Career Symposium

Friday, November 9, 2018

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 come, 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 7th. 

Keynote, McCarthy Recital Hall
4:00 p.m
Kortney Peagram '01, Owner/Founder of Bulldog Solution Inc. and Peagram Consulting
Dr. Peagram works with organizations to provide programs on leadership, conflict management, team building, group management, diversity, compassion, bullying, and cyberbullying.

Career & Industry Specific Panels, St. Edmunds, First Floor
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. & 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Snacks provided, please bring a water bottle
Accounting/Finance, Business/Entrepreneurship, Healthcare & The Sciences, Education,
Government & Policy, Journalism/Media Arts/Public Relations, Law, Non-Profit, Technology

Networking Reception, Dion Student Center, Roy Room 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
A light dinner will be provided. President Sterritt will give brief remarks and raffle prizes will be awarded to students present.

2018 Industry Panelists
Panelists are subject to change, not all panels are complete. 

Kelsey Cefalo-Eranhouse '09, Manager, Corporate Accounting, American Tower
Meghan Hall '06, Customer Relations Manager/Office Manager, Segrave Hall Insurance 
Bart Liro '06, Investment Director - Portfolio Solutions Team, Cetera Financial Group
Elaine Stokes '87, Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Co-head of the Full Discretion Team, Loomis Sayles & Company  

Jay Rourke '98, Senior Project Manager, NB Development Group, LLC
Doug Early '06, Business Development Manager, Northstar Industries 
ShawnnaLea Zemanek '01, Owner & Event Architect, Prestige Events, LLC 

Healthcare & The Sciences
Dan Madden '80, Executive Director, Patient Services, Sarepta Theraputics
Karen Buckley '86, Registered Nurse, Boston Medical Center
Molly McGovern '14, Senior Research Associate, CMC Process Development, Moderna Therapeutics
Thomas Manning '14, Physician Assistant, Neuroscience ICU, Yale New Haven Hospital 

Nicole Siciliano '08, School Counselor & Freshman Class Dean, Austin Preparatory School
Katie Colleran '09, Senior Director for Student Organizations and Resources, Harvard
Kaitlin Rogato '06, High School Guidance Counselor, North Andover High School 
Courtney Smith '12, Classroom Teacher, Gorham, ME
Amanda Devanney Murphy '99, Principal, The Village School 

Government & Policy
Kevin Harutunian '06, Chief of Staff, City of Beverly
Jennifer Collins-Foley '86, Chief of Party, USAID Generating Results Within Our WOrk (GROW), EnCompass, LLC 
Lindsay Kurrle '93, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Labor 

Journalism/Media Arts/Public Relations
Brenda Kelley Kim '86, Gatehouse Media - Lifestyle Columnist 
Mandy Mladenoff '96, President, Matter Communications 
Sharon Gaudin '89, Science Writer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Katie Mazurek Whitman '05, Executive Producer, WHDH-TV

Sarah Mistretta '06, Associate Corporate Counsel, Foundation Medicine
Drew Terrell '84, Managing Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston 
Michael Patterson '84, VP of Business & Legal Affairs, The Walt Disney Company Foundation 
Matt Soares '84, Sole Practitioner 

Tabatha McGlynn '06, Coordinator for Early Childhood & Family Mental Health Programs, State of Vermont
Chris Foley '85, Senior Program/Contract Manager, USAID Staff Care Service Center, KonTerra Group
Jacob Pelletier '14, Admission Counselor at Saint Michael's College. Will be speaking on his Peace Corps service in Paraguay

Paul Wagner '06, Senior Software Engineer, Inntopia
Emily Heffernan Helter '06, Assistant Director of Educational Technology and Production, Boston University 
Matt Allen '99, District Manager, Tallan 


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