Career Advisor - Science & Engineering
Laura Thibodeau joined The O’Brien Center for Career Development in February of 2013 as a Career Advisor. Laura provides comprehensive career guidance and support to students within the School of Science and Engineering. Laura assists students in navigating through their career development path while encouraging self-exploration through experiential learning opportunities such as externships, internships, and co-ops. Laura guides students from the selection of a major through to the job search or application to graduate or professional schools. She also helps students in developing the resume and cover letter and provides assistance and resources relevant to internship and job searches, including interview preparation, career fair etiquette, networking techniques, and other areas of professional development. Additionally, Laura creates and executes innovative programming, classroom presentations, workshops and events to support the career development of students at Merrimack College.
Laura received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development at Boston College and a Master of Science in Counseling at Fitchburg State University. Laura is also a CCE credentialed Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and licensed School Counselor. Laura’s additional experience prior to Merrimack College includes college admissions counseling at the high school level. She worked both at a private for-profit organization as well as in public high schools advising students in their college and career decisions, guiding them through the college application and admissions process. She has also worked in special education at the middle and high school levels.
Specialities and InterestsSchool of Science & Engineering
Career Advisor - Education & Social Policy
Prior to working in the O’Brien Center for Career Development, Sarah was employed in the Office of Admission at Merrimack College as well as University of Hartford’s Admission Office. Sarah received her M.Ed in Higher Education at Merrimack College and her BA in Communication at the University of Hartford.
Sarah Mackler is a Career Advisor in the O’Brien Center for Career Development. As a Career Advisor she works with students from the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Education and Social Policy. Having a background in undergraduate admissions, Sarah is passionate about helping students navigate from one life phase to another with ease.
Specialities and InterestsSchool of Education & Social Policy
Career Advisor - Liberal Arts
Specialities and InterestsSchool of Liberal Arts
Business Career Specialist
Joe Jenkins joined the Girard School of Business in June 2015 as a Business Career Specialist. He is a wartime veteran who has deployed on multiple military campaigns. After his service, Joe returned home to finish his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Keene State College and his MBA from Plymouth State University. Prior to joining Merrimack College, Joe has worked at multiple higher education institutions in the greater New England area. Helping students to find a job/career that will allow them to use their skills and grow professionally is a personal passion of his. Joe’s dedication to students is demonstrated through his commitment to the individual success of each student he works with.
Specialities and InterestsGirard School of Business
Graduate Advising Fellow
Charlotte received a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs at Indiana University and is currently pursuing Master of Education in Higher Education at Merrimack College. In her current role as a Career Advising Fellow, she serves as the primary career advisor for first-year undeclared liberal arts students and manages weekly walk-in hours at the O’Brien Center for Career Development. Prior to this role, she worked in the nonprofit sector, primarily in animal welfare. Charlotte most enjoys helping students explore different career possibilities and creating plans with students to pursue experiential opportunities.