Working Warriors: Success for MacKenzie Miller at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital Following Professional Development Retreat

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Liberal Arts student and Psychology major MacKenzie Miller, Class of 2020, has had an impressive presence on campus throughout her time at Merrimack College. As a dedicated First Year Experience Peer Mentor, Compass Peer Leader and Special Olympics volunteer, MacKenzie …

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Working Warriors: Emma Cagney at Honest Tea

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When Emma Cagney, Class of 2020, began applying for internships last semester, she never fathomed she would discover an opportunity that would allow her to both receive vital experience in the marketing field, as well as to develop a passion …

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Amazon’s VP of Alexa Devices on Working in Voice Technology, Taking Risks, and Alexa’s Hidden Tricks

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Let’s say you want to be a part of building something great in your career—something people can tangibly benefit from, something no one else has thought of, and something you can point to and proudly say, “Hey, I made that.”

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Networking to Internship at Ask an Employer Event

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Ask an Employer, an annual event hosted by the O’Brien Center for Career Development, is an opportunity for Merrimack College students to network with some of the region’s top life science and engineering companies and learn about available internship and …

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Samantha Pineo, Liberal Arts Student’s Success at the Professional Development Retreat

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Samantha Pineo, senior at Merrimack College, found herself immersed in a new experience provided by the O’Brien Center for Career Development this past November.

The Professional Development Retreat, also known as the “PDR”, is a two-day career development initiative designed …

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It’s Time to Find a Spring or Summer Internship!

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Did you know the hourly average pay for a paid internship is $18.73? Did you know 71% of employers offer paid internships?

There’s no better time than now for your student to find a spring or summer internship! Helping your …

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Professional Development Retreat Provides Confidence to Seniors

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Merrimack College’s third semiannual Professional Development Retreat (PDR), at Hotel Commonwealth in Boston, saw 60 pre-selected seniors gather for two days of soul-searching, self-assessment, team building and soft skills development.

President Christopher Hopey, at the opening dinner, called the PDR …

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Utilize your Winter Break to Get Ahead in your Internship Search

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Now that the end of the fall semester is here, you may have free time during the winter break to spend with family and friends, celebrate the holidays and catch-up on your Netflix shows. This is an exciting time for …

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How to go from a Great Student to an Even Better Employee

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Katie Parrott’s college career advisor used to put her in the category of “ostrich person.” The term was reserved, she recalls, for students who’d “stick their head in the sand and pretend that school was never going to end.”

In …

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Spring and Summer Internships: It’s time for your student to apply!

“Internships came back as the most important thing that employers look for when evaluating a recent college graduate.” -Dan Berrett, The Chronicle

It is never too early for your student to begin the internship search for the next term – …

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