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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
October 15, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm:
This event is a targeted fair for students who are interested in pursuing a career in accounting and seeking internship, co-op, and full-time opportunities.
November 12, 2014
10:00am - 1:00pm:
Ask an Employer: Computer Science and Engineering
This event gives students majoring in engineering or computer science an opportunity to connect with employers and ask any questions they may have.
February 25, 2015
1:00pm - 3:00pm:
Life & Health Sciences Fair
An opportunity for employers to share their internship, co-op and full-time opportunities with students who are majoring in and interested in pursuing a career in Life and Health Sciences
March 25, 2015
2:00pm - 5:00pm:
Spring Career Fair
The Spring Career Fair is Merrimack’s largest career event held on campus each year. This fair connects all undergraduate and graduate students with employers from various industries who are recruiting for internship, co-op, and full-time opportunities.