Undergraduate students at Northeastern can choose from several entrepreneurship and innovation programs that best suit their interests and curriculum. Undergraduate programs include:
Northeastern offers graduate level entrepreneurship and innovation coursework through a number of programs designed for students looking to enhance a business administration degree, further their studies in entrepreneurship, or to supplement technical knowledge with fundamental entrepreneurship theory and skills. Graduate programs include:
The eMinor is Northeastern’s new, interdisciplinary entrepreneurship minor, created for students across majors who want to learn how to identify problems and build innovative solutions. Entrepreneurship is not a buzzword limited to business students, it is a way of thinking and viewing the opportunities around you. The eMinor was invented to teach students from all disciplines to experience the world through this lens. Students who pursue the minor are creative and motivated, and looking for ways to apply the knowledge they’ve gained from their major to an entrepreneurial endeavor. This competitive minor offers students the opportunity to leverage their unique talents, as well as their new-found business knowledge, to achieve their start-up goals. o For non-business students interested in entrepreneurship and innovation, the e.Minor requires just five courses and is designed to fit into any curriculum.
The Northeastern University Center for Entrepreneurship Education strives to engage and partner with employers at all stages of venture development in the Massachusetts start-up community to provide relevant cooperative education opportunities to talented and qualified students interested in entrepreneurship.
Within the Entrepreneurial Co-op program, students are hired into six-month, full-time co-op positions and are compensated relative to their skill level, the demands of the position, and the industry in which they are working. Students are hired as employees, not as independent contractors, freelancers, or consultants. They do not receive benefits and all applicable taxes are to be withheld.
Standard Co-op Positions
Employers compensate students at the market rate for their industry.
Subsidized Co-op Positions
Eligible employers are allocated a subsidy by the Center for Entrepreneurship Education to hire a Northeastern University co-op student; ventures match the subsidy, which is paid directly to the student. This program is supported with the generous donation of John Hatsapolous ‘59, founder of Thermo-Electron Corporation and benefactor to Northeastern. See guidelines and apply to participate.
All subsidies for the Spring 2017 co-op cycle have been allocated. Applications for the Fall 2017 co-op cycle will open in January 2017.
Student Venture Co-op
Students develop their own venture through IDEA, Northeastern’s venture accelerator, on a full-time basis over a six-month period while partnering with IDEA’s faculty advisor and coaches.
On Fire to Hire Startup Expo is a networking event for startups to brand their venture within the Northeastern University community and find talented students and alumni for co-op, full-time, and internship positions.
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