Join Cathy Merlo for an informal career clinic to have your cover letter writing questions answered. A cover letter is the first step in landing an interview, as it indicates what makes you a perfect fit and why a company should select you from a pool of applicants. Cover letters are valuable marketing tools for promoting your accomplishments and demonstrating your professionalism, communication style, and skills.

Opportunities at this clinic: 

  • Tips for making your cover letter stand out. 
  • Learn to personalize your qualifications and demonstrate how you meet the needs of the company.  
  • Create a positive impression through your writing. 


Cathy Merlo Portrait

Cathy Merlo, Career Advisor

Cathy is a career coach, curriculum designer, and instructor for graduate 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 in the career management course 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.