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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Interning in NYC this summer? Need a place to live?

Interning In New York City this summer? Where Are You Going To Live?
Educational Housing Services is a great option.  EHS provides safe and convenient housing to students and interns in NYC. 

The EHS signature lifestyle includes:

Fully furnished rooms with private bathroom
Free: TVs, high-speed internet, cable and national      calling
Free: on-site fitness center, lounges, and kitchens
24 hour security, laundry facility, plus MUCH      more 

If you will be living in NYC this summer, but can’t make a year-long …

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Virtual Grad School Fair on 3/6

REGISTER NOW to attend a FREE Virtual Grad School Fair on March 6, 2013 
Featuring Specialized Programs in Graduate Business – List of Participating Schools (Here)
Unique Opportunity to Get Answers to your Most Pressing Questions in a Live Event!

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5th Annual Career, Internship & Graduate School Fair at Westfield State University

The 5th Annual Career, Internship & Graduate School Fair will be on Wednesday, March 6th from 1:30pm – 4:00pm in the Scanlon Hall Banquet Room at Westfield State University, Westfield, MA.  Over 70 organizations will be in attendance.  Many employers are interested in meeting students from all academic departments including Business, Education, Psychology, Communication, Economics, Sociology and other academic disciplines.  This fair is open to the public.

 

This fair is Open to all Majors

For a list of organizations: www.westfield.ma.edu/careercenter        

For …

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Her Campus Gives You 5 Reasons Not To Miss Management Career Conference on Friday, March 1st

http://www.hercampus.com/school/bentley/5-reasons-go-management-career-panel

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Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair on Feb. 26

The United States Intelligence Community (IC), an integrated network of agencies that work together to protect our nation’s security, is seeking a culturally diverse, technologically savvy and skilled workforce for exciting careers in a number of fields. Join us at the fourth annual IC Virtual Career Fair to explore career opportunities, chat with recruiters and subject matter experts, and learn how to apply for job openings.

For details, and to register, visit:  http://www.icvirtualfair.com/

Event: IC Virtual Career Fair

Date: Tuesday, Feb …

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Disabilities Career Fair on February 22nd

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Pre-Law Program for Sophomores and Juniors at Suffolk Law School

LSAC DiscoverLaw.org PLUS Program – applications due on February 22nd.

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National Sports Career & Networking Conference on 3/22

Sports Events Marketing Experience (SEME) 2013 will be taking place on 3/22-3/23/13 in Washington, DC

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C&S Career Event on 2/18 & 2/19

If you are interested in connecting with C&S and learning more about some great current and future openings in merchandising, procurement and operations, don’t miss this opportunity!

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Interactive Marketing Analytics Program in NYC in June 2013

Atttention rising juniors & seniors: DMEF Interactive Marketing Analytics Xperience (I-MAX) taking place on June 2-6, 2013 in NYC.  Applications due March 29th.

I-MAX Fact Sheet

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