Northeastern University

Cross Referral Information

A Cross Referral means that your co-op coordinator does not own that job. They are asking their colleague to see that they (your coordinator) think you might be a good canididate for the job. For many positions.. this "vote of confidence" is enough. The job owner then looks at all resumes that have been referred to the job and sends the best out of the batch.

Sometimes the other coordinator will want to meet with you before deciding whether to send your resume or not. Then you should be notified (likely by your coordinator - or the job description) that you need to have a cross referral meeting.

When asked to set up a cross referral meeting with another college (Bouve, Business, etc.)...go to their walk-in hours or make an appt with them (some have specific directions - see below).........Dress up, bring your resume, the job description and some questions. Also, if you have completed a previous co-op, bring a copy of the evaluation from your employer.

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Meeting with DMSB Business Coordinators- The cross referral meeting dates DEPEND on the JOB LEVEL - so pay attention to the job posting as well

Meeting with Marketing Coordinators - Bonnie Brock, Brooke Johnson/Peg Grimes, Ernest Mauristhene or Christina Roberts.

Meeting with Finance Coordinators - Heather Hauck, Elizabeth Chilvers, Jessica Crowley, Ryann Kelley, Megan Richmond, or Linda Sarkisian

Meeting with Health Sciences Coordinators - Lisa Foster or Dierdre Jordan - - (fyi- as of 2.25.14 …they will not send students from other colleges to their jobs until April)

Meeting with other Bouve Coordinators - such as Physical Therapy or Nursing

A lot of companies that require cross referrals also do on-campus presentations/information sessions. See below on how to best utilize these sessions

  • Read this to best prepare for On campus presentations by employers

  • CSSH - Employer visit and information session calendar

  • CBA - Business - Employer visit and information session calendar