Susan Brennan

Assistant Dean, Career Development Office at MIT

Susan is the Inaugural Assistant Dean of one of the world’s premier business schools. In this newly created role she provides strategic vision and management of the 23 staff member Career Development Office serving students and alumni across MIT Sloan’s diverse portfolio of graduate business programs. Before joining MIT Sloan, Susan was the Associate Vice President of University Career Services at Bentley University. Under Susan’s leadership, Bentley University was ranked the #1 Career Services and #1 Internship Program in the country by the Princeton Review 2017 and was awarded the 2018 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Career Excellence Award. At Bentley, Susan led a successful, strengths-based team of 20 staff and 16 students dedicated to serving all Bentley undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, employers, and families. Over the past decade, she put Bentley on the map for delivering impactful career education and outcomes, with 99% of first-year students participating in her team’s ground breaking career development course and 99% of 2017 graduates employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation.  A recognized thought leader on career preparedness topics, Susan is a regular contributor to Bloomberg Radio and Business Insider and is quoted frequently in major media including U.S. News and World ReportWall Street JournalChronicle of Higher Education, and New York Times. She recently served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and chaired the Labor Market and Career Services committee for the New England Board of Higher Education Commission on Higher Education and Employability. Prior to entering higher education, Susan was a management consultant focused on human capital strategies. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an EdM from Harvard University, and an MBA from Babson College.

My Sessions

Career Services Reimagined: The Art and Science of Transformation That Can Drive Recruitment, Retention, Reputation, Relevance and ROI

Law School Second Floor

AI, machine learning, and mobile technology are transforming the way employers recruit students and career services prepare students for the workplace of the future. Innovative schools are embracing new ways to deliver what was once a transactional model. The same left and right brain creativity today’s employers expect from our students we must expect from […]