Recruit Top Talent at Merrimack College

The O’Brien Center for Career Development is your connection to talented students and alumni for current employment opportunities. Our goal is to provide employers with targeted services to meet recruiting needs and to make the task of identifying and interviewing qualified candidates simple and easy.

  • Post a Job, Externship, Internship or Co-op Opportunity
  • Career fairs, networking events, and workshops
  • On-Campus Interviews
  • Professional Development Retreat
  • Funded internship opportunities
  • Employer Panel Discussions
  • Mentoring students

Questions?  Contact Brian Berkeley, Director of Employer Relations 


The transition to Handshake represented a significant milestone in the continuing evolution of our office and the way in which we deliver services to our students, alumni, faculty and staff, and you, the employers who choose to recruit here at Merrimack College.

Handshake was chosen to be the new software engine for our job and internship postings after our team spent several months reviewing the major career services management systems. During the summer of 2018, we opted to migrate to a system that would help improve the overall quality and efficiency for employers and students.

One of the biggest improvements you will find when using Handshake is it’s easy to use, intuitive interface. Handshake boasts a clean, modern, and simple design — making it easy to navigate and use. The search tools in Handshake are powerful and offer you the ability to pinpoint and build candidate pools quickly and easily. Communication tools in Handshake will allow you to continue to message our students directly, but added data points will allow you to send them to the right students at the right time in their academic careers. And reporting tools are greatly improved over what was previously available in our old system.