O’BRIEN CENTER FOR CAREER
DEVELOPMENT

Empowering students to explore future careers and create a personalized path to success

Start Your Career Journey With Our Career Insights Assessment

Preparation that Empowers You to Enter the Workforce.

We are not your typical campus career center. Of course, we offer career advising, resume help, career fairs, mock interviews, internship programs, and access to employers.

But at Merrimack College, we empower you to enter the workforce by:

  • Launching your career exploration and development journey the moment you come to Merrimack
  • Using cutting edge technology tools to identify and prepare you for the jobs of the future and create a customized career exploration and development plan
  • Focusing on developing skills that employers are seeking
  • Connecting you to experiential learning and employment opportunities
SUCCESS-DRIVEN

At Merrimack, we believe career preparation is not a one-time event. That’s why Merrimack’s O’Brien Center for Career Development offers four years of programs, resources, connections, and tools, all aimed at one thing: getting you career ready. 

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Meet and connect with alumni and professions in your career industry.

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Search and apply for jobs, internships and co-ops through Handshake.

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Your personal Lightcast Report will show you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Merrimack graduates do well in their careeers and with advanced studies.

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Access 17,000+ videos to help you develop and enhance your job skills.

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Take this quiz for personalized degree and career options based on your interests.

CAREER MINDED

» Link college to career with milestones toward your chosen profession with a Career Action Plan

» Meet with your career advisor to explore your strengths, values, and preferences

» Get connected to internships, co-ops, or research projects

» Draft your resume and cover letters

» Participate in a Professional Development Retreat

» Begin full-time job interviews and practice salary negotiations

» Leverage our alumni/parent/ employer network to launch your job search

Lightcast: Labor Market Analytics

With Lighcast technology you are able to explore what jobs are in a specific field, how much they are paying, and see the skills you need to pursue that career. As a Merrimack College student, you will dive into your personal Labor Market Analytics Report and create a plan to pursue and talk about skills that make you a desirable candidate for the job or career that you want to pursue.

OUR LOCATION

McQuade Library Location

We are located in the McQuade Library.

Contact Information

McQuade Library
978-837-5480
obriencenter@merrimack.edu

96%

career outcomes rate of 2022 graduates after nine months.

85%

of the class of 2022 participated in experiential learning. 

100,000+

jobs, co-ops and internships posted in Handshake by 6,800 employers.