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Princeton Review Ranks Bentley University #4 in the Nation for Internships
The Princeton Review has named Bentley #4 in the U.S. for connecting students with internships as part of its 2018 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give you the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.” Bentley’s Career Services department is successful year after year in helping students land internships and full-time jobs, with 99 percent of Bentley graduates employed or planning to attend graduate school within six months of graduation.
The Princeton Review’s annual “Colleges That Pay You Back” guide highlights colleges that it considers the nation’s best for academics, affordability/financial aid, and leading graduates to satisfying and rewarding careers.
“Internships are the new entry-level job so it’s important that every student have help guiding them to a great experience,” said Susan Brennan, Bentley’s associate vice president of university career services. “At Bentley, our curriculum adapts to the changing work environment, so our students secure challenging internships that give them a competitive advantage when they enter the job market.”
Watch Susan Brennan’s interview with The Chronicle of Higher Education about the importance of career services in preparing students for successful careers.
Each year, Bentley’s Career Services department posts nearly 3,000 internship opportunities for students. Ninety-three percent of Bentley students complete at least one internship and 71 percent complete more than one during their time at Bentley.
Read about one Bentley student’s summer internship experience.
At Bentley, planning for a career begins the first semester that students arrive on campus through the university’s HIRE Education career action plan, a 4-year approach designed to lead students to a fulfilling career.
About the “Colleges That Pay You Back” ranking
The Princeton Review selected the schools for this year’s Colleges That Pay You Back guide based on an analysis of 650 colleges that considered more than 40 data points related to academics, cost, financial aid, graduation rates, student debt and more. The company collected that data from its 2016-17 surveys of administrators and students at the schools. It also factored in data from PayScale.com collected from their online compensation survey of starting and mid-career salaries of alumni from the schools.
See The Princeton Review’s “Colleges That Pay You Back” ranking.
One of the Nation’s Top Business Schools
Bentley University is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader with the technical skills, global perspective and ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Bentley’s diverse arts and sciences program combined with an advanced business curriculum prepares graduates to make an impact in their chosen fields and their lives. The university enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranked Bentley a top 10 undergraduate business school.
Bentley was also named No. 1 for Highest Freshman Retention Rate, No. 3 for Most Innovative Schools and No. 4 for Best Undergraduate Teaching among the regional universities in the “2019 Best Colleges” report.