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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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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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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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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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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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chandrashekhar nadgouda
Chandrashekhar Nadgouda
MS in Human Factors in Information Design
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Chandrashekhar and I'm originally from India. I'm currently enrolled in the MS in Human Factors program and desire to work as a User experience researcher and strategist. I chose Bentley because of its reputation, good rankings and it is aligned with my values. My favorite courses at Bentley are Foundations in Human Factors and UX Leadership & Management. It was interesting to understand the science behind user interactions, research & write articles and Professor Bill Gribbons made the course very interactive and engaging. As an international student, talking to a student ambassador at Bentley helped me clarify the questions I had during my admission process. Now being the student ambassador gives me the opportunity to broaden my knowledge and experience and allows me to share my experiences to help new students.

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buseong park
Buseong Park
MS in Business Analytics
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Buseong Park, but you can call me Patrick and I am originally from Seoul, Korea. I am currently enrolled in MS in Business Analytics program at Bentley University and I desire to work in any analytics field after graduation. I chose Bentley University because of its career development services and the reputation of the Business Analytics program. My favorite course at Bentley is Time Series Analysis as it provided a better and deeper understanding of lots of datasets that were related to real-world situations. I chose to be a student ambassador because I love to meet new people and talk to them, also since I am an international student who got a lot of help from other people, I want to help other new students as well.

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Samantha Castelino
MS in Business Analytics
Graduate Admission

Hi, I’m Samantha Castelino and I’m from Mumbai, India. I’m currently a Master’s in Business Analytics student at Bentley and after graduation I would love to work in Management Consulting. I picked Bentley’s Business Analytics program as it was the perfect combination of analytics and business concepts with a wide range of electives to choose from. My favourite course at Bentley is Quantitative Analysis for Business as it helps me derive strategic insights from plain old statistics. You can reach out to me about any questions you have about academics, my application process and moving to Boston!

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Yuexi Chen
MS in Accounting
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Yuexi (Cici) Chen and I am originally from Guangdong, China. I am currently enrolled in the MS in Accounting program at Bentley and desire to work as an accountant after graduation. I chose Bentley because it is a top-ranking business school, has a powerful alumni network, and has the best career development center, providing many resources and opportunities for students. My favorite course so far is GR-524 Accounting for Decision-Making, which highlights how managers use cost, cash flow, and financial reporting information in their decisions. It challenged me in the beginning since I do not have any accounting background, but Professor Kelly is very patient to answer any questions I have and encourages me all the way. Being a student ambassador allows me to know more information about Bentley and allows me to share my experience. I would like to help the incoming student as much as I can. Last, welcome to Bentley University!

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Cantonese

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Juliana Balladares
MS in Accounting
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Juliana Balladares, also known as Julie and I’m originally from Miami, Florida. I am currently enrolled in the MSA program with a concentration in Advisory and plan to work in public accounting upon graduation and completing my CPA. I chose Bentley University because of the small student-to-professor ratio, exceptional career services, and good university rankings. My favorite course at Bentley is Internal Audit because it is an interactive and creative hands-on course for the work I plan to be doing when I begin working full-time. I received a lot of advice when I moved to Waltham to pursue my MSA and being a student ambassador gives me the opportunity to pass the knowledge to future students to help them make the best of their education at Bentley. 

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Jeena Dansingani
MBA
Graduate Admission

Hi there! My name is Jeena, and I am from Jamaica. My background in IT led me to choosing Bentley University for its tech-infused MBA Program. Doing this has allowed me to explore business concepts and learn more about local and global strategies. 

 

I’m happy to be a graduate student ambassador as I get to share my experiences and journey with prospective students who may have questions during their graduate school search process. If you would like to chat more about Bentley University, feel free to reach out to me.

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Derya Yavuz
MBA
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Derya, and I’m from Turkey. I am currently enrolled in the MBA program at Bentley. My desire for the MBA is to update my skillsets for the business world's upcoming challenges. I chose Bentley because it is one of the best business schools that offer up-to-date knowledge sets, good networking opportunities, and great resources.

After working several years in the field, as an engineer and leader, I enjoy and benefit from learning new things in Bentley daily. I am happy to share my experiences with current and future professionals interested in graduate education and personal development.

Language Spoken: Turkish, English

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