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7 Kinds of Questions to Ask at a Career Fair to Make a Great Impression

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Let’s be honest: Walking into a career fair can be incredibly intimidating. Look at all those people who have the power to give you a job one day! Look at all those other people who want some of the very …

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I Landed My Magazine Job After Meeting the Editor-in-Chief on a Subway Platform

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All my life, people told me I had chutzpah. That word was passed around often in my Jewish day school. While most kids were following rules and social norms, I was breaking them. I was impatient and as such, I …

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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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8 Times Candidates Didn’t Get Hired Because of Something They Put on Social Media

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We know you’ve heard you should clean up your social media so that you can be a presentable professional, especially when you’re looking for a new job. But do you know how it could actually hurt you?

We’ve collected real …

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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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Alumni Give Back with Career Advice at 3rd Annual Liberal Arts Career Night

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Merrimack College hosted its 3rd Annual Liberal Arts Career Night on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018, featuring keynote speaker Sean Kavanaugh as well as twenty-two alumni working in various fields. These fields include, but were not limited to Advertising, Marketing, and …

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Prepare Students for Internships Now

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“Investing in internships helps students succeed in their first job and sets them up for long-term career success, extending the value of their college degree into their 40+ year career.” -Forbes

 

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