From the first year to graduation day and beyond, the Miller Center for Career Services helps students develop the skills and contacts required to pave the way for professional success. The center has programs and services to tap at every stage of career planning. These opportunities include:
Career Development Introduction (CDI) 101: This six-week course provides first-year students with a comprehensive career toolkit and the opportunity to conduct informational meetings and develop a LinkedIn profile. The early introduction of career management principles prepares students to apply for highly selective internships and participate in on-campus interviews.
Individual Career Counseling: The center’s professional advisors, who are dedicated to various majors, help students formulate academic and career plans. Students can make an appointment to review job market trends, majors and minors and career goals; to do mock interviews; consult on résumé development; and more.
Career Assessment: Tools such as the Strong Interest Inventory, SkillScan and CareerLeader® help students learn more about their personality and career/major interests. A career advisor interprets the results and discusses academic and career options, including nontraditional choices.
Recruiting Programs: More than 3,000 internships and full-time job opportunities from a range of industries and fields are available to students through campus recruiting each year. Students enjoy 24/7 access to the online resource BentleyLink to learn about open positions, submit résumés and schedule interviews. This past year, companies that recruited at Bentley included Boston Scientific, EMC Corp., Hill Holliday, Digitas, Fidelity Investments, Deloitte Consulting, Liberty Mutual, Boston 2024, Wolverine Worldwide, John Hancock, New England Patriots, Iron Mountain, J.P. Morgan, TJX and the Big 4 accounting firms.
Internship Program: Internships enable students to integrate conceptual knowledge with practical experience, as they participate in career-related employment associated with their academic interests. Internships help students apply theory to workplace challenges, test career options, strengthen skills, learn more about their values and interests, and make the transition to the world of work. Whether positions are for-credit, not-for-credit, paid or unpaid, Career Services encourages all students to take advantage of this important experiential vehicle.