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Working Warriors: Alison DiBiase with Kronos Inc. for Third Consecutive Position

Every student dreams of landing an internship opportunity that allows them to gain knowledge and exposure within their particular industry while simultaneously enjoying every minute they spend working for a company. For Finance and Marketing major Alison DiBiase, Class of …

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Working Warriors: Emily Howe at AFC Urgent Care Methuen

Emily Howe, Health Science major with minors in Spanish and BioEthics and an active member of the Commuter Advisor Program and the Commuter Student Association, began her Junior year at Merrimack College with a drive to gain as much experience …

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Working Warriors: Emerson Devlin at Middleton House of Corrections

Criminology major Emerson Devlin, Class of 2020, kicked off her junior year at Merrimack College with one of the most daunting and rewarding experiences of her career. After countless routine visits to job boards including Handshake, Merrimack College’s online job …

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Thinking About Attending Graduate School? Here’s What You Need to Know Now

The decision to attend graduate school raises a multitude of questions for students to consider in order to ensure that they make the right choice. As graduate school often poses a significant strain on students’ finances, mental well-being, and livelihood, …

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

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

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!

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

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

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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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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