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Bentley Brief February
Falcons Enter the Shark Tank | Research Questions Millennial Preparedness Gap | Class of 2013 Boasts 98% Placement Rate

Falcons Enter the Shark Tank

Bentley's Corporate Immersion Institute and the Greater Boston Chapter of the Alumni Association are proud to present the inaugural Bentley Shark Tank event. On March 25, alumni and parents are invited to campus to watch as select innovative startups present their business plans and vision for their companies. The Corporate Immersion Institute is involved with a vast group of entrepreneurs, and the Bentley community will have exclusive access. Most companies are in fundraising mode; introductions will be made for community members who wish to be involved. Register today.

Research Questions Millennial Preparedness Gap

At the launch of Bentley's PreparedU project on January 29, the university released the results of its comprehensive study of millennials' preparedness for workplace success. Included in the outcomes: more than half of business decision-makers give colleges and universities a "C" or lower on preparing recent college grads for their first jobs. Result highlights include a white paper, infographic storybook and more. On the day of the release, more than 75 alumni attended a reception with President Larson to discuss the launch. View pictures from the event.

Class of 2013 Boasts 98% Placement Rate

Based on knowledge from 95 percent of the Class of 2013 six months after graduation, 82 percent are employed and 16 percent are currently attending or planning to attend graduate school full time. The survey provided other encouraging information, including: 58 percent obtained their full-time employment through Bentley's career services offerings, and that the median starting salary for class members was $50,000. Read more.

Other News

Career Services in Action

350 recruiters, many of them alumni, visited campus on February 12 for Bentley's annual spring career fair. The record numbers of companies represented – 123 – and students in attendance – 1,074 – were welcomed by the Office of Career Services, which presented the fair at the Dana Center with great success. Students arrived with resumes in hand, prepared to network and meet their ideal employer. Take a look at pictures from the event.

Looking Back, Stepping Forward

On January 30, members of the Class of 2014 celebrated their upcoming Commencement by attending a networking event with alumni. Students had a great opportunity to build connections and prepare to join the alumni community. View pictures from the event.

Healthcare and the Ethics of Building Healthy Communities

Rich Statuto, president and CEO of Bon Secours Health System, is the featured speaker for the 21st Raytheon Lecture in Business Ethics. Visit the Adamian Building's Wilder Pavilion on April 8 to hear the lecture. Learn more.

CBS Sports Network Recognizes Women's Volleyball Coach

Bentley University women's volleyball coach Sandy Hoffman and the Dig Lavender campaign to raise money for rare cancer research were featured on CBS Sports Network on February 8. In December, the team presented more than $20,000 to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Take a look.

Look Who's Talking on Social Media


Karleen Herbst '12

Karleen Herbst '12

Facebook Twitter

@KarleenHerbst: Thanks @bentleyu @bentleyalumni for featuring my brother's wedding in the latest issue of the Observer! #memories



Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

March 6 - SOLD OUT
Downtown Boston Monthly Lunch Series

The Vault

Boston, Mass.

March 7
Albany Area Social Event

University Club of Albany
Albany, N.Y.

March 11
LinkedIn Clinic

Bentley University
or via telephone

March 11
Home Buying Basics 4.0

Bentley University

March 12
Resume Clinic

Bentley University
or via telephone

March 24
Resume Clinic

Bentley University
or via telephone

March 25
Bentley Shark Tank

Bentley University

March 26
Bentley Business Networks
BNY Mellon

New York, N.Y.

March 27
Reconnect with Pride
9th Annual Event

Club Cafe
Boston, Mass.

April 3
Downtown Boston Monthly Lunch Series

The Vault
Boston, Mass.

April 5
Men's Hockey Game
Bentley University Alumni vs. Boston Bruins Alumni

John A. Ryan Arena
Watertown, Mass.

April 8
21st Raytheon Lecture in Business Ethics

Bentley University

April 17
Young Alumni Thirsty Thursday

Boston, Mass.

April 23
Young Alumni Association
MBA Panel Discussion

Bentley University

May 30-June 1
Reunion Weekend

Bentley University


McCallum Graduate School Events
Alumni are invited to meet prospective students at regional events hosted by the Graduate School. Visit the Graduate School events page to learn more.

Get to Work!

Job of the Month

A Bentley alumnus from JPMorgan Chase in Boston has posted a CIB AIS-Investor Relations Specialist position on the Alumni Job Board. The specialist will have a portfolio of clients and be responsible for all aspects of servicing their investors. Fluency in Portuguese is required, along with 1-2 years in the financial services industry.

For more information and to apply, or to view other available jobs, visit our Alumni Job Board.

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