Alumni services

North Bennet Street School graduates will be the first to tell you that North Bennet Street School provides exceptional training for professional careers. Many alumni remain involved with NBSS, as guest lecturers, instructors, mentors, employers and donors.     

They say the inspiring community and intensive, hands-on programs contribute to their confidence and success. They value the school’s prestigious reputation, dedicated master instructors and collaborative, professional network. Read alumni profiles here .  

Alumni news and alumni in the News

NBSS Alumni share news about their careers and companies on the Alumni News page. Alumni are also constantly making the news; both in industry-specific media and in more mainstream publications. Read about alumni in the NBSS in the News page.  

jobs and Commission Center

As a service to full-time students and alumni, NBSS offers career services. Visit the online Jobs and Commission Center if you are a student or alumni seeking a job, an employer seeking to hire skilled professionals or an individual with a special project or commission.

Alumni Association

The Alumni Association includes NBSS graduates from all departments who meet quarterly to plan and organize programs and services that support and strengthen the alumni community, North Bennet Street School and current students. Contact for more information.


Alumni who need a copy of their transcript should download, complete and return the Transcript_Request_Form.pdf.

Alumni websites
Many NBSS alumni open shops and start small businesses. Visit the Alumni Website to find jewelers, bookbinders, carpenters, preservation carpenters, locksmiths, luthiers, piano tuners and fine furniture makers.   


Graduates of full-time programs are encouraged to submit news using this form.

Graduates benefit from the commission referral process
“The best thing about the process is that I meet prospective clients who already think positively about me before they meet me because of the good reputation of the school,” says Cathy MacKenzie, CF ’06.

Every year, the North Bennet Street School gets hundreds of calls and emails from all over the country from individuals hoping to commission NBSS students or graduates to do some work for them. The diversity of the requests covers the full range of NBSS’s eight current disciplines—locksmithing, violin, piano, bookbinding, jewelry, carpentry, preservation carpentry and furniture—and even those that are no longer taught. According to the student and alumni services office, at least twice a year the school gets requests from people who need their watch or clock repaired—even though the NBSS Watch Repair department was discontinued in the 1980s.

Alumni who request commission alerts receive emails from the Office of Student and Alumni Services with the subject line says “NBSS Commission.” Alumni who do not receive commission notices by email and would like to should email Lana Jackson with a current email address and your name will be added to the list.