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O’Brien Center for Student Success

Co-operative Education & Internships

Merrimack’s Graduate Cooperative Education/Internship program provides students with the opportunity to gain field experience within a company or organization. The benefits of a co-op and internship could include:

  • Gaining valuable work experience in your field of interest and getting paid while doing it
  • Increase your odds to gain post graduate employment
  • Build confidence and gain valuable skills
  • Network!! Network!! Network!!
Co-operative Education

The Cooperative Education Program at Merrimack College is offered to all Masters Students; it lets students explore a career of interest while also gaining hands-on experience, making students more desirable to future employers. Working in a paid career-related position can bring added confidence, valuable contacts, and marketable skills that will help students pursue their long-term goals.

In addition, co-op students find that their work experience enhances their education, enabling them to integrate classroom theory with real-world practicalities.

Internships

Internships provide students with flexible and varied ways to gain valuable on-the-job experience related to career interests. Internships can be paid or unpaid, take place during summers, school semesters or vacation breaks, and cover a range of time commitments.

An internship can easily meet the need to learn about a specific career field while allowing a student to apply and enhance skills at the same time. Unpaid internships can be especially well suited for exploring fields such as advertising, government, and work in non-profit agencies.

By expanding their network of professional contacts, students who work as interns gain a competitive edge in the job market. An internship experience is also a great way to demonstrate commitment to a professional career when applying to graduate school.

For assistance in finding an internship or co-op opportunity, students should make an appointment with the Graduate School Career Advisor in the O’Brien Center for Student Success, by calling 978-837-5480 or stopping by. We are located on the second floor of the Sakowich Student Center.

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Upcoming Events

February 25, 2015

  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm: Life & Health Sciences Fair
    Employers offering internships, co-ops, and full time positions and graduate schools will be on campus to share their opportunities with students interested in pursuing a career in the Life and/or Health Sciences.

March 2, 2015

  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm: Employer in Residence: Lawrence Public Schools
    A representative from Lawrence Public Schools will be on campus Monday, March 2 to meet with students during individual 20-minute appointments.

    Book an appointment to learn about Lawrence Public Schools, get your resume critiqued, participate in a mock interview, and/or learn what job opportunities are available and how to improve your chances of getting them. You’re also welcome to ask other career related questions.

    Space is limited, so reserve a one-on-one appointment today.
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm: Psychology Career Speed Dating
    The Psychology Club, in partnership with the O’Brien Center for Student Success will be hosting “Psychology Career Speed Dating: Exploring Psychology and Career and Preparing for the 21st Century Workforce” which is round table discussions and activities covering various topics of interest for psychology majors and minors. Come and gain career information and development specifically for Psychology students. 

March 4, 2015

  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm: Get to know the Liberal Arts
    The School of Liberal Arts, in partnership with the O’Brien Center for Student Success will be hosting “Get to know the Liberal Arts” where professors from various departments will give short presentations on their majors. In addition, these professors will be available to talk to you individually about any questions you have regarding the major, courses, and majoring or minoring.

March 18, 2015

  • 9:30am - 12:30pm: Employer in Residence: The Advocator Group
    A representative from The Advocator Group will be on campus Wednesday, March 18 to meet with students during individual 20-minute appointments.

    Book an appointment to learn about The Advocator Group, get your resume critiqued, participate in a mock interview, and learn what job and internship opportunities are available and how to improve your chances of getting them. You’re also welcome to ask other career related questions.

    Students from all majors are welcome. Space is limited, so reserve a one-on-one appointment today.

March 23, 2015

  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm: Employer in Residence: Lawrence Public Schools
    A representative from Lawrence Public Schools will be on campus Monday, March 23 to meet with students during individual 20-minute appointments.

    Book an appointment to learn about Lawrence Public Schools, get your resume critiqued, participate in a mock interview, and/or learn what job opportunities are available and how to improve your chances of getting them. You’re also welcome to ask other career related questions.

    Space is limited, so reserve a one-on-one appointment today.

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.

March 27, 2015

  • 9:00am - 4:00pm: Employer in Residence: Peace Corps
    Peace Corps will be on campus Friday, March 27 to meet with students during individual 30-minute appointments.

    Book an appointment to learn about the Peace Corps, the application process, and how your skills and interests make you an ideal candidate. You’re also welcome to ask questions about other job search issues. 

    Students from all majors are welcome. Space is limited, so reserve a one-on-one appointment today.

March 31, 2015