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
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
- 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
- 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
CBRE Group, Inc.
Oaktree Capital Group, LLC
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.