Alissa Thornton

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Title:
Graduate Career Consultant
Office:
F. David Fowler Career Center
Address:
Duques Hall, School of Business
2201 G Street NW
Suite 560
Washington, DC 20052
Email:
[email protected]

Alissa Thornton, ACRW, CPRW is an insightful career coach and consultant. She is also a twice-certified resume writer experienced in resume, cover letter, e-note, bio, and LinkedIn profile development for individuals across professions and experience levels. Ms. Thornton has approximately five years of experience in outplacement with DBM (now LHH) and RiseSmart (a Randstad Company) with clients transitioning in their careers. Prior to focusing on outplacement and career development, Alissa grew into a well-rounded Human Resources (HR) generalist through her 10-year career in HR management and development with global and national organizations in hospitality and financial services — Marriott International, HMSHost, and Chevy Chase Bank (now Capital One Bank). As an effective coach, consultant, trainer, and facilitator, Alissa is known for positively challenging and encouraging clients and students. Alissa is a professional practitioner with a Master of Arts (MA) from the George Washington University (with a Human Resources Management concentration). Her undergraduate degree is from James Madison University. She has also completed two coach programs and is MBTI®-certified. Alissa has built and maintained relationships with four local and national non-profits and social service organizations, for which she has held two volunteer leadership positions. She has lived and worked in the Washington, D.C. area for 20 years.