Mark Gould

Senior Associate Vice President, Corporate, Alumni, and Advancement Services

Mark joined Merrimack College in 2011. In Mark’s role as Sr. Associate Vice President of Corporate, Alumni, and Advancement Services, he provides strategic leadership to the College for managing the corporate engagement team, which focuses on building relationships with organizations seeking to hire Merrimack College students/graduates. In addition, Mark leads the alumni relations and advancement services teams within the division. He manages all resources for operations including data reporting, events, and system services.

Mark previously served as the Associate Vice President and Executive Director of the O’Brien Center for Career Development in which he focused on providing a comprehensive portfolio of career development services that assisted students by utilizing cutting-edge technology tools that prepared them for the skills that employers are seeking.

Mark was the Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs for the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University and Director of Management Development Programs at Boston University before joining Merrimack College in 2011. Mark has led the development of curriculum initiatives across program areas and partnered with other academic leaders from schools and colleges within Northeastern University and Boston University to offer their programs to a national and international audience. He is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences and has also been quoted in, and written articles for numerous publications.

Mark earned his B.S., Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Maine, M.Ed., Human Resource Training from Boston University, M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University, and Ed.D. in Higher Education from Northeastern University.

What does Mark wish he knew about career development when he was in college?  
I wish I had engaged with the career center earlier in my academic career than I did. However, I did participate in a summer internship which was transformational for me. Through this internship, I subsequently changed my major which was one of my best decisions ever!


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