Career Symposium

Friday, November 8, 2019

All students are invited to attend this annual career exploratory event. Saint Michael’s graduates from around the country who have successfully navigated the professional world will come and share their personal stories and offer career advice. Students are encouraged to attend, listen, ask questions and hone their networking skills.

If you are an alum who is interested in participating in a future Symposium please email

Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, November 6th. 

Kick-Off Panel: “Transitioning Away from St. Mike’s,” McCarthy Recital Hall | 3:30 p.m.

Shannon McQueen ’16, Doctoral Candidate, George Washington University
Mike May ’18, Client Success at DealerPolicy
Gina Pandolfo ’14, former PeaceCorps volunteer
Anthony Lopez ’16, Benefits Coordinator at Encore Boston Harbor

Career & Industry Specific Panels, St. Edmunds, First Floor | 4:30-5:30 p.m. & 5:35-6:30 p.m.
Snacks provided, please bring a water bottle
Accounting/Finance, Business/Entrepreneurship, Healthcare & The Sciences, Education, Exploratory,
Government/Law/Policy, Journalism/Media Arts/Public Relations, Environmental/Sustainability, Technology

Networking Reception, Dion Student Center, Roy Room | 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Raffle prizes will be awarded to students present.

2019 Industry Panelists

Panelists are being updated regularly. Check back soon for a complete list.


Kristen Cooper ’06, Internal Audit Manager, National Life Group
Courtney Larson ’17, Senior Accountant, McSoley, McCoy & Co.
Mark Davitt ’87, Corporate CFO at Critical Process


John Contrada ’09, Director of Sales Engineering, Seismic Software
Bethany Haight Cunningham ’96, Self-employed, Consultant
Dennis McFadden ’95, Surgical Account Executive, Karl Storz
Liz O’Hara Zani ’04, Sr. Mgr. Implementation, Meditech

Healthcare Sciences

Ross Thibodeau ’09, Physician’s Assistant in Osteopathic Medicine at UVMMC
Catherine Vu ’15, Nurse Practitioner Student in Pediatric Family Health; formerly Clinical Research Coordinator at Boston Children’s
John Bisaccia ’88, Certified Sports Chiropractic Physician, Williston Chiropractic and Sports Medicine


Janine (Gonzalez) Mancinelli ’03, Classroom teacher, literacy specialist and elementary instructional coach, Dedham (MA) Public Schools
Erin (McCubrey) London ’03, 1st and 2nd grade teacher, special education inclusion teacher, Spanish teacher, reading specialist, Revere (MA) Public Schools
Chris Gosselin ’09, Digital Learning Coach, Sanborn Elementary School, Andover (MA) Public Schools
Kelly (Alper) Boutellier ’07 – Literacy Coach & Coordinator, Charlotte (VT) Central School

Government, Law & Policy

Drew Russo ’03, Personnel Director, City of Lynn, MA; 2018 Democratic Candidate, Essex County 11th District Seat
Katie Menard ’03, Family Law Attorney, Burns & Levinson, LLP
Seth Boudreau ’18, Vermont State Police

Journalism/Media Arts/Public Relations

Mike McGrail ’86, Senior Copywriter at IIAP
Liz Murray ’13, Reporter, Burlington Free Press
Liam Elder-Connors ’14, Reporter, Producer and On-Air Announcer, Vermont Public Radio
Marianna Nowacki ’16, Digital Marketing Specialist, Champlain College


Stephanie Bambury ’09, Sr. Manager – Customer Engagement, Medidata Solutions
Ben Filmore ’92, Senior Strategic Relationship Manager, Putnam Investments
Anthony Borelli ’92, Director of Marketing, Fuji Medical
George Revoir ’84, Retired, John Hancock Distributors

Environment and Sustainability

Tige Cunningham ’94, Project Environmental Scientist, Mactec
Casey Ciapciak ’16, Regulatory Compliance Coordinator for Town of Natick Water Division
Madeline Craig ’14, Programme Analyst, Global Programme on Nature for Development at the United Nations


Jeremy Lombardo ’95, President, CyberNorth
Molly Yanus ’09, Project Manager and Founder, Echo Consulting, LLC
Caroline (Riehl) Smith ’98, Senior Digital Advisor,


Joseph Kwiatkowski ’09, Director of Liturgical Music at Assumption College
Shannon (Cain) Arnold ’03, Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer, St. Francis House
Patrick Scheld ’06, Community Development Specialist, State of Vermont