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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 teaching, advising, and equipping all Merrimack students to successfully navigate the path from college to career through personal planning services, real life work experience, and professional job search assistance.

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!

  • The overall average starting salary for Class of 2014 college graduates stands at $48,707, up 7.5 percent from the average of $45,327 posted by the Class of 2013 at this time last year, according to NACE’s September 2014 Salary Survey report.

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?

September 18, 2014

  • 9:00am - 4:30pm: Employer in Residence: Teach for America
    Meet one-on-one with a recruiter from Teach for America who wants to help you explore their career field/organization and discuss current/upcoming jobs. This is a great way to develop a relationship with a contact and show that you are interested in the organization’s mission. 
    Click here to register for this event.

September 24, 2014

  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm: Finance Fair
    This event is a targeted fair that connects students majoring in finance or majors relating to finance with employers seeking students for internship, co-op, and full-time finance opportunities.

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.