D'Amore-McKim Corporate Residency

Northeastern University is world-renowned for its focus on education through experience. As a student in our Full-Time MBA, MS in Accounting/MBA, or MS in Finance/MBA program, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a unique corporate residency that immerses you in the day-to-day realities of a successful firm in your chosen industry. Working as part of a real-world team, you'll build the kind of skills and experience that can make you stand out to potential employers.

Benefits

Your corporate residency will boost your confidence and build your network through an intense work experience that's unique to D'Amore-McKim. During your corporate residency, you will . . .

  • Apply classroom learning to actual business challenges  
  • Make meaningful contributions to your host firm 
  • Gain valuable professional experience for your resumé  
  • Develop self-knowledge and enduring confidence that only experience can provide 
  • Build relationships with employers aligned with your professional goals  

Eligibility   

After you've completed two semesters in the Full-Time MBA or MS in Finance/MBA program, you're eligible to pursue a corporate residency lasting three, six, or twelve months.  

The MS in Accounting/MBA program also offers a corporate residency, which the Graduate School of Public Accounting supports. Learn more about the three-month accounting corporate residency.  

International students 

If, in addition to the above requirements, you're also an international student in F-1 immigration status, you're eligible for a corporate residency using Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization. CPT authorizes experiential learning opportunities that are completed before your program ends and integral to your Northeastern University academic curriculum.

Before you begin work, you must obtain CPT authorization for each and every corporate residency you pursue, whether the activity takes place on or off campus. Some internships may require United States citizenship as a condition of employment, so please review position descriptions carefully before applying. We encourage you to work closely on all residency placements with your career advisor and an advisor in the Office of Global Services.

How to secure a corporate residency 

If you're a Full-Time MBA or MS in Finance/MBA student, the Graduate Career Center team will connect you with its extensive network of corporate partners as you search for opportunities and interview with firms that align with your career goals. You'll find corporate residency jobs posted to the Global Talent System.

While most students secure corporate residency positions with one of D'Amore-McKim's corporate partners, you may petition to work with a company that does not yet have a relationship with Northeastern. In this way, you may leverage your contacts to create a unique corporate residency experience. If you wish to pursue a self-developed corporate residency, your career advisor will help you introduce the corporate residency concept to your target companies. A career advisor must approve all job descriptions for all self-developed corporate residency opportunities. 

If you're an MS in Accounting/MBA student, the Graduate School of Public Accounting team will leverage its deep industry connections to guide you in finding and interviewing with accounting firms.  

What your corporate residency may look like 

You'll earn a salary working full-time at a leading firm or startup in your field, joining a team of professionals and handling significant responsibilities from the moment you arrive.

Timeline  

If you're a Full-Time MBA or MS in Finance/MBA student, you can choose a residency of three, six, or up to 12 months—and even stack two residencies together—to build a unique learning experience that aligns with your career goals.

If you're an MS in Accounting/MBA student, you'll complete a three-month corporate residency from January through March, which corresponds with the busiest part of the tax season.

Examples of past corporate residency employers  

  • Accelare 
  • Biogen 
  • Butcher Box 
  • Coravin 
  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care 
  • Hasbro 
  • IBM
  • Novartis 
  • Procter & Gamble 
  • Schneider Electric
  • Snap Top Catering LLC 
  • State Street Corporation 
  • Wellington Management Company 

Evaluation 

Midway through your corporate residency, your advisor will visit you and your employer (in person or virtually) to monitor your progress and assess your experience. Once your residency completes, you'll complete a self-evaluation and receive constructive feedback from your employer.

FAQs 

You can work remotely, in person, or a hybrid format. You'll find the location and work arrangement expectations in the job description. If you are an international student, you may be required to work in person.

Yes, if you're in the Full-Time MBA or MS in Finance/MBA program. You may complete two residencies with the same employer or different employers to further diversify your resumé and work experience. We encourage you to work closely with your academic advisor to plan your schedule.  

The MS in Accounting/MBA program has a fast-track curriculum that allows only one residency.

Your employer will determine your pay rate according to the company's current practices for your position. In 2020, students earned an average of $34 per hour, with some corporate residents earning up to $59 per hour. Job postings typically include the payment offered for a given role.

Get started today 

Update your resumé and profile in the Global Talent System  

Review job postings in the Global Talent System 

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Apply for corporate residency positions 

Your resumé shows a future employer what you have done in the past. It details your skills and training, work experience, and education, and the accomplishments you have made with past employers that align with the job you want.