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O’Brien Center for Student Success

One of the most important things college can do for you is help you find a career path that is exciting, rewarding, inspiring, or all of the above. At Merrimack College, we make this easier than usual— by expanding students’ horizons while educating and inspiring them to make informed career decisions; providing access to experiential learning and full-time employment opportunities; and by linking employers to campus resources.

Finding Your Career Path

The O’Brien Center for Student Success staff offer a wealth of resources, including career fairs and panels, researching employment opportunities, on-campus interviews, and extensive one-on-one advising to help you identify your interests, explore your options, and pursue your employment or graduate study goals. 

Internships and Cooperative Education

A key element of what we offer is the chance to work in the real world while still attending classes, which is made possible through our Internship and Cooperative Education Programs. Students experience the working world first hand through paid positions in the fields that interest them, including business, nonprofit, healthcare, government, and education. Students can also gain work experience through the many internship and community service opportunities we have developed.

As you discover your own strengths and interests at Merrimack, let us help you also discover the various career options that could lead to even greater satisfaction and success after you graduate.

Catch the latest OCSS News!

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    It’s not enough to go to college and get good grades. Many employers expect students to graduate with relevant work experience, explained Dr. Heather Maietta, director of the O’Brien Center for Student Success.

Advantage Login

Utilize Advantage to search and post full-time, internship and co-op positions, register for events and access on campus interview schedules.

What’s happening?

April 14, 2015

  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm: Employer in Residence: Nobis Engineering
    A representative from Nobis Engineering, Inc. will be on campus Tuesday, April 14 to meet with students during individual 20-minute appointments.

    Book an appointment to learn about Nobis Engineering, Inc., get your resume critiqued, participate in a mock interview, and learn what job and internship opportunities are available and how to improve your chances of getting them. You’re also welcome to ask other career related questions.

    Space is limited, so reserve a one-on-one appointment today.

April 17, 2015

  • 9:00am - 12:00pm: A Day in the Life: Liberty Mutual
    Experience “A Day in the Life” at Liberty Mutual in Boston! Learn about careers in Business Analytics, Marketing, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, IT and Underwriting. Transportation will be provided. Space is limited so sign up now with hyattw@merrimack.edu.

Participating in Experiential Learning

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    Merrimack Senior and Honors student Sabrina Boggio, began Women’s Path to Employment (WPTE) her freshman year and hopes to see the organization continue to flourish upon graduating.