Three Students Stories of For-Credit Internship, Independent Internship & Co-op Success
MARIA RUSSO, BUSINESS MAJOR/COMMUNICATIONS MINOR, CLASS OF 2014
Event Planning Internship at the O’Brien Center for Student Success at Merrimack College
“I have been exposed to real life business scenarios where concepts I have learned in the classroom apply first hand, I have gained confidence in myself as a communicator and a leader in a business setting, and I have made valuable professional connections.”
COLIN CUNNIFF, CIVIL ENGINEERING MAJOR/ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES & SUS. MINOR, CLASS OF 2014
Project Engineer Co-op at Archer Western Contractors
“Although you are in college for additional time to do co-op, it is a benefit because it provides you with hands on experience and increases your chances for a full time post-graduate opportunity. You get a true education on the language used in the industry. As a professional you will be expected to know the terms and language. Doing a co-op provides you with that education.”
BOBBY DISORBO, ENGLISH MAJOR/PRE-LAW & GENDER STUDIES MINOR, CLASS OF 2014
Independent Marketing Internship at the O’Brien Center for Student Success at Merrimack College
“The experience has already proved invaluable as I landed a paid Marketing internship just three weeks into my work for the O’Brien Center. I never would have gotten it if I did not have the specific experience to cite as reason why I could be a good fit with my new employer.”
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Berbano recognized the importance of extracurricular involvement and internship experiences in preparing for a professional career. As such, she has put herself in an excellent position to continue working in Public Affairs well beyond graduation.