BEYOND THE GREEN LINE is a blog series featured on the Northeastern University Career Development Blog, ‘The Works’. Each post highlights a major city and gives you an inside look at the local food, culture, music scene, the industries that are thriving there, and some current job openings in the area.
This post written by guest author third year Northeastern student Molly Osmulski.
With rankings like #1 on Business Insider’s “Top U.S. Cities for Culture,” #3 on Inc.com’s “Top 10 Cities for Milliennials” and #7 on Conde Nast Traveler’s “Best Places to Live,” you may think we’re talking about New York or L.A. Nope! Our focus this month is on Seattle, home of 8 Fortune 500 companies, including giants like Microsoft, Amazon.com, Starbucks and Nordstrom.
Seattle has been seeing consistent, steady job growth in many markets and is beaming with opportunities for the young urban professional. Forbes even named it the “#1 Best City for Jobs in 2015” based on metrics like job opportunities, starting salaries, median wages and commute times.
Not only does Northeastern have a significant Alumni network in Seattle, we also have AN ENTIRE GRADUATE CAMPUS there as well which offers flexible, local industry-aligned programs. Seattle is quite a draw – in fact, we’ve had over 100 students co-op in Seattle this year alone! Check out some of the adventures they’ve had:
Hiking to Hidden Lake Lookout in Washington: Rachel Anderson, Northeastern student on co-op at Seattle Corporate Search
Exploring at Shi Shi Beach in Washington: Northeastern students Rachel Anderson, on co-op at Seattle Corporate Search (left), and Caleb Tenenbaum, on co-op at Amazon Fresh (right)
Northeastern co-op Teresa Tran and her supervisor Dave Liloia at Amazon Web Services
Dave Liloia of Amazon Web Services has managed 5 Northeastern co-ops including Teresa and shared, “Here at AWS, we’re constantly pushing the limits of what’s possible and experimenting with really interesting ideas. For example, we just started experimenting with IoT buttons to automate support requests from others in marketing, where else in the world do you get to do that?”
If amazing job opportunities and Northeastern alums aren’t enough to convince you? Here are a few more reasons…
Food and Drink:
- You’ll never be at a loss for caffeine in Starbuck’s home city
- Order a bowl of pho at one of the many local Vietnamese restaurants
- Have a pint at one of Seattle’s the many microbreweries – Washington is the top hops producer in the country!
- Taste a Seattle Dog, they’re topped with cream cheese and caramelized onions
- Try a scoop of Balsamic Strawberry or Honey Lavender ice cream at the famous Molly Moon’s
- Bumbershoot, one of the largest festivals in North America, held annually on Labor Day Weekend, features some of the biggest names in music -previous headliners include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and The Weeknd
- Seattle International Film Festival (mid May-Early June) brings the best international and independent films to Seattle each year
- Some of the many great museums include the Museum of Flight, Seattle Art Museum and the Frye Art Museum
- You can take your best friend almost anywhere is one of the country’s most dog-friendly cities
- Check out Pike’s Place Market, often regarded as the best market in America (and home of the first Starbucks!)
- Root for the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Mariners
- Ride to the top of the Seattle Space Needle, built for the 1962 World’s Fair
- Take a ferry to Vashon Island to buy produce directly from family farms or go berry picking on nature preserves
- Have a picnic or bonfire in Discovery Park, the city’s largest park (534 acres and 12 miles of walking trails!)
Worried about all that infamous Seattle rain? Don’t be – Boston, New York, and Houston are all among the 43 U.S cities that get more annual rainfall than Seattle. Still not convinced? Here’s 15 more reasons: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/purewow/15-reasons-why-you-should_b_9290190.html
Job Opportunities – log into NUcareers through your MYNEU to apply!
- Amazon.com Software Development Engineer Full-time and Summer Intern; International Retail Financial Analyst
- Starbucks Corporation Designer, Global Marketing Promotions
- Payscale, Inc. Account Executive, Small Business; Account Development Representative
- Russell Investments Consultant
- Dropbox Software Engineer University Grad; Software Engineer Intern; Product Manager
- Apple Software Engineer, Infrastructure Engineering
- Pitchbook Data, Inc. Recruiting Coordinator; Customer Service Associate
- The Boeing Company Business Intelligence Analyst; Data Scientist
- Nordstrom Systems Engineer – Infrastructure; Software Development Engineer – (UI Fullstack)
- Seattle Children’s Hospital Clinical Dietitian I
- Zillow Graphics Engineer; Marketing Specialist, SEM; Software Engineer, Machine Learning
- Synapse Product Development Mechanical Engineering Intern Winter/Spring
- TUNE, Inc. Software Development Engineer; Account Manager (fluency in Mandarin required.)
- Sucker Punch Productions Character Tech-Artist/Rigger; Character Artist
Coming up Next Week: Beyond the Green Line – Washington, D.C.
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This post was authored by Molly Osmulski, a third-year Northeastern student. Molly is working toward a degree in Marketing with a minor in International Affairs. She works part time at the Northeastern Career Development office and has previously completed a co-op at Travel + Leisure Magazine in NYC and has studied abroad at the London School of Economics. When she is not studying or searching for her next co-op, she loves traveling, thrift shopping and trying new foods. You can contact her at email@example.com.