How Can I Engage With Students?

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VIRTUAL ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Students are actively utilizing online resources and social media during this time away from campus. Explore the virtual engagement opportunities available to promote your company’s brand, and engage with our student body:

Merrimack Minute: A pre-recorded interview answering a couple of the most asked questions from our students that will be featured on our social media channels.

Virtual Information Session: Invite Merrimack students to participate by publishing a virtual event on Handshake. 

Post a Project or Micro-Internship: Merrimack College students are continuously seeking short- and long-term projects to apply their classroom learning. We have multiple opportunities for you to share an organizational project with students depending on your timeline over the course of the year.

  1. Post a project utilizing Parker Dewey’s Micro-Internship platform. This page will provide sample projects and details for creating projects for Merrimack students.
  2. Contact our team at employers@merrimack.edu to determine other options available based on your project needs.

If you have questions or would like to discuss engagement in more detail, please email employers@merrimack.edu and our team will be in touch.

 

GETTING INVOLVED

Career Fairs: Typically held in fall and spring semesters, career fairs are an excellent way for your organization to build or maintain your brand at Merrimack while sharing information about your internship, co-op, and full-time opportunities with students and alumni.

Save the Date: Merrimack College Fall 2020 Virtual Internship & Career Fair – Wednesday, September 23rd 12:30 – 3:30 PM. This year, we will be hosting 3 virtual career fairs: Accounting, Finance & Banking, Engineering, Technology & Data Science, and general Internship & Career Fair. Please click for additional details on registering for these career fair opportunities.

Ask an Employer: An informal meet and greet event that exposes students to different companies within their majors. It is a great chance for employers to build their organizational brand on campus; introduce themselves to students, and potentially market their openings. Students stop by to ask questions and converse in a casual setting in one of our academic buildings. It is less formal than a career fair and only a select number of companies are able to participate.

Networking Events: Offered at different times throughout the academic year, students and local alumni are brought together to discuss career paths and success post-graduation. Majors and focus areas of these networks vary. In our prior events, we have offered Accounting, Finance, Sports Management, Marketing, Health Sciences, Criminology, and more.

Professional Development Retreat: Hosted in the Greater Boston area, the Professional Development Retreat is a two-day career development initiative for juniors and seniors that is designed to build emotional intelligence and provide students with “soft skills” such as problem-solving, conflict resolution, critical observation and adaptability. Through an application and selection process, sixty students from all academic disciplines will be selected for each retreat. Students will connect with a distinguished group of industry experts to work side-by-side with and gain knowledge about the practical aspects of the workforce. This distinctive program illustrates Merrimack College’s commitment to the success of its students, as well as the impact of the College’s network. There are a multitude of ways for your organization/company to become involved in the PDR, and we would love to discuss what would work best for you. Contact us at employers@merrimack.edu.