Decisions, Decisions

The O’Brien Center for Career Development is here to assist you with all aspects of your college and post-college decision-making. 

Topics we regularly advise students on:

  • Resumés and cover letters
  • Internship and co-op exploration
  • Internship and co-op job searches
  • Interview techniques and mock interviews
  • Career and job searches
  • Career exploration and decision-making
  • Major exploration and decision-making

Who Is Your Career Adviser?


School* Adviser**
  • Girard School of Business
Joe Jenkins
  • School of Education and Social Policy
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • Undeclared students
Sarah Mackler
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Science and Engineering
Laura Thibodeau

* Applies to both undergraduate and graduate students.

** Double-majors may choose to meet with their adviser for either area of study or with the adviser who is most closely related with their career choice.

Career Lab Walk-In Hours

Career Lab walk-in hours are a great opportunity for students to stop in without an appointment to work on their resumes, ask quick questions, get to know Advantage, prepare for interviews or simply find out what the O’Brien Center has to offer. Walk-in hours are staffed by professional career advisers and trained career peer advisers.

Walk-in Hours: Monday through Thursday, 1-3 p.m.

Advising Appointments

You may book advising appointments in any of the following ways:

  1. Log onto Advantage and book an appointment that works for you.
  2. Call 978-837-5480.

  3. Stop by the O’Brien Center on the second floor of the Sakowich Campus Center.

  4. Google chat with the “O’Brien Center.”

  5. Email us to book an appointment that fits your schedule.

When booking an appointment, provide your name, major(s), phone number, year in school and reason for your appointment.

Appointments are booked in 30 minute increments, depending on the topic of discussion. 

Alternative Advising

Whether you are studying abroad or simply live far from campus, you are eligible to use our advising services. We can chat by Skype, Google Chat, e-mail, phone and more. Please e-mail or call your career adviser for further information and availability.