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Experiential learning

Put your knowledge to work

Your Bentley experience is built around the belief that a truly worthwhile 21st century education can’t be confined to the classroom. That’s why we’re constantly cultivating relationships with business leaders in a wide range of industries, giving our students access to hands-on learning opportunities at some of the world’s biggest and best companies. 

This kind of practical learning broadens and enhances what you’re taught in the classroom like nothing you’ll find in a book, deepening your experience and skillset, and making you even more attractive in today’s job market.

Study Abroad

The business world extends well beyond Bentley’s campus. So we make sure your education does, too. There's no better way to learn cultural awareness, independent problem-solving, and leadership skills. Choose from more than 80 projects in 25-plus countries, and take the trip of a lifetime.


At Bentley, we believe that good business should be about people as much as profit. That’s why Service–Learning is such an essential part of your experience. With partners at more than 60 community sites throughout Greater Boston to choose from, you’ll develop leadership, teamwork and communications skills, all while expanding your classroom education and résumé.

Corporate Partnerships

As one of America’s best business universities, we’ve got friends in high places. The good news is that, at Bentley, they’re your friends too. Here, you’ll work closely with top executives and industry-leading entrepreneurs on solving the real problems they face every day.


An internship provides invaluable hands-on experience, and the chance to explore your major and potential and future career. Our Career Services office works hand-in-hand to make sure you find an internship that broadens your education and puts you on a path to a fulltime job — and a lifetime of career success. 

Undergraduate Research

Team up with a member of our faculty for groundbreaking independent research projects focusing on how the intersection of business and the arts and sciences can change the world.

Experiential learning in action

Finding fashion and freedom in Florence

A semester in Italy fulfilled Emily Larson’s childhood dream of seeing her family’s homeland, while allowing the Marketing major to explore her passion for fashion.

Giving back by paying it forward

Twin sisters Katelyn and Veronica Ambrosio use service–learning to repay Bentley mentors they had as children.

More than what happens on the job

With the resources and freedom to fully explore a career, the Bentley internship experience is designed to go well beyond the time you spend at work.

sara pourshadi
Doing my own research in a field I was passionate in led me to so many opportunities. I gained vital critical analysis skills while also further developing myself as a creative thinker, both attributes I now use in my academic and professional life. Research and other unique learning opportunities through the Valente center helped me decide what I wanted my future to look like and how I needed to get there.
Sara Pourshadi
Valente Center of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellow

by the numbers


Study Abroad Programs


Service-Learning Community Partners


of Students Complete at Least One Internship