Join the MBA Class of 2022 as they return to campus and reflect on their corporate residency. During this reflection, you'll learn more about future opportunities, challenges that you may face, and the ways your corporate residency prepares you for the next step in your career.

This is a two-part event:

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET – A panel of corporate residents, moderated by Cathy Merlo, will share their experiences and offer advice
  • 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET – Students will partake in open networking between the MBA Class of 2022 and Class of 2021

This event is required for all MBA students that have either completed or are on either a 3, 6 or 12-month corporate residency and all students currently seeking a corporate residency. Download the Class of 2022 Residency Reflection Booklet below.

Class of 2022 Panelists

  • Sam Bassel, Business Analyst Co-op, Northeastern University Chancellor's Office 
  • Sumantra Bhattacharya, Supply Chain Intern, BVI Medical
  • Priscilla Colon, Global Customer & Market Insights Resident, Biogen
  • Micah Smith, Marketing Resident, Hub Recruiting
  • Kirill Stanislavskyi, Worldwide Procurement Intern, Dell
  • Camille Super, Consultant, Accelare


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.