Welcome Back to the Beyond the Green Line blog series which will focus on highlighting a particular metropolitan region outside of Boston as a potential area where Northeastern students may want to work and live after graduating. We’ll serve you up some tidbits on the local food scene, cultural attractions, and fun things to do as well as industries with a strong presence there and potential job openings so that you can consider adding these locales to your job search. After each blog, feel free to leave us a comment if there’s anything you think we’ve missed or any particular companies in that area which interest you.
Welcome to our Beyond the Green Line blog on Chi-town. Did you know that there are 34 Fortune 500 companies located in Illinois, a majority of which are situated in the Chicago Metropolitan area?
You may have heard of a few of them before Boeing; Motorola; Linkedin and Kraft Foods, but did you also know that 18 Northeastern Students co-op’ed in Chicago in 2015 alone? Some co-op employers local to Chi-town include Google; UBS; Bluewolf; Intel; and Synapse Games. Want to know why students went there? Maybe because Chicago has it going on – check out this video by Chicago Creative Space touring Motorola’s new innovative Chicago headquarters and read below for the full scoop on the Windy City. Leave us a comment if there’s anything you think we’ve missed or any particular companies you’re interested in.
Food and Drink
- Taste of Chicago – the WORLD’s LARGEST food festival which spans 5 days, attracts over a million visitors each year and has 2 stages which have hosted Wilco, Neyo, Trisha Yearwood and more.
- Deep Dish pizza, hot dogs, and Italian beef – the lists of restaurants you MUST VISIT are overwhelming…
- You may have heard of a couple actors/comedians who’ve gotten their start at Second City Improv – Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Stephen Colbert- the city is bursting with humor and creativity to take advantage of.
- They dye the river green. Yup, every St. Paddy’s Day for the past 40+ years. Oh, and there’s a pretty amazing parade and celebration too.
- If theater is your thing, the iconic Chicago Theater brings some big productions into town; for music, outdoor concerts at Millennium Park are great and smaller spots like Reggie’s Rock Club and the House of Blues offer a more intimate venue.
- Everything from fossils at the Field Museum to Fine Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago –the 2nd largest museum in the U.S.
- Architecture Boat Tour. A MUST DO. Enough said.
- Not sure if you’ve heard of the Chicago Bulls or Blackhawks or White Sox or Cubs or da Bears their Sports – Chicago’s got your back for all things sports.
- Lakefront Trail is amazing for running or cycling and don’t forget the beach for lounging too.
Chicago Job Opportunities – log into NUcareers to apply!
Yello Ruby Engineer; Data Scientist Co-op; Software Engineering Co-op
Uber Marketing Manager, Community Engagement; Regional Operations Manager
Groupon Talent Development Coordinator; Corporate Accounting Analyst; Data Engineer; Associate Buyer; Software Dev. Engineering Intern, Summer 2017
Kraft Heinz Corporate Management Trainee; IT Analyst – Sales; Junior Buyer, Indirects
Rise Interactive Front End Developer, Analytics; Account Executive
LinkedIn SMB Associate Account Executive; Campaign Manager, Marketing Solutions;
Motorola Mobile App Developer; N.A. Marketing Intern; Portfolio Strategy Intern; Proposal Specialist Intern
GoGo Inflight Commercial Aviation – Project Controls Analyst; Analyst-Commercial Analytics
DigitasLBi Analyst, Search Marketing; Quality Analyst
Yelp Account Executive, Digital Advertising; Ad Operations Associate
This post was authored by Melissa Croteau. Melissa is an Assistant Director of Employer Relations at Northeastern University where she focuses on initiating new and broadening existing employer relationships with a goal of increased full-time, internship and co-op hiring of students as well as greater employer engagement within the broader Northeastern community. She just celebrated 5 years of working at Northeastern where she also earned her Master’s in Higher Education Administration in 2013. When she’s not chatting up employers, she enjoys singing in a 100-person choral group, hiking, and exploring the MFA. You can reach Melissa at .firstname.lastname@example.org