Russell Abbatiello MEd

Photo of Russell Abbatiello, Manager of Career Services
Director for Career and Professional Development
Office of Student Affairs and Services
(617) 726-1318
Office Location: 
B39 - 104

Russell Abbatiello is Director for Career Development in the Office of Student Affairs and Services at the MGH Institute. He leads the Center for Career and Professional Development  within OSAS, promoting and delivering all career-related services for students and alumni in collaboration with programs.  

Russell has considerable experience in both the academic and professional sectors of career advising and training having worked a career transition consultant, high school administrator, and guidance counselor. His work at the Institute includes individual and group consultation in resume writing, interviewing, and networking skills with attention to the burgeoning realm of social media. He has developed a variety of career‐related virtual and onsite resources to support our growing student population and alumni.

Russell received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of Holy Cross and a Master of Arts in Education from Boston College. His consulting work assisting professionals displaced during the 2008 recession has been featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Segments of interviews with Russell have appeared in the Boston GlobePatriot Ledger, and CBS Boston News- WBZ Radio 1030.


BA, Psychology, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
MEd, Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA