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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Gear Up for Professional Development, Still Seeking Seniors!

Are you a senior still in the job search process? The Pulsifer Career Development Center has created the GEAR UP program to be there for support at every step of the full-time job search process.

Some resources that will be covered include:

Resume update
Cover letter assistance
Putting your Career Action Plan together
Learning about additional job search resources
Discuss what is working, and what is not in your job search

Students are able to attend as many sessions as …

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Anderson & Kreiger LLP Establishes Legal Diversity Fund to Provide Stipends to Law School and College Students

Anderson & Kreiger LLP is investing in an initiative to increase the representation of future lawyers who come from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

“Our partnership is committed to leveraging its financial resources to provide law students the ability to focus exclusively on their schooling and take the types of early career risks that can lead to greater future rewards. Likewise, we intend to share our social capital and access to networks in the legal community,” said Colin Van …

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Your Guide to Volunteering as a College Student

Volunteerism is one of the core identities of the United States. According to Americorps, 25% of Americans participate in formal volunteering and 62.5% participate in informal volunteering. Committing an act of service to your community has a ripple effect in its ability to positively shape someone else’s day. Additionally, there are some great benefits of volunteering that are unique to college students. Some of these benefits may include:

increase in job prospects
positive effect on mental health
can help with …

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Learn More About American Universities’ China Association (AUCA)!

The American Universities’ China Association (AUCA) is hosting a series of program programs are for undergraduate, graduate and alumni who are seeking positions and internships in China. As most Chinese employers will kick off their spring recruitment and internship program in March, AUCA will be hosting a series of online and in-person events in Spring 2021 to bridge employers with top universities in the U.S. and oversea students.

– Virtual Career Fairs & Physical Career Fair in Shanghai – flexible …

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Wondering How to Network at a Virtual Career Fair?

Are you ready to impress the next recruiter you speak with? Learn how to thrive at Bentley’s Spring Career Fair, which is  just around the corner (Wednesday, February 10th). Prepare to learn how to network by using the video resource below:

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Are You Considering Graduate School?

Considering graduate school, but not sure where to start? Read the resources below to learn more about the standardized testing, GPA requirements, and more!

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Google’s Veteran Career Series

Are you a member of the US veteran community interested in learning more about Google’s culture and job opportunities? Then look no further!

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Looking for the Top Internships Around? Vault has the answer!

Vault recently released their newest internship rankings guide. The ranking system is based on a survey of over 11,000 interns at over 100 internship programs.

There is a wide variety of categories included, many of which are new this year, including Best Internships by Industry, Best Internships by Role, Best Internships for Diversity, and Best Internships in numerous employment factors such as Quality of Life, Networking Opportunities, and more.

Some notable companies featured include Microsoft, J.P. Morgan, Deloitte, IBM, and …

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Have Questions Regarding Salary Negotiation?

You’ve landed your dream job, but you want to make a little more money than what was initially offered- get ready to negotiate! Salary negotiation is extremely important after receiving any job offer.

This blog from MoneyGeek offers a ten-step system for negotiating salary with an employer. Additionally, it highlights nine questions that you may want to consider when deciding how much to ask for as well as the top ten mistakes people make when asking for a raise.

It …

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Good-bye CDI 102, Hello New One Credit Academic Internship Program!

The Pulsifer Career Development Center is thrilled to announce that after working closely with the Dean’s Office, the Office of Academic Advising, and the Center for International Students and Scholars this summer, Bentley is now offering a new one credit internship course and this new course allows undergraduate students to earn one academic credit for internship work experience completed during the summer, fall, or spring trimesters.  As a result of this new program, CDI 102 has been discontinued as it …

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