Graduates Benefit From Commissions

September 24, 2011

“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, 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 Jason Gregoricus at with a current email address and your name will be added to the list.