Revamping the Bentley Website

Posted on : 25-11-2009 | By : BentleyGSA | In : announcements


As part of the upcoming site redesign, we are investigating how [current students / alumni] use and what they like and dislike about the site.  Feedback from you [current students / alumni] is critical to making improvements to the site what will enhance your online relationship with Bentley. Please take a few moments to fill out this short survey by Tuesday 12/1.  All information will be kept confidential, so please be honest about your opinions. Of the people who complete the survey, one lucky person will chosen at random to receive a $75 American Express gift card.

Current Students:

Financial Planning Association of Massachusetts

Posted on : 25-11-2009 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Events


Join us for an informal social mixer with a short number of the Board of Directors for the FPA of Massachusetts, to be held at a very tasty brewery in Waltham on Thursday, December 3rd from 7:30pm - 10:00pm.

This is a great networking opportunity for students interested in entering the financial planning industry, as well as an opportunity to learn more about financial planning from the pros, for those interested in understanding the field.

To maximize the socializing opportunity, we’re limiting the event to 25 students.  If you would like to attend,  or have questions, please email the Graduate Tax and Financial Planning Association at [email protected] ASAP, since seats will fill quickly.  If you are attending, please include your degree program in your email (MBA, MSF, etc.).  Details regarding the venue for the event will be sent to those who register.

Student Mentors

Posted on : 18-11-2009 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Uncategorized


New students often request information of existing students from their country to help make their first semester at Bentley easier. We are trying to build up a list of current students who would be willing to mentor incoming students. Mentoring would require anywhere from answering few basic questions over emails or helping them get a mobile connection.

If interested, please send us your Name, Major, Preferred contact information & Nationality (optional).

5K Run/Walk @ Bentley to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project

Posted on : 18-11-2009 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Events


A 5K Run/Walk at Bentley to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project organized by Luisa Melo, PhD, Bentley University

The GWLO survey 2009-2010

Posted on : 18-11-2009 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Survey


The Graduate Women’s Leadership Organization (GWLO) would like to learn more about your needs and preferences when it comes to programming and services to enhance your graduate school experience atBentley.  Please take five minutes to provide some information that will help us help you. Survey takers will be entered into a draft to win a $50 Target gift cardClick here

7th Annual Home Buying Basics Seminar

Posted on : 18-11-2009 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Workshops


brought to you by the Young Alumni Association

Come find out how you can take full advantage of the “Perfect Storm” for buyers - Historically Low Rates, Affordable Home Prices and the Tax Credit!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 
6:30pm - Registration 
7:00pm - Program

Wilder Pavilion, Adamian Building 
Bentley University

Discounted Student Rate (UG, GR and PhD)
$5.00 - includes light dinner 

Presented by: 
Michael P. Dubuque ’00
First Team Mortgage Corp.
First Team Realty, LLC

This year’s seminar will again cover the basics of buying a home, including, but not limited to:

  • · The home buying process, from pre-approval through the closing
  • · The home buying Team
  • · How realtor representation works
  • · Reviewing your Credit Score
  • · Expected costs besides any down payment
  • · Negotiating in a Buyer’s Market
  • · Seller Paid Closing Costs
  • · Financing Options - Do I need 20% down??

New topics to be covered include:

  • · The status of the current Real Estate market - price trends, finding the best deals and what to avoid
  • · Recent changes in the mortgage market - the lowest rates in 40 years! Updated guidelines and the best options for your scenario
  • · The effect of the fallout of the sub prime market
  • · The upcoming Spring Market
  • · Distressed Properties 101 - Foreclosures, Short sales and REOs
  • · $7500 Federal Tax Credit for First Time Buyers

Click here to register online by November 25

Trip to Dunkin Brands!

Posted on : 18-11-2009 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Day Trips, Events


Attn: International Students

Posted on : 18-11-2009 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Events, Workshops


Career Connections: International Students

Type: Education-Workshop
Network: Global
Date: Friday, November 20, 2009
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: LaCava 300 AB


The goal of the program is to provide international graduate students with important information regarding the H1-B Visas, how to apply for them, costs involved and other available options. Also a great place for new ideas, contacts and energy when it comes to the job/internship search in today’s challenging economy.

11am to 12pm; Immigration Attorney workshop

12pm to 2pm; Table group networking with: International Alumni and Students, Associations, Staffing Firms and more. 

A light lunch will be provided.

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic

Posted on : 18-11-2009 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Events


8 pm, November 20th, 2009 @ TD Garden, Boston.
Arena doors open at 7pm.
Students: $35
Guests: $45
Balcony seats (originally for $75)
Tickets are sold out. Those who have already bought tickets on MyBentley but not picked them up, please e-mail GSA to arrange for pick up.

Effective Negotiations

Posted on : 10-11-2009 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Events, Workshops


Negotiate your way to the TOP? Or ever wondered how to get a better DEAL? JOB of your DREAM? Higher RAISE?
Effective Negotiations: The Key to Success in Social, Personal, and Career Arenas

November 16th, 2009.
6pm – 8pm
Location: La Cava 305 AB

Refreshments would be served.
Note: The first 30 female graduates who RSVP will get a reservation to the workshop

Pub Night @ Pour House, Boston

Posted on : 10-11-2009 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Events, Pub Nights


When: November 13th, 2009, 8pm to 11pm
Where: 907 Boylston St., Boston, MA

* Please carry valid ID for entry *
* 2 free drinks with your Bentley ID *