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Comprehensive Business Advising Center

Career Advising

Career advising in the Girard School of Business (GSB) is designed to offer specialized resources and support to help business students prepare for careers in accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, sports management, and more.  

The Career Advisors in the Comprehensive Business Advising Center partner with the O’Brien Center for Career Development to provide professional development opportunities, resources, and advising to prepare business students for success in their career search. Students can use these resources to explore the many career paths that are available and make purposeful decisions about potential future careers:

Resume & Cover Letters

Career Exploration

“The equation for getting your career of choice is simple: your interests, skills and values, plus the alignment of an employer’s desired skill set and cultural values and interests, equals fit.” - Stephanie K. Eberle, Stanford School of Medicine Career Center

  • Focus2 – The Comprehensive Business Advising Center encourages Merrimack students to use Focus2, an electronic platform designed to assist students with their personal and professional development through the use of assessments and associated resources.

Internship & Job Search

  • Advantage - Merrimack’s career networking site. Log-on to browse hundreds of jobs and internship listings from reputable employers. 

  • LinkedIn Students - Packed with insights and tips from LinkedIn’s 400 million+ members, this series is designed to help students move into the professional world with confidence. Whether you’re in your senior year or a few semesters out, this series will give you the preparation you need to start your career.

  • InternHub.com - A free full-service internship platform for finding opportunities in your area, along with tips, advice, navigators, and personalization.

  • Internships.com  – A free site that only publishes internships, with many opportunities in the greater Boston area.

  • Indeed.org – A free site for job-listings world-wide. Upload your approved GSB resume and search for jobs.

  • Idealist.org – A free site for volunteer opportunities and nonprofit jobs and internships in organizations working to change the world. Upload your approved GSB resume and search for jobs.

  • Going Global  – International internship/job search tool.

  • City Internships - A global internship program that provides immersive career training opportunities for college students and recent graduates. 

Professional Networking

  • LinkedIn - An online network of more than 30 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries.

  • Networking & Career Events - Here is a list of events to attend and help grow your professional network.

Interviews

  • Be Yourself and Be Prepared! The best tool you bring to a job interview is comfort with yourself not a set of practiced responses. 
  • InterviewStream.com - Practice makes perfect! This tool helps you to practice your interview skills from the comfort of your home, apartment, or dorm. All that you need is a computer with a webcam, microphone, and internet access.  

  • Interview Rubric - Click here to download our Interview Rubric with helpful tips for preparing for your next interview. 

  • Thank you notes - Click for our thank you notes page. Sending a thank you note can make the difference between getting the job offer or not.  

  • Research! Know as much as you can about a company prior to your interview. Access the employer directory on Advantage and connect with alumni through Linkedin who are working at the company where you will be interviewing.The VaultGlassdoor.com, and trade magazines are an excellent source of up-to-date industry information. 

International Students & International Job/Internship Search

  • Going Global - this site offers international career information on topics such as job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice… and much more! Get expert advice for your international job search using 36 country specific guides and guides to 40 United States and 4 Canadian cities! Find international work opportunities using the worldwide jobs and internships database. 

First time users, be sure to use your @merrimack.edu email address when you create your personal account for access to Going Global from anywhere.

Registered users, click this link if you have already created a personal account on Going Global.