About Us

Welcome to the Department of Career Development

Northeastern University prides itself for having a premier career development department, consistently ranked #1 or #2 by The Princeton Review since 2011 and ranked #1 Career Services by College Magazine in 2014. With 250 programs each year and over 3,000 engaged employers, we strive to meet students’ and alumni needs though career counseling, walk-ins, and innovative workshops. Our experienced team is devoted to developing new and unique opportunities for student and alumni career growth and development.

  • 96% of students surveyed indicated that they made progress toward their career goals after one meeting with a career counselor in Career Development.
  • 100% of students surveyed indicated that they would return to Career Development for another advising meeting.
  • Career Development hosts one of the largest career fairs in the region, held twice a year (October and February.)
  • Career Development listed jobs at approximately 1,800 new companies for the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • 92% of students are employed or attending graduate school within 9 months of graduating.

Mission Statement

Career Development provides resources, guidance and opportunities which help students, recent graduates and alumni to:

  • Choose a major and explore career options
  • Make career decisions that will engage them in productive and fulfilling work
  • Prepare for and conduct successful job and internship searches
  • Create meaningful and effective engagement with employers
  • Contribute to meeting global and societal needs

Business Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Walk-in Critiques
15-minute in-person review sessions for resumes and cover letters and LinkedIn profiles for students and alumni. You will need a hard copy of your document.

Hours: Daily, Mon.-Fri., 1:30-3:30 pm

No Advanced Sign-up:  First-come, first served. You will be required to sign in at the front desk.


Career Counseling Appointments
30 or 60 minute appointments in-person, by phone or skype for in-depth questions and conversations. Career counseling appointments are for currently enrolled students and alumni.

Hours: Mon-Thurs. 8:30-6:00, Fri., 8:30-5:00

Sign-up Required:  Students schedule via myNEU, Alumni call the front desk 617-373-2430

NOTE:  Students in MBA and Master’s programs in Business are served by the MBA Career Center


Beginning October 2, we will be offering 30 minute appointments in-person, by phone or skype for quick questions and immediate, time-sensitive needs.  Examples include:  You have an upcoming interview and need some pointers; You need assistance evaluating a job offer or negotiating salary. Career Express Hours are for currently enrolled students.  Limited to one session per week.

Hours: Tuesdays, 2-4pm, Fridays, 10 am-12pm.  Appointments will be posted 48 hours in advance, same day appointments offered if available.

Sign-up Required:  Call the front desk to schedule, 617-373-2430

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