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Three Bentley students — Lakshmi Narayanan, Franchesca Vilmenay and Sushmita Tandale — pose outside of a glass-walled laboratory at Boston Scientific's global headquarters in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
During a visit to Boston Scientific’s global headquarters in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Bentley students (left to right) Lakshmi Narayanan, MSF ’25, Franchesca Vilmenay ’26 and Shumita Tandale, MSF ’25 toured the company’s lab facilities. (Photos by Maddie Schroeder)

A recent visit to Boston Scientific’s global headquarters in Marlborough, Massachusetts, gave Bentley students a firsthand look at finance-related career possibilities in the health industry.  

Sponsored by the university’s new Center for Health and Business (CHB), which brings together students, faculty, alumni and corporate and community partners to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for health industry challenges, the event was the latest offering in the center’s “On-site Insights” series, which features visits to local health-focused companies.  

In addition to Boston Scientific, a leading innovator of medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world, students previously visited Suffolk, a company that employs cutting-edge technologies to design health industry facilities, and Third Rock Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in and creates life science companies. 

Bentley student Gilbert Li assists Boston Scientific employee Adam Nodiff in a demonstration of the company's LithoVue Elite, a medical device used to treat and manage kidney stones.
Boston Scientific’s Adam Nodiff, left, offered Bentley’s Gilbert Li ’24 a closer look at the LithoVue Elite, a medical device used to treat and manage kidney stones.

“Bentley is fortunate to have a strong network of alumni working locally in health-related fields,” says Danielle Blanch Hartigan, an associate professor of Health Studies and executive director of the CHB. “Site visits like these offer current students a way to connect with alumni and expand their professional networks while gaining invaluable insights about job opportunities in the industry.”  

At Boston Scientific, students met with five Bentley alumni employed by the company — including Christine Jasinski ’01, director of finance business process and intelligent automation. “I loved meeting the students and really appreciated their energy and inquisitiveness,” she says. Her key piece of advice? “Your college experience should be about exploring what’s out in the world beyond what you may have had exposure to growing up.”  

Indeed, that’s one reason why Jasinski is proud to partner with the Center for Health and Business. “It’s important for institutions like Bentley to show students how many paths are available to apply your talents,” she explains. “We may not all be clinicians or engineers, but organizations like Boston Scientific require many different skillsets to make an impact and achieve their mission.”

Five Boston Scientific employees — all Bentley alumni — share their personal and professional experiences with Bentley students.
Five Boston Scientific employees — all Bentley alumni — shared personal and professional insights with students. From left: Stephanie Zizik ’12, MSFP ’13; Paul McLaughlin ’01; Caren Feldman ’03, MBA ’04; Christine Jasinski ’01 and Lauren Tengler ’01, MBA ’07.

Colleague Caren Feldman ’03, MSA ’04, director of urology finance, agrees. “I wish the center had existed when I was a student,” she says. “As an undergraduate, I didn’t appreciate the overlap in health care and business. I think it’s great that Bentley students are getting early exposure to different types of careers they can pursue with a business degree.”

Feldman, who recently joined Bentley’s faculty as an adjunct Lecturer in Accounting, says the students who visited Boston Scientific “were so engaged and asked lots of thoughtful questions. As an extremely proud double Falcon, I enjoyed the opportunity to share my real-world experience with them.”

Students also appreciated the opportunity to learn from alumni. “I found the entire experience enlightening and thought-provoking,” says Sushmita Tandale, MSF ’25, a graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Financial Analytics. “With their dedication to innovation in product development, Boston Scientific has long been a source of inspiration for me,” she shares, noting that “the warm welcome from Bentley alumni made a lasting impression on me.”  

For Tandale, the visit heightened her interest in one day working in the health industry: “It’s a constantly expanding sector with challenging and captivating work, which aligns perfectly with what I’m seeking in my career.” 

Six Bentley students pose together during a visit to Boston Scientific.
Tal Prottas ’25 and Michael DiPlacido ’25, top row, joined Narayanan, Li, Vilmenay and Tandale to learn more about finance-related career opportunities at Boston Scientific. 

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