyze a Case (Taped and Streamed)

Friday, February 3, 2012
2:30 to 4:50 p.m.
Lindsay 26A

The Case Analysis seminar will help you learn how to understand different approaches to using business cases and will heighten your awareness of various methods for generating and evaluating solution options.

Note: It is imperative that you read the case Whistler Corp (A) in advance as the case will be analyzed during the skills session workshop and there will not be time to read the case during the workshop; therefore, you must come prepared.  Check the SFS513 BlackBoard site for instructions on how to download a case.

Success Factors Seminar

High Quality Research (Taped and Streamed)

Saturday, February 4, 2012
9:00 to 11:20 a.m.
Lindsay 26A

Attend the High Quality Research seminar to learn how to successfully navigate and access Bentley’s abundant resources, conduct efficient literature searches, and use technology to improve your research skills.

Success Factors Seminar (SFS 511, CRN 11017) entitled "Well Written Assignments" (Taped and Streamed)

Saturday, February 4, 2012
noon to 2:20 p.m.
Lindsay 26A

http://atc.bentley.edu/bentleygraduateschool.asp

The Persuasive Writing Seminar will help you learn how to write clearly and authoritatively. This seminar will also cover important issues related to academic integrity in the writing process.

Success Factors Seminar (SFS 514, CRN 11020) entitled "Engaging Presentations" (Taped and Streamed)

Saturday, February 4, 2012
2:30 to 4:50 p.m.
Lindsay 26A

http://atc.bentley.edu/bentleygraduateschool.asp

Oral presentations are common in graduate school and the workplace. The Engaging Presentations seminar will help you learn techniques for delivering engaging presentations as well as gain an understanding of the varying expectations regarding oral presentations.

Career Workshop : Building Enhancing Your Online presence
(Part-time Students Only)

Saturday, February 4
10:00 am to noon
Smith 301

Career Services Workshop: The Write Stuff

Wednesday, February 15
3:30 pm - 5:00pm
LaCava 240
Lab: February 17, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Career Services Workshop: Are You on Linkedin

Wednesday, February 22
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
LaCava 160
Lab: February 24, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

GSA Open Board Meeting and Information Session

Friday, February 24
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Adamian Academic Center, Dandes Room, G340

Are you interested in running for President of GSA or getting involved in organizing GSA activities? Here is a chance to get to know more about serving as executives in GSA and share your ideas with the current GSA executive board. You can join the board as they go through their Feb 24th weekly meeting and provide your feedback and suggestions. After the meeting you can seek out individual board members for any specific questions that you may have. This is a great opportunity for those interested in joining the GSA board for the coming academic year. Light refreshments will be served. PLEASE NOTE- GSA Elections for 2012-2013 will take place during MARCH!

GSA Pub Night

Friday, February 24
8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
TBC (follow Facebook)

GWLO 21st Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference at Harvard Business School

Saturday, February 25
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Harvard Business School

The GWLO is very glad to invite you to attend this great event "Dynamic Women in Business" held by the Women’s Student Association (WSA) at Harvard University. We offer this great opportunity to Bentley Students and GWLO Tickets will be available on MyBentley for $10.

This year's keynote speakers will be Mary Wittenberg, President and CEO of New York Road Runners, Margo Georgiadis, President of Google, Americas Ann Mukherjee, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Frito-Lay North America.

For more information about the speakers and the event, please visit http://www.facebook.com/events/168626319913322/

GSA Trip to Foxwoods

Saturday, February 25
5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Foxwoods Casino
350 Trolley LineBoulevard Mashantucket, CT

We will leave Bentley at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday February 25 and head to Mashantucket, CT for an evening of gaming, clubbing, partying and fun. You will enjoy a free buffet, go shopping, visit the Spa, have a drink, dance the night away and so much more.

You may want to play the slot machine and win something amazing or you may just want to go for an evening of fun with your friends. Whatever you're looking for, this trip is for you!

We will leave Foxwoods at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 26 so make sure you're at the meeting point on time to come back to Bentley! myBentley registration is required to come on this trip and the available spots will go FAST. Don't miss out on one of the greatest GSA trips of the year!!

Career Services Workshop: Can I Buy You a Cup of Coffee

Wednesday, February 29
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
LaCava 160
Lab: March 2, 10am-12:00pm

Ascend Bentley University Chapter

Wednesday, February 29
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LaCava 325AB

Come to talk with professionals on a one-to-one basis to conduct speed networking and get valuable feedback and advice. Professionals are from the area of Finance, Accounting, Marketing and Human Resource with rich networking experience and passion to help students!

Each student is given 10 minutes per round and then switch to another professional’s table for the second round. At least two rounds are guaranteed for each participant! Students could also ask for a quick resume critique during the conversation. The event helps students understand how to network more efficiently and effectively.

Also come to learn how to become an Ascend member and the benefit of Ascend members!

January 2012

Spring 2012 International Student Orientation

Friday, January 20, 2012
12:45 to 4:30 p.m.
325 LaCava Center

Reviewing Immigration Regulations & Services for International Students

(Required for International Students)

Friday, January 20, 2012
1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
325 LaCava Center

Staff from the Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS) will discuss immigration and employment regulations.  A discussion about cultural adjustment in a new country will also be included.  In addition, presentations will also be made by the Office of Counseling and Student Development, Health Services, and the Spiritual Life Center.

Developing Academic Skills for ESOL Learners (HB)
(Required for International Students)

Friday, January 20, 2012
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
325 LaCava Center

This workshop is designed for first semester International students.  Professor Mary Wright, Coordinator of International Graduate Tutorials and Seminars will conduct an introductory academic orientation to assist international graduate students in learning how to be successful in an American graduate business school.  Those attending will learn about the special tutorial sessions available that include assistance with:  accent reduction, writing papers, class participation and presentations, pronunciation, speaking in a business environment, executive level business vocabulary, and general academic cultural adaptation issues.

Spring 2012 New Student Orientation

Saturday, January 21, 2012
9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
325 LaCava Center

Meet Your Adviser

Saturday, January 21, 2012
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
325 LaCava Center

This is an opportunity to meet with your adviser and discuss any questions that you may have about your program or Bentley.  You also will be able to meet your fellow new students.

Managing Your Career

Saturday, January 21, 2012
11:00 a.m to noon
325 LaCava Center

Meet the Graduate Career Services Team and your individual advisor.  Learn about the breadth of career resources and services designed to help you achieve your next career step and get an update on market and industry trends. Discuss with the Graduate Career Services Team how to maximize your advanced degree and your time at McCallum Graduate School of Business in connection with your individual career goals.

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The Wisdom Lunch

Saturday, January 21, 2012
noon to 1:00 p.m.
LaCava Lower Cafe, Voucher Required

This interactive lunch will match new students with returning students to discuss the graduate experience.  Returning students will share their challenges and successes as a way of helping new students prepare for the expectations of graduate study.  Come and listen to the wisdom gathered by those who have come before you.  Lunch will be provided.

Campus Tour

Saturday, January 21, 2012
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Leaving from Library Lobby

Maximizing Your Bentley Academic Experience (HB)

Saturday, January 21, 2012
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
325 LaCava Center

In this session, students will discover academic options available through dual degree programs, field based study (global business experiences/internships/independent study/directed study/tutorials), and multiple certificate programs.  Students will also be exposed to academic performance expectations and policies governing academic programs in the
McCallum Graduate School.

Community Values and Our Bentley Beliefs (HB)

Saturday, January 21, 2012
2:00 to 4:00 PM p.m.
325 LaCava Center      

The Bentley Beliefs and Bentley Honor Code form the cornerstone of our community and guide ongoing actions and efforts.  This interactive session will focus on the unique McCallum Graduate School community and what it means to be a part of an international business institution with a richly diverse membership.

December 2011

GWLO Host: Entrepreneur Panel and Trunk Show !!

Friday, December 2, 2011
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
LaCava 325

Women who are current graduate students and alumni of Bentley that have started their own business will come share their experiences and lessons they have learned. Join us if you are thinking of starting your own business someday, working for a start-up, or have any interest in the industry the speakers are working in. Afterwards a trunkshow will be held with a sampling of items from their business. Light refreshments will be served.

Case Competition

Saturday, December 3, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Lacava 325 

Register on the MyBentley link. Participate with a group to analyze a business case and prepare a presentation to the judges. You don’t need to have a group to register. We will assign groups the same day. Lunch will be provided. This is a wonderful item to put on your resume. There will be GREAT PRIZES!!!!! The group winner will get $500.

GTFPA Host:  Mastering Your Money Mindset!!

Monday, December 5, 2011
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Student Center 125 C Back Bay

Description: The realm of financial psychology is vastly unexplored in the world of academia. By giving our members the opportunity to participate in a money personality workshop, we’re helping them learn about themselves as future financial investors and advisors. Completing this workbook, developed by Bentley University Professor Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, will showcase each student’s strengths and weaknesses as well as ways to improve upon their skills in order to help better serve their clients. This workshop will give us all the opportunity to learn about and explore our current money personalities, which are greatly impacted by our money history. Professor Kingsbury will lead us of through a number of exercises that will teach us to let go of certain money messages that sabotage our financial and emotional well-being, which will help us to discover the secret to creating a richer life for ourselves. Other topics to be discussed include but are not limited to:

- simple and effective coaching activities to explore your money psyche
- tips to inspire and motivate you to take action toward your goals
- real-life stories about how other people have mastered their money mindsets and reached their financial goals and dreams

Who should come: Members looking to analyze and evaluate their money personalities in order to expand their professional skills.

CCS and Bentley Consulting Club Host: Ace the Case Interview with Case Interview Guru Marc Cosentino

Monday, December 5, 2011
2:10 to 3:25 p.m.
Wilder Pavilion

Many companies, whether consulting, banking or marketing require a Case Interview in their selection process.  Are you ready to Ace the Case?  Attend this session to learn an interview framework that helps you organize your thoughts and analyze the case in a logical manner.  Don't miss THE chance to learn from the best.  RSVP bentley.edu/bentley link-career.

GTFPA Host: December General Meeting

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
LaCava 325A Conference Room

Mr. William Baldwin has over 25 years' experience in wealth management at Pillar Financial Advisors. You will learn from him:

1. Why did you choose a career in Financial Planning?

2. How did your career start and then develop?

3. What have been a couple of your greatest challenges throughout your career, and how have you overcome them? Tell us a “war” story – who was your most memorable client and why?

4. Words of wisdom: You are obviously successful.  What would you say are the three keys to your success?

And bring your own questions!

November 2011

GFA Speaker Series

How Macroeconomic Factors Are Shaping Graduate Student's Careers,
Investments & Borrowing Outcomes

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
LaCava 305B

Dan Thibeault, President & CEO of “GL Advisor” will host both a discussion and Q&A on a topic: “How Macroeconomic Factors Are Shaping Graduate Student’s Careers, Investments & Borrowing Outcomes.”

The past generation’s Great Moderation resulted in financial market expansion and widespread prosperity for US graduate students.  Graduate students and MBAs today are faced with the consequences of the Great Contraction and completely different reality. Contrary to the doom and gloom commentary endemic in today’s media, this talk will focus on the opportunities borne out of the post-crisis climate.

GL advises thousands of clients on financial allocation management recently landing it on Inc. Magazine’s list for “Fastest Growing Private Companies.” GL has been interviewed by CNN and his commentary written up by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, US News and the New York Times.

Shop for Success

Friday, November 4, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Bus will leave from LaCava Shuttle Stop at 10am sharp)
Natick Mall
1245 Worcester St.Natick, MA 

Do you need to buy a suit for interviews, job fairs and client meetings? Do you need a dress for the GSA GALA? Build up your professional wardrobe? Stock up on your winter gear? Graduate Women’s Leadership Organization (GWLO) is here to help you “Shop for Success”!

We will rent a bus to take us to the Natick Mall (www.natickmall.com/) in Massachusetts.  Natick Mall is the largest mall in New England with 200 of the finest retail stores.

The event is open to entire Bentley graduate student community. Attendees need to pay $5 per person to help offset the cost of the charter bus.

TICKETS ARE NOW AVIAILABLE THROUGH MYBENTLEY! Based on past experience, tickets will run out soon, so please be quick to secure a seat!

Email mao_cuip@bentley.edu  with any questions!

Diwali Festival

Saturday, November 5, 2011
6:30 p.m.
Koumantzelis Auditiorium

The event will help bring awareness of the South Asian culture to the Bentley community as well as give all students the opportunity to participate in something different on campus.

Culturefest 2011

November 7 to 15, 2011
Varying TimesVarious Locations on Campus

Details Available:  Center for International Student and Scholars

The Art of Self-Presentation in Business

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Student Center 125BC

Realize and utilize the power of body language in the American business environment; Develp a strong presence for networking, presentation, interviewing and working; Learn from Professor Ellen Lokos through practice within in an interactive and engaging workshop.

GSA Gala

Friday, November 11, 2011
7:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
8:30 p.m. - Dinner and dancing
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza at Arlington St. Boston

Free transportation available to hotel and back to campus

GMO Host: Marketing in the age of uncertainty !!

Monday, November 14, 2011
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
LaCava 375

What's next in marketing?

How is our current economics situation affecting marketing?  As a future leader, you have to work smart with the market trends!  This unique opportuity to hear his expertise from different maketing fields about their views on the fate of marketing in a down economy.

Graduate students in any program are welcome.  For more information about the speakers and the event, please visit

http://bentleygsa.org/gmo.

Ascend Bentley University Chapter Host: Panel Discussion “Earn your edge in a down economy”

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
3:15 to 5:00 p.m.
LaCava 305

obstacles to stand out among peers. Come and join us to network with these students and learn about "their secrets of getting hired?”

Guest speakers:

Kathleen Zhang, Principal at Kathleen F. Zhang, CPA., MST
Jennifer Cao, PwC Advisory, MSF 2012
Kevin Chen,  PwC Assurance, MSA 2012

G.T.F.P.A. Graduate Real Estate Association Host: Home Buying Seminar !!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
LaCava  340

Alice Cheng,  PwC Assurance, MSA 2012

Come learn from a panel of professionals and professors on buying your first home, investing in real estate, and planning for your financial future.  Topics will include: tips for searching for your future home, obtaining financing, using a Realtor, tax implications, budgeting, financial planning, and purchasing property as a non-US citizen.

Panelists Include a Realtor, a Mortgage Lender, a Financial Planner, as well as Bentley Graduate Professors within Real Estate & Law.

Contact for Questions: Chris LaFrance (lafranc_chri@bentley.edu), or Heather Fincher (heather.k.p.fincher@gmail.com).

G.T.F.P.A. Host:  Create a Memorable Relationship

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
noon to 2:20 p.m.
LaCava Faculty Dining Room

Learn from Professor Joe Newpol's experienceand expertise about how to create a solid relationship and possible futere recommender!

GAA Host:  Peachtree Workshop

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
ACELAB, Instructor: Professor Reed

Peachtree is a powerful accounting software program for small- and medium-sized businesses. It is a comprehensive solution based on real, double-entry accounting principles with screen-level security, audit trails, and automatic accounting checks, ensuring the accuracy and control.

Come to the workshop and see how easy is to use and understand Peachtree, learn how accurate and reliable, insightful and empowering, productive and connective this product is. The knowledge and experience in accounting software are very important in current job markets. It is definitely a valuable skill you can put on your resume!!! The seats are limited. The ACELAB accommodates 35 students.

GFA Host:  Speaker Series!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Smith 226, Trading Room

“The Next Big Market Jolt: How the Nov. 23rd Congressional budget deficit vote will affect the markets”

On November 23rd, the Congressional joint select committee charged with constructing a viable budget proposal is scheduled to deliver recommendations for a 10-year, $3 trillion deficit reduction package.  If they fail to come to terms, $1.2 trillion of automatic cuts will go into effect.  Please join Thomson Reuters Senior Market Analyst Ed Rombach and the GFA for a discussion of the possible vote outcomes and corresponding market reactions.

Ascend Bentley University Chapter Host: Explore Your Future – Company Tour with State Street !!

Friday, November 18, 2011
9:00 a.m to 1:30 p.m. (Bus leaving from LaCava shuttle stop at 9:00 AM sharp)
State Street Corporation, 1 Lincoln St., Boston, MA  02111

Are you interested in career opportunities at State Street?

Do you know State Street hires international students?

Join us to visit the company, meet State Street Bentley alumni, and hear internal messages from recruiters and professionals.

Please RSVP to ga_ascend@bentley.edu . Seats will be offered to the first 30 RSVP students. Feel free to email us should
you have any concern or question.

Bentley Brand Positioning Research Results Presentation

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Lindsay 28

Bentley just completed a major brand positioning research survey across 11 audiences. The survey gauged awareness, perception, peer rank, and Bentley attributes. Elizabeth Scarborough, the CEO of Simpson Scarborough, the higher education market research firm that conducted the survey, will be on campus next Thursday. We would like to invite you to attend a session where we share the results of the survey and get your feedback.

October 2011

GAA Internship (CPT & OPT) Seminar

October 3, 2011 TODAY
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Smith 116

Are you interested in working as an intern in the Accounting field? Do you know the requirements to become eligible for CPT and when you should apply to school for approval? If you are an international student, are you thinking of applying for OPT after graduation? In this seminar, you will learn necessary and very important criteria to work as an intern! You will be fully prepared for the coming/ongoing internship search after this seminar!!

GITMA Meet and Greet!!

October 3, 2011 TODAY
6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
LaCava 375

Please stop by to network with IT students and IT enthusiasts from across the graduate school.  There will be free food and giveaways!  Feel free to drop by either before or between classes.  This will also be a great opportunity to discuss planned and future GITMA events.  Do you have any ideas about what GITMA should be doing for the graduate IT community?  Stop by and we'll talk.

Cradles to Crayons – Volunteer Opportunity!!

October 8, 2011 
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Cradles to Crayons
155 North Beacon St.
Brighton, MA

The GSA is looking for 20-30 volunteers to help out at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory-Boston. The volunteers will be split into 4-5 teams that will be processing donations in the Giving Factory. This includes sorting toys, sizing and repackaging donated clothes for distribution to local disadvantaged children. It’s time to show your helping hands and connect with the community!

For additional information about Cradles to Crayons, please visit:
http://boston.cradlestocrayons.org/

Boston Bruins vs. Colorado Avalanche 

October 10, 2011
1:00 p.m.
TD Garden

Tickets are now available on my Bentley at a Special Discounted price of $45 for a Bentley University Student and $60 for a Guest.

Join us for the first opportunity of the year to cheer for the B’s on home ice.  Tickets for other sports teams are in the works, so stay tuned!

MBA Concentration Forum

October 11, 2011
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
LaCava 325

MBA students are invited to drop by any time from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and meet with the MBA Concentration Advisers.  Speak with as many advisors as you like and receive advice in an informal setting. This opportunity will allow you to become familiar with our portfolio of concentrations and identify the courses that will position you for career success.  This session is a "must" for those who have not yet declared a concentration and want to shop for one or who have declared a concentration but want more information.

CFA Informational Meeting

October 12, 2011
3:00 p.m.
TBA

Thinking of taking the CFA?  Come to the GFA's informational meeting to hear important details of how and when to enroll, ways to prepare, and what to expect on test day.  Professor David Simon, a former instructor for the CFA study program (derivatives and fixed income) and students currently enrolled in the CFA Level 2 and 3 exams will share their thoughts and experiences.  Please e-mail the GFA (ga_gfa@bentley.edu<mailto:ga_gfa@bentley.edu>) with any questions.  We hope to see you there!

Graduate School Summit at Homecoming

October 15, 2011
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Various Locations on Campus

The Graduate School Summit at Homecoming Weekend is an annual opportunity for current graduate students to connect with returning alumni in both seminar and social networking settings.

Taped Events:
Developing a Global Business Mindset Now

Successfully Balancing Your Personal Life on the Corporate Ladder

McCallum Connect

Thursday, October 20, 2011
noon to 1:00 p.m.
LaCava 335

Capacity is limited and may be reserved via mybentley events.

GSA New Hampshire Foliage Trip

Friday, October 21, 2011
7:30 a.m.

Price: $15/person

Come and join us in an adventure that combines the beauty of foliage and mysteries of nature with the excitement of exploring in one of the most famous New Hampshire state preservations.  Enjoy the world-renown beauty of fall in New England. Take on the challenge of boulder caves and enjoy a stroll on the Ecology trail.  Share this experience with your friends! Transportation and lunch including a sandwich, dessert, fruit and beverage will be provided.

Tickets are for sale on MyBentley!  The price is $15 for Students and $20 for Guests.

2011 Starlight Walkathon

Friday, October 22, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Blackstone Park, Boston, MA

About 2011 Starlight Walkathon:    http://www.firstgiving.com/egcstarlight/walkathon2011

Want to show your care about the homeless and your talent in fundraising? Join us in the 3rd annual 5k walkathon on Oct 22nd, 2011. Volunteers with great interpersonal skills for fundraising or interest in walkathon sport are warmly welcomed to join the “Bentley University” team to help reach the $35,000 fundraising goal and show Bentley’s contribution to the society. Free T-shirts and pizza will be provided and the overall event will end with a BBQ lunch at the park in Boston’s most beautiful season.

GSA Halloween

Friday, October 28, 2011
8:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Jillian's
145 Ipswich St.Boston, MA 02215

Come out to celebrate Halloween with our biggest Pub Night of the semester! Stop by the Polo Room at Jillian’s between 8 and 11 PM to get your 2 free drink tickets and hang out with your Bentley friends. COSTUMES REQUIRED! Free entry into the bar but you must provide a valid 21+ identification to enter the bar and a Bentley ID to receive your drink tickets.

Check it out on Facebook!

GSA Salem Trip

Saturday, October 29, 2011
10:00 a.m. leaves from LaCava bus stop

Salem is THE best place to spend Halloween!! Join us for a trip to the “Witch City.” There will be scary attractions like Frankenstein’s Laboratory, The Haunted Witch Village, Cemetery Tour and Within The Witching Hour Spell Casting. Get ready to be spooked!!!  BOOOOOOooooooooooo!!!!

Tickets will be for $10 students and $12 for guests - and they are now available for purchase on MyBentley.

GFA Wall Street Training Modeling Seminar

Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This two-day seminar will provide students with instruction in advanced corporate finance modeling (Excel-based).  Additional benefits include job search and interview tips and techniques.   The seminar is intended to compliment the Corporate Finance class offered in the MSF/MBA curriculum by exploring a more in depth approach to modeling than can be covered during the class session. 

Please check out the website for more details: http://www.wallst-training.com/uni/bentley/

Price Quotation from WST: $149.00

Student Price after Discount Code: $99.00 

GFA will host a dinner party on October 30 at night; students can network with Private Equity Elite from NYC

GMO Digital Marketing Plan Competition and Proxy Trunk Show

Monday, October 31, 2011
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Lacava 375

Do you consider yourself to be a promising marketer and don’t have enough outlets to showcase your creative ideas?

Do you still have nothing prepared for Halloween make up or Thanksgiving gifts?

How about testing your ideas against your peers by partaking in a market research contest. Learn more about digital advertising and get to interact with the CEO of Proxy Apparel

There is a $100 VISA GIFT CARD PRIZE.  Also a talk will be given by the CEO of Proxy apparel about successful startups along with a LIVE Trunk show.

Sign up for digital marketing plan competition and more info about the event, please go to http://bentleygsa.org/gmo.

For more GMO event info, please reply to ga_gmo@bentley.edu for emailing list sign up.

September 2011

Starbucks Coffee and Tea Time for New Students

Hosted by Conversation Partners Program/Graduate Student Association

September 6, 2011
5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
LaCava Center Lower Cafe 

Use one of your free coffee/tea vouchers at Starbucks in the Lower Café sponsored by multiple campus resources/groups.  Tables will be staffed by sponsors each night to answer questions while you wait for a delicious brew of your favorite blend of coffee or tea.

Developing Academic Skills for ESOL Learners (HB)

(Required for International Students)

September 7, 2011
3:15 to 4:30 p.m.
395 LaCava Center

This workshop is designed for first semester International students.  Professor Mary Wright, Coordinator of International Graduate Tutorials and Seminars will conduct an introductory academic orientation to assist international graduate students in learning how to be successful in an American graduate business school.  Those attending will learn about the special tutorial sessions available that include assistance with:  accent reduction, writing papers, class participation and presentations, pronunciation, speaking in a business environment, executive level business vocabulary, and general academic cultural adaptation issues.

Starbucks Coffee and Tea Time for New Students

Hosted by Graduate Career Services/Cronin Center for International Education

September 7, 2011
5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
LaCava Center Lower Cafe

Use one of your free coffee/tea vouchers at Starbucks in the Lower Café sponsored by multiple campus resources/groups.  Tables will be staffed by sponsors each night to answer questions while you wait for a delicious brew of your favorite blend of coffee or tea.

Options for Studying Abroad in Graduate School (HB)

September 8, 2011
1:00  to 2:00 p.m.
325 LaCava Center

New and exciting opportunities are available for students to study abroad while in graduate school.  Staff from the Cronin Center for International Education will discuss both short-term (10 day) faculty led programs and summer study abroad options.  Bentley offers programs that easily fit into most degree programs and in cities such as Budapest, Vienna, and Prague and countries including Bahrain, Bermuda, China, Dubai, France, Ireland, Japan, Senegal, and Spain.

Starbucks Coffee and Tea Time for New Students

Hosted by the Center for International Students & Scholars/Graduate Student and Academic Services

September 8, 2011
5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
LaCava Center Lower Cafe  

Use one of your free coffee/tea vouchers at Starbucks in the Lower Café sponsored by multiple campus resources/groups.  Tables will be staffed by sponsors each night to answer questions while you wait for a delicious brew of your favorite blend of coffee or tea.

Success Factors Seminar (SFS 512) entitled "Effective Teams" (Taped)

September 9, 2011
9:00 to 11:20 a.m.
Adamian, Wilder Pavilion

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Group assignments are common in graduate school and in the work setting. The Effective Teams seminar will help you learn how to make group experiences work for you; how to effectively manage participation from all members and how to better use time at meetings.

Success Factors Seminar (SFS 515) entitled "Crucial Conversations for Managing Differences" (Taped)

September 9, 2011
noon to 2:20 p.m.
Adamian, Wilder Pavilion

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This session examines a set of tools necessary for transforming your communication style. Learn how to be persuasive and powerful during difficult and important conversations in education, the work place, and in life.

Success Factors Seminar (SFS 513) entitled "Case Analysis" (Taped)

September 9, 2011
2:30 to 4:50 p.m.
Adamian, Wilder Pavilion 

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The Case Analysis seminar will help you learn how to understand different approaches to using business cases and will heighten your awareness of various methods for generating and evaluating solution options.

Success Factors Seminar (SFS 510) entitled "High Quality Research" (Taped)

September 10, 2011
9:00 to 11:20 a.m.
Adamian, Wilder Pavilion

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Attend the High Quality Research seminar to learn how to successfully navigate and access Bentley’s abundant resources, conduct efficient literature searches, and use technology to improve your research skills.

Success Factors Seminar (SFS 511) entitled "Persuasive Writing" (Taped)

September 10, 2011
noon to 2:20 p.m.
Adamian, Wilder Pavilion 

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The Persuasive Writing Seminar will help you learn how to write clearly and authoritatively. This seminar will also cover important issues related to academic integrity in the writing process.

Success Factors Seminar (SFS 514) entitled "Engaging Presentations" (Taped)

September 10, 2011
2:30 to 4:50 p.m.
Adamian, Wilder Pavilion

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Oral presentations are common in graduate school and the workplace. The Engaging Presentations seminar will help you learn techniques for delivering engaging presentations as well as gain an understanding of the varying expectations regarding oral presentations.

Chinatown Trip

September 11, 2011
2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Depart LaCava Bus Stop

Sunday, September 11th two buses will depart from the LaCava Bus Stop at 2:00 p.m. sharp and will drop students off at Washington Street near Chinatown. Buses will then pick students up at the same place on Washington Street at 6:00 p.m. to return to Bentley’s campus. Students should plan to arrive early to ensure a ride back to campus.

Visit Boston's Chinatown, one of America's largest Chinese neighborhoods, located at the edge of the downtown shopping and financial districts. Here you will find traditional architecture, outdoor markets, and historic sites. There are numerous Chinese restaurants, bakeries, and teahouses along with some Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese restaurants as well. You will also find specialty shops selling everything from medicinal dried roots and herbs to fine jade jewelry. Food markets sell fresh fish, hard-to-find Asian vegetables and even live poultry. History, family, food, and tradition make for a rich mix in one of the city's oldest and yet ever-changing neighborhoods.