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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 expanding students’ horizons while educating and inspiring them to make informed career decisions; providing access to experiential learning and full-time employment opportunities; and by linking employers to campus resources.

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!

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    It’s not enough to go to college and get good grades. Many employers expect students to graduate with relevant work experience, explained Dr. Heather Maietta, director of the O’Brien Center for Student Success.

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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?

April 21, 2015

  • 4:00pm: MCPHS Information Session
    Admissions Representative from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will be visiting Merrimack for an information session to discuss their Graduate and Post-Bacc programs. Programs include MPAS, DPT, Nursing, Medical Imaging and many more. All students are welcome. Juniors and seniors planning application to graduate programs in these areas are strongly encouraged to attend. 

April 23, 2015

  • 9:00am - 2:00pm: MERC Educational Career Fair
    The MERC Education Career Fair is an annual premier recruiting event dedicated to facilitating the hiring process in education and related fields. This partnership between higher education and school personnel from across the country produces one of the finest annual recruiting events of its kind. 
    The O’Brien Center will be transporting interested students to the Fair. If interested in this opportunity, e-mail Sarah Mackler at macklers@merrimack.edu

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.