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Graduate Admission

Connect with our Graduate Student Ambassadors

Bentley Ambassadors have the privilege of introducing Bentley University to students and professionals investigating their graduate school options. Through their personal experience as graduate students, ambassadors can speak directly to prospective students to help them evaluate which program is a best fit, and what resources Bentley offers to help learn practical skills and find employment opportunities.

Below are introductions to our current ambassadors so don't hesitate to reach out with questions, schedule a consultation or take a tour of Bentley's campus. We look forward to speaking with you!

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Meet the Student Ambassadors

Jamila Allou
Jamila Allou
Full Time MBA
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Jamila. I grew up in Belgium and I am originally from the Ivory Coast. I am currently enrolled in the MBA program, and I aspire to work as an actuary in the insurance industry. I selected Bentley University because of its impressive ranking among business schools and its highly reputed Career Development Center. Coming from a technical background, my favorite course so far is Global Strategy as it has really challenged me and allowed me to improve the soft skills essential to leadership positions. From first-hand experience, I understand how demanding applying to foreign universities can be for a student. Hence, being a student ambassador is a great way to facilitate this process for other students and share my experience. 

Languages Spoken: French, Dutch, English and Spanish

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Jeet Thakrar
Jeet Thakrar
Full Time MBA
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Jeet and I am originally from Mumbai, India. I am a current full time MBA candidate. I have interests and would like to work in the field of product management & design. I chose Bentley university because of its values of doing good business, great diversity & abundance of student opportunities. The Bentley Campus is lush green, has great student facilities that foster learning and growth. My favorite course at Bentley University is global strategy as it gave me an insight into strategy planning and deployment of some of the biggest companies globally and how to use analytical tools in the real world.  

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Nida Nabi
Nida Nabi
MS in Business Analytics
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Nida and I am originally from Kashmir, India. I am currently enrolled in the MSBA program and  my desire is to work within business development in the retail industry. I chose Bentley because of its focus on Business education and career development opportunities along with the flexibility I get with hybrid learning. My favorite course at Bentley is GR 521- Managerial Statistics as the course provides me the right tools to analyze various aspects of business in a quantitative manner for decision making. 

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Kashmiri

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Dev Shah
Dev Shah
MS in Finance
Graduate Admission

I came to the United States back in 2017 to pursue my bachelors, and joined Bentley University in Fall 2021 for my Master's in Finance. I love to watch and play soccer. In addition to that, back in India, I was a professional table tennis player. My favorite course at Bentley is Investments, as it helped me understand how the practical world of Finance works. 

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Jean-Pierre
Jean-Pierre Pinard
MBA
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name Jean-Pierre, also known as JP and I'm originally from South Africa. I'm currently enrolled in the MBA program and desire to work in the business development field within the medical industry. I chose Bentley as it is a university that stood out to me due to its good rankings and it is aligned with my values. My favorite course at Bentley is Marketing Management as it was really interesting to understand the foundation of Marketing Management and Professor Aylesworth made the course very fun and interactive. Being the student ambassador, gives me the opportunity to broaden my knowledge, experience and allows me to share my experiences to possibly help others confirm their decision to study at Bentley. 

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Ada Xama
Ada Xama
MS in Business Analytics
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name Ada and I'm originally from Korce, Albania. I'm currently enrolled in the MS in Business Analytics program at Bentley and I desire to work as a Business Analyst after graduation. I chose Bentley because of its reputation and career development opportunities. I really enjoyed taking the data science class due to how challenging it was, it highly motivated me to learn more and get better. As an international student, I didn't have a student ambassador in my previous degree and universities, talking to a student ambassador at Bentley helped me clarify the questions I had during my admission process. The student perspective was really important for my decision to choose Bentley, in a similar manner, I want to be able to help the new students.

Languages Spoken: English, Albanian, Spanish, Swedish, Italian

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Luca Panzoni
Luca Panzoni
MBA; MS in Business Analytics
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Luca, and I’m originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am enrolled in the MBA and MS in Business Analytics program, and I desire to work in the business strategy side of e-sports and sports management. I chose Bentley because it offers great dual programs that fit perfectly into the direction I want my career to go. Bentley's faculty has always had my back in undergrad, so it is comforting to know that I'll have their support when facing this bigger challenge. My favorite course at Bentley is GB320 because I won the Harnett award. I want to help incoming students become aware of the opportunities Bentley has to offer and make the most out of its resources too.

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian

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Kirat Lalla
Kirat Lalla
MBA
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Kirat and I’m from Johannesburg, South Africa. I am enrolled in the MBA program at Bentley, and I would like to work in the field of business analytics. I chose Bentley because I liked the fact that the university has so many roots in business and its core education is business. My favorite course at Bentley is Career Development because it allows me to find my path in the business world. I chose to be a student ambassador to do a career pivot.

Languages Spoken: English, French, Spanish, Gujarati

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Ebipade Amasuomo
Ebipade Amasuomo
MS in Finance
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Ebipade and I’m originally from Aleibiri, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. I’m enrolled in MS Finance program at Bentley and I aspire to work as a Financial Analyst and hopefully give back by being a professor myself. Bentley invited me through the Discover Bentley Program, and I became interested in the resources Bentley offers you from the start of your degree till even after you are done. My favorite course at Bentley must be corporate finance, theory, tools, and concepts and this is because I use to do auditing and the class shows me things I did outside the classroom. I became a Graduate Ambassador to help people get the same opportunity Bentley gives to me because you can only find such human and technical resources at Bentley.

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Bryan Candelario Roman
Bryan Candelario Roman
MS in Business Analytics
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Bryan and I’m originally from Juncos, Puerto Rico. I am enrolled in the MBA and MS Business Analytics programs and after graduation, I hope to work for the Sports Management Industry for more than ten years around multiple sports such as soccer, basketball, baseball, and many more. I selected Bentley University when I attended Discover Bentley Program. At the same time, I participated in the event, I observed the passion and excitement that students and alumni spoke of at the university. Later, I decided to choose Bentley as my new home. My favorite course so far has been GR-603 because it is a class that talks about leadership and many people who helped me in my university and professional stage, pushing me to be the leader I am today. I decided to become a Graduate Student Ambassador because I was in many student organizations while doing my undergraduate degree. Our goal was to help other students in their university stage, and I enjoyed helping others achieve their goals.

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Jacqueline Colin Vazquez
Jacqueline Colin Vazquez
MS in Business Analytics
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Jackie and I’m originally from Monterrey, Mexico. I am enrolled in the MS Business Analytics program and my desired career path is in the field of business development for an international company in the technology industry. I chose Bentley because it is an excellent business school, well-known for the career development center in the US and is AACSB accredited. My favorite course at Bentley is Managing with Analytics because it provides skills for decision making on a data-driven business. I chose to be a student ambassador to provide support to incoming international students interested in moving to the US for their graduate degree.

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Teja Kaipa
Teja Kaipa
MS in Human Factors in Information Design
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Teja and I’m originally from Hyderabad, India. I am enrolled in the MS in Human Factors program and my desired career path is to practice the learned skills in some product companies and then establish a company of my own. I chose Bentley because it has a top-ranked program in my field, 1.5-year course offering, scholarship along with the combination of business. My favorite course at Bentley is HF 766, multi-modal, in this course, we design physical products based on different sensory experiences. I chose to be a student ambassador because I love talking to people and making new interactions and I have been a helper my whole life. Also, my career requires me to have empathy and patience which can be enhanced in this role. 

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Telugu

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