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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
Hussien Aspaas
Hussien Aspaas
MS in Financial Planning
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Hussien and I am originally from Shiprock, New Mexico. I am currently enrolled in the MS in Financial Planning program, and after graduation I'll be pursuing a career in Personal Finance and Advising. One of my favorite courses was in Negotiation. The professor, who made a career in Mergers & Acquisitions, did an outstanding job of replicating high-stake deals in our assignments. I choose Bentley because of it's reputation for producing skilled professional who are leaders in their industry.

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Phung Pham
Phung Pham
MS in Business Analytics
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Phung, and I'm originally from Bien Hoa, Dong Nai, Vietnam. I am enrolled in the MS in Business Analytics program at Bentley and my desired career path after graduation is working in the field of audit analytics. I found out about Bentley through speaking with professionals from Deloitte and the admission officers at school. I like everything about Bentley, from the friendly staff to the courses Bentley has to offer. I love Artificial Intelligence and Python. I have always liked process improvement and these courses allow me to use the tools from class to build useful applications. Making things work better brings me joy. I know the application process can be confusing and complicated especially for international students, so I want to be able to share my experience with applicants and hope to help them through the process.

Languages Spoken: Vietnamese

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Aishwarya Pandey
Aishwarya Pandey
MBA
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Aishwarya, and I am originally from Mumbai, India. I am enrolled in the MBA program with a concentration in Marketing. Having done my undergraduate studies in Engineering, I have expanded my horizons to unleash the field of Digital Marketing. I choose Bentley because of its flexibility in selecting courses and a wide range of subjects. As an international student, one is always anxious about adapting to a completely different culture, but the Bentley Community has been warm and welcoming in making me feel home. I would love to connect with all the prospective students to learn about the effective and heuristic learning mechanism at Bentley.

Languages Spoken: Hindi, Marathi

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Karen Machisa
Karen Machisa
MS in Accounting Analytics
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Karen, and I'm originally from Harare, Zimbabwe. I am enrolled in the MS in Accounting Analytics program at Bentley and my desired career path is in the field of Audit analysis. I chose Bentley because of its reputation, unique programs offering, and the community which makes me feel at home. My favorite courses at Bentley are Information Technology Audit and Advanced Accounting Information System because they managed to show me the bridge between accounting and information systems. I also liked using different software packages like Access, Alteryx, and Excel during these classes. and When I went to visit the school during the Discover Bentley event, I liked how some of the student ambassadors were coming from a similar background and how they were able to guide me through the application process, I want to have a similar impact and be there for the future Falcons, as I know the struggle the students face when applying to universities especially outside their country. 

Languages Spoken: Shona

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Norma Nelson Lobo
Norma Nelson Lobo
MS in Marketing Analytics
Graduate Admission

Hello, my name is Norma, and I'm originally from Mumbai, India. I am currently pursuing my MS in Marketing Analytics and interested in working in the Digital Marketing field. I chose Bentley because of its reputation as a Business school, flexibility of course selection, diversity, and inclusivity efforts. My favorite course at Bentley so far has been Strategic Marketing as I got to learn a lot about the real world from the case study discussions and due to the encouraging class participation that led me to make connections and network with other students. I'm aware of the struggles and the questions one has during the application phase and as a former student ambassador helped me with my journey to Bentley, I want to pass it forward by helping more people join this beautiful and prestigious university and have a great graduate school experience.

Languages Spoken: Hindi, Marathi

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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: 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: Albanian, Spanish, Swedish, Italian

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