Alyssa Hammond

Director, Undergraduate Career Education and Outcomes

Alyssa Hammond

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

A graduate of Syracuse University and New England School of Law 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 advising 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, 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 currently co-hosts Bentley’s new career advice podcast, Counter Offer, which was recently named a Top 10 Higher Education Podcast by eCity.

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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Welcome back – we hope you had a FALCON awesome summer!

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We missed you this much!  We hope you had a great summer and look forward to seeing you in the office, CDI class, and kick-offs soon!  Don’t forget to mark your calendars with all of your MUST GO TO career programs – check out your Career Community pages for more information and to RSVP.

See you soon!

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Still looking for a summer internship – why not try MICRO-INTERNSHIPS?!

Micro internships

If you haven’t had any luck with your summer internship search, it’s still not too late to get meaningful experience this summer by doing micro-internships!   Read about how Bentley student Adam Rekkbie successfully obtained meaningful practical experience by doing micro-internships in HR Dive’s latest article.

To apply for micro-internships, simply click on the “JOBS & INTERNSHIPS” button at the top of this CareerEdge page or click here!

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Congrats to the Class of 2019!

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Our 2019 Falcons are ready to fly from the nest tomorrow and we couldn’t be prouder of them!  Congratulations on your graduation – we wish you all happiness, success and fulfillment as distinguished graduates of Bentley!

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Advice for Parents on How to Help Your Kid Get a Job!

Parent help

Check out Janet Ehl’s advice on how parents can help their kid get a job in Monster.com’s latest blog!

http://career-advice.mainejobs.monster.com/job-search-advice/tips-tricks/how-to-help-your-young-adult-find-a-job/article.aspx

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Bentley sophomore athletes got their career development “game plans” last night and it was FALCON AWESOME!

Soph Athletic program 2018

Kristine Vidic and I had a fantastic program with our sophomore athletes last night!  It was standing room only – everyone was on time and attentive (for the most part, considering it was 7 p.m. on a Thursday night 😆).

Great energy and enthusiasm with this group, I wish all of our audiences were like them.  We even took a selfie before we started . . .

I hope they enjoyed our presentation as much as we enjoyed being with them and that they all …

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Yippee, we did it again – Bentley Career Services ranked #1 in country by the Princeton Review!

Princeton Review 2019

We are so proud and honored to be ranked #1 again – our deep appreciation to our students!  We wouldn’t be at the top without our AWESOME FALCONS and can’t wait to see you all on campus soon to celebrate this tremendous accomplishment with you.

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Our own Alexandra Steinman shares great employability advice for college students in CommonWealth Magazine

Commonwealth

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Colleen Murphy gives job seekers tips on how to succeed in an out of state job search

WalletHub

Colleen Murphy gives her hot take on best practices for an out of state job search in WalletMoney’s latest article on 2018’s Best & Worst Places to Start a Career!

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Attention Junior MKT/IDCC/CR/MC Majors – Adjusted Drop In Hours for Week of March 26th

please notice

Hey there, all my MKT, IDCC, CR and MC juniors – I will be out of the office next week attending the National Undergraduate Business Symposium, so if you need any career advice or assistance while I’m away, you may attend drop in’s on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. or you can call Gayle McCue at 781-891-2375 to schedule an appointment with Jessica Selchan.  I’ll be back in the office and resume my regular drop in hours and …

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Junior MKT/IDCC/CR/MC Drop In Hour & Appointment Reminder

don’t forget

 

Welcome back! For those of you in need of career advising assistance, a friendly reminder that Drop In’s for JUNIOR Marketing, IDCC, Creative Industries and Media and Culture majors take place weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

***Please note that Drop In’s are CANCELLED on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14.***  

If you’d like to schedule an appointment with me or Jessica Selchan, you may do so by calling the Undergraduate Career Services Office at 781-891-2375.  (Appointment scheduling is not …

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