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Alumni Career Design Fellowship

30-day online program to create a more fulfilling career

Wondering what comes next for your career? Now's the time to make a plan. 


Whether you want more from your current role or you want to change careers entirely, the fellowship will help you get there!


Bentley University has partnered with the career design experts at Mission Collaborative to bring you this 30-day online program that will give you the clarity and confidence you need to create a fulfilling career that fits you.

Whether you're early-, mid- or late-career, the fellowship provides the structure and accountability you need to make the breakthrough progress you've been struggling to achieve on your own (while fitting into your busy schedule!)

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Define what you really want

Pinpoint exactly what you want from your career and prioritize what matters most to you

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Identify your unique value

Uncover core strengths and transferable skills that you can leverage in your next career move

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Discover exciting options

Identify career paths that fit you better and learn how to test them before committing to one

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Create an action plan

Make a plan for your next steps towards a more fulfilling career and be held accountable for following through

Who this is for

We've designed the fellowship to help you figure out exactly what you want next from your career and develop a plan to get there, regardless of your age, background or industry.

The Fellowship is perfect for you if you're:

  • Unsure about your future in your current career and want to be proactive

  • Feeling bored, burned out, under-appreciated or not using your strengths at work

  • Wondering how your skills and experience translate to other career paths

  • Transitioning to a new phase of life and want to reinvent your career


Kiara: Moved to a better

fit company


"This experience was more than well worth it, especially for busy professionals. You'll get superb resources, top-notch career ideas, and insight that will set you on a promising path towards your next career move."


Laura: Software sales

to educator

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"I had already wasted a ton of time trying to change careers on my own with no actual progress and a lot of fear. The fellowship helped me understand what I want and how to get it, and the community is priceless."


Scott: Lawyer to

small business owner


"The course platforms were easy to use, flexible, and the whole program fit into my busy schedule. I even developed a detailed action plan that I used immediately to pursue new career opportunities."

How it works

The fellowship is not one-on-one coaching — it's a peer learning career development program based on the principles of design thinking. Starting February 27, you'll spend about five hours per week doing the following:

Complete assignments on your own time

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Watch career design videos from the experts, explore curated resources and complete insightful exercises. Just get the work done by the recommended deadlines! 

Weekly team working sessions

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Work with a diverse team of fellow participants to get new perspectives and enlightening feedback. Choose between Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. EDT or Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

Weekly calls with your Partner


We'll match you with another participant that you have a lot in common with. To keep you accountable, you'll have weekly calls at times that work for both of you.

Leverage the whole community

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Crowdsource ideas, resources and connections from fellow alumni, your personal network and the fellowship facilitators. You have an entire community supporting you!

What you'll experience

Expect to spend about five hours per week on the fellowship. You'll have a 1.5-hour video meeting with your assigned team once per week (Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. EDT or Thursdays at 9 p.m. EDT; you pick!). You’ll also have weekly hour-long phone calls with your assigned partner (at times you choose together).

Week 1

Feb 27 to Mar 6

Identify your strengths, transferable skills and interests

Use assessments and guided self-reflection to get to know yourself better

Week 2

March 7 to 13

Define what you want and identify options that align

Prioritize criteria you want your career to fit and start discovering potential options

Week 3

March 14 to 20

Choose your top potential career paths to explore further

Learn how to test your options and use our proven framework to narrow them down

Week 4

March 21 to 28

Create an action plan to structure your next steps

Make a plan to test your best options before you commit to your next career move

Ongoing Support

Job search resources and lifetime access to the curriculum

Continued accountability + tools and templates for your next career move

Can't make it this time?

Next fellowship: Fall 2021

Leave your email and we'll alert you as soon as enrollment opens. See you then!


"This was the greatest investment I've made thus far into advancing my career." 

- Celina, Journalism to Healthcare

Enroll now

We're committed to offering Bentley alumni outstanding experiences that are accessible to everyone.

Compare to one-on-one career coaching ($2,000+) and Mission Collaborative's public fellowship ($349).

Leave your email to get alerted about the next one in Fall 2021!

Early Enrollment



SAVE $50


Regular Enrollment

2/15 - 2/22



Money Back


We're confident you'll love it. There's really no risk in joining!

​Going through financial hardship?

Apply for a partial scholarship

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