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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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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On Demand Access to Career Development with CDI 301

Do you want career coaching on YOUR TIME?!  When YOU want it? Even at 2 a.m. on Sunday night? Are you asking yourself what career action steps you should take now?  Are you wondering how to advance your career took kit?

Don’t miss out on this ON DEMAND ACCESS to the UCD by registering for CDI 301!

Resources at your fingertips 24/7, all asynchronous, with NO HOMEWORK or GRADES – open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors!

Register via WorkDay NOW!

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Looking for More Career Insight? Fall CDI 201 & 301 Are Here to Help!

CDI 201 is now a 4 week in person course for those of you who are undecided in major and/or career path.  This course will focus on advanced StrengthsFinder assessment, Strong Interest Inventory assessment, identifying majors, career paths, industries and companies based on your results, skills and values, and customized career action planning.  Nine sections of CDI 201 will be offered in the fall only and in 3 sessions – the schedule is now available on Workday.  CDI 201 is a …

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