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Take advantage of some of Bentley’s award-winning career development services

Pulsifer Career Development Center

Bentley excels when Falcons pay it forward, like posting jobs and internships, lending expertise and more. Take advantage of one of our many free resources today!

Find/Post a Job

Use the job portal to connect with fellow alumni and future employers. Create an account using your alumni ID number. Once you’re logged in, you can post and search jobs, access the alumni directory and much more. If you need help getting started, contact the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement at alumni@bentley.edu or 781-891-2025.

To register as a non-alumni employer, send your company name, address, email and phone number to Alumni Career Development at alumniccs@bentley.edu. We’ll respond to your request within two business days. 

Career Coaching

Individual Coaching

Every Bentley graduate gets one free session with our Career Coach to help you jumpstart your next big step to take charge of your career. To schedule your 30-minute appointment, complete this online form.


Group Coaching

Bentley alumni can join our Fast Track Job Search Group. It meets weekly to connect alumni and help them stay focused and motivated throughout their search. The team will help you set and track activity goals toward your job search. Share your progress and get feedback from peers and Career Development professionals.

Fast Track meets on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. Registration is free and guaranteed by emailing alumniccs@bentley.edu.

Lend Your Expertise

Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form if you’d like to get involved with any of these activities! Until further notice, all opportunities can be done virtually.

If you have questions about the opportunities listed in this section, please contact the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement at alumni@bentley.edu or 781-891-2025.


Bentley Industry Connector

Are you interested in supporting Bentley students and alumni with career advice? Do you have a network of colleagues, experts or professionals in a specific industry? If so, we encourage you to become a Bentley Industry Connector. We’ll ask you to:

  • Respond to emails from current students and alumni who have an interest in learning more about your industry 
  • Suggest additional connections or resources to support their networking and search for information 
  • Facilitate LinkedIn connections from your network (as appropriate)

Time commitment: Varies; approximately 1 hour per month


Recruit a Bentley Student

Post your open positions and internships for students on Handshake. If you don't have an account, you can easily create one. Signing up takes less than 5 minutes. For additional assistance, please contact recruitinginfo@bentley.edu.

Time commitment: As often as you have positions


Alumni in Residence 

Share your expertise and knowledge with undergraduate or graduate students through a series of 20-minute, one-on-one conversations.

Time commitment: Minimum of 2 hours; available throughout the academic year


Professional Development Workshop

Develop and deliver a workshop focused on case/technical interview preparation, business etiquette and/or salary negotiations. The audience may include students and alumni.

Time commitment: Minimum of 2 hours; available throughout the academic year


Career Communities

Lead small group discussions about your industry experience to support students as they define their path beyond Bentley.

Timing: Throughout the academic year


Career Fairs

Attend a virtual or in-person career fair and hire Bentley talent! Come to an event to promote open positions and opportunities at your company. For more information, please visit our Employer Relations and Recruiting page.

Timing: Minimum of 2 hours each event


Mock Interviews

If you have experience conducting job interviews, we would love your support with our ongoing programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

Time commitment: Minimum of 2 hours; available throughout the academic year


Networking Events

Share valuable work experience and information about your career path with students.

Time commitment: Minimum of 2 hours; available throughout the academic year

Tools and Online Resources

We want you to make a great first impression. Backed by research about how resumes are collected, read and evaluated, we’ve prepared a comprehensive Alumni Resume and Cover Letter Guide. Leverage these templates, samples and suggestions to stand out. The Bentley Business Correspondence Guide includes a comprehensive list of “do’s” and “don’ts” for writing effective cover letters, thank you letters and professional correspondence. Also, check out LinkedIn's Behavioral Question Guide to help you prepare for your next interview.

A number of free and discounted online services are available to Bentley alumni:

Big Interview

Transition your degree into your dream job with Big Interview. You’ll learn and practice interview skills using video lessons and an interactive practice tool. Use access code 1917 to register.


CareerLeader™

CareerLeader™ is a self-assessment tool used by top business schools to help alumni uncover their career interests, motives and abilities. Contact alumniccs@bentley.edu to receive a $20 discount.


European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

Bentley is a member school of EFMD's global network. The EFMD career portal connects you to global opportunities, where corporate members of EFMD’s global network post internship and job opportunities. You can also access global organizations and their full-time opportunities by participating in a series of virtual career fairs this October. These virtual fairs enable you to have real-time interaction with recruiters from leading companies and organizations. To view and register for a virtual career fair, you'll first be prompted to create an account on Bentley’s Highered platform.


Glassdoor

Use Glassdoor to explore company reviews, salary information and interview tips from past and current employees. Glassdoor also has job boards and relevant blogs.


GoinGlobal

GoinGlobal connects you to more than 16 million internship and job listings, plus city and country career guides. With an alumni account, you get free access to job search tools and location-specific salary and cost-of-living data. GoinGlobal also describes work permit regulations and global employment trends, and gives you practical tips for resume writing and multicultural working and interviewing. Connect with executive recruiters, staffing agencies and networking groups worldwide.

If you need help getting started, contact Alumni Career Development at alumniccs@bentley.edu. Send us your full name and graduation year so we can help you faster.


Jobscan

Stand out from the crowd—and show who you truly are—by tailoring your resume for each job via Jobscan. This easy app scans and compares your resume with a job description to provide an instant analysis of how well you’ve met the job post’s criteria, and provides suggestions for improvement. The first scan is free!


LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great way to network with alumni. Start connecting with your fellow Falcons today!

You may also register for a LinkedIn Masterclass that will help you build a profile that’s a recruiter magnet. Join two former LinkedIn employees and the Pulsifer Career Development Center at this free session to:

  • Learn how recruiters search LinkedIn and choose talent
  • Build a profile that’s based on search patterns and LinkedIn’s search algorithm
  • Top the search results of recruiters at your favorite organizations

Vault

Create a free Vault account to accelerate your job search today. Vault allows you to create job alerts, search for positions and upload your resume. You’ll also find comprehensive company profiles, industry outlooks, sample interview questions and more. Learn how to navigate Vault and access your alumni Vault benefits today.

If you need help getting started, contact Alumni Career Development at alumniccs@bentley.edu. Send us your full name and graduation year so we can help you faster.

Featured Spark Session

 

3 Linkedin Must-Haves to Get More Views

LinkedIn has more than 760 million users — a hotspot for recruiters to filter and find the best candidates. Increase your views with these easy-to-apply tips to get more LinkedIn messages and requests.

View More Career Spark Sessions

Resources by Your Career Stage

 

Launching Career

Experience Level: <2 Years

You recently graduated or want to get back to the career basics

View Resources

Rising in Career

Experience Level: 2-10 Years

You're growing in your profession, seeking inspiration and support to take it to the next level

View Resources

Established in Career

Experience Level: 10+ Years

You're a seasoned professional seeking development to be an effective manager, to enhance your skills and/or move into an executive role

View Resources

Reinventing Career

Experience Level: Varied

You're changing careers, reentering the workforce, unemployed or looking to retire

View Resources
Upcoming Virtual Events

LinkedIn for International Students and Alumni: Nail Networking Culture!

Tuesday, November 2
2:30 to 4:00 p.m. EDT

Looking for an opportunity outside your native business culture can come with all sorts of pitfalls. Luckily, LinkedIn levels the playing field by making it easy to network with alumni, even if that’s a brand-new experience for you. Join a former LinkedIn insider who was responsible for supporting 20 million students around the globe to:

• Understand the US hiring process, from how recruiters search for talent to how referrals can increase your chances tenfold
• Discover sponsorship opportunities, by following the data trail left on LinkedIn and other job sites
• Develop your networking skills, by getting practice with reaching out to alumni and building rapport

Register Now

Get Noticed! Micro-Career Coaching

Wednesday, November 10
Noon to 1:30 p.m. EST

Ready for a career move? Join the Pulsifer Career Development Center to participate in a 30-minute presentation and then meet with a career coach to hone your resume or boost your LinkedIn profile during 10-minute video or text-based chats. Leanne Rodd, reentry expert and director of talent at FlexProfessionals Boston, has the latest tips to get noticed — and reeled in — amid the endless applicant pool. This micro-networking and coaching session is an opportunity for anyone needing a boost as they prepare to make a change.

Register Now

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Contact Us

For alumni looking to lend their expertise or for help with the job portal, contact the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement at alumni@bentley.edu or 781-891-2025.

For all other career inquiries, please contact Pulsifer Alumni Career Development at alumniccs@bentley.edu or 781-891-2164.
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Emily Smith ’13
By working with Bentley Alumni Career Development, I was able to get support from experienced career professionals in my recent and pivotal career transition from account management to digital marketing strategy. From a personal LinkedIn profile review to feedback on my job transition strategy, I got the support I needed to guide my transition.
Emily Smith ’13