Hiring Our Students + Utilizing Handshake


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.

Our team’s motto is #GetHiredUp which means getting our warriors at work. There are many ways that your organization can help us fulfill our motto.

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 within 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 connecting user accounts to your organization.

Handshake Account Setup Posting a Job

In the summer of 2018, Merrimack shifted towards becoming 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 just the click of a button. We are proud to be a part of this platform in order to emphasize both 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 being able to develop 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 employers@merrimack.edu 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. Due to the diversity of our programs, we see both our 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 employers@merrimack.edu or (978) 837-5480.