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O’Brien Center for Student Success

O’Brien Center for Student Success

Our mission at the O’Brien Center for Student Success is to teach, advise and equip all students to successfully navigate the path from college to career. At Merrimack College, we make this easier than usual—through personal planning services, real life work experience, and professional job search assistance.

Finding Your Career Path

Our Career Services staff offer a wealth of resources, including career fairs and panels, job search workshops, on-campus interviews, and extensive one-on-one counseling to help you identify your interests, explore your options, and pursue your employment or graduate study goals. 

Cooperative Education/Internships

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. Merrimack’s co-op program, established in 1972, is one of the finest in the country. Co-op students experience the working world first hand through paid positions in the fields that interest them, including business, nonprofit, healthcare, government, and education. You 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.

2013 Job Outlook

The 2013 Job Outlook provides an in depth perspective to the current employment environment. Click to learn more about degrees that are in high demand, advice from employers, the importance of internships and co-ops, and MORE!

Student Success Stories

Want to share your personal success story? Send an email to! Follow the O’Brien Center for Student Success on Twitter: @OBrienCenter4SS or stop in our office located on the second floor of the Sakowich Campus Center!

Upcoming Events

February 8, 2016

February 9, 2016

  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm: Student-Athlete Career Night
    Student athlete career night is an event designed to connect athletes to career resources on campus.

February 16, 2016

  • 10:30am - 1:30pm: Employer in Residence - Ernst & Young
    Ernst & Young (EY) will be on campus Tuesday, February 16 to meet with students during individual 20-minute appointments.Book an appointment to learn about Ernst & Young, the opportunities with the firm, the leadership programs, application process, and how your skills and interests make you an ideal candidate. Reserve your spot today!

February 24, 2016

  • 8:00am - 10:00am: Sports Management Networking Breakfast
    Come network with successful Sports Management professionals who will attend this speed networking event to share with your their success stories and answer any questions you may have on careers in this industry. *This is an invitation only event. 

February 29, 2016

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm: C-Suite Panel & Executive Development Night
    ALL concentrations welcome to attend.  Come to a panel discussion with successful Merrimack alumni who serve as C-Suite Executives at various companies, immediately followed by a networking reception including panelists and other Merrimack alumni.

March 2, 2016

  • 8:00am - 10:00am: Marketing Networking Breakfast
    Come network with successful Marketing professionals who will attend this speed networking event to share with your their success stories and answer any questions you may have on careers in this industry. *This event is invitation only. 

March 9, 2016

  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm: Spring Career Fair

    The Spring Career Fair - 2016 is Merrimack’s largest career event held on campus each year.

March 22, 2016

  • All Day: HubSpot - ‘Day in the Life’ Site Visit
    Connect with professionals in your field of interest and experience the workplace at first hand. Discover needed skills and gain exposure to a variety of career opportunities.

March 23, 2016

March 30, 2016

  • All Day: New York Career Trip
    The Girard School of Business and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations are teaming together to co-sponsor a business career networking trip to New York City, arriving on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016. Complete the application form in order to be considered for this exclusive opportunity.
    until March 31