Alyssa Hammond

Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center

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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Delongchamp Family Fund Opportunity for Sustainability!

Each year the Delongchamp Family Fund provides grants of up to $1,000 to undergraduate students who would like to pursue an unfunded (or underfunded) sustainability internship, attend a sustainability-themed networking event or conference, or design a public awareness project.

Sustainability covers a breadth of topics including, but not limited to social justice, impact investing, corporate social responsibility, and inclusivity along with climate change and other environmental subjects. The Delongchamp Fund Committee will review all applications and will award grants of …

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Interstride: The One-Stop Shop for International Students

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Interstride Empowers International Students to Strive!

International students needing advice or guidance in life after college, Interstride could be that guide for you!

Interstride is a new resource for International Students on backup options in the United States as it offers alternative U.S. Immigration Options among other things international students can do regarding their job search. Whether you are seeking our employment in your home country, other countries, or here in the United States, Interstride could help you pave the path to your future.

To learn …

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Case for a Cause charity case competition

The Make a Wish Foundation and Roland Berger are collaborating on a charity case competition named the Case for a Cause. This competition is not like any other competition you have seen before. The mission of this competition is to sponsor the wish of a child with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy while also providing students with consulting skills training, hands on consulting experience, and career mentorship and development opportunities. 

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BlackRock’s Sustainable Investing Initiatives Are Changing The World (And You Could, Too)

 

Sustainable investing is a term that refers to the growing trend of tying investment strategies to their impact on society, specifically in terms of their environmental, social, and business outcomes. At BlackRock—a financial technology (FinTech) and asset management leader—innovation is a critical part of the company culture, so when it comes to the growing prominence of sustainable investing, they aren’t just capitalizing on a trend, they’re changing the way certain seemingly “intangible” factors are accounted for in investment …

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The Everything Guide to a Career in Public Service

When I was 13 years old, I went to science camp. One day, I sat and listened as a scientist described what global warming was going to do to the planet—rising ocean levels, mass extinctions, devastation of populations around the world. As he spoke, I felt shock and then horror, and then realized: Someone had to do something—even if it was a small thing— and I felt compelled to be one of those “someones.”

After that, I decided that whatever career …

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Now open! 2022 BMOCM Lime Equity Through Education Scholarship!

The BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship is now open! This scholarship is designed for current undergraduate or graduate students with disabilities studying business-related degrees in the U.S. and Canada. The scholarship recipients will receive $10,000 USD to support their studies! With an opportunity like this, how could it get better? There is also gives an opportunity to apply for an internship with the company!

If you are interested in apply or would like more information click

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We Need Environmental Science Grads, But What Do You Need? 13 Career Options We Think You’ll Love

You might be the kid who loved being outdoors, exploring the nearby woods and collecting bugs in a jar or taking samples from the local pond to look at under your most prized possession: a microscope (you know, the one you’d never let your little brother so much as breathe near). Or maybe you were that, umm, let’s say spirited, high school volunteer who led an effort to clean up a state park after you realized what all that litter …

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7 Great Nonprofits to Work For

At the end of each year, people often reflect on how the past 12 months have shaped them and their lives, thinking about what has changed and what has improved. Many also reflect on what they can do differently in the coming year. For some, giving back and being more charitable becomes a “resolution.” But it’s a resolution that can easily be confounding and daunting. To make it easier to keep that resolution, here is a list of seven great …

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A Day in the Life: Policy Analyst in a Nonprofit Advocacy Group (Energy)

8:00 AM: Arrive at the office and start the morning with your daily review of the news wires to see what developments are afoot in the energy world:  corporate merger rumors, congressional legislation proposals, updates on the latest accounting scandal, announcements by a foreign government about a new infrastructure project or environmental policy.

9:00 AM: Your phone rings – it’s a Legislative Assistant from a Congressperson’s office on “the Hill.”  She wants to get more information about the press release your group issued last week, which called attention to …

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