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Pulsifer Career Development Center

Graduate Career Development

Pulsifer Graduate Career Development

You’ll master more than just academic content at Bentley—you’ll also gain the skills and network you need to launch a successful career. You’re the CEO of your life, and our team stands behind you.
 

CAREER OUTCOMES

2010 and 2015 Bentley Graduate Alumni reported according to National Alumni Career Mobility Survey

86%

overwhelmingly agree that they were prepared to begin their careers

81%

say they have advanced in their careers as planned

86%

experienced “no impact at all” in their career status during COVID

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The Graduate Career Development team is amazing; always eager to help. They assisted me in getting where I am today and I am so grateful to them for this. I am very proud of my MBA & MSBA!
Pearl Esema, MBA & MSBA '19
Consulting Digital Analyst, Accenture

How We Support Your Career

You’re CEO of your career search. We support you with learning opportunities, tools, programs and events.

Career Coaching

Bentley graduate students work one-on-one with our career coaches, who have corporate and coaching experience. Our career coaches are knowledgeable and connected to industry trends, so they understand what employers want.

Career Curriculum

CDI-501: Career Development Intensive

CDI-501 is a 6-week career development course to help you build a personal brand and develop a growth mindset.

The course is led by Bentley’s seasoned career coaches, leveraging their corporate and coaching experience. They’ll guide you through:

  • Strengths-based assessment and reflection
  • Resume and cover letter development
  • LinkedIn best practices and elevator pitch development
  • Strategies for networking and informational interviews
  • Job search tools and resources
  • Interviewing best practices

CDI-502: Career Design Intensive

CDI-502 is a free 4-week, non-credit bearing course, Bentley Graduate Students will combine their Gallup Strengths Assessment and Career Design Methodology to prepare for their future. By the end of the course, Graduate students will have developed two or more 3-5 year plans to design their future to meet their career goals through a step-by-step process.  Pre-requisite is CDI-501.                                                                               

Registration available on WorkDay for graduate students enrolled in a part-time or full-time MBA or MS Bentley Program.  

Networking

We have a network of 60,000+ alumni, strong employer connections and a vibrant community — all supportive of your learning, development and career potential.

On-Campus Recruiting

We connect you to a global network of alumni, employers and partners through events and opportunities. Through the Bentley community, you can explore careers and find key internships and job openings.

Strengths-based Education

Strengths-based education helps you find and enhance your natural strengths, which can accelerate your career and lead to greater fulfillment and joy. All of Bentley’s graduate advisors are trained or certified in strengths-based development. We follow a strengths-based approach in our advising and offer practical applications during events and workshops.

Workshops and Events

We develop 45+ interactive programs each academic year to support your professional development and job search. We connect you to a global network of alumni, employers and partners through events and opportunities like:

  • The Graduate School Career Fair

  • Career Pathing sessions

  • Company visits

  • International student workshops

  • Advanced job search workshops

  • Mock interviews and resume reviews

Highlighted Video

3 Applicant Tracking System Hacks

 Laura Aiken, MBA ‘06, BS ‘05, Director, Graduate & Alumni Career Development - Pulsifer Career Development Center, shares 3 Applicant Tracking System Hacks to help you in your job search. 

#Hired Success Stories

Quinton Rose

Quinton Rose

Program: MSF

Graduation: August 2022

Company: Ayco Goldman and Sachs

Title: New Associate program within the CWM and PWMFP team

 

 

 

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Vivek Nair

Program: MSBA

Graduation: May 2023

Company:  BJ's

Title:  Acquisition Analytics & Business Insights Intern

 

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Kaya Theuer

Program: MBA concentration in Marketing

Graduation: May 2023

Company: Schneider Electric

Title: Global Marketing Program

 

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MEET THE GCD ADVISORY BOARD

                                                                                                                                           

                                                                    

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Rita Assaf, MBA ’11

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Janak Joshi, MBA ’01

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Linda Micciche ’93

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Chad Wright, MSCIS ’01

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Akshay Zimare, MSIT ’11

Graduate Student Career Resources