Develop Your Current Employees

Many organizations leverage the GIEL curriculum to accelerate the development of their existing employees.

Unlike other graduate programs that can lead to high attrition, GIEL is committed to helping engineers expand their capabilities and opportunities within their current organizations.

The Process

  • Meet with a GIEL representative to discuss your organization’s interest in the program
  • Select your Candidate(s) to participate (see selection process ideas)
  • Determine whether your Candidate(s) will pursue the standalone Gordon Fellowship (12-month duration) or a Master of Science degree (typically 12- to 24-month duration)
  • Work with GIEL during the application and Challenge Project identification process
  • Provide a mentor within the company to support the Candidate during the program

The Details

  • GIEL requirements take place over the course of one calendar year (September – August); additional Master of Science coursework can be pursued simultaneously or in subsequent years
  • Candidates retain their work responsibilities while participating in GIEL; however, some organizations do offer a reduced/adjusted schedule to accommodate GIEL participation and Challenge Project completion
  • During the fall and spring semesters, GIEL Candidates meet at Northeastern’s main campus twice per week: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Occasionally special events will be held outside of the class schedule. Advanced notice will be given
  • During the summer semester, GIEL Candidates complete their Challenge Projects and make final presentations

The Benefits

  • At the end of the program, you’ll have a more confident, capable engineer with a broader skill set and a deeper understanding of your position in the market
  • Your engineer will deliver a completed Challenge Project of real value to your organization

Engage New Talent

With one of the premier engineering schools in the country and a world-renowned cooperative education program, GIEL is perfectly positioned to match our pipeline of prospective students with organizations for mutually beneficial internship or employment opportunities.

Select an available Candidate to work with your organization during their time in the program and reap all the benefits of GIEL participation.

The Process

  • Meet with a GIEL representative to discuss your organization’s needs
  • Review available GIEL Candidate(s) and conduct interviews as desired
  • Determine whether your Candidate(s) will pursue the standalone Gordon Fellowship (12-month duration) or a Master of Science degree (typically 12- to 24-month duration)
  • Work with GIEL during the application and Challenge Project identification process
  • Provide a mentor within the company to support the Candidate during the program

The Details

  • GIEL requirements take place over the course of one calendar year (September – August); additional Master of Science coursework can be pursued simultaneously or in subsequent years
  • Candidates retain their work responsibilities while participating in GIEL; however, some organizations do offer a reduced/adjusted schedule to accommodate GIEL participation and Challenge Project completion
  • During the fall and spring semesters, GIEL Candidates meet at Northeastern’s main campus twice per week: on Tuesday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm and either Thursday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm OR Saturday from 8:30am to 1:00pm. Occasional special events will be held outside of the class schedule and advanced notice will be given
  • During the summer semester, GIEL Candidates complete their Challenge Projects and make final presentations

The Benefits

  • As an organization, you’ll access an untapped pool of degreed engineers committed to developing as successful engineering leaders
  • Your engineer will deliver a completed Challenge Project of real value to your organization
  • Upon program completion, Gordon Fellows often stay with the organization as fulltime employees

Sponsor a Challenge Project

If your organization is not in a position to sponsor a current or incoming employee to participate in GIEL, you still have an opportunity to sponsor a Challenge Project.

Every year, GIEL is approached by dozens of bright, unaffiliated applicants who have an interest in pursuing the program and need to be matched with a company to complete the Challenge Project requirement.

The Process

  • Meet with a GIEL representative to discuss your organization’s project needs
  • Review available GIEL Candidate(s) and conduct interviews as desired
  • Work with GIEL during the application and Challenge Project definition process
  • Provide a mentor within the company to support the Candidate during the project

The Details

  • GIEL requirements take place over the course of one calendar year (September – August); additional Master of Science coursework can be pursued simultaneously or in subsequent years
  • Candidates can complete the project at your site or on campus; specific arrangements should be negotiated during the application process

The Benefits

  • You will access an untapped pool of degreed engineers committed to developing as engineering leaders
  • Your engineer will deliver a completed Challenge Project of real value to your organization
  • Your organization will have exposure to Northeastern’s extensive technical resources and faculty expertise
  • Upon program completion, Gordon Fellows often stay with their sponsor organizations as full-time employees
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