P.A.C. Mentorship Program

P.A.C.s are “Peer Affinity Cohorts”–groups of ~10-15 first-year D'Amore-McKim students who share similar career interest, personal passions, or identities led by two upperclassmen mentors who help support students through their first semester at Northeastern. The P.A.C. Program provides first-year students with the opportunity to build relationships with their assigned upperclassmen mentors and peers through monthly one-on-one mentoring sessions, group meetings, custom programs and community-wide events. P.A.C. Leaders receive training led by academic faculty on inclusive leadership, authentic leadership, and leading with empathy and compassion.

The P.A.C. Program aims to:

  1. immerse first-year students in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business community to help them begin to build relationships with their peers, faculty, and staff
  2. support students' social and emotional well-being during their transition to college
  3. connect students to relevant campus resources that support their individual needs and identities
  4. foster a sense of belonging and inclusivity in D'Amore-McKim. 

First-year interested in P.A.C.?

First year students, want to learn more about P.A.C.? Check out the P.A.C. Program Overview.
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How can I join the P.A.C. Program as a First-Year? 

  • STEP 1: Join. To participate in the P.A.C. program, please complete this application form by August 30, 2021. All students who are interested in participating will be welcome to join, the information in the form will simply  help our team to match you with an appropriate cohort and mentors that align with your interests.
  • STEP 2: Commit. Following the application deadline interested students will receive a follow-up email and program agreement form prior to the completion of the matching process to secure their spot in the program. 
  • STEP 3: Engage. You will be placed in a P.A.C. cohort and matched with two upperclassmen mentors during the first week of classes. Your P.A.C. leaders will reach out to your group to schedule your first cohort meet-up following the Program Kick-off Event.

How can I join the P.A.C. Program as a Mentor?

Meet the Spring 2021 P.A.C. Leaders

P.A.C. Leaders are upperclassmen mentors who support a cohort of first-year students participating in the P.A.C. program that share similar interests or affinities. P.A.C. Leaders receive training led by academic faculty on inclusive leadership, authentic leadership, and leading with empathy and compassion.

Mya Brown

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Concentrations: Finance & Supply Chain Management (INTB)

Minors: Fashion Studies, Law & Public Policy

Activities/Involvement: Building Belonging Fellow, NBSA, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., VMN

Co-ops: Salsify- Content Manager, Natixis IM

Personal Interests: Fashion (fun fact: I own a clothing brand), Shopping, Cooking, Travel

Alana Chernyak

Concentration: Finance and Accounting

Activities/Involvement: Northeastern Women in Finance, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Delta Sigma Pi, TAMID

Co-ops: Shareholder Services and Risk Co-op @ GMO, Investment Analyst Co-op @ Solum Partners

Global Experiences: Dialogue in Baltic countries, Finland, and Russia

Personal Interests: Cooking, Traveling, Trying new foods

Izzy Chou

Hometown: Short Hills, NJ

Concentrations: Finance (Data Science minor)

Activities/Involvement: Chi Omega, Women in Finance, Disrupt (Fintech)

Co-ops: Boston Consulting Group (MIS/Finance), Eaton Vance (Fixed Income Asset Management)

Global Experiences: NUin Greece

Personal Interests: Spin, Cooking, Interior design, Charcuterie, Traveling

Debbie Chu

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Concentrations: Supply chain management, Management Information Systems, and Healthcare Management

Activities/Involvement: Asian Student Union, Net Impact, Supply Chain Management Club

Co-ops: Logistics co-op at Bose corporation, Supply planning co-op at NxStage (Fresenius Kidney Care)

Global Experiences: NU.in Canada

Personal Interests: movies, football, hiking, and cafe hopping

Sophie Fisher

Hometown: Concord, MA

Concentrations: Marketing and Supply Chain Management

Minor: Psychology

Activities/Involvement: Northeastern Marketing Association (NUMA), work part-time at Vineyard Vines

Co-ops:  Imprivata (healthcare technology company), PUMA

Personal Interests: running, hiking and exploring Boston with friends.

Hometown: Wyckoff, New Jersey

Concentrations INTB, Entrepreneurship

Activities/Involvement: E-Club, Triathlon

Co-ops: Akamai, Strongbow Consulting.

Global Experiences: Semester in San Francisco, Peru Dialogue

Personal Interests: Traveling, Healthy Living, Reality TV, Skiing, and Learning Languages

Magnus Herman

Hometown: Harvard, Massachusetts

Concentrations: Marketing, Consulting

Activities/Involvement: NU Triathlon team, Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity

Co-ops: Healthgrades, Wayfair, Quickbase

Global Experiences: High School in Australia, German Citizen

Personal Interests: Yoga, cycling

Carla Hidalgo

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico

Concentrations: Marketing

Activities/Involvement: NUMA Member and LIBRE

Co-ops: Johnson & Johnson– Shopper Marketing and Sales Co-op | Alnylam Pharmaceuticals– Digital Marketing Co-op | Takeda Pharmaceuticals- Marketing Operations Co-op

Global Experiences: NU.in. Berlin and Dialogue of Civilizations in India (Social Entrepreneurship + Gender)

Personal Interests: Embroidery, Paint by number, Watching TV Shows + movies

Ramya Iyer

Hometown: Dubai

Concentrations: Finance

Activities/Involvement: Women in Finance, Women in Business, Finance and Investment Club, Paws4SurvivalRescue

Co-ops: Wellington Management and Goldman Sachs

Personal Interests: Cellist, Spinning, Fitness and huge foodie!

Amil Khattar

Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ

Concentrations: Marketing Analytics and Finance

Activities/Involvement: VP of Finance of NUMA

Co-ops: Marketing and Client Development at Goodwin Law; Vertical Merchandising Associate at Wayfair

Global Experiences: N.U.in experience in London, UK

Personal Interests: Basketball, Football, Running, Golf, Chess, Real Estate

Alexandra Lopes

Hometown: Sandwich, Massachusetts

Concentrations: Supply Chain Management (Computer Science Minor)

Activities/Involvement: Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority, CHAARG fitness, DREAM Volunteering

Co-ops: International Merchandising at Wolverine Worldwide

Global Experiences: NU.in Greece

Personal Interests: hiking, musicals, true crime, anything competitive (mario kart)

Hometown: Hillsborough, NJ

Concentrations: Finance, Math Combined Major

Activities/Involvement: SWS, Husky Ambassadors, Northeastern Rangila Dance Team

Co-ops: Health and Benefits Consulting Co-op @ Willis Towers Watson, Healthcare Analytics Co-op @ Milliman Consulting

Global Experiences: International Business Dialogue to South Africa

Personal Interests: Dancing, reading, brunch

Michael Maley

Hometown: Brussels, Belgium

Concentrations: Finance, Entrepreneurship (Economics minor)

Activities/Involvement: International students in Business (founder, president), intramural soccer, FIC (member), CASE (member)

Co-ops: L.E.K. Consulting, Bayer Strategy and Business Consulting

Global Experiences: N.U.in China (Shanghai), Bayer Co-op (Leverkusen, German)

Personal Interests: Soccer, Cooking, Traveling

Tanya Malkani

Hometown: Irvine, CA

Concentration: Finance and Entrepreneurship

Activities/Involvement: Sigma Delta Tau, Huntington Angels Network

Co-ops: Brown Brothers Harriman (Fund Accounting), Arrowstreet Capital (Investment Services)

Global Experiences: N.U.in London, study abroad semester in Madrid (IE Business School)

Personal Interests: Reading, Writing, Traveling, Yoga, Hiking, Shopping

Antara Nag-Chaudhuri

Hometown: Marlboro, NJ

Concentrations: Finance and Consulting

Activities/Involvement: Women in Finance, Consulting Club, Finance and Investment Club

Co-ops: LEK Consulting, Boston Consulting Group

Global Experiences: NU.in Italy

Personal Interests: reading, exercising, traveling, shopping, playing tennis, decorating, trying new foods

Miranda Nimmer

Hometown: Short Hills, NJ

Concentrations: Finance

Activities/Involvement: Northeastern Women in Finance, NUImpact, Chi Omega, Peer Tutoring Program, WRBB 104.9

Co-ops: BCG, First Eagle Alternative Credit, Citi (intern)

Global Experiences: Dialogue of Civilizations – Scotland, Economics

Personal Interests: Art history, indoor cycling, brunch

Eldine Sam

Hometown: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Concentrations: Finance and Accounting

Activities/Involvement: Northeastern Women in Finance, Millennium Fellowship

Co-ops: Internal Auditor at MFS, Market Risk Analyst at UBS

Global Experiences: London School of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Personal Interests: Traveling, cooking, social entrepreneurship         

Maia Seki

Hometown: New York, NY

Concentrations: Finance

Activities/Involvement: Smart Woman Securities, Women in Finance, Finance and Investment Club, Women in Business, Northeastern Symphony Orchestra, Alpha Epsilon Phi

Co-ops: Firm Risk Management Co-op at Morgan Stanley, Latin America Equity Sales Co-op at Scotiabank

Personal Interests: music, violin, sustainability, reading, fashion, movies

Shail Shah

Hometown: South Brunswick, NJ

Concentrations: Finance and Accounting

Activities/Involvement: NU Club Running, NUHOC

Co-ops: Fidelity Investments, The Baupost Group

Global Experiences: NUin London

Personal Interests: Running, Hiking, Contemporary Art

Campbell Sims

Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC

Concentrations: Healthcare Management & Consulting

Activities/Involvement: Husky Ambassadors, Church

Co-ops: Marketing at CDM Smith

Global Experiences: NU.in London

Personal Interests: Any and All Sports, Really Good Food, Psychology, Outdoors, and People

Maria Zymnis

Hometown: Athens, Greece

Concentrations: Finance and Marketing

Activities/Involvement: WIB mentor

Co-ops: Marketing at MFS Investment Management

Personal Interests: working out, cooking, ceramics, sailing

P.A.C. Ambassadors

P.A.C. Ambassadors are students who received the same training as P.A.C. Leaders but are available to connect with any student on an as-needed basis to support their transition to Northeastern. You can connect with an ambassador to discuss anything you have questions about such as: preparing for co-op, choosing a concentration, how to get involved, etc.

TJ Aldridge

Major: BS in Business Administration

Concentration: Finance

Minors: Business Analytics and Strategy

Interests/Passions: Golf, Movies, Television, Cooking, Traveling

Involvement on/off campus: TAMID Lead Analyst, Club Golf Team Vice President, PAC Leader (Fall 2020)

Co-op experiences: Investment Support at Wellington Management, Performance Analyst at Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo, Associate Co-op at STEER Partners.

What can we talk about? Deciding on a concentration or a minor, co-op experience and interview prep, resume assistance, networking,  clubs to join on campus, or anything else that might come up.

Major: BS in International Business

Concentrations: Marketing and Accounting

Minor: Spanish

Interests/Passions: Running, Working out, Television, Reading, Cooking, Exploring Boston

Involvement on/off campus: Delta Sigma Pi- Vice President, Out in Business- President, Former PAC Leader (Fall 2020), Service-Learning Teaching Assistant, Club Running

Co-op experiences: Audit & Assurance at Deloitte, Finance & Risk Management at Liberty Seguros Espana (Global Co-op), on co-op currently at Deloitte again

What can we talk about? Anything business-related (concentrations, career, co-op, business news), LGBTQ community, Clubs and Campus Life, Study Abroad. Basically everything!

Maxine An

Major: BS in Business Administration and Communication Studies

Concentration: Finance

Interests/Passions: Reading sci-fi/crime novels, writing about fashion and current events, watching Netflix

Involvement on/off campus: The Avenue Magazine (Writer & Secretary), Northeastern University Teaching English Language & Literacy Skills (NUTELLS) (English Tutor & Treasurer), Student Athlete Support Services (SASS) Tutor (since Fall 2019)

Co-op experiences: Case Team Assistant at L.E.K. Consulting

What can we talk about? Choosing a concentration/combined major, course offerings, co-op interviews/process, living on campus, clubs to join, resume assistance, or anything else that comes to mind

Major: BS in Business Administration

Concentrations: Accounting and Finance

Minors: Information and Graphic Design

Interests/Passions: Poster design, Yoga, Drawing, Puzzles, Cooking, Traveling

Involvement on/off campus: On co-op currently at Deloitte. Former PAC Leader, Former Design Director for the Entrepreneurs Club, Husky Startup Challenge Finalist, LEAD 360 Program Graduate

Co-op experiences: US Accounting Co-op at BCG; Audit and Assurance at Deloitte (2nd and 3rd Co-op)

What can we talk about? Choosing a concentration / adding a minor, course registration, interview prep for finance and accounting, resume advice, anything art/business related!

Jessica Cameron

Major: BS in Business Administration

Concentrations: Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Marketing

Interests/Passions: Dogs, volunteering, cooking, wellness, movies

Involvement on/off campus: Co-facilitator of LEAD360 Leadership Workshop, Research Assistant, Building Belonging Fellow, D'Amore-McKim Delegate

Co-op experiences: Product Specialist Co-op at TJX, Associate Marketing Campaigns Manager at Quick BaseRelationship Marketing Program Co-op at VMware

What can we talk about? Co-op application process (resumes, LinkedIn, networking, interviews) & Co-op experiences, entrepreneurship and marketing concentrations, course registration, housing selection,  navigating college life/academia, dogs, anything else that you want to discuss!

Mark Choa

Major: BS in Business Administration

Concentrations: Finance and Accounting

Involvement on/off campus: Currently on Co-op @ Deloitte, NU Barkada, NU PAAC

Co-op experiences: Corporate Finance at TJX & Finance Transformation Consulting at Deloitte

What can we talk about? We can talk about classes including resources & registration, potential finance Co-ops including Resume Help, Boston Restaurants, Asian American Community

Cassie Chou

Major: BS in International Business

Concentrations: Management Information Systems and Marketing Analytics

Minor: Data Science

Interests/Passions: Photography, Tennis, Digital Art, International Food

Involvement on/off campus: NUMA VP of Events, WISE, DATA Initiative Analytics Lab, Former PAC Leader, Former VP of Marketing for the Bull & Bear Club

Co-op experiences: Business & Tech Operations Coordinator at Eze Software Group

What can we talk about? We can talk about anything from classes, to co-op, getting involved, work life balance, resume and interview assistance, and of course anything relating to my major/concentrations/minor!

Major: BS in Business Administration

Concentration: Accounting

Minors: Managing Human Capital

Interests/Passions: Fitness, hiking, Netflix, games (card, board & yard), paddle-boarding, sports, traveling, cooking

Involvement on/off campus: Former PAC Leader, Former Financial Accounting, TA, Kappa Delta (former VP Finance), Women in Business, Currently on co-op @ EY

Co-op experiences: 2x Tax Intern at Ernst & Young (a big 4 public accounting firm)

What can we talk about? Classes, majors/minors, picking a concentration, study abroad options, co-op application process, resumes, LinkedIn, accounting vs public accounting, clubs, greek life, fitness, best Netflix shows & movies, Boston, cooking (just got an air fryer so looking for recipes), campus, time management, staying organized. Absolutely anything you want 🙂

Madeline D'Entremont

Major: BS in International Business

Concentration: Supply Chain Management and Marketing Analytics

Interests/Passions: Reading, music, podcasts, food, fitness, travel, fashion

Involvement on/off campus: Reading, music, podcasts, food, fitness, travel, fashion

Co-op experiences: Marshalls Brand Marketing co-op at the TJX Companies

What can we talk about? Co-op, co-op application, club sports, Greek life, BSIB, class schedule, work load, getting involved on campus, time management, living with roommates, NUin, study abroad, resume help, interview help, things to do in Boston, things to do to relax, how to talk to professors/TAs, picking your concentration

Matthew Greco

Major: BS in Business Administration

Concentrations: Finance and Entrepreneurship

Interests/Passions: Sustainability, fitness, wellness, history, film, comedy, soccer, cooking, politics, travelling

Involvement on/off campus: Former NUImpact director, former Origin director, member of marine biology club, member of entrepreneurs club

Co-op experiences: Sustainable Investments Research Co-op at Wellington Management, Senior Business Analyst Co-op at Facepay Head of Operations Co-op at AirStat

What can we talk about? Sustainability, start-ups, entrepreneurship, investments, research funding, clean-tech, fin-tech, internships, interviewing, networking, campus involvement, film/cinema, politics

Ariel Kaplan

Major: BS in Business Administration

Concentrations: Finance and Management

Minors: Argumentation & Law

Involvement on/off campus: Alpha Chi Omega Sorority (Founding Class-VP Recruitment 2020), Beta Alpha Psi (Executive VP), Women in Finance, Northeastern Hillel (Freshfest Volunteer and former Holiday Chair), Big Sisters Boston

Co-op experiences: Corporate Actions Co-op at Brown Brothers Harriman

What can we talk about? Interview process/resume building, networking/professional communication, course offerings/registration, concentrations/minors, clubs/campus involvement, Honors Program, Dialogue of Civilizations, Alternative Spring Break, volunteering, Jewish life on campus/in Boston

Kiley Lubeck

Major: BS in Business Administration

Concentration: Finance

Minors: Data Science and Performing Arts Administration

Interests/Passions: Music, broadway, basketball, softball, traveling, movies, reading, photography

Involvement on/off campus: NUImpact, Women in Finance, Women's Club Basketball, Mixed Student Union Finance &  Investment Club

Co-op experiences: OTC Derivatives at Wellington Management Company & Securitization Analyst at Cadence

What can we talk about? Majors/minors, co-op, classes, study abroad, club sports, finance / business clubs, co-oping in New York, fun things to do in Boston, anything you find worthwhile / helpful 🙂

Amanda Marom

Major: BS in Business Administration

Concentrations: Finance and Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Minors: Psychology

Interests/Passions: Photography, Watching Netflix, Reading, Meal prepping, Volunteering

Involvement on/off campus: Pinky Swear PACK (former President), Women in Finance (former AVP of Prof. Mentorship), Member of NUImpact and NU Disrupt, Currently on Co-Op @ Slack

Co-op experiences: Revenue Accounting Co-Op at Wellington Management, Accounting Co-Op at Slack

What can we talk about? Classes and course registration, corporate finance/accounting, my concentrations or minor (classes, what made me interested, would I recommend, etc.), volunteering in the Boston area

Nicole Mejia Rosillo

Major: BS in Business Administration

Concentrations: Finance and Accounting

Minor: Business Analytics

Interests/Passions: Travel, Sustainable Investments, Read, Photography and Karate

Involvement on/off campus: NEUFIC, Former PAC Leader, LASSO

Co-op experiences: Accounts Payable Associate at Advent International Corporation, and Business Analyst for Private Markets at  Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR & Co. Inc.)

What can we talk about? We can talk about anything you need advice on: form classes, co-ops, interview process, study abroad, social life, cultural shocks, etc.

Vidhya Ravi Sankar

Major: BS in Business Administration

Concentration: Finance

Interests/Passions: Reading, watching Netflix, volunteering, cooking

Involvement on/off campus: Building Belonging Fellow; Member of Women in Finance; Former PAC Leader; Former Volunteer at 826 Boston; Currently on Co-op @ Scotiabank

Co-op experiences: Global Securities Lending Client Service Co-op at Brown Brothers Harriman, Fixed Income Sales Co-op at Scotiabank (current)

What can we talk about? Classes, finance, changing majors, international student experience, internships, co-op/applications/resume/interview prep, interests, tv shows/books, feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns

Michael Shum

Major: BS in Business Administration

Concentrations: Finance and Accounting

Interests/Passions: Spikeball, Movies, Community service, Piano

Involvement on/off campus: Peace Through Play – Director of Finance, School Coordinator, PAC Leader Spikeball Club

Co-op experiences: National Pricing Desk Intern at KPMG, Audit Intern at Deloitte

What can we talk about? Declaring majors, co-op/internship recruiting, networking, community service, and/or anything about campus life and the overall college experience.