Northeastern University

Employer Testimonials

Please read some testimonials from our employers to see what they like/love about our program.

  • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

  • Yawkey Boys and Girls Club of Roxbury

  • The Economic Club of Washington DC

  • The Environmental Health Fund

  • EPHAS (Every Person Has A Story)

  • GLAD- Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

  • John Hancock Hotel & Conference Center

  • SWSG- Strong Women Strong Girls

  • YMCA of Greater Boston

    LAURA TONI HOLSINGER, Manager, Administration & Human Resources - Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

    “Before having this co-op the work … was dispersed among 3 other staff members. This has allowed for these staff members to focus on their core work with the confidence that these tasks now being done by our co-op will be completed on time and with great quality. We focus on tasks that we can train co-ops on easily and "take back" once their time with us is finished. This minimizes the loss of institutional knowledge when they leave, since their tasks can be picked up by the next staff member or co-op.”

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    MARK E. ROBERTSON JR., Yawkey Boys and Girls Club of Roxbury

    " My favorite part about the program is that my organization is provided with talented and moldable workers who take their co-op very seriously. One strength of the program is that there’s a revolving door of candidates every semester, that way we can always have a position filled in our program here at the club year round. Another strength would be the flexibility of the students. Not only do they do what’s asked of them, but they are not afraid to try new things and go above and beyond when necessary. ”

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    MARY BRADY, Executive Director - Economic Club of Washington DC

    "The Federal City Council and the Economic Club benefit from the co-op program. As a non profit, it is important to be creative with our budget. The Co-op program saves us dollars. We receive excellent candidate referrals for the position. It's very nice to have young, enthusiastic, workers for a full six months. Even though there is turnover after 6 months, it provides us with good exposure to the public and each intern brings a different set of values to the position. Oftentimes, we stay in touch with the interns as they move through their careers which is very rewarding."

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    JUDITH ROBINSON, Associate Director - Environmental Health Fund

    "We have worked with the co-op program for two years. Our favorite thing about the co-op program is the intellectual ability and motivation of the students. Our biggest success story is one student who worked for us for a year, then we hired her for summer employment. We then recommended her for placement following graduation at an allied organization. This stands out because we need well trained and motivated people to enter the non-profit environmental health field. "

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    RYAN ANSIN, Founder - EPHAS (Every Person Has A Story)

    “Lisa Worsh works with Northeastern University, placing students in the co-op positions of their dreams. With college students wide and often fleeting interests, I cannot imagine this is a very simple job.

    What EPHAS loves about Lisa is not only that she fulfills her students who depend on her for guidance that will actually effect their lives, but that the students she has sent our way are outstanding. Our organization has benefited greatly by Lisa’s ability to match students with the best opportunities for them and, at least in our case, for the organization.

    This semester, Sarah Whitney and Kelsey Katahira have worked tirelessly to increase EPHAS’ footprint and to make sure that we are functioning to the best of our capabilities.

    Today, Sarah, Kelsey (both of whom are staying on!), and I met with our incoming co-op students for the summer/fall and could not be more excited to work together.

    Thank you, Lisa, for making EPHAS a stronger organization through your GREAT decisions.

    The world needs more individuals like Lisa Worsh who are willing to take the time to help others." (5-22-12)

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    ROBBIE SAMUELS, Special Events Manager - Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

    "The 6 months go by fast but I’ve found that I can build on the work that each prior co-op has accomplished by giving them a focused project to work on while they are at GLAD – specifically they’ve been in charge of executing all the tasks related to procuring and displaying a 150+ item silent auction. Since June 2005, when I became Special Events Manager, the total raised from our auctions has more than doubled! This has a lot to do with the support provided by the stellar co-ops we’ve had the good fortune to work with."

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    WARREN (BUD) CARROLL, General Manager - John Hancock Hotel & Conference Center

    “We have been in the program for two years and the quality of the students have been outstanding. ‘The achievements of an organization are the result of the combined effort of each individual’ I am proud to say the contributions of Northeastern students are a significant part of our success!!!

    We have found that at the end of the 6 month co-op most of the students stay on part time. This is a great benefit to our company. It eliminates training costs, allows us a consistent staffing pool and the students schedules are very flexible.”

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    LINDSAY HYDE, President- Strong Women Strong Girls

    " The co-op students from Northeastern have brought tremendous energy, enthusiasm, and passion to the work of Strong Women, Strong Girls. The co-op staff (particularly Lisa) have been tremendous at recruiting great candidates and matching the work of SWSG to the strengths of the students.”

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    PAUL E. MANTELL, Vice President Human Resources - YMCA of Greater Boston

    “At the YMCA of Greater Boston, we have been involved with the Northeastern Co-Op program for over five years. As a long-term co-op employer and a Northeastern Alum, I could not be happier with the co-op program and the organization that supports it. The quality of the students has been excellent, the communication and follow up with the co-op department is phenomenal and the participation has enhanced our organization. Young talent is the key to our leadership succession and mission and the co-op program has been an integral component of our success.”

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