A headshot of Michelle Sangeloty.

Michelle Sangeloty '17


Unionville, CT

Major Sociology

“To be good at HR you need to understand the psychology of it all, and how people work. I think the combination of subjects Bryant provides is invaluable.”

“No matter what industry you work in you have to remember that it’s run by people – people who want to work in an environment where they feel safe and productive and happy,” notes Michelle Sangeloty ’17.

“That’s why I love Human Resources,” she says. “It’s a fun field where you're dealing with the fundamentals of what a business is: keeping people happy within their jobs, and making sure that they're all working together to get the job done.”

Sangeloty, who majored in Human Resources Management and Sociology, feels that her Bryant education, with its balance of business and liberal arts, makes her ideally qualified to help workers reach their full potential. “To be good at HR you need to understand the psychology of it all, and how people work” she says.

“I think the combination of subjects Bryant provides is invaluable.”

Sangeloty mixed coursework like classes in HR Development and the Sociology of Work with co-curricular activities – like the Society for Human Resource Management – and positions with Bryant’s PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Fisher Center Advisory Board.

She discovered a knack for advocating for others. “I think the biggest thing I learned at Bryant is that I could make a difference,” she says. “I have a voice and I can make an impact.

“My time at Bryant helped me grow from a scared freshman who was afraid to say anything to knowing that I can speak up, and that I have seat at the table.”

After graduation Sangeloty took a position with Travelers’ competitive Human Resources Leadership Development Program where she’ll gain experience across a wide range of jobs. She credits her education with helping her build the skills – and find the confidence – she’ll need to succeed.

“I’ll be forever grateful I’m a Bulldog,” she says.

Real World Experience

Academic Organizations

Co-Vice President and Director of Communication, Bryant SHRM
• Assisted in managing the Bryant chapter of Society for Human Resource Management, which promotes the role of HR as a profession and provides education, certification, and networking


Project Manager, Project Coordinator, PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion
• Coordinated marketing, programming and promoting events. Conducted research, scheduled, and assisted in management of the student staff; projects included creating a Student Employee Handbook and Confidentiality Agreement


Human Resources Leadership Development Program intern, Travelers Insurance
• Shadowed manager of Talent Acquisition (Operations) and two vice presidents; designed an agency scorecard; created an employee referral scorecard; collaborated on a group capstone developing a Voice of Customer survey


MyPath Mentor
• As a representative of the Human Resource program, assisted first-year students in exploring their academic options and finding their major


Bryant Senior Advisory Committee
• Advised President and senior staff members on ways to improve student experience

A Connected Community

Bryant's purposeful student life delivers co-curricular immersion with an inspiring, collegial community. Students forge deep connections that last a lifetime.

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Dennis "Denny" Cosmo '19

“I immediately felt at home and part of the community at Bryant. Each individual has to choose his or her own path, but if someone’s looking for opportunities and options, Bryant offers more than any college I’ve ever seen.”

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Zeynep Kazmaz '18

“I want to help some of the younger students who come onto our campus find representatives and role models to look up to who are similar to them and who come from the same backgrounds.”

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George Ossei '17

“The business reputation, meeting the students who had come here and had become successful, learning about the internships they had gotten and the kind of companies that recruit from here — all of those things about Bryant really drew me in.”