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Alumni Spotlight: Hanover Recruiting at Boston College

James Sorrentino - Boston College Alumni SpotlightBoston College – James, Senior Business Development Associate – NYC

In brief, what is your role at Hanover?

As a Senior Development Associate in Hanover’s new Technology Practice I get to wear many hats. My primary duties involve teaming with a Development Director to research potential partnership opportunities, building and maintaining an outreach pipeline, and serving as the first point of contact with clients. Since becoming a Senior Associate, my role has expanded to include supporting other Development Associates, compiling and honing outreach best practices, and collaborating with C-suite Executives to help inform the overall growth and strategy of the Tech Practice.

Why did you decide to work at Hanover?

Growth and opportunity. I was excited by how rapidly Hanover had grown in size and market share in just over a decade. This growth was built on the backbone of Hanover’s innovative model and service, which has made it a thought leader in the industry.

In your opinion, what sets Hanover apart from other organizations?

Hanover is very much a meritocracy and invests greatly in its employees. Many of the company’s leaders were once Business Development Associates and worked their way up the chain. Having access to that degree of upward mobility is incredibly rare in the business world. Not only does Hanover always provide you with the tools and support to succeed, they also take notice when you do.

Why should graduates at your alma mater be interested in working at Hanover?

Beyond the exciting growth and opportunity, working day-to-day in such a youthful and lively office environment makes Hanover a great entry point into the business world. Everyone is energetic and enthusiastic about their work and, just as importantly, socializing. Coming into work every day knowing that you will be surrounded and supported by friends makes all the difference.

What is your favorite part of your job/the company?

Definitely the thrill of the sale. I don’t think of myself as an adrenaline junkie, but the emotional high of making a sale really is unparalleled. Seeing all your efforts researching and strategizing come to fruition is always a cause for celebration. I may or may not be guilty of a few awkward fist pumps during my time at Hanover.

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