Join MBA Career Program Manager, Cathy Merlo, for an informal clinic to learn how to be successful in an interview. Oftentimes, an interview makes or breaks whether or not you get the job. Make sure that you show up prepared, well-rested, and eager to express your commitment to the company. You should also demonstrate that your skills match those your potential employer is looking for.

Opportunities at this clinic: 

  • Tips for being successful during your interviews 
  • Learn what to do before, during, and after an interview to ensure that you stand out.
  • Learn to make a positive and impactful first impression.  
  • Ask any questions that you have related to interviewing.  


Cathy Merlo, MBA Career Program Manager, Graduate Career Center

In her role as the MBA program manager, Cathy is a career coach, curriculum designer, and instructor for full-time MBA students and alumni looking to polish their résumés, determine their next career adventure, broaden their networking capabilities, or prepare for job interviews.

Cathy also teaches the career management course for MBA students which provides essential tools to help manage their careers. Her goal is to help students gain valuable skills so that they can approach the job search process confidently. Students develop a personal career search strategy, build a strong professional network, and meet with D’Amore-McKim’s employer partners to hear their insider insights towards securing not only a corporate residency, but also a permanent job upon graduation.

An accomplished professional with extensive experience in career counseling, recruitment, and company relations, Cathy spent eight years working at Babson College as a Senior Associate Director at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business where she advised MBA students in the evening and blended learning programs. Prior to finding her passion in helping students accomplish their professional goals, she worked as a recruiter and HR generalist for Fidelity Investments and the Bank of America.