Graduate Career Resources

Merrimack’s graduate programs will give you the connections, tools, and support to leap forward in your career.

Offering a wealth of resources, the O’Brien Center for Career Development provides graduate career services and is committed to your career success.

The O’Brien Center works collaboratively with each program to create meaningful career development events while also taking an individual approach to achieving your goals. Merrimack’s experiential learning option for graduate students provides access to co-ops and internships in students’ fields of study and coordinates with their class schedule.

Merrimack’s Graduate Cooperative Education/Internship program

Merrimack’s Graduate Cooperative Education/Internship program enables students to gain relevant work experience, apply their classroom skills in real-world settings, test drive different career options, and identify their personal strengths and areas for improvement.

Our experienced faculty will assist you with exploring careers and identifying appropriate internship opportunities by connecting students with our strong and growing network of employers, mentors, and alumni.

Graduate Student Immersion Program

The Graduate Student Immersion Program helps students define their career vision by exploring emerging interests and investigating opportunities for professional and personal growth. Students may opt to participate in a variety of career-related activities, including self-assessments, private career counseling, one-on-one interview training, and on-campus recruiting.

Career and Professional Development Resources

From the Library Guide research tools to the Online Career Hub and more, students are equipped with the tools and knowledge they need to refine their skills, focus their job search, and make valuable industry contacts.

All graduate students have access to a suite of leading resources and tools through the O’Brien Center. These include:

Career Events

  • 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 the 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.