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.

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Consulting Career Community: Get Ready for Takeoff!

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So what the heck does a consultant do, you may be wondering? According to Vault,  Knowledge is power, as the saying goes. And in the age of information, any businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, or other organizations that do not have as much knowledge as possible of their individual lines of work are at a distinct disadvantage. They risk suffering financial losses, poorly performing workers and departments, and failing to meet their goals. Consultants are professionals who provide expertise to …

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Sophomores: To Those About To Rock, We Salute You!

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Thanks to our amazing Sophomores for coming to our official kickoff under the LaCava tent. You got it all done!

Downloaded Career Fair Plus and BentleyLink Apps
Registered for Career Community alerts on Career Edge
Received Sept 28 Career Fair Name Tag
Downloaded Mentor Marketplace App
Celebrated your favorite Strength
Met your Career Colleague

And who can forget the popcorn, ice cream, and t-shirts. It was the hottest party in town!

To our entire Career Colleague team, thanks for helping to make it happen. …

By Susan Sandler Brennan
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Take Your Bandana, Change the World

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On this 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, I hope you will read Peggy Noonan’s WSJ article about a hero who died too young, Welles Crowther. She reminds all of us to embrace his example of courage, love and possibility. “The way I see it, courage comes from love. There’s a big unseen current of love that hums through the world, and some plug into it more than others, more deeply and surely, and they get more power from it. …

By Susan Sandler Brennan
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An Attitude of Gratitude

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It was a week to remember! On Monday, our Falcons returned to the nest and our office was buzzing with activity. On Tuesday, Flex flew to NYC and starred on The Today Show’s segment featuring the Princeton Review’s 2017 ranking of Best Colleges. What an incredible honor to have Bentley University’s Career Services ranked #1 the United States! The recognition is all the more special because it comes from our amazing students. The week continued with messages from students, alumni, …

By Susan Sandler Brennan
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Consulting Career Community: Ready for Takeoff!

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I am delighted to launch the new Consulting Career Community at Bentley University! As the leader of University Career Services and a former management consultant, I can’t think of a more fulfilling role than introducing Bentley students to this exciting career path. Through professionals in the field and in collaboration with the Bentley Consulting Group, the Consulting Career Community will expose you to the consulting industry, relevant career paths, required competencies, and the all-important case interview technique. Stay tuned for a full schedule of …

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