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O’Brien Center for Student Success

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!


Upcoming Events

March 9, 2016

  • Image preview 2:00pm - 5:00pm: Spring Career Fair

    The Spring Career Fair - 2016 is Merrimack’s largest career event held on campus each year.

March 11, 2016

March 14, 2016

March 22, 2016

March 23, 2016

March 30, 2016

  • All Day: New York Career Trip
    The Girard School of Business and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations are teaming together to co-sponsor a business career networking trip to New York City, arriving on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016. Complete the application form in order to be considered for this exclusive opportunity.
    until March 31

March 31, 2016

April 5, 2016

April 7, 2016

  • Image preview All Day: Professional Development Retreat
    Merrimack College is launching a career development initiative for selected upper class students. The program is designed to build emotional intelligence and provide students with “soft skills” such as problem-solving, conflict resolution, critical observation and adaptability. Complete the application form by March 4th.
    until April 8