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Due to the university closure, the Pulsifer Career Development Center will conduct ALL business remotely until further notice. All appointments will be conducted on-line and can be scheduled on Handshake.  Please read all CareerEdge e-correspondence & your career coach emails for community updates.  Please email GA_UCS@Bentley.edu for questions.

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Through programs, partnership, coaching and events, we’re dedicated to helping you find a job you’ll love.

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Handshake Launch

The Pulsifer Career Development Center is pleased to announce the launch of Handshake. On August 1, 2020 Handshake replaced BentleyLINK as the official career management platform for Bentley University. The launch opens the door for even more job and internship possibilities in a broad range of industries and geographic locations for students. 

Why Use Handshake?

  1. All of the top employers, including 100% of the Fortune 500, tech start-ups, nonprofits, and more are hiring students like you on Handshake. 
  2. Once you fill out your profile, Handshake will show you jobs and internships that match your interests and skills. You may even discover a new career path.
  3. Employers will message you with event invites, interview requests, and new job opportunities. Last year, recruiters sent more than 16 million messages to students.
  4. On Handshake, you can store your resumes and other documents so they’re ready when you need them. You can even apply to jobs in two clicks with Quick Apply.
  5. Handshake is where you will schedule an appointment with a career coach and find Bentley University career events, including career fairs, workshops, information sessions, and more. 
  6. Handshake FAQs.

**80% of students who share their interests receive a message from a recruiter on Handshake.

Before interviews occur, some companies host information sessions for interested students. These are great opportunities to learn about jobs and make a professional first impression. Learn how information sessions work—and how to stand out.  

Information Session Best Practices (PDF)

Internships are the largest source of full-time employment for each graduating class, with over 30 percent of full-time positions obtained through internship experience.You can find internships on Handshake, or through career fairs, networking events and open information sessions. Sometimes internships are available for course-credit. In some cases, you can get paid for your time. 

Learn More

There are 10 steps to prepare for a successful interview, and different strategies for phone and Skype meetings. We offer tips and coaching to help you ace the interview.

Prepare to Ace Your Interview (PDF)        Tips for Phone Interviews (PDF)        Tips for Skype Interviews (PDF)

Did you know that a first impression may be formed in less than 10 seconds? How you present yourself makes a statement, so follow the tips below to help you make the right one!

Dress for Success (PDF)

                            Changes to appointments during university closure

Due to the university closure, the Pulsifer Career Development Center will conduct ALL business remotely until further notice.  All appointments will be conducted on-line and can be scheduled on Handshake.  Please read all CareerEdge e-correspondence & your career coach emails for community updates.  Please email GA_UCD@bentley.edu for questions.

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