Co-op Program & Career DevelopmentLisa2022-02-09T15:12:19-05:00
Co-op Program & Career Development
Merrimack’s MSM program will give you the connections, tools, and support to leap forward in your career.
Optional Co-op Placement with Leading Companies
This 4 credit elective includes a career development course followed by paid, semester-long, Co-op with a local company. Your academic advisors at the Girard School of Business will work closely with you to identify a Co-op placement that aligns with your career goals and aspirations and will guide you through the hiring process. You will also have regular meetings with a faculty mentor who can provide additional perspective into your Co-op work.
Daytime placements with leading industry partners allow students to continue their coursework during the Co-op program.
The prerequisite Career Development Course will assist you not only with exploring careers and identifying appropriate co-op opportunities, but also with honing key skills such as resume writing, interviewing, networking, and maintaining an impactful social media presence.
Personalized Career Support
Whether or not you partake in the Co-op program, Merrimack’s faculty and staff will work closely with you to explore possible career paths, plan your search strategy, and prepare you to put your best foot forward.
Students receive one-on-one career planning, job search assistance, resume writing, interview preparation, and more.
Career & Networking Events
Merrimack hosts industry-specific career panels, networking events, and more throughout the year.
The Graduate Professional Development series focuses on real-world topics such as negotiating a fair salary and digital
Robust Digital Resources
Scours hundreds of thousands of job postings every day, producing reports that show trends in hiring by field and location, salary information by job role, and the core skills employers are seeking.
An online hub where you can search and apply for internships, co-ops and jobs, update your Handshake profile for employers, schedule an appointment with your career advisor, or sign up for an O’Brien event.
Customized skillbuilding courses to enhance and expand what you learn in the classroom and showcase your skills with digital badges.
Get your resume reviewed in a flash and conduct mock interviews with an artificial intelligence-designed tool that concludes with suggestions including use of filler words, rate of speech, and nonverbal communication.
Apply to short-term, professional, paid work experiences and demonstrate your skills, explore different career paths and develop professional networks.
Merrimack College Accolades
At Merrimack College, we’re proud of our long history of providing quality degrees to students entering the job market. Our faculty are more than just teachers. We are committed to helping you grow — academically, personally and spiritually — so that you may graduate as a confident, well-prepared citizen of the world.
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