Energy is Big Business in Charlotte

With more than 1800 energy-related companies in the 10-county Charlotte region, and more than 34,000 employees working at those firms, energy is big business in Charlotte.  On Friday, November 14, top business, education, and community leaders came together at the Charlotte Chamber’s 2014 Energy Summit to focus on the fundamental infrastructure needs in the energy industry today.  Northeastern exhibited at ... Read More »

Northeastern Supports Veterans

For nearly a century, Northeastern University has been dedicated to the education of our nation’s veterans and service members. During both the first and second World Wars, the university offered Student Army Training Corps and the Army Specialized Training Program and by the 1950s, created the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) which quickly became the largest such program in the nation, with more ... Read More »

5 Signs Not Having a Degree is Hindering Your Career

1.  You’re Unemployed The job market is becoming increasingly competitive and there’s reason to believe that increasing your level of education could have a direct effect on your chances of finding gainful employment.  For example, the unemployment rate for those with high school diploma is 8.4% whereas the unemployment rate for those with college degree is only 2.9%.  In 2010 ... Read More »

High School Leadership Summit

On Sept. 30, more than 100 student-athletes, coaches and athletic directors from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and area independent schools participated in the High School Leadership Summit at Northeastern University–Charlotte’s campus. The summit was a joint initiative between Northeastern and Sue Doran, Director of Athletics for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The half-day summit included three sessions for student-athletes, as well as a two-hour session ... Read More »

Takeaways from Women who Inspire

How Innovation and Technology are Business Game Changers: Dr. Naomi Fried, Chief Innovation Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital described some new innovations in the medical community that are leveraging technology to improve communication and patient experiences. Nurse was challenged in bringing infant temperatures back up after medical procedures (have to cool body to perform brain procedures).  Since humans lose 40% ... Read More »

LINET Wins 2014 Healthy Charlotte Award

Northeastern alumna, Lauren Hurst, Senior Marketing Specialist at LINET responds to this exciting win! Congratulations on receiving the inaugural Healthy Charlotte small business award. How does it feel to be recognized for inspiring innovative, sustainable practices to encourage, support and celebrate healthy habits? Thank you! At LINET, we are very excited to receive this award. We are very proud of ... Read More »