O’Brien Center for Student Success
MS, Fitchburg State University
BA, Boston College
Laura Thibodeau is a Career Advisor in the O’Brien Center for Student Success. As a Career Advisor she works with all students and alumna from the School of Business and the School of Science & Engineering. Laura is passionate about student success and is excited to work with the students of Merrimack College, specifically assisting students in developing effective academic and career plans that align with their life goals.
Laura received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development at Boston College and a Master of Science in Counseling at Fitchburg State University. During her graduate work, she completed an internship with the guidance department of a local high school where she was instrumental in creating and delivering the curriculum for their guidance seminars, which included college and career readiness at all levels. She was also actively involved in the data collection and analysis of the guidance program, helping to drive future instruction and implementation.
Laura’s additional experience includes college admissions counseling at the high school level. She advised students in their college placement decisions and guided them through the entire college application and admissions process. She has also worked in special education as a learning specialist at the high school level.