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  • It happens to many of us at some point: We reach a dead end in our job search or have hit a wall in our career growth. No amount of LinkedIn connecting, job post reading, or online researching can answer our tough questions so we actually need to sit down and ask someone for advice.
  • For students pursuing a master’s degree in a different field than their undergraduate degree, prerequisite courses – those required for entering students by a program – can increase their graduate school cost.
  • The full-time job offer rate for graduating seniors who applied for a job has improved for the Class of 2014, according to results of NACE’s 2014 Student Survey.
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    On March 6th, 2014 the Department of Biology and the Center for Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences held Pfizer Pharma Day.
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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.
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    Patrick Hovsepian ’14 is stating his first semester as a Computer Science Senior, and
    all ready has a job offer for after graduation. The position is part of the
    Leap Program at Fidelity Investments, where he has spent the last two summers
    as an intern.
  • 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media in their recruitment efforts
    78% of recruiters have made a hire through social media
    This year’s results delve into how recruiters are leveraging social recruiting in addition to whether or not they are using it. Much like marketers, recruiters use social networks as part of a multi-channel strategy to find leads and nurture them to hire. Just as the days
    of “rented attention” and “one size fits all” campaigns are over in the marketing and advertising worlds, recruiters now focus on building their own talent pool and appealing to candidates’ individual preferences.
  • Employers focused on hiring new college grads are optimistic about the job market for Class of 2014 grads; overall, they say the job market looks good for 2014 grads. In fact, they expect to hire 7.8 percent more Class of 2014 grads for their U.S. operations than they hired from the Class of 2013.
  • Internship programs are much like maps – difficult to comprehend at first. But once you have the right knowledge, learning how to direct your internship program can turn into the ultimate road trip.
  • An official publication of the Merrimack College English Department, The Broadsheet is published monthly during the academic calendar year. Its mission is to celebrate the English Department’s role in promoting the literary arts on campus, to acknowledge the accomplishments of faculty and students, to profile students and alumni, and to create a forum in which issues relevant to English studies can be discussed.