Presentation to the Board of Trustees


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This is a presentation to the board of trustees by the Graduate Student Association (2009-2010).

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Presentation to the Board of Trustees

  1. 1. Graduate Student Association<br />Bentley University<br />
  2. 2. Our Mission<br />To create a professional and social environment that promotes personal and professional growth for all graduate students<br />To influence a sense of pride and unity amongst the graduate students<br />To unify students in the commitment to build relationships that establish a strong network in the business world<br />
  3. 3. Our Structure<br />GSA + 10 dynamic sister organizations and growing…<br />Possible newcomers<br /><ul><li> Accountancy
  4. 4. Toastmaster Chapter
  5. 5. Chess Club</li></li></ul><li>GSA Executive Board<br />We represent 1,400+ graduate students<br />We come from a diverse background – China, India, Nepal, Spain, and the United States<br />We represent various disciplines – management, finance, marketing, tax and financial planning<br />We love what we do!<br />
  6. 6. New Developments<br />BGLO: Joined forces with 11 Boston area graduate schools<br />Organized events with turnover of 1000+ people (Nov 2009)<br /><ul><li>Provided opportunities to Bentley graduate students to mentor teenagers (2009-2010)</li></ul>Increased part-time graduate student involvement with the University<br />
  7. 7. New Developments<br />Sister Organization Development<br />GTFPA : worked to develop<br />NetImpact Chapter<br />Indian Graduate Student Organization (IGSO)<br />Utilized the redesigned GSA website and Facebook to promote events, and get student feedback<br />Current graduate students to mentor incoming class<br />
  8. 8. Haiti<br /><ul><li>A fundraiser with Suffolk and Brandeis University (Feb 2010)</li></ul>Bowl for Haiti – a combined effort with 11 Boston schools to raise funds for Haiti (March 2010)<br />Bentley 5K Run – a 5k run to raise funds for Haiti (April 2010)<br />Karaoke – an evening to raise money for Haiti (March 2010)<br />
  9. 9. Workshops<br />Organized Career Connections workshop for international students (Dec 2009)<br />Organized Excel Workshops for incoming students looking to sharpen Excel skills (May 2009)<br />Various speakers on a number of issues. Eg., Making Green Economy Real: Life beyond the Meltdown where you Reinvent Yourself (Oct 2009)<br />Professor Emeritus Ed Wondolowski provided workshops on Stress Free Living and Mind Management (Aug 2009)<br />Helped GWLO organize Careers in Technology Consulting: Deloitte Women’s Initiative (Jan 2010)<br />
  10. 10. Capstone Social Events<br />GSA Gala at the Westin (Nov 09)<br />200+, <br />Student, faculty, staff, guests<br />Sold-out event<br />Spirit of Boston Cruise (April 2010)<br />200+<br />Student, faculty, staff, guests<br />
  11. 11. Outdoor Events<br />Cricket and soccer matches (Sept 2009)<br />Mini-golfing at Kimball Farms (Oct 2009)<br />Kayaking on Charles River (Aug 2009)<br />Ice skating and cross country skiing (Jan 2010)<br />Celtics, Red Sox, Revolutions and Bruins games (2009-2010)<br />Golf Lessons (Aug 2009)<br />Six Flags (Sept 2009)<br />Broadway shows (March 2010)<br />Sky Diving!(Sept 2010)<br />
  12. 12. Cultural Events<br />Chinese New Year: Over 100+ students and faculty attended (Feb 2010)<br />Indian Festival Garbha Night(Nov 2009)<br />75+ students and faculty <br />
  13. 13. Graduate students (videos)<br />
  14. 14. Thank You!<br />Questions..<br />