Employers Follow Up from the Spring Career Fair
Merrimack College’s annual Spring Career Fair took place this year on March 25 where the O’Brien Center for Student Success welcomed 92 employers, all recruiting for different internship, co-op, or full-time positions. This year’s Career Fair put students in touch with recruiters representing companies from various industries including communications, education, engineering, non-profit and the sciences. Companies participating in this years fair included the likes of W.B. Mason, CDM Smith, Prudential, The Advocator Group, and Staples.
Employers in attendance were well recognized amongst students with 14% of the companies on the 2014 Fortune 500 Companies list and 37% listed on the 2015 Boston Business Journal Largest Massachusetts Companies. Following the fair, many of the companies returned to campus to interview with qualified students for summer internships, co-ops, and full-time employment opportunities. Overall, company representatives were impressed with the talented students they interacted with. A representative from WB Mason shared “I’m very very impressed with the quality of students Merrimack is producing.”
Close to 400 Merrimack students came out to network with company representatives and learn more about the employment opportunities available. Prior to the Fair, students took advantage of the opportunity to have their resume reviewed, meet with their Career Advisor, and conduct company research to ensure they were prepared to network with employers. Over a quarter of students stated they plan to apply for a job or internship that they learned about at the Career Fair.
A special thanks to all faculty, staff, and student volunteers who gave their time to ensure the fair was a success.
Keep an eye out for other employers coming to campus and full-time job and internship opportunities available by visiting Advantage at merrimack-csm.symplicity.com/students. The O’Brien Center is open from 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Career Lab will be open Monday 12pm-7pm, Tuesday-Thursday 12pm-4pm, Friday 10am-12pm until May 1. Career Lab will be open through May, June, July and August on a limited schedule, please go to the O’Brien Center website for more information.
- Kevin Salemme
This month’s newsletter focuses on:
Welcome Back to Campus
Move-In, Parking & Transportation Information
Hamel Health Center
Academic Success Center
Office of Global Education
O’Brien Center for Career Development
The 3rd annual Finance Networking Brunch brought together ten alumni and an estimated 60 students to the Executive Suite in Crowe Hall for great conversation “to gain an insider’s view of the industry.”