Alyssa Hammond

Director, Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Center

Alyssa Hammond

Alyssa Hammond is Director of the Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center at Bentley University and leads the Undergraduate Career Development team and it’s efforts for advancing its career education curriculum and credit internship program (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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Check out how we are helping our students keep on their career tracks this summer in this new article in University Business!

https://bit.ly/2YdjGV9

IBM new platform Open P-TECH – Help Grow Your Skill Set this Summer!

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Another resource for free skill building over the summer! IBM new platform Open P-TECH. Students can take free online classes in things like block chain, design thinking, AI amongst others.

Digital learning on cutting-edge technology, designed for students!
Engaging videos and gamified assessments to spark and keep student interest!
Free to academic institutions, students, and teachers!
Industry-recognized digital badges!
Special resources for teachers!

You can review it HERE!

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MindSumo – A Perfect Summer Opportunity

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MindSumo is an EduTech crowdsourcing startup that bridges the gap between large corporations and the Millennial/GenZ generations via innovation, insight and research projects. We have worked with over 350 companies in the past – everyone from Walmart, Amazon, Google, Facebook to Unilever, Spotify, Kellogg’s and Disney to name a few.

They have a couple of exciting challenges up on MindSumo for your students to solve while they take classes from home. Two of the challenges are specific to Covid19.

Universal …

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How to Get Ahead Without A Summer Internship

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So, current collegiate or soon-to-be graduate — you don’t have an internship this summer. Now what?

First, it’s OK to mope a little bit. Let it out. Feeling sad about this is expected and warranted.

But know that you’re not alone in this. Every college student in the US, and most of the world, is impacted by the pandemic. And recruiters and hiring managers are living through this moment with you, so they’ll show you some grace.

We spoke to …

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So Bentley’s Going Remote – Now What?

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Dear Falcons,

I know this must be a very stressful and confusing time for you all so I want to re-assure you of one very important thing – the Undergraduate Career Development Center is HERE FOR YOU and TO HELP YOU!

Yes, the way that we do business, you go to class, and we engage with each other will change dramatically for the foreseeable future but that doesn’t mean that we stop –  WE KEEP GOING, we are just going to …

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We have a NEW NAME! Bentley Career Services becoming the Pulsifer Career Development Center

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Thanks to the generosity of alumnus and Falcon parents, Gordan & Annellen Pulsifer, the Bentley Career Services Office has been endowed with a $2 Million gift and will now be known as the Pulsifer Career Development Center.  With our great appreciation, we share their story with you here

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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?!

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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!

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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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