Tia Roy ’14, Staff Writer
The O’Brien Center for Student Success continues to offer more enhanced services and resources to better prepare Merrimack students for careers in the 21st century workplace that target majors and professional interests.
Are you a freshman seeking an on-campus job? Are you a sophomore or junior looking for an internship or a co-operative education experience related to your major? Or are you a senior looking for the ultimate job after graduation, or plans for graduate school? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you are going to need a professional resume and cover letter.
The O’Brien Center for Student Success, located on the second floor of the Sakowich Campus Center can help you with this. Last year, 780 students scheduled appointments to meet with their career advisor, 1,655 students participated in career events, 830 students came into the office for a resume or cover letter review, 447 students visited the office during walk-in hours, and 130 students took part in on-campus recruiting.
Advantage is a state of the art, online job and resource database that you will hear of continuously from the day you enter Merrimack until the day you graduate. Last year this job database was home to 556 internships and coops, 732 full-time job opportunities, 206 part-time job opportunities and 35 on-campus positions. The positions available are part-time, full-time, on-campus, off-campus, large national companies, local agencies, and everything in between. All Merrimack students have access to the Advantage database by entering their Merrimack email as a username and their email password to log in and explore. To visit Advantage, go to www.merrimack.edu, click on ‘Career Center’ at the top of the page, and then click ‘Students’ on the homepage.
What does your resume look like? The O’Brien Center for Student Success will review your resume during resume walk-in hours held at different times during the week, along with Monday through Friday 3-4 PM during general Center walk-in. Sit with a trained Career Peer Advisor or staff member to produce an ideal, eye-catching resume that showcases your professional abilities and articulates your experiences.
NEW this semester: Visit with a member of the O’Brien Center team at the McQuade Library Help Desk Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-3PM, and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30AM.
Join us in welcoming Kate Chroust, the new Career Advisor for Graduate and International students. Kate and the rest of the O’Brien professional staff are available to discuss a variety of topics by phone, in person, or through Advantage: https://merrimack-csm.symplicity.com/students.
Regardless of your career and professional development needs, the O’Brien Center is available to assist you on your journey of self-exploration, academic decision-making, and career trajectory, now and in the future.