How Can I Engage With Students?

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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 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 and our team will be in touch.



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 Career Fair – Coming Soon!

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


Arranged as Requested

Information Tables & Sessions: If your company is interested in chatting with students and being immersed in student life, Information Tables & Sessions are for you! Bring your organization branding materials and representatives to talk with students passing by during lunch on Main Street, or on their way to class in the lobby of an academic building. A great opportunity for you to share information about your organization (i.e. organizational culture, current experiences, career paths, job benefits and the interview process). We encourage you to bring alumni along for the chance to network with current students and discuss potential career opportunities.

Classroom Presentations: An opportunity for professionals from various industries to share a great deal of valuable knowledge and experience to students in the classroom. The O’Brien Center will work with faculty members to determine on an individual basis if an employer presentation in the classroom is appropriate and feasible based on timing as well as the class schedule.

Employer Office Hours: Host individual or small group meetings throughout the day to discuss trends and issues in your industry and support students as they prepare to engage with your organization. This opportunity can be customized: host walk-in hours, schedule mock interviews, review application materials, or chat with students about the next steps in their career path. Hosting Employer Office Hours is an excellent way to get to know students on an individual basis and to further identify potential candidates.


Bring Merrimack to You

Site Visits: Host a group of students to spend a few hours at your site to provide them with an inside look at your company’s culture, office space, and mission. Site Visits are a great opportunity for companies to highlight and market their organizations. During the Site Visits, employers usually provide an overview of their organization, discuss career experiences, walk through the recruiting process, offer tours of the facility, and allow time for students and company employees to network.