Melissa Glaser Rubin is an Associate Co-op Coordinator for the undergraduate D'Amore-McKim School of Business Consumer Goods Team. She is a multi-career professional who teaches and demonstrates a firmly held belief in lifelong career management and that "intentional choices + luck = life." Her career started with seven years of work in nonprofit management/fundraising/community organization positions. A favorite role in this stage was helping create a community center without walls from the mission statement and financial structure on up. She then segued to approximately 20 years as an educator in multiple settings before shifting to career coaching (8+ years and counting) after an "aha" moment.
Career coaching builds upon Melissa's love for learning and educating, building relationships, helping individuals and groups define and reach goals, planning events and managing programs and people. In order to make the change, she became active in professional coaching associations, interned at Northeastern University, and transitioned to a contractor coaching role. After a stint as a career navigator for JVS Boston, a large workforce development nonprofit, she worked 4.5 years in progressively responsible roles supporting MBA students at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. The move to the D’Amore-McKim School of Business is a homecoming to Northeastern and brings Melissa back to the classroom (her happy place) and integrates employer partnerships and one-on-one student support.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Missouri in Columbia, a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service from HUC-JIR. Originally from St. Louis, MO, she has lived in four other cities/states including Los Angeles, CA, St. Paul, MN, Houston, TX, and Boston, MA. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with family and friends, entertaining, traveling, reading (271+ weeks straight per Kindle), cooking, exploring restaurants, watching and performing theater and music, viewing and creating arts and crafts, watching films and shows, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing and landing on the top 10 leaderboard of her gym.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri in Columbia, a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service from HUC-JIR.