The Business of Learning


A double major in music performance and business management, Michael DeMaio ’18 has traveled to five countries as a Cater Fellow.

Michael DeMaio ’18 has sought and received three Cater grants. He traveled on The Cuba Experience during which he studied business in the communist country, where he interviewed many local entrepreneurs. Then, he traveled to China to continue his studies of business in communist countries, interviewing many business men and women in various industries. Two weeks later, he followed that with a trip to London, Dublin, and Amsterdam as part of the Department of Business Management’s global business summer study, in which he researched the impact Brexit is having on businesses marketing efforts.

“The Cater Society is all about pushing expectations and diving more into a field that you’re interested in. It doesn’t have to be anything related to your major. And that’s what I love about the Society. Doing these projects has made me realize I really enjoy learning. Everybody really has a story to tell, so all you have to do is just be willing to listen and try and connect with them on some level.