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Steven Provanzano

Steven Provanzano

MBA'18, Supply Chain Management Concentration

"I entered the program with the intention of changing careers. As a later stage career-changer, the corporate residency program and highly engaged staff at the career center appealed to me."


Q:What did you do in your corporate residency?

A:I did my corporate residency at Raytheon, a U.S. defense contractor, as a material program manager. In this role, I was accountable for managing the supply chain and supplier performance on several programs in the Mission Systems and Sensors portfolio, including both development and sustainment programs. I was also able to work on several interesting projects including the development and deployment of the 2018 IDS Supply Chain Strategic Business Plan, and completed a Raytheon Six Sigma project.

Q:What skills are you building at D’Amore-McKim that you are using in your corporate residency or will use in your future career?

A:My residency was in a supply chain role and most of my electives were focused on supply chain, which were nice complements to my finance background. My corporate residency really helped develop soft skills needed to engage with suppliers of different backgrounds on a daily basis.

Q:What has been your most valuable experience so far?

A:The most valuable experience for me has been the opportunity to learn from my classmates. Our graduating class comes from a diverse set of backgrounds and learning from their experiences has been fun. Plus, they teach me a lot about technology! Professors and staff were excellent as well, and are always willing to help out.

Q:Why did you choose D'Amore-McKim?

A:The corporate residency program was a major reason for selecting D’Amore-McKim. I also had a great experience throughout the recruitment process and was very impressed by each person I connected with.

I entered the program with the intention of changing careers. As a later stage career-changer, the corporate residency program and highly engaged staff at the career center appealed to me.

Q:What would you say to a prospective student considering D’Amore-McKim for their business degree?

A:It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth the effort. I would also advise you to make sure you fully understand what is motivating you to get your degree so that you can take full advantage of everything the program has to offer.

Q:Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?

A:I am graduating from this program better-rounded from a business perspective as I was highly finance focused before the program. I am not completely sure where I will end up in 5-10 years, but I am open to new experiences and opportunities.


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"With its global network, case-based classes, extensive group work, and six-month corporate residency, D'Amore-McKim provides an accelerated and challenging opportunity to learn far beyond the walls of a classroom." — Jacqueline Quill, MBA'18

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