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O’Brien Center for Student Success

Don’t Cancel That Class

Sometimes faculty need to be out of the office for the day at a meeting or conference.  Instead of cancelling a  class, the O’Brien Center for Student Success is pleased to offer any of the programs listed below to your class or we can customize programs based on your class’s needs.

Programs and presentations available from the O’Brien Center for Student Success:

 

How to Find an Internship or Co-op or Full-time Job

Searching for an internship, co-op or full time job means exploring ways to uncover the “hidden job market”.  Learn how to use various internet resources, networking, and professional organizations to uncover employer contacts and potential job openings.

Writing a Resume and Cover Letter

Learn how to write a winning resume and cover letter that effectively conveys your strengths and unique qualifications to prospective employers.

How to Ace the Interview

Knowing how to present yourself as the best match for the job is the key to landing an offer. Our  program will include required preparation, proper dress, understanding varied interviewing techniques, sample questions, proper etiquette, and thank you notes/follow up tips.

Networking/Informational Interviewing

Informational interviewing is a wonderful way to meet professionals while learning about their career fields. Networking is a successful tool to utilize during a job search and throughout your career.

Graduate School Planning 

Thinking about attending graduate school, options for securing funding and the application processes are explored in this workshop.

Evaluating and Negotiating Job Offers 

Successful interviewing has led to multiple job offers. How do you decide? Salary is just one indicator. We will discuss benefits, cultures and career opportunities within organizations. We will also discuss how to ask for what you need and/or want during the offer stage.

Social Media and the Job Search

Learn how to use social media as an effective job search tool while avoiding the pitfalls of on line visibility.

The First Year of Work

This program will address the first year of work, navigating the politics of an organization, etiquette and cultural diversity in a work setting.

For information on any of these programs email your department liaison  or email careerservices@merrimack.edu.

 * In order to maximize our reach across campus, and to a variety of student audiences, presentations are limited to one visit per class, per semester. Sorry for any inconvenience.