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Student Spotlight: Jenny Wu, Computer Science ALIGN, wins Facebook Seattle Student Hackathon


When breaking into the competitive tech industry, you can’t be afraid to dive in head first. That’s what motivated Jenny Wu, a Computer Science ALIGN graduate student, to attend the Facebook Seattle: Student Hackathon on October 16. For Wu, the dive scored a perfect 10, as her team ending up winning the challenge earning a finalist spot in the Facebook ... Read More »

Welcome Week 2015: Work Hard, Study Smart, Stay Engaged


Wednesday marks the official first day of classes for Fall Term, and for the new students at Northeastern University-Seattle this can mean a change in their routine as they begin to balance graduate level coursework with their daily lives. Yooree Chae, MS in Bioinformatics, said she noticed a difference from her undergraduate experience. “You are expected to know things in ... Read More »

Graduate Students Serve as Consultants to Italian Industries

How do Italian firms incorporate the challenge of sustainability in businesses with both a global and local outlook? Nineteen Northeastern University students from an online course in the Master’s in Global Studies and International Relations program are combining a study-abroad trip and an international consultancy as they seek answers to that question. These graduate students are participating this week in the College ... Read More »

What is the student experience like in Online or Hybrid format?

“On-ground” learning is a term that refers to the traditional college campus, where students come to and in many cases reside on campus in dormitories.  That is a great experience, but one that is increasingly not an option for students with jobs or students who cannot afford the high costs associated with living on campus.  In recent decades, schools like Northeastern have ... Read More »

Building Connections, Maintaining Networks


One of the reasons Northeastern asked me to serve as the founding Dean and CEO of its Seattle Graduate Campus was because I am fairly well “connected” or “networked” in the Seattle community.  In my earlier roles as the Chair of many civic organizations (Seattle Chamber, Seattle/King County Economic Development Council, Director of Washington Aerospace Partnership) and one of the leaders ... Read More »