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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!

  • Two years ago, the O’Brien Center asked 25 students what they wanted to be when they grew up. Their answers resulted in a campaign showcasing various Future Success Stories, they can be found lining the wall between the O’Brien Center for Student Success and the mail boxes on the second floor of the Sakowich Campus Center.

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?

March 2, 2015

  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm: Employer in Residence: Lawrence Public Schools
    A representative from Lawrence Public Schools will be on campus Monday, March 2 to meet with students during individual 20-minute appointments.

    Book an appointment to learn about Lawrence Public Schools, get your resume critiqued, participate in a mock interview, and/or learn what job 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.
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm: Psychology Career Speed Dating
    The Psychology Club, in partnership with the O’Brien Center for Student Success will be hosting “Psychology Career Speed Dating: Exploring Psychology and Career and Preparing for the 21st Century Workforce” which is round table discussions and activities covering various topics of interest for psychology majors and minors. Come and gain career information and development specifically for Psychology students. 

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.