Co-op Program & Career Development

Forward in Your Career

Program Benefits and Overview
Curriculum & Requirements
Management Concentration Certificates
Co-op Program

Merrimack’s MSM program will give you the connections, tools, and support to leap forward in your career.

Optional Co-op Placement with Leading Companies

This 4 credit elective includes a career development course followed by paid, semester-long, Co-op with a local company. Your academic advisors at the Girard School of Business will work closely with you to identify a Co-op placement that aligns with your career goals and aspirations and will guide you through the hiring process. You will also have regular meetings with a faculty mentor who can provide additional perspective into your Co-op work.
Daytime placements with leading industry partners allow students to continue their coursework during the Co-op program.

The prerequisite Career Development Course will assist you not only with exploring careers and identifying appropriate co-op opportunities, but also with honing key skills such as resume writing, interviewing, networking, and maintaining an impactful social media presence.

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Robust Digital Resources

Scours hundreds of thousands of job postings every day, producing reports that show trends in hiring by field and location, salary information by job role, and the core skills employers are seeking.

An online hub where you can search and apply for internships, co-ops and jobs, update your Handshake profile for employers, schedule an appointment with your career advisor, or sign up for an O’Brien event.

Customized skillbuilding courses to enhance and expand what you learn in the classroom and showcase your skills with digital badges.

Get your resume reviewed in a flash and conduct mock interviews with an artificial intelligence-designed tool that concludes with suggestions including use of filler words, rate of speech, and nonverbal communication.

Apply to short-term, professional, paid work experiences and demonstrate your skills, explore different career paths and develop professional networks.

Merrimack College Accolades

At Merrimack College, we’re proud of our long history of providing quality degrees to students entering the job market. Our faculty are more than just teachers. We are committed to helping you grow — academically, personally and spiritually — so that you may graduate as a confident, well-prepared citizen of the world.

  • U.S. News & World Report 2022 #34 Best Regional Universities North
  • U.S. News & World Report 2022 #41 Best Value Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report 2022 #3 Most Innovative Schools
  • Money Magazine’s Best Colleges 2020
  • The Princeton Review 2021 Best Northeastern Regional College
  • Apple Inc., Apple Distinguished School

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