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Sam Allen | Office of Career Services

Sam brings over 30 years of experience in career services at Saint Anselm College including employer relations, candidate sourcing, career coaching, career services management, liberal arts marketing, strategic positioning and program development. Sam is always seeking to expand current employer and recruiting networks both regionally and nationally for the purpose of developing partnerships leading to successful outcomes for students and new graduates of Saint Anselm College.

Professional Experience

  • Director, Office of Career Services, Saint Anselm College (October 1982 - Present)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Stay Work Play New Hampshire
  • Private Practioner/Career Coach, SuccessWorks!
  • Past Chair, Career Advisors Committee, NH College and Univ. Council
  • Former Ambassador, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Job Referral Coordinator, New Hampshire College & University Council
  • Recruitment/Records Coordinator, Career Planning and Placement Office, University of New Hampshire

Community Leadership

City of Dover, N.H.

  • Vice-Chair, "Save Our Bridge" Committee
  • Chair, Building Committee, Liberty North End Fire Station ($3.1m project)
  • Chair, Building and Fundraising Committees, Dover Arena ($4.5m project)
  • Chairman, Dover 375th, Inc.
  • Chairperson, Dover NH School Board
  • Member, Dover Arena Commission


  • J.V. Hockey Coach, St. Thomas Aquinas H.S., Dover, NH
  • President, Dover Historical Society
  • President, Dover Kiwanis Club
  • Head Coach, Seacoast Ravens Women's Hockey Club
  • President and Treasurer, Board of Directors, Dover Group Home
  • Hockey Coach, Dover Youth Hockey
  • Baseball Coach, Dover North Little League


  • National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Career Resource Managers Assn.
  • Manchester Area Human Resources Assn.


Sam received his degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire.  He is also a certified administrator of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

About Me

Sam has a wide range of interests outside of career services.  He is a well-known New Hampshire historian with special emphasis on local celebrations as precursor to modern economic development. He is a frequent presenter and author regarding archiving and preserving this unique history of the state.  An antique enthusiast and collector, Sam can be found regularly scouring auctions, flea markets and shops.  He enjoys riding his Harley on the back roads of New Hampshire on warm summer days.  During the winter he is an avid hockey fan and passionately follows New Hampshire high school, UNH and Saint Anselm College hockey. On many weekends throughout the year, Sam can be found at his lakeside cottage with his family and his two dogs.

Role Summary

Sam provides strategic leadership to the development of internal career education programs and external community and employer relations outreach.  Sam is a proponent of the experiential model of applied learning, a strong advocate for the employability of the liberal arts and an architect in the expansion of opportunities beyond the classroom. He frequently consults with a wide range of organizations seeking to build hiring brand recognition on-campus and is a recognized thought leader on contemporary challenges associated with new graduate sourcing and hiring.

Contact Information

Sam Allen

Sam Allen

Director, Career Services

Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive #1749
Manchester, N.H., 03102

phone (603) 641-7490
fax (603) 641-7271

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