Northeastern University

Julia Weisman - Class of 2009

Why did you choose this major, and does/did it seem like the right major for you? Why?

I've always been fascinated by the interactions between people with various values and norms. I wanted to learn more about different subcultures and how it's possible for them to co-exist in American society.

Why did you choose NU? Was/is this the right school for you?

I transferred to Northeastern from a small school in Rhode Island because I wanted a larger course selection and I wanted to experience city-living.

How many co-ops have you completed?

One

If you participated in co-op, can you give a quick synopsis of what you did?

NU Co-op Connections - Program Coordinator. I provided support and services to co-op students through events and programming, assisted co-op students with their Beyond Boston housing search, and developed a monthly newsletter providing important NU information. My co-op enabled me to better understand what it's like working for a large organization. My co-workers were friendly and my boss always encouraged me to look for more ways to get involved and join committees. Because of this, I learned that more involvement might mean more work but it also means you have a better understanding of the organization you work for, you meet more people, and you prove to your boss that you can handle (and welcome) any responsibility that comes your way.

Have you Graduated from NU? If yes, please let us know what you are doing and if you think your co-ops and experiential education have helped you in your career path.

I accepted an offer for a full-time position at Co-op Connections. Had I never gained the experience as a co-op student, I would have never known that I had an interest in higher education student services.

Questions Answered as of 06/18/2010