Co-op Program and Career Development
Merrimack’s MSM program will give you the connections, tools, and support to leap forward in your career.
A Master of Science in Management is a career-boosting credential, but your degree is only a part of how Merrimack will assist your long-term professional success. Access to co-op opportunities at leading local companies, high-touch career advising, and powerful career planning and job search resources are just some of the ways Merrimack’s MSM program will give you a leg up on the competition.
Experiential Co-op Opportunities
If you’re interested in gaining professional experience during the MSM, you may choose to participate in a 4-credit elective co-op program. It is comprised of a 1 semester career development course followed by a semester-long co-op placement with a leading local company.
In the course, our experienced faculty will assist you not only with exploring careers and identifying appropriate internship opportunities, but also with honing key skills such as resume writing, interviewing, networking and maintaining an impactful social media presence.
High-Touch Career Support
Whether or not you partake in the co-op program, Merrimack’s faculty and staff will work closely with you to explore possible career paths, plan your search strategy, and prepare you to put your best foot forward:
- Within the Master of Science in Management, the program advisor and faculty are intimately involved in student success. In addition to being available for career counseling, they proactively work to connect students with internship, job, and networking opportunities.
- Your personal Career Advisor in Merrimack’s O’Brien Center for Career Development will provide one-on-one support with career planning, job search help, resume writing, interview preparation, and more.
Powerful Resources for Professional Advancement
Even if you wish to remain largely self-sufficient in your career planning, all MSM students have access to a suite of leading resources and tools through the O’Brien Center. These include:
- A Graduate Professional Development series, on critical topics such as the keys to networking and how to negotiate a fair salary.
- Industry-specific career panels
- Networking events
- Burning Glass: Scours hundreds of thousands of job postings every day, producing reports that show trends in hiring by field and location, salary information by job role, and the core skills employers are seeking.
- Handshake: An online hub where you can search and apply for internships, co-ops and jobs, update your Handshake profile for employers, schedule an appointment with your career advisor, or sign up for an O’Brien event.
- LinkedIn Learning: Customized skill-building courses to enhance and expand what you learn in the classroom and showcase your skills with digital badges.
- Quinncia: Get your resume reviewed in a flash and conduct mock interviews with an artificial intelligence-designed tool that concludes with suggestions including use of filler words, rate of speech, and nonverbal communication.
- Parker Dewey: Apply to short-term, professional, paid work experiences and demonstrate your skills, explore different career paths and develop professional networks.