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O’Brien Center for Student Success

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. 

Cooperative Education/Internships

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.

2013 Job Outlook

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 careergradassistant@merrimack.edu! 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

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    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.
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    Dario Leone, a senior with a Dual Major in International Business & Italian Studies and a Minor in Communication Studies, is engaged in a multitude of roles on Merrimack’s campus; he is the Italian Club President, Committee Head for Relay for Life, an RA, and a graduate of the Leadership Institute.
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    Pat Bradley is passionate in the classroom, and he credits one professor in particular with stoking that passion, “my favorite class at Merrimack was my Principles of Sociology class with Dr. Decesare.

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Upcoming Events

April 8, 2014

  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm: Social Media & Your Online Reputation
    Have you Googled yourself lately? Do you know what your social media shadow looks like? Come to this event  hosted in Meeting Room B from 4-5pm on April 8.

April 24, 2014

  • 9:30am - 3:30pm: MERC Career Fair
    Massachusetts Educational Recruiting Consortium Career Fair will be hosted on April 24 from 9:30am to 3:30pm at Northeastern University.

May 13, 2014

  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm: Beers and Careers
    Students will work with a Career Advisor during Senior Week to conduct final resume tweaks over a cold beer.