By Alison Fortier Bentley definitely prepares us well for the business world with all the GBs and even CDI, but we’re left to figure out other things on our own. For example: writing professionally for day-to-day business. Don’t worry if this part of business isn’t your favorite thing in the world because there are several … Continue reading The Dos and Don’ts of Professional E-mails
By Maria Clarice Chua I always get a strange look whenever I tell someone that I am an Actuarial Science major who hopes to write her own novel one day. It appears to be a common perception that math and writing are two discrete topics; in fact, a lot of my fellow math majors express … Continue reading The Mathematics of Writing
We’ve been a little delinquent in posting new material, so I thought I’d get this semester kicked off with a short rumination on why doing some writing away from the keyboard might actually be beneficial, even in this age of digital production. I write professionally. I’m an academic and a playwright. I know a lot … Continue reading Is Writing by Hand Obsolete?
Last year, I interviewed a Bentley junior and asked her what it was about a business school that made her so interested in attending one. She, of course, mentioned the great after-graduation career opportunities, but—more importantly—she also stated: "Plus, I hate writing. I wanted to go to a school that had me do as little … Continue reading The Writing Illness
Writing has always been a source of comfort for me—a way to express myself free from the judgment of others. Ever since my mom bought me that rhinestone-studded diary in third grade (yes, I was “that girl”), I have used writing to convert my scattered thoughts into comprehensible beliefs. There is something about just me, … Continue reading The Cover Letter Charade