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Pulsifer Career Development Center

Graduate Career Development

Pulsifer Graduate Career Development

This is your time to take action and take charge of your career. Through your engagement with Graduate Career Development (GCD), you gain the knowledge and networking skills needed to advance you on your life-long career path. We offer you upskilling and opportunities for success as a graduate student and later as an alumni. Welcome to GCD!

What to know about Bentley Grad Programs

Bentley’s Finance Masters Ranked Top by Financial Times

  • #4 among U.S. Programs
  • #1 for Aims Achieved
  • #2 for Career Services
  • #2 for Value for Money
  • #3 for Alumni Network
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Empower Your Professional Journey

Each semester, we offer events and programs on professional branding, job search techniques, networking, and international student support. Check out our Workshops and Events for details.

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Expand Your Network/Connect with Alumni

Bentley University boasts a domestic and global network of over 64,000 alumni, with 6,700+ associated with all top 17 Fortune 500 firms in Massachusetts. 60+ alumni participate in GCD events and programs each semester to offer networking and industry insights. Connect with them on LinkedIn.

Unlocking Your Career Potential

We offer 2 assessments -  CareerLeader, a comprehensive approach to a business career self-assessment, and offer Gallup Strengthsfinder, to discover what you naturally do best and turn your talents into strengths to maximize your career potential.

Sample of Employers, Class of 2023

  • Amazon
  • American Tower
  • Analog Devices
  • Autodesk
  • BDO
  • BlackRock
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Citizen’s Bank
  • Dell
  • Deloitte
  • Empyrean Solutions
  • Epsilon
  • EY
  • Fidelity
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hasbro
  • Klaviyo
  • KPMG
  • Level2
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Point32 Health
  • PTC
  • PWC
  • Schneider Electric
  • State Street Bank
  • TJX
  • UMass Memorial Health
  • Wayfair
Graduate Career Fair at Bentley University

Meet the team

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Faith Bade, Director, Graduate and Alumni Career Development

Audra Boni headshot

Audra Boni, Sr. Associate Director and International Student Specialist

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Rig Noel, Associate Director

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Rachel White, Sr. Assistant Director

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Shelice Brown-Sanni, Administrative Coordinator

Office Hours:

Fall/Spring Office Hours Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Summer Office Hours Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Virtual and in-person office hours and coaching schedules vary.


Graduate Career Development | 781-891-2164 


Pulsifer Career Development Center

Bentley University, LaCava 220E

175 Forest Street

Waltham, MA 02452

Graduate Career Development Resources


With 3300+ Bentley graduate student jobs posted in 2023, Handshake is the #1 way to connect with employers from a wide variety of industries. You can apply to jobs and internships with employers who are seeking Bentley talent, register for events and coaching appointments, and access resources (career toolkits!). Free for Bentley graduate students with your Bentley email address. 



Your resume has the power to open doors and differentiate yourself in your job search. The Vmock platform offers AI feedback to elevate and optimize your resume! Access by contacting using your Bentley email address. 

Vmock platform

Big Interview

Transition your degree into your dream job with Big Interview. Big interview combines training and interview practice using video lessons and an interactive practice tool. Use access code 1917 to register.

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85% of roles are found via networking! Develop a strong LinkedIn presence and optimize your networking capabilities with Jeremy Shifeling’s  LinkedIn Masterclass then start connecting!

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International Student Graduate Career Development Resources


Bentley’s Handshake platform offers a comprehensive section, International Student Resources and CPT Reports. You can find details on Interstride, EFMD, AUCA, LinkedIn, GoinGlobal, and our ESOL center. Additionally, we offer detailed reporting on where Bentley international students have interned over the past 5 years (see CPT reports).



Interstride is an essential platform for our international students. Interstride offers information on jobs and internships in 80+ countries plus US companies that sponsor international students; comprehensive country guides and visa and immigration resources; monthly webinars, workshops and resources curated for international students.

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Highered is the strategic partner of EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), providing digital career services and a virtual recruitment platform to more than 500 schools and universities globally. Bentley is one of a small group of U.S. Universities who have access to this amazing resource.

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Forage offers free, self-paced, virtual job simulations from top employers, giving you the opportunity to explore careers, upskill, and gain confidence.  

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GCD's mock interview training was an invaluable learning experience that provided me with comprehensive guidance on preparing for interviews.
Ria Nisar, MSBA 2024
Marketing Intern, Charles River Laboratories

How We Support Your Career

Take charge of your career! We will support you with learning, networking and upskilling opportunities and with programs and events. 

Career Coaching

Bentley graduate students work one-on-one with our career coaches. 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 synchronous or 12-week asynchronous 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:

  • How to best use our tech platforms such as Handshake, Big Interview, Vmock, Interstride, Vault, GoinGlobal, and EFMD 
  • Assessments using CareerLeader and Gallup Strengths 
  • 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                                                                             

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


We have 21k+ McCallum Graduate School of Business alumni (including almost 6K double Falcons!), and another 43K Bentley alum. Our alumni actively engage with our students via our many networking events, employer panels, industry events, Alumni in Residence, and career fairs. 

The McCallum School of Business is located in a robust and diverse employment environment. Learn about Massachusetts-based industries!


For all students, go to Graduate Academic Advising to learn more about the internship for credit process. For international students, go to CISS for information on visa requirements for academic internships.  

After a student meets with Graduate Academic Advising and (if needed) CISS, then GCD career coaches are available to support your internship search. 

We have gathered a list of employers who have hired Bentley students for internships in the past few years. This document can be found on Handshake.  


We offer 2 assessments -  CareerLeader, a comprehensive approach to a business career self-assessment, and offer Gallup Strengthsfinder, to discover what you naturally do best and turn your talents into strengths to maximize your career potential.

Workshops and Events

We develop 30+ interactive programs each academic semester to support your professional development and job search. We provide you with various opportunities to improve your skills and connect to a global network of alumni, employers and partners through virtual and in-person programs and events: 

Students can find and register for our events and programs on Handshake:

  • Career Conversation Networking event 
  • Graduate Student – only Career Fair 
  • MSHFID Networking and Fair 
  • Combined UG and Grad Career Fairs (2 per year) 
  • Employer Site Visits (3+ per semester) 
  • GCD Industry Series (Spring 2024 topics: Healthcare, Consumer Package Goods, Technology) 
  • Careers in Finance: Finance Leadership Program Panel 
  • Pitching Your Best Self – GCD Mock Interview Night 
  • MSBA Technical Mock Interviews 
  • Alumni in Residence Week (Graduate Students only) 
  • Alumni in Residence (UG and Grad) 
  • Non-Traditional Careers Panel 
  • Internship Process Workshop: What You Need to Know 
  • Mock Interviews (6+ weeks) 
  • Definitive LinkedIn Bootcamp 
  • Negotiation 
  • Networking with Keystone Partners 
  • Career Navigation: Peer Discussions with GCD Director (weekly) 
  • Design Your Life Information Session and Coaching Sessions 
  • Plus other collaborative events across campus, and external events 

Specifically for our International students: 

  • Inside the Employer Mind: Career Panel for International Students 
  • Options After OPT (Immigration Law Firm) 
  • International Alumni Networking Night 
  • Employer Panel with International Student Association 
  • Leverage Interstride for the Job Search 
  • GCD & CISS Equity & Inclusion – Design Your Life Workshop 
  • Plus other webinars and collaborative events across campus and external events 


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