Career Development Center

Our Team

Benny Belvin, Assistant Dean, Career Development

Benny J. Belvin II

Assistant Dean, Career Development

Benny has been working as a career development professional for nearly 16 years, including nine and a half years at Harvard University's Office of Career Services where he designed innovative alumni engagement programs, developed and led new employer outreach initiatives across the office, and advised undergraduate and graduate students on a variety of topics in career management. Benny is passionate about career development and relationship management, and has delivered numerous workshops on relationship-building across the country. Benny is looking forward to working with the Heller School Community to continue connecting students to opportunities, engaging our organizational and alumni partners to develop relationships and resources, and equipping Heller School students with the tools and strategies to successfully navigate the world of work. Benny holds a Master's of Science in Student Affairs Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a Professional Certificate in Career Planning and Development from New York University. He completed the Harvard University Administrative Fellowship Program, and is designated a Master Career Development Professional (MCDP) by the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

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Bryan Kanney

Bryan Kanney

Assistant Director, Career Development

Bryan joined the Heller Career Development team in January 2019. Bryan graduated from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, in August 2018 after completing a Master of Science in Education in Counseling with a focus on College Counseling and Student Affairs. During his graduate career, Bryan served as Graduate Assistant in the Office of Career & Academic Advising; in this role Bryan developed an advising style grounded in trait-and-factor theory after working primarily with undergraduate exploratory majors. In addition to career advisement, Bryan served in roles in Study Abroad, Athletics, and International Student Services and Programs. Most recently, Bryan completed an internship within the International Office at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland and briefly served as Programs Coordinator in the Office of Education Abroad at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. Bryan maintains a commitment to working with international and diverse student populations and empowering all students to make informed career decisions.

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Jasmine Waddell, Assistant Director of Career Development

Jasmine Waddell

Assistant Director, Career Development

Jasmine has been working in higher education and nonprofits for her entire career. After completing her NICHD-funded postdoctoral fellowship, Jasmine served as the inaugural Senior Officer for Research and Learning in the US Regional Office of Oxfam America. Jasmine has held faculty positions at the Heller School at Brandeis, the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to returning to Heller to join the Career Development Center, Jasmine spent eight years at Harvard supporting students and faculty with various topics in career management. She is looking forward to equipping Heller School students with the tools and strategies to successfully navigate the world of work. Jasmine holds a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Oxford where she was a U.S. Rhodes Scholar. She earned an AB with honors in Political Science from Brown University.

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Graduate Assistants

Laura Burroughs, MBA'22

Laura Burroughs, MBA'22

Graduate Assistant: Marketing, Communications and Events

Nijimbere Lahayiloyi, MA SID/COEX'23

Nijimbere Lahayiloyi, MA SID/COEX'23

Graduate Assistant: Employer Relations

Tezeta Tamrat, MBA/MA SID'22

Tezeta Tamrat, MA SID/MBA'22

Graduate Assistant: Data and Outcomes Reporting