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O’Brien Center for Career Development

O’Brien Center for Student Success

Our mission at the O’Brien Center for Student Success is to teach, advise and equip all students to successfully navigate the path from college to career. At Merrimack College, we make this easier than usual—through personal planning services, real life work experience, and professional job search assistance.

Finding Your Career Path

Our Career Services staff offer a wealth of resources, including career fairs and panels, job search workshops, on-campus interviews, and extensive one-on-one counseling to help you identify your interests, explore your options, and pursue your employment or graduate study goals. 

Cooperative Education/Internships

A key element of what we offer is the chance to work in the real world while still attending classes, which is made possible through our Internship and Cooperative Education Programs. Merrimack’s co-op program, established in 1972, is one of the finest in the country. Co-op students experience the working world first hand through paid positions in the fields that interest them, including business, nonprofit, healthcare, government, and education. You can also gain work experience through the many internship and community service opportunities we have developed.

As you discover your own strengths and interests at Merrimack, let us help you also discover the various career options that could lead to even greater satisfaction and success after you graduate.

2013 Job Outlook

The 2013 Job Outlook provides an in depth perspective to the current employment environment. Click to learn more about degrees that are in high demand, advice from employers, the importance of internships and co-ops, and MORE!


Student Success Stories

Want to share your personal success story? Send an email to careergradassistant@merrimack.edu! Follow the O’Brien Center for Student Success on Twitter: @OBrienCenter4SS or stop in our office located on the second floor of the Sakowich Campus Center!

Student Success Stories

  • Now an Associate in the Audit Department at Edelstein & Company, Cristina Leone (’15) says “Merrimack College shaped me into a young accounting professional through the skills, knowledge, and expertise provided to me by the Girard School of Business.”
  • Jennifer Brooks graduated from Merrimack College in 2015 with her Master of Science in Management and in 2013 with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing; Honors student. Currently a Data Analyst at MARC USA, Jenn is utilizing the skills she developed at Merrimack to coordinate on two major advertising accounts.
  • The O’Brien Center for Student Success is Merrimack College’s full service career and professional development center that offers students award-winning services essential for competing in today’s job marketing.


Upcoming Events

November 3, 2016

  • 8:00am: Professional Development Retreat - Class of 2017
    Merrimack College launched a career development initiative for select upper class students. The program is designed to build emotional intelligence and skills to assist in professionalism, communication, and networking.
    until 1:00pm on November 4

November 4, 2016

  • 12:00am: Professional Development Retreat - Class of 2017
    Merrimack College launched a career development initiative for select upper class students. The program is designed to build emotional intelligence and skills to assist in professionalism, communication, and networking.
    until 1:00pm

February 16, 2017

  • 8:00am: Professional Development Retreat - Class of 2018
    Merrimack College launched a career development initiative for select upper class students. The program is designed to build emotional intelligence and skills to assist in professionalism, communication, and networking.
    until 1:00pm on February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017

  • 12:00am: Professional Development Retreat - Class of 2018
    Merrimack College launched a career development initiative for select upper class students. The program is designed to build emotional intelligence and skills to assist in professionalism, communication, and networking.
    until 1:00pm

March 22, 2017

  • 2:00pm - 4:30pm: Spring Career Fair
    The Spring Career Fair - 2017 is Merrimack’s largest career event held on campus each year. This fair connects all undergraduate and graduate students with employers from various industries who are recruiting for internship, co-op, and full-time opportunities.