December 11, 2015 – Four graduating Fort Valley State University students – Tanisha Leonard, Dejanee Carter, Insely Davis and Marquetta Gilbert – traveled to Bentley University recently to learned about graduate school opportunities through their Discover Bentley program recently. Bentley University paid for the three-day trip to Boston, Mass., where the FVSU students had the opportunity to explore graduate programs at the university.
The four students were able to visit graduate classes and explored the trading room on the McCallum Graduate School. They also sat in two graduate classes, including management consulting skills and professional accounting research and policy.
“Words cannot even describe the gratitude that I have for this amazing opportunity and the people that I’ve met,” said Tanisha Leonard, a senior student majoring in management and minoring in logistics at FVSU. “There are moments in life that are unforgettable, and my trip to Bentley University is one of them. They welcomed four students from FVSU with open arms. During our three day stay, we learned about Bentley University’s culture and programs and had the opportunity to sit in a class or two.”
Dejanee Carter, a senior accounting major, whose goal is to pursue dual master’s degrees in accounting and information technology, said the time spent at Bentley was informational.
“The three days spent at Bentley University were worth the time,” she said. “I built connections with a lot of individuals.” She said the university is a potential school that she would consider attending.
Marqueta Gilbert, a senior accounting major, said she visited Bentley to expand her horizons.
“I decided to go to Boston to explore the program, because I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and adapt to different environments. I was interested in the program because of the great opportunities and learning about the admission process and scholarship opportunities. I also had the chance to meet leaders, admissions representatives and current students. The program gives students the opportunity to think on their feet and to apply their knowledge and skill in the real world.”
The students also participated in GMAT/GRE information sessions at the school, and visited the PricewaterhouseCoopers company to meet with their management team.
For details, contact Dr. Romelda Simmons, director of Career and Alumni Affairs, at (478) 825-6746 or Simmonsr@fvsu.edu.
Christina D. Milton, public relations specialist
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