Alyssa Hammond

Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center

Alyssa Hammond

Alyssa Hammond is the Director of Undergraduate Career Development in the Pulsifer Career Development Center at Bentley University and leads the Undergraduate team and it’s efforts for advancing its career education curriculum (CDI courses which won the National Association of Colleges and Employers Career Services Excellence Award), dedicated career coaching and outcomes for all undergraduate students, technology innovation, student collaboration, social innovation, and marketing initiatives.

A graduate of Syracuse University and New England Law Boston and a bar certified attorney, Alyssa has worked as a career coach and higher education administrator for more than 20 years. She has provided career coaching and presented career-related classes, workshops and presentations to thousands of students through her work at Suffolk University, New England Law and Bentley University, and to professional organizations such as the National Association of Law Placement, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Public Relations Global Network.   She is also a certified StrengthsFinder coach and conducts one on one and team coaching, large scale Strengths development programming for companies such as Verizon, Kronos and Martignetti Enterprises, and has incorporated and implemented Strengths into the CDI 101 and 201 courses for first and second year students at Bentley.

Alyssa has served as Vice President of Student Membership for Publicity Club of New England’s Board of Directors and has been a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Career Leadership Collective, the Ad Club, the Publicity Club of New England, and the Network of Executive Women. And last but not least, in her “spare time”, she is an adjunct professor for the Information Design and Corporate Communications Department here at Bentley, teaching IDCC 390 “The Business of Social Media”.

Additionally, Alyssa has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal, Boston.com, BostonInno, and Business Insider for her career services and social media work and co-hosted Bentley’s career advice podcast, Counter Offer, which was named a Top 10 Higher Education Podcast by eCity.  Her #AskAlyssa videos are featured on CareerEdge and Bentley Career Services’ Instagram account and she is featured in a Bentley University Master Class video on networking.

Alyssa is known on campus to be an expert in “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” and loves to play it with her CDI 101 and 201 students when discussing the importance of contact theory and networking in their job search. She loves to be challenged anytime, anywhere, so if you see her in the halls, shout out an actor or actress and she’ll surely figure out how they are connected to Kevin B.! Her favorite things about her office are working with Bentley’s “Falcon” awesome students, her team, and their culture wall –  the “Love Mondays” tile is her personal fav because she definitely does and wants her students to, too!

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Abbott’s ‘Shaping the Future of STEM’ Podcast

For more than 130 years, Abbott has changed the world by creating new products and technologies in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals. Now, Abbott is changing the face of careers in STEM.

How this top employer is changing the face of science, technology, engineering, and math careers is highlighted in a new six-part podcast called “Shaping the Future of STEM.” The podcast addresses essential issues for students interested in pursuing STEM careers, as well as anyone interested in learning how the face of …

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Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!

September 15th has passed and that means that we are officially celebrating the many Hispanic Americans who have influenced our society. While we celebrate Hispanic heritage always, this month is for observing the histories and contributions of Americans with ancestors from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

The National Hispanic American Heritage Month, observed September 15th to October 15th, is filled with events put on by The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment …

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Top Vault Consulting Firms Discuss Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are not simply talking points at all-company meetings; they are requirements for the modern workplace. A company can’t reach its potential unless a wide array of perspectives are heard and employees with those differing perspectives are made to feel welcome as their whole selves. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+ people, and people with disabilities are just some of the voices that companies are trying to do better about hearing, and it’s more and more common to see …

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A Day in the Life: In-House Grant Writer

This is the day in the life of a fictional grant writer who works for a $5 million regional nonprofit organization with a mission to expand respite care services for families with mentally ill children.

9:00 a.m. : Come into the office, turn on the computer in your cubicle, and scan your e-mail. The executive director has sent a message asking for the latest stock report for a well-known retail company. He is meeting tomorrow with the company’s owner, who has …

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8 Entry-Level Roles to Break Into the Technology Industry

Tech is an ever-changing field responsible for many of the newest innovations we use every day—making it an exciting industry to work in. And even though people often assume that entering the tech industry as an entry-level candidate requires a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) degree or strong computer coding skills, that’s not the case.

Although STEM degrees are highly valued for certain roles within tech, technology companies typically also have plenty of jobs that don’t require a computer …

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Get a Job in Fintech!

Fintech is an exciting field to go into. The combination of finance and technology in these roles allows many individuals to make a difference in the financial landscape, which is rapidly changing! As more companies incorporate smartphone banking and cryptocurrency into their financial services, Fintech careers will become more popular and relevant than ever before. To learn more about the developing Fintech industry, watch this TedTalk.

We have many resources on CareerEdge to help you get a job in this …

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources!

It’s a new year and time to become familiar with the many resources on the CareerEdge website as well as on Handshake! To make sure that every Falcon feels supported throughout the job search, we are here for you, from start-to-finish! One of the most exciting features is the Affinity/Identity resource on the CareerEdge website. The Affinity/Identity portion of the toolbar opens up to nine unique groups that students with a connection to the group can use for resources and …

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Non-Profit Consulting Remote Externship with PwC

About the program: Paragon One is excited to announce our collaboration with PwC to launch Remote Externships, a unique and flexible way for diverse students to learn employable skills and supplement their resumes.

In this virtual externship, students will learn strategic consulting skills to analyze and evaluate challenges from non-profit organizations using consulting frameworks, in an overall effort to help them solve their important problems. Selected students will be paired with a specific non-profit organization and dive into their strategic …

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50 Fortune 1000 Companies Offering Healthcare Internships

There’s nothing quite like combining the booming field of healthcare with all the prestige and renown of a Fortune 1000 company. Many of these big-name companies offer pharmacy, research, development, IT, or management internships. In order to come up with a list of 50 Fortune 1000 companies offering healthcare internships, a list was compiled of the most successful U.S. companies that have an established presence in the healthcare industry, even if the job isn’t related to clinical practice. Top Master’s …

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Interested in a Career in Sustainability? Apply to the Delongchamp Family Fund – Applications Now Open!

Are you interested in a career in sustainability? Are you looking to expand your network or learn about sustainable business initiatives by attending a professional conference? The Office of Sustainability wants to help!
Bentley University students have the opportunity to apply for the Delongchamp Family FundThis is was established in 2015 to support undergraduate professional and co-curricular activities associated with studying sustainability and the triple-bottom line: people, planet, and profit. The fund was designed to allow students to explore …

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