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O’Brien Center for Student Success


Employer Relations Day


Next Year’s Employer Relations Day

will be hosted on August 7, 2014!

Be sure to join the O’Brien Center for Student Success for a day of networking and professional development. Learn about the current trends in recruiting young talent that will help you increase your college hiring success. The event is free and lunch will be provided. 

PowerPoint Presentation from this Year’s Event:

Click to view this year’s PowerPoint Presentation.

Agenda from this year’s event:

9:00 – 9:30 Registration and refreshments

9:30 – 9:45 Welcome

9:45 – 10:30 Introductions, overview of Merrimack College, O’Brien Center for Student success 2012 – 2013 accomplishments and upcoming initiatives

10:30 – 11:30 For Hire: International Students - Dr. Lauren G. Bent

Dr. Lauren G. Bent is the Director of International Programs at Merrimack College, where she oversees study abroad and international student affairs and serves as a tri-chair for an Internationalization Laboratory through the American Council on Education. Prior to working at Merrimack College, Lauren worked at Boston College as a study abroad advisor and resident director for the B.C. in Madrid program. Her research areas include: engaging and raising funds from young alumni; maximizing learning in short-term study abroad programs; and designing strategies to promote international student success. Lauren holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Johnson & Wales University, a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, and a B.A. in Human Development and Hispanic Studies from Boston College.

11:30 – 12:00 Question & Answers

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch will be provided

1:00 – 1:20 Evolving Talent Strategy to Match the New Workforce Reality

Learn more about recent research that has both confirmed and dispelled stereotypes about Millennials and how companies must adapt to fit the demands of both Millennial and non-Millennial employees.

1:20 – 1:45 Student Panel with Questions & Answers

1:45 General Session Closing

2:00 – 3:00 Nuts and Bolts of a Successful Internship Program – Deep Learning Post Workshop

Internship programs provide the answers to some of businesses’ most challenging issues including increasing labor costs, gaining fresh perspectives, and even discovering future business leaders.
Please join us for this bonus workshop if you are interested in learning more about the basic fundamentals involved in designing an internship program and how the benefits of an internship program far exceed the costs involved.


Contact us:

(978) 837-5480