Melissa J. Sawyer

Senior Associate Director / Operations Manager, Undergraduate Career Services

Melissa J. Sawyer

Melissa Sawyer is Senior Associate Director / Operations Manager, Undergraduate Career Services, and Dedicated Career Coach for the Accounting, Corporate Finance and Accounting (Accounting Focus), Information Systems Audit and Control, Mathematics, and Actuarial Sciences majors. Sawyer has more than 20 years of experience working in higher education in various functions encompassing career services, admission, financial aid, fellowship programs, and registrar’s office. She has developed strong relationships with staff and faculty throughout Bentley’s campus while collaborating on various programs for her majors and the “Excel” portion of the Hire Education Career Action Plan. Sawyer has established solid partnerships with employers who actively recruit the students in her area of focus. Additionally, she oversees the relationship between Career Services and BentleyLink and InterviewStream and is the program manager for the course, Career Development Internship (CDI 102) which was launched in spring 2013. Sawyer looks forward to meeting with students to help them evaluate their interests regarding major and career path and in developing the skills necessary to acquire the positions they desire.

Prior to working at Bentley, Sawyer worked in career services with law students at Western New England School of Law and held various positions at Cornell University prior to and during graduate school. She has a Bachelor of Arts from John Carroll University and a MEd from Kent State University.

Dedicated Career Coach for the following majors:

  • Accountancy
  • Corporate Finance and Accounting (Accounting Focus)
  • Information Systems Audit and Control
  • Mathematics
  • Actuarial Sciences

Fun fact:  I’ve traveled to 18 countries in the past 18 years (and more prior to that)!  Traveling with my husband and son is one of my passions.  Our most recent adventure was to go to the Galapagos Islands.  I look forward to many more stamps in my passport in the future!

My favorite part about the office: Working with the amazing students!  I truly enjoy watching them grow, develop and achieve their goals.  Seeing the smiles on their faces when they receive their internship / full time offer is the best!

Junior & Senior Drop-In Hours (during Spring 2020):

Monday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Friday: 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.