China Family Connection

Posted on : 27-03-2012 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Events


Host: Chinese Students and Scholars Association


Date: Sunday, April 1, 2012


Time: 9:00 AM onwards


Location: LaCava 395 EDR



Witnessing the growing number of families with adopted Chinese kids, we admire the miracle and difference these parents make in the children’s lives. Meanwhile, we find these families are experiencing problems and confusion concerning education, communication and cultural transition. To give back and to help, the Bentley CSSA (Chinese Student and Scholar Association) is holding this great event, China Family Connection. With the joint efforts of the Chinese students and volunteers at and beyond the Bentley campus, we hope and believe this event will foster and enhance the connections between:

Children and Their Culture of Origin
Children and Their Parents
Families with the Similar Backgrounds

Salary Negotiation Workshop

Posted on : 21-03-2012 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Workshops


Host: Graduate Management Association


Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM


Location: LaCava 325 AB



Join our Salary Negotiation Workshop and free dinner to learn about the most effective strategies to negotiate your salary when you find a job. The workshop will consist of a guest speaker presentation and a practice session.

Appsolute” Productivity: Top 10 Apps for Business Professionals

Posted on : 21-03-2012 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Workshops


Host: Graduate Marketing Organization


Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012


Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Location: Center for Marketing Technology


Please join GMO (Graduate Marketing Organization) for a fun workshop to learn about the Top 10 smartphone apps to improve your productivity. iPhone users and Android users are all welcome!

Appsolute Note! Appsolute Music! Appsolute News! Appsolute Finance! Appsolute Connect!

Increase your APPetite for fun with free food and beverages!!

Excel Workshop

Posted on : 21-03-2012 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Workshops


Host: Graduate Management Association


Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Location: LaCava 375 AB


Join our excel workshop and free dinner to gain valuable insights on Excel. Please bring your own laptops with Excel installed on it. The topics discussed during the workshop will be the following:

1) basic/intermediate

-       Formulas (avg, sum, etc)

-       Formatting excel

-       Creating/editing charts

-       Statistics

-       Shortcut keys

2) Advanced

-       Regression

-       Pivot tables

-       Vlookup

-       Basic Macros

Panel Discussion - Asian Strengths in Career Development

Posted on : 21-03-2012 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Events, Workshops


Host: Ascend Bentley University Chapter


Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM


Location: Lacava 325AB



Wonder what strengths we have as Asians studying and working in the U.S.? Come and learn how to leverage Asian strengths to gain an edge in the U.S. job market.

Our guest speakers are from leading business groups with rich working experience. They will share their experience of developing a successful career as an Asian. They will also advice you on how to fit into a corporate culture. Students will also get “special recipes” on job hunting and do’s and don’ts during networking. The panel discussion will be followed by a casual networking session.

RSVP by sending your name and major to: [email protected]

Lunch & Learn

Posted on : 21-03-2012 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Events


Host: Graduate Taxation and Financial Planning Association

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Time: 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM

Location: LaCava 340


Come enjoy an informal gathering over a free lunch to network with and learn from two extraordinary Bentley professors:  Mystica Alexander, Taxation, and Kristina Minnick, Finance.

Bloomberg Certificate Workshop

Posted on : 21-03-2012 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Workshops


Host: Graduate Finance Association


Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012


Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM


 Location: Trading Room


Bloomberg is one of the most advanced financial data providers in the world.  It has many tools that you can utilize right where you study! GFA will lead you in getting to know the Bloomberg Terminal to its full potential.  Please come and join GFA at the workshop on March 22nd at 2 pm in the Trading Room to get educated about this software and advantages it has to offer.  You can also get Bloomberg Certificate with us. The workshop will boost your skills and make you more competitive when applying for a job.

We also invited: Richard Gibble, Director, of the Hughey Center for Financial Services and Jahangir Sultan – Professor of Finance, Bentley University

Please RSVP ASAP through [email protected] or just stop by the Trading Room to join us!

Dinner With Al Barchard, Tax Executives Institute

Posted on : 21-03-2012 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Events


Host: Graduate Taxation and Financial Planning Association

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: LaCava 335


Enjoy a delicious dinner with keynote speaker Al Barchard, secretary/treasurer of the Tax Executives Institute.  Learn all about the Tax Executives Institute and how you may be involved, take in Al Barchard’s keys to success, and network with this leading authority in international taxation.


Maximizing Your Moderating Workshop

Posted on : 21-03-2012 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Workshops


Host: Human Factors & Information Design Organization (hFIDO)

Date: Tuesday, March 20th 2012

Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Smith 122

Susan will be delivering this same presentation at the Big Design Events conference later this year, but thanks to hFIDO you can see it first.

A central tenet of user-centered design is getting good usability feedback to iteratively improve the design. Unbiased moderation is critical in usability studies to ensure accurate, unbiased feedback.

Yet in the heat of the moment, even experienced moderators can struggle to avoid asking leading questions, accidentally skewing findings, and stressing participants. This interactive session will teach advanced moderation skills, such as refocusing a participant, that can make the difference between successful and less-than-successful outcomes. The workshop will also provide time to critique videos of moderated sessions as well as providing the opportunity for volunteers to practice moderating and receive feedback from the presenter and attendees. This event will be recorded and can be attended remotely via Centra:

Save the Date

Posted on : 06-03-2012 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Events


Trip to EMC

Posted on : 06-03-2012 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Day Trips


HOST: Graduate Information Technology Management Association

Date: Friday, March 23, 2012


Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm


Location: EMC, Hopkinton, MA


Please mark your calendars!  We will travel to EMC Corporation, the world’s leading developer of enterprise information infrastructure, cloud computing, and virtualization.  This will be a rare opportunity for students to tour EMC, to learn about careers at EMC, and to network with EMC employees.

Please check back in next week’s GSA Weekly email for more details.

Bentley Culinary Contest

Posted on : 06-03-2012 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Contests


Host: Center for International Students and Scholars


Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Location: Bentley Global Living Center in Orchard North


To apply for the competition, please email [email protected]  by March 5th.

Please include your name, the city or the country you want to represent.

Additional information will be informed through emails.

View From The Top: 6th Annual Panel Discussion and Dinner

Posted on : 06-03-2012 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Events


Host: Graduate Women’s Leadership Organization

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Location: LaCava 395 EDR



AMEETA SONI, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer

CATHERINE BIRD, CFO of BV Investment Partners

CARA BABACHICOS, Vice President and Chief  Information Officer for Partners Continuing Care

REBECCA CHASEN, Senior Partner at Deloitte

SANDRA GLUCKSMANN, SVP Research and Business Operations at cerulean Pharmaceuticals


Join our distinguished speakers for the 6th annual panel discussion and free dinner to gain valuable experiences on building and changing careers in a variety of fields: Venture Capital, Public Accounting, IT, Marketing, Technology, Healthcare , etc.

For more information on the panelists

• look for flyers around the campus

• email: [email protected]

• Facebook:

• Visit:

This event is FREE to Bentley GRADUATE and UNDERGRADUATE students, alumni, faculty and staff are also welcome! RSVP on MyBentley today.

Tips for Bentley Business Bowl Success: Presentation Skills

Posted on : 06-03-2012 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Workshops


Sponsored by: Liberty Mutual


Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Time: 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM


Location: LaCava 375


College Recruiters, Kaitlin Kelly (Bentley ’08) and Brian Prozelle will present this workshop on presentation skills and BBB tips for success!

RSVP in BentleyLink under EVENTS and then WORKSHOPS

Survey Design DOs & DON’Ts

Posted on : 06-03-2012 | By : BentleyGSA | In : Workshops


Host: Human Factors and Information Design Organization

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Smith 122 or Online


Survey design is important because it affects response rate (item and unit) and data quality (introduce bias), which, in turn, affects survey results. As someone who might work directly or tangentially with a market research, or embark on your own research, this presentation will help you think about survey design issues and improve surveys you encounter, as well as give some guidelines and resources. These will be set within the cognitive response model of question comprehension, information retrieval, judgment in responding to a question, and providing a response.

Either come to SMI122 in person or join us through Centra (details below).

Instructions for attending online:

The program we use for remote participation is Saba’s Centra Web Conferencing software. Here are the directions with the session link for attending the HFIDO workshop “More than Stats: Survey Design DOs & DON’Ts” on Tuesday, March 6th at 7:30pm. Please enter the virtual classroom space in advance to make sure you will be all set for the actual class. On the day of the workshop follow the same instructions.

If the link below is not live, copy and paste it into the Browser.

You will be using VoIP audio so please have a headset or microphone and speakers to test your audio. (Please use a headset or earphones, instead of open computer speakers, this will minimize audio feedback.) There is also a text chat box.

· You will come to a page that will ask you to enter an e-mail address.

Enter your e-mail. You may be asked for additional profile information.

You will be given two options, “Launch on Desktop” or “Attend in Browser.” Please use the “Launch on Desktop” to enter the session.

This is the preferred version. The desktop options will ask you to download software. If you are asked to install/ run the software and/or allow security- please select yes.

However if you have security issues please try the browser option which will work without a software download, as long as you have Java installed and enabled on your computer.

Please follow these directions ASAP so if you have a problem there is time to troubleshoot and resolve before the event.

When activating your microphone in the “desktop client” you can hold down the “Ctrl” key on a PC or the “Option” or left quote key on the MAC. There is also a “lock to talk” button (small icon that looks like a padlock).

When using the “browser version”, there is only a “lock to talk” button that you can toggle on and off. Click on the button once to lock on your microphone. When you are through speaking, click again to unlock your microphone.

If you are using a Macintosh, Our Bentley Centra sever is not yet supporting Lion although it should work in the Browser version but with an older version of Firefox and Safari (

If you have any technology problems please send information to [email protected].