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!
Two years ago, the O’Brien Center for Student Success asked 25 students what they wanted to be when they grew up. Their answers resulted in a campaign showcasing Future Success Captions found lining the walls of the O’Brien Center on the second floor of the Sakowich Campus Center.
Utilize Advantage to search and post full-time, internship and co-op positions, register for events and access on campus interview schedules.
April 29, 2015
1:00pm - 3:00pm:
Health Science Internship Symposium
The Health Sciences Internship Symposium is an opportunity for Health Science and Sports Medicine students to present their work to the Merrimack Community. The symposium consists of a poster session followed by select presentations by students who will provide an in depth look at their internship experience. This event provides an opportunity for senior interns to present their work to faculty, staff, students, and site supervisors.
May 12, 2015
2:00pm - 4:00pm:
Beers & Careers
Seniors, join the O’Brien Center during Senior Week in Augie’s Pub from 2-4 for a cold beer and a final resume check in preparation for your post-graduation plans. We will assist in putting the finishing touches on your resume and chat about next steps in your career development.