HOW TO GET STARTED
The O’Brien Center for Career Development and our Employer Relations Team are proud to be your connection to Merrimack’s student population – at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. By connecting with our team, we will assist in filling your need for top talent and expanding your organization’s brand on our campus.
Handshake is how we allow companies to post job/internship/volunteer experiences, track applicants, register for career fairs, schedule on campus interviews, and much more. We recommend bookmarking the Handshake homepage for easy access in the future. We strive to approve organizations and open positions in a timely manner, usually 1-3 business days when the college is open.
To begin working with Merrimack students, it is imperative to have not only a company/organization employer account on Handshake, but for your staff to have their own user accounts as well. Below you’ll find helpful articles about creating your organization account and user accounts connected to your organization.
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Beginning in the summer of 2018, Merrimack shifted to become a Handshake campus. “Handshake is the place where students, career centers, and recruiters come to meet, talk, and share opportunities (Joinhandshake.com).” Within this unique platform, there are more than 700+ college and university career centers that you can connect to with a click of a button and we are proud to be part of this platform to emphasize local and national positions for our students.
Different Opportunities to Post in Handshake
Internships and Cooperative Education Opportunities: Internships and co-ops allow students to apply classroom knowledge and skills in a real-world setting. As an employer, this experience allows you to evaluate an individual’s abilities and potential while developing a potential pipeline to benefit your organization.
If you would like to discuss building a new or expanded internship or co-op program, please connect with our Employer Relations team to learn more. If you have questions about what you should title your open positions, pay rates for your interns/co-ops, or something more, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 837-5480.
Full-Time Positions: After completing our 10 Step Career Development program and individual courses of study, our students are prepared for their post-graduate career opportunities. Because our programs are so diverse, we see both undergraduate and graduate students move into a wide range of fields, no experience is off-limits.
After posting available positions on Handshake, if you would like to visit campus to build brand awareness or meet with interested candidates in one of our dedicated employer spaces on campus, please reach out to email@example.com or (978) 837-5480.