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 candidate 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.

Since the new employer evals (fa14 and on) are not housed in COOL, and you may need easy access to yours for a cross referral meeting, these directions will walk you through how to save your evaluation from the other system and add it to COOL. Good luck!

All DMSB Co-op Faculty as of Jan 2016 - Listing

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 - Maura Miller, Frankie Gonzalez, Brooke Johnson, Ernest Mauristhene or Christina Roberts.

Meeting with a Finance Coordinator -Kelsey Hersh (for 1st timers), Linda Sarkisian, Heather Hauck or Elizabeth Chilvers (for 2nd and 3rd timers) - please ask Lisa W for link to learn more about specific jobs

Meeting with Management Coordinators - Elinor Levine, Andrea Dropkin, or Elizabeth Larson. NOTE: a cross referral meeting with these management co-op people is only necessary if "specified within the job description"

Meeting with Health Sciences Coordinators - Lisa Foster or Dierdre Jordan (fyi- as of 9.26.16 - they will send students from outside Bouve after Nov 1st, 2016 to their jobs that still need applicants - these jobs will denoted as "hot" on COOL)

Meeting with other Bouve Coordinators such as Physical Therapy or Nursing - (fyi- as of 9.26.16 - nursing is still TBA - they do not usually send students from outside Bouve until after Nov 1st or so)

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

  • If you are interested in Finance co-ops, see this listing of events to learn more about the different career opportunities.