Registration is open now on GTS.

Join MBA Career Program Manager, Cathy Merlo, for an informal clinic and learn how to write the all-important cover letter. A cover letter is the first step in landing an interview. Your resume will showcase your talents and professional experience; your cover letter will demonstrate what makes you a perfect fit in a competitive pool of other applicants. Cover letters are valuable marketing tools for promoting your accomplishments and exhibiting your professionalism, communication style, and expertise. 

During the webinar, you'll:

  • Discover the best tips and tricks 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. 


Portrait photography on campus at Northeastern University on June 6, 2021 in Boston, MA. Photo by Adam Glanzman for Northeastern

Cathy Merlo is the MBA Career Program Manager at the Graduate Career Center.

As MBA Program Manager, Cathy serves as an experienced career coach, curriculum designer, and instructor for full-time MBA students and alumni looking to polish their resumes, determine their next career adventure, broaden their networking capabilities, and prepare for job interviews.

Cathy teaches the career management course, which provides MBA students with essential career-management tools. 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 in order to secure a corporate residency or permanent position.

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. During this time, Cathy advised MBA students in the evening and blended learning programs. Prior to Babson, Cathy additionally worked as a recruiter and HR generalist for Fidelity Investments and the Bank of America before ultimately discovering her passion for helping students accomplish their professional goals.