Susan Sandler Brennan

Associate Vice President, University Career Services

Susan Sandler Brennan

Susan Brennan, Associate Vice President of University Career Services, has over 20 years of experience managing career development and employer outreach programs in business higher education. In her leadership role she provides strategic direction to university-wide career services functions including: undergraduate, graduate, alumni, recruiting, employer relations, marketing and career education. She is recognized for her ability to build and maintain strong relationships with corporate partners, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff to improve outcomes and expand Bentley’s reputation in the global marketplace.

Brennan is a featured career expert in major media outlets including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Radio, Chronicle of Higher Education, U.S. News and World Report, Washington Post and Boston Business Journal. She often serves as keynote speaker for major internal and external events ranging from campus Open House events for accepted students and families, to career-oriented webinars, and conferences addressing the corporate community. She also serves as a key resource to faculty and administration on major curriculum initiatives to ensure market relevance and consideration of career implications.

Under her leadership, Bentley’s undergraduate placement surveys have yielded 98% employment or graduate school plans within six months of graduation. These results impact key rankings including Bloomberg/BusinessWeek and Princeton Review.

Prior to joining Bentley in 2003, Brennan combined her passions for business and education in diverse roles at the Arthur D. Little School of Management (now Hult International Business School), the Hay Group, Columbia University and the Children’s Museum. She has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, master of education from Harvard University and master of business administration from Babson College.

All Posts

Baby, it’s cold outside, but summer internships are hot!

Susan Blog Post

Welcome back, Bentley students! While the semester is just getting started, it’s already time to start thinking about summer internships! According to Money Magazine, “If You Want a Cool Internship This Summer, You Should Do This Right Now”.  The article has great tips about targeting, searching and networking. And, you may find some words of wisdom from yours truly. Turns out Money Magazine thinks Bentley Career Services knows a thing or two about successfully securing internships (and full-time jobs too!). Be sure …

By Susan Sandler Brennan
Susan Sandler Brennan Associate Vice President, University Career Services Susan Sandler Brennan
Read more »

Give Yourself the Gift of Reading this Holiday Season – My 2016 Reading Wrap Up!

seuss-reading-quote-flickr-sharing-71301

I love to read. My top 5 strengths (Strategic, Relator, Woo, Ideation, and Activator) are all about considering, connecting and leading the charge to implement innovative ideas. I can’t take credit for originality, but I can claim talent in curating ideas by devouring newspapers, books, podcasts, TED Talks and other sources of thoughtful and creative content. As we wrap up the 2016 year and look forward to the new year, I wanted to share my top 10 must-read career-oriented books …

By Susan Sandler Brennan
Susan Sandler Brennan Associate Vice President, University Career Services Susan Sandler Brennan
Read more »

Crash Course: Gen Z and Millennials at Work

gen-z

Thanks to Professor Ian Cross, I recently read a new study by Randstad and Future Workplace about the changing workforce as 3.6 million Baby Boomers are set to retire, one-fourth of Millennial workers will take on management roles and Generation Z (those born between 1994 and 2010) has started to enter the workforce. So what does this research mean to you students (mostly Gen Z) entering the workforce?

According to report, Millennials are not prepared, nor equipped, with the emotional quotient …

By Susan Sandler Brennan
Susan Sandler Brennan Associate Vice President, University Career Services Susan Sandler Brennan
Read more »

Consulting Career Community: So What Did You Miss? And What’s Next?

consulting-career-community-huron

Our Consulting Career Community is up and running thanks to you, our amazing students. We kicked off the semester with a half day intensive case interview workshop led by a Bentley alumnus and PwC Strategy& Consultant. Our speaker provided an insider look at the consulting industry and shared insights about how each firm approaches strategy, financial and operations projects. He commented that the strategy world is changing from human effort to machine effort and how firms like IBM Watson Analytics will impact …

By Susan Sandler Brennan
Susan Sandler Brennan Associate Vice President, University Career Services Susan Sandler Brennan
Read more »

Join the Consulting Career Community: Learn about Parthenon EY

consulting-career-community-parthenon-ey

 

 

By Susan Sandler Brennan
Susan Sandler Brennan Associate Vice President, University Career Services Susan Sandler Brennan
Read more »