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Cooperative education and experiential learning are central to the learning and professional development of every D’Amore-McKim School of Business student providing them with the opportunity to apply classroom learning and life experiences in a professional context.

Each year the D’Amore-McKim School of Business honors a select group of business students who have demonstrated excellence on co-op. The 2020 Co-op Award celebrates the diverse accomplishments of these students who exemplify Northeastern’s vision of experiential learning. 

“Cooperative education is the hallmark of a D’Amore-McKim education. Our students develop strong self-awareness and industry experience that set a solid foundation for a successful, flourishing career,” says Esther C. Chewning, Assistant Dean, D’Amore-McKim School of Business Cooperative Education. “Congratulations to the 2020 Co-op Award winners! We are proud of your accomplishments.”

Co-op Award Recipients 2020


Mikaela Amundson
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Concentration in Marketing

“I chose Northeastern for its co-op program and it was the best decision I could have made for my college career. D’Amore-McKim has offered me so many incredible career growth opportunities and resources, my experience and self-confidence in my career choice wouldn’t be where I am today without it.”

1st Co-op:  Boston Consulting Group, Experience Design Co-op, Boston, MA
2nd Co-op:  Glamping Hub, Marketing Intern, Sevilla, Spain
3rd Co-op:  Ogilvy Cambridge, Design Co-op, Cambridge, MA

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D'Amore-McKim 2020 Co-op Award Winner: Mikaela Amundson

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Abhishek Balakrishnan
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Concentration in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

“I now know what I didn’t know and now need to know.”

1st Co-op:   Red Bull, Brand Management Coordinator, Mumbai, India
2nd Co-op:  L.E.K. Consulting, Market & Strategic Research Analyst, New York, USA
3rd Co-op:  IDEA Venture Accelerator, CEO, Boston, USA


Lindis Barry
BS in International Business
Concentration in Marketing

“I absolutely loved my D’Amore-McKim experience. I met the most incredible friends, mentors, and co-workers, and can’t think of another program that would have given me the international opportunities and work experience that I gained while at Northeastern.”

1st Co-op:  ServiceNow, Campaign Marketing Co-Op, CA
2nd Co-op:  Kuehne + Nagel, Digital Marketing Co-Op, Germany
3rd Co-op:  Amazon Web Services, Marketing Specialist, WA


Lauren Baumert
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Concentration in Marketing

“Without the co-op program, I would not be on the career path I am today. I am extremely grateful to everyone on the D’Amore-McKim Cooperative Education team for setting me up for success after graduation.”

1st Co-op:  The Boston Consulting Group; Marketing & Media Relations Co-op; Boston, MA
2nd Co-op:  Mercer; Multinational Client Group & When Women Thrive Marketing Co-op; New York, NY
3rd Co-op:  Congressman David Trone; Digital & Press Assistant; Washington, D.C.

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D'Amore-McKim 2020 Co-op Award Winner: Lauren Baumert

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Tara Boyle
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Concentration in Finance

“My three co-ops have been incredibly formative and diverse experiences. Not only has working in three different job functions within three separate industries propelled me to narrow my interests, but the invaluable guidance I have received from my mentors in the co-op office as well as my managers on the job have also been crucial in helping me carve my career path.”

1st Co-op:  Wellington Management Company, Corporate Actions Co-op, Boston MA
2nd Co-op:  BHGE – Baker Hughes a GE Company, Financial Management Program Co-op, Billerica MA, USA
3rd Co-op:  PwC, Management Consulting Co-op, New York City, NY, USA

D'Amore-McKim 2020 Co-op Award Winner: Tara Boyle

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Morgan Crane
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Concentration in Finance

“My co-ops were the perfect complements to both my education and athletic experience at Northeastern. As a result, I a more experienced and effective female leader as I enter the work force.”

1st Co-op:  Rinet,Trust Management Intern CO-OP, Boston, MA
2nd Co-op:  Marsh & McLennan Agency,Retirement Consulting Services Intern CO-OP, Boston, MA


Quentin Domenjoud
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Concentration in Finance

“Co-ops are amazing opportunities to discover what interests us and shape ourselves as true professionals once graduated.”

1st Co-op:  AEROW, Commercial Engineer Co-op, Paris, France
2nd Co-op:  NBCUniversal, Financial Planning Co-op (1 year long), London, UK
3rd Co-op:  Goldman Sachs, Private Wealth Management Co-op, Seattle, USA

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D'Amore-McKim 2020 Co-op Award Winner: Quentin Domenjoud

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Dalila Franzolini
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Concentration in Marketing

“D’Amore-McKim School of Business not only provided me with the opportunity to go on 3 amazing co-ops, but also to continue exploring cooperative education while on campus! This helped me define my career choices, interests, and passions in every way.”

1st Co-op:  iRobot, Content Marketing Co-op, Bedford, MA
2nd Co-op:  Quick Base, Associate Digital Marketing Manager – Paid Digital, Cambridge, MA
3rd Co-op:  HubSpot, LatAm Marketing Co-op, Cambridge, MA


Catherine Hogan
Bachelor of Science in International Business
Concentration in Management Information Systems

“The Northeastern co-op program has given me such amazing opportunities that have contributed significantly to my personal and professional growth. Without this program, I would have not been able to live in several different countries and immerse myself in different cultures. The Northeastern co-op experience has made me into a well-rounded, global citizen.”

1st Co-op:  Arsanis Inc, Operations Analsyt, Waltham, MA
2nd Co-op:  Star Rapid, Market Research/Sales Development Representative, Zhongshan, Guangdong Province China

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D'Amore-McKim 2020 Co-op Award Winner: Catherine Hogan

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Matthew Kelly
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Concentration in Finance

“The cooperative education program has equipped me with the skills and confidence necessary to excel in the full-time job market.”

1st Co-op:  Harvard Management Company – Portfolio Administration Co-op – Boston, MA
2nd Co-op:  Hercules Capital – Deal Team Investment Analyst Co-op – Boston, MA
3rd Co-op:  Berkeley Research Group – Valuation Advisory Co-op – New York, NY


Aarambh Pradhan Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Concentration in Finance

“The co-op program gave me the opportunity to explore multiple fields while building off each experience. I have great clarity on my professional interests and learning goals, and can attribute my co-op journey to helping me find a role that satisfies them.”

1st Co-op:  PwC, Core Assurance Co-op, Boston, MA
2nd Co-op:  Morgan Stanley, Prime Brokerage Capital Introductions Co-op, New York, NY


Sonia Raja
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Concentration in Finance

“The D’Amore-McKim co-op program was a vital part of my Northeastern experience. I am so thankful for the opportunities and network the co-op program has introduced me to. I never would have been able to find my interests or passions within Business without it!”

1st Co-op:  America’s Finance Co-op at Bain & Company, Boston, MA, USA
2nd Co-op:  Risk & Financial Advisory Intern at Deloitte, Boston, MA, USA

D'Amore-McKim 2020 Co-op Award Winner: Sonia Raja

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Luis Sanchez
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Concentration in Marketing

“The co-op program helped me gain valuable work and life experience. Working in Boston and Cleveland boosted my confidence and gave me many of the tools necessary for professional success.”

1st Co-op:  GE Lighting, Sales Analyst, Cleveland, Ohio
2nd Co-op:  Wayfair Inc, Visual Merchandiser, Boston, Massachusetts

D'Amore-McKim 2020 Co-op Award Winner: Luis Sanchez

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Anna Sparks
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Concentration in Management Information Systems

“I have loved my experience at D’Amore-McKim and am very grateful for my three co-ops. I was able to pursue three very different co-op opportunities which provided me with a diverse and well-rounded experience.”

1st Co-op:  Liberty Mutual Insurance; Business Systems Analyst; Boston, MA
2nd Co-op:  Philips; Project Coordinator; Andover, MA
3rd Co-op:  PwC; Management Consultant; Boston, MA


Mara Tazartus
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Concentration in Management Information Systems

“D’Amore-McKim School of Business cooperative education allowed me to explore and prove the value I can bring to any organization. Looking towards the future, cooperative education connected me to mentors within and beyond the Northeastern community that I will have long after graduation.”

1st Co-op:  Liberty Mutual Insurance
2nd Co-op:  Eze Software

D'Amore-McKim 2020 Co-op Award Winner: Mara Tazartus

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