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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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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