It is fitting that the student affairs profession took shape in the early 20th century, just as Harry Bentley was starting his own educational endeavor. Our founder cared very much about students’ development as professionals and for them personally (in lending money to those in need, for example). The sentiment carries through our history, more evident now than ever as we aim to develop students who go on to have great careers and great lives.
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In my years working on the grounds, I saw both the university and my department change so much. The campus of course continued getting larger and larger, with new buildings going up. Naturally, our department grew too.
From courses and professors to the best (and worst) excuses for missing class, alumni share their favorite academic memories.
Now that we've explored the first 100 years of school history, it's time to look ahead. What are your hopes for Bentley's future?
Alumni, students and others share stories of the Bentley campus in Boston and Waltham.
A real appetite for risk-taking. Dedication to a core set of values. Leaders who can articulate a vision and enlist others to the cause. The ability to adapt against changes in the world at large. These qualities have marked Bentley from day one and continue to pave the way for innovation.
It was 1989 when 20 Bentley students taking the course Values and Choices had an idea.
When Shanell Mosley ’10 was young, her mother taught her the value in giving back. She’s been doing so ever since. Mosley majored in Management, but always knew she wanted to use her business education to do some good. A Bentley internship with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Boston office gave her a chance to act on the commitment.
Weddings, babies, career moves — alumni share their proudest post-Bentley achievements.
Bentley’s ranking as No. 1 in career services by the Princeton Review is the most recent national nod to our career programs. But the school has a long history of helping graduates find jobs throughout their lifetimes. A Placement Bureau was the very first service offered to Bentley students, and available free of charge.