O’Brien Center for Student Success
Our mission at the O’Brien Center for Student Success is to teach, advise and equip all students to successfully navigate the path from college to career. At Merrimack College, we make this easier than usual—through personal planning services, real life work experience, and professional job search assistance.
Finding Your Career Path
Our Career Services staff offer a wealth of resources, including career fairs and panels, job search workshops, on-campus interviews, and extensive one-on-one counseling to help you identify your interests, explore your options, and pursue your employment or graduate study goals.
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. Merrimack’s co-op program, established in 1972, is one of the finest in the country. Co-op students experience the working world first hand through paid positions in the fields that interest them, including business, nonprofit, healthcare, government, and education. You 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.
The 2013 Job Outlook provides an in depth perspective to the current employment environment. Click to learn more about degrees that are in high demand, advice from employers, the importance of internships and co-ops, and MORE!
Student Success Stories
Want to share your personal success story? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org! Follow the O’Brien Center for Student Success on Twitter: @OBrienCenter4SS or stop in our office located on the second floor of the Sakowich Campus Center!
Student Success Stories
Patrick Hovsepian ’14 is stating his first semester as a Computer Science Senior, and
all ready has a job offer for after graduation. The position is part of the
Leap Program at Fidelity Investments, where he has spent the last two summers
as an intern.
Gabby Angelini ’14 spent a portion of her summer as one of two interns for Pfizer, the world’s largest research based pharmaceutical company.
Sabina Shakya, a senior studying Health Science and Environmental Studies and Sustainability can be seen all over Merrimack’s campus as both a Senior Resident Advisor and a peer tutor for the Writing Center. Her most recent accomplishment is being featured in Merrimack’s Student Success Story campaign.
November 20, 2013
1:00pm - 3:00pm:
Come meet representatives from science, engineering, and high technology firms and learn about employment opportunities in these fields.
The Last Lecture featuring Dr. Marcia Walsh
The Honors Program Presents: The Last Lecture featuring Dr. Marcia Walsh, Recipient of the 2013 Edward G. Roddy Jr. Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.
November 22, 2013
11:00am - 2:00pm:
Employer in Residence: Brigham and Womens Hospital
A representative from Brigham & Women’s Hospital will be meeting 1:1 with Merrimack students for 15-minute appointments in Mendel Hall.