MODERN INDIA: A MOSAIC OF CONTRASTS

MODERN INDIA: A MOSAIC OF CONTRASTS

Alane De Luca, Global Employer Relations

One Chance to Make a First Impression

My recent trip to India in January, proved to be more profitable for Northeastern’s signature Global Co-op program than I ever imagined! I set off to the south Asian country in mid-January, landing in New Delhi – my first of eight stops, ultimately making my way to my final destination, Bangalore – India’s largest most southern city. With a packed itinerary already unfolding, I was immediately struck by the warmth and generosity of the Indian people, who always seemed to magically appear at just the right time when I was in need of help with directions or simply trying to find the best local fare. The expeditious pace in a land of stark contrasts, make India a travel destination for not the faint of heart. India is changing at an unprecedented rate. Most of us understand this, but it’s the speed, degree and permanence of this transformation that can sometimes be indigestible. India is a vibrant society with an increasingly vigorous internal dynamic and an increasing influence, directly and indirectly, in the world.

During the course of many meetings, I was astonished at the level of interest there was to partner with Northeastern. I met with an array of professionals – everyone from multinational CEOs and founders of ambitious start-ups to high-powered global HR directors and department heads. Below, I am photographed in Mumbai, India with CEO Captain Milind Patankar (left) and Deputy Manager Yadam Sai Hrushikesh Reddy (center) of the multinational shipping company, Transworld Group. Founder and Chairman Mr. Ramesh Ramakrishnan is the parent of our esteemed alumna and Young Global Leader, Anisha Ramakrishnan who heads up the Dubai Transworld office. One of the most rewarding components of my position as Director of Global Employer Relations is seeing firsthand the convergence of connections – it is through a strong internal network of passionate alumni/ae, which catapults Northeastern to the top of its game – as a leader in global experiential learning.

Alane De Luca, Director for Global Employer Relations in Mumbai, India

Existence and Coexistence:  Culture, Diversity, Spirituality, Poverty and Modernity

There are paradoxical implications when one thinks of a country peacefully coexisting, when the simple fact of the matter is, India is host to15 different languages, 3000 dialects, all the world’s major religions, and a population of 1.3 billion people – where 20% reside in cities and the rest of the population live in the 600,000 villages across India. I found a level of hunger that I have not experienced anywhere else. In every corner of the country, people are innovating, creating, developing, imagining, and strategizing – all with an acute appetite to contribute and to succeed. One of the direct benefactors of this fast-paced growth and welcomed drive for globalization, are the thousands of students and alumni/ae from Northeastern University. Ripe for talent, Northeastern has positioned itself as the primary global talent pipeline for many of these newly developed partnerships. Photographed with me below in scenic coastal Goa are Chief Planning Officer Mohan Krishnan (right) and Global HR Director Ashwini Joglekar (center) of Prototyze, a venture-builder under the brand name Private Unlimited. I was so impressed with this Google-like start-up lab (tree house retreat included!) – it was the quintessential mix of high tech meets intellectual cool vibe. Per standard follow-up, Prototyze has already submitted 5 co-op positions for the upcoming July cycle.

Alane De Luca, Director for Global Employer Relations in Goa, India

Biggest Take Away

Every professional with whom I met is keen on collaborating with Northeastern – that can go without saying. Beyond that, each employer is open to both Indian and non-Indian students – the focus on global co-op in India has been set in motion, so if you are a student looking to build your professional capital look no further. I am hopeful students will take advantage of these incredible opportunities, where they are sure to gain not only invaluable skills, but unquantifiable cultural experience.  You can peruse all co-op jobs in India by using the key search ‘Global-Asia’ in NU Careers. If you have any questions, please meet with your Co-op Faculty Coordinator.

Namaste!

Alane De Luca, Director for Global Employer Relations, Northeastern University

Alane De Luca oversees the Global Employer Relations team and global lead-generation initiatives within Career Development and Cooperative Education.  She comes to Northeastern with 25+ years of experience working in the international education arena.  Alane’s passion for global experiential learning began when she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa, where she worked alongside NGO’s and native Senegalese in rural parts of northern Senegal.  Upon returning to the states, she assumed a position funded by the United States Agency for International Development focusing on initiatives set forth by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and administered at Northeastern.  She also has experience directing global and experiential learning programs within academia at Merrimack College, Salem State University, Suffolk University Law School, and Saint Anselm College.  She is a dual citizen of Italy, holds an M.Ed. from Northeastern University and a B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross. www.linkedin.com/in/alanedeluca

Beyond the Green Line: Philadelphia, PA

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 authored by Career Development Contractor, Melissa Glaser Rubin and third year Northeastern student, Molly Osmulski.

Did you know that 12 of the 2016 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the Philadelphia metro area? These include some household names like Comcast and Aramark, as well as some newcomers like Navient.

The City of Brotherly Love is also the eighth largest job market in nation. It has a fast-growing biomedical and pharmaceutical industries with many 14 major pharmaceutical and biotech firms to the area. The other main industries in Philadelphia include telecommunications, financial services, publishing and tourism.

Though filled with fun and culture and not far from NYC, Philly is still relatively affordable. For this reason, the city has seen an increase in its millennial population. According to Philly.com, “millennials – those aged 19 to 34 – now make up 46 percent of the downtown core population.”

There are over 2,400 Northeastern Alumni working in Philadelphia according to LInkedIn. In the past year, over 25 students have enjoyed a co-op position in the city.

Amina Ly, an Environmental Science major who co-oped as a Catastrophe Modeling Services Assistant at Marsh & Mclennan Companies thoroughly enjoyed her time in Philly and sings its praises:
“Living right in the center of downtown Philly, I got the opportunity to experience the historic and diverse city from right outside my doorstep. Before I arrived I had no idea how many cultural events the city had to offer. Every weekend I was guaranteed to run across a festival or organized event. I also consider myself an avid foodie, and the restaurants around the city never disappointed! Months later, I still talk about the wonderful food scene and the spectacular city atmosphere. It’s was definitely an easy city to fall in love with, and I would go back in a heartbeat.”

Curious for more?

Food and Drink:
Treat yourself to several Philly cheesesteaks and decide for yourself which is the best
Eat a Philly-style soft pretzels
NYC has the cronut, but Philly has the Donnoli – part donut, part cannoli
If you’ve never been to a Wawa, you have to go
The “Philly special” – a shot of Jim Beam and a can of PBR

Culture:
Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
See a show at the Mann Center
Explore the many museums – including one dedicated to pizza
Go to Philly’s Annual Beer Week or stroll the “Philly Beer Trail” any time of the year
Go to the annual 2-day Made in America music festival

Activities:
Get scared at Eastern State Penitentiary
Visit the Night Market or the Reading Terminal Market
Cheer on the Eagles, 76ers, Phillies and Flyers
Explore 3,600 acres of trails, history and nature at Valley Forge Park
Take some awesome pictures at the Magic Gardens

Job Opportunities – log into NUcareers to apply!

Aria Health 1820531 – Business Analyst – Population Health

Merck
1820526 – Process Analytical Tools (PAT) Specialist Job
1820528 – Manager, Operations Job
1820529 – Specialist, Engineering
1820530 – Specialist, Engineering – Technical Operations, Laboratory Job
1819780 Sourcing Analyst
1819775 Network Analyst

160over90

1820542 – Video Project Manager
1820544 – Account Executive
1819796 Digital Strategist
1819791 Senior Designer

Independence BlueCross
1820522 – Associate Systems Analyst
1819801 Operations Analyst

SEI Investments
1820538 – Supervisor, SMA Portfolio Accounting
1820536 – Compliance Analyst: Anti-Money Laundering and Privacy Group
1820535 – Service Excellence Administrator
1820533 – Middle Office Operations Processing Analyst III
1820532 – Operations Analyst, Inst Private Client (Implementation Services)

Urban Outfitters
1820183 Print Production Designer
1820180 Network Engineer Security
1820175 Graphic Design Assistant

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
1820131  Public Relations and Social Media Senior Associate

IMA Consulting
1819768  Healthcare Analyst

American Heritage Federal Credit Union
1819758 Member Relations Specialist
1819757 Business Development Representative

AmerisourceBergen
1819749  Analyst III – Generics

Susquehanna International Group, Llp.
1812399 Operations Analyst Program
1811947 Operations Analyst Internship

Additonal Companies:
Comcast
Dell Boomi
American Airlines
Philadelphia 76ers

Coming up Next Week: Beyond the Green Line – Silicon Valley, CA!

We want your feedback!
Feel free to leave us a comment if there’s anything we’ve missed or a particular city you’d like us to profile. If you’d like to have your photos considered for the next post, send over your Denver photos now!

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 is currently co-oping at Sanofi Genzyme and has previously completed a co-op at Travel + Leisure Magazine in NYC. She has also studied abroad at the London School of Economics and loves travelling, thrift shopping and trying new foods. You can contact her at osmulski.m@husky.neu.edu.

Sources:

http://www.phillymag.com/business/2015/06/05/philly-companies-fortune-500/
https://www.bisnow.com/philadelphia/news/commercial-real-estate/2016-a-good-year-for-job-growth-places-like-philly-53393
http://www.phillyvoice.com/12-philadelphia-area-companies-listed-years-fortune-500/
http://www.phillymag.com/property/2016/04/20/why-philly-has-become-a-millennial-magnet/
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/retail/20160731_Center_of_Attention.html

Beyond the Green Line: Los Angeles, CA

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 authored by Career Development Contractor, Melissa Glaser Rubin and third year Northeastern student, Molly Osmulski.

Did you know that 13 of the 2016 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the City of Angels? These include big names like Walt Disney Co., Farmers Insurance Exchange and Live Nation Entertainment. Major industries in L.A. include entertainment, aerospace, tourism and technology. Following the 2008 recession, L.A. county saw a 9.9% job market growth rate between 2010 and 2014 and this trend has continued.

Unlike some of the smaller cities we have profiled, Los Angeles is a major metropolitan area and the second largest U.S. city by population. With the diversity of people, culture and each neighborhood, you’re bound to find a place for you. As the entertainment capital of the world, there is no shortage of things to do, creative people to meet and celebrities to bump into

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Jonas Polin at the Jerry Maguire Video Store

Though across the country from Boston, the Northeastern Southern California Alumni Network is very active and frequently hosts events in both LA and San Diego.  Over 190 NU students have co-oped there in the past year, including Jonas Polin who declared that ““What I love most about LA is all the events that wouldn’t exist in any other city.”  Janine Eduljee, another current co-op student and NBC News Production Intern exclaims “There is no shortage of amazing things to do in LA, from museums to outdoor hikes (not to mention excellent nightlife). Days off from co-op are usually spent exploring all this city has to offer. Last weekend I got the opportunity to visit the beautiful Descanso Gardens and see the gorgeous camellia festival – talk about a perfect day!”

Janine Eduljee enjoying the sunshine at the beautiful Descanso Gardens

Want to know more?

Food and Drink:

  • Order a double double at In and Out 
  • Explore the vibrant restaurant scene, with many top places run by celebrity chefs
  • Go to The Farmers Market for 85 shops and restaurants
  • There are taco trucks everywhere, so quick, delicious Mexican food is never far away

 

Culture:

  • L.A. has more museums than any other city in America, so you’ll need some time to see them all
  • The TCL Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame may be touristy, but they are a must
  • Go to the theatre – there are more annual productions in L.A. than anywhere else in the world

 

 

Activites

  • Root for the Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, Sparks and Kings
  • Shop on Rodeo drive
  • Bike the strand
  • She a show at the Hollywood bowl
  • Hike or horseback ride in Griffith Park
  • Go people-watching on Venice beach
  • Universal Studios and DisneyLand! (obviously)

 

Job Opportunities – log into NUcareers to apply!

Companies and Opportunities:

20th Century Fox:  IT Business Analyst: Xytech Systems

AECom Technology Corporation: Digital Graphic Designer

Cornerstone OnDemand: Analyst, Global Product Support;  Learning Experience Designer

Hulu: Campaign Manager;     Ad Sales Research Analyst, Audience Measurement and Analytics

Jumpcut Studios: Front-End Engineer;  Product Designer

Live Nation Entertainment: Software Engineer;   Social Media Specialist

Molina Healthcare: Research Analyst

Service Titan: Product Designer;  Product Marketing Manager, Competitive Intelligence

Ticketmaster: Coordinator, Customer Engagement Marketing

Tradesy: Customer Support Representative

Walt Disney:  Financial Analyst – Disney Parks and Resorts;  Administrative Assistant – Photography and Visual Communications

ZestFinance: Software Engineer

 

Additional Companies:

CBRE Group, Inc.

Farmers Insurance

Health Net

Oaktree Capital Group, LLC

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.

Smashbox Cosmetics

SpaceX

 

Coming up Soon: Beyond the Green Line – Philadelphia, PA!

We want your feedback!

Feel free to leave us a comment if there’s anything we’ve missed or a particular city you’d like us to profile.  If you’d like to have your photos considered for the next post, send over your Denver photos now!

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 is currently co-oping at Sanofi Genzyme and has previously completed a co-op at Travel + Leisure Magazine in NYC. She has also studied abroad at the London School of Economics and loves travelling, thrift shopping and trying new foods. You can contact her at osmulski.m@husky.neu.edu.

 

Sources:

http://www.forbes.com/places/ca/los-angeles/

http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/what-to-do/culture/museums-galleries

http://www.dailynews.com/business/20160526/where-does-los-angeles-county-rank-in-job-growth-across-the-nation

http://www.builtinla.com/2015/08/05/top-100-tech-companies-la