Current Employer Sponsorship

If you are currently employed in industry, GEL can help you approach your employer about possible sponsorship for the program.

The Process

  • Meet with a GEL representative to discuss your interest in the program
  • Determine whether you will pursue the standalone Gordon Fellowship (12-month duration) or a Master of Science degree (typically 12- to 24-month duration)
  • Work with GEL during the application and Challenge Project identification process
  • Secure a mentor from your company to support you during the program

The Details

  • GEL 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 GEL; however, some organizations do offer a reduced/adjusted schedule to accommodate GEL participation and Challenge Project completion
  • During the fall and spring semesters, GEL 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, GEL Candidates complete their Challenge Projects and make final presentations

The Benefits

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

Want to learn more?  Request additional information.

New Employer Sponsorship

If you are not currently employed in industry, GEL may be able to help you secure an internship or other form of employment opportunity to pursue in conjunction with the program.

While internships typically do not cover the tuition cost associated with your graduate program, they may provide an hourly wage or other compensation. They can also provide valuable experience in your field.

The Process

  • Meet with a GEL representative to discuss your interests and goals
  • If opportunities arise that match your qualifications, attend interviews as desired
  • Determine whether you will pursue the standalone Gordon Fellowship (12-month duration) or a Master of Science degree (typically 12- to 24-month duration)
  • Work with GEL during the application and Challenge Project identification process
  • Secure a mentor within your new organization to support you during the program

The Details

  • GEL 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
  • Work responsibilities and schedule should be negotiated directly with your employer
  • During the fall and spring semesters, GEL 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, GEL Candidates complete their Challenge Projects and make final presentations

The Benefits

  • At the end of the program, you’ll be a more confident, capable engineer with a broader skillset and valuable real-world experience
  • You will deliver a completed Challenge Project of real value to your organization

Want to learn more?  Request additional information.

Challenge Project Affiliation

In some cases, GEL matches unaffiliated applicants with an organization to complete a Challenge Project.

The Process

  • Meet with a GEL representative to discuss your background and interests
  • If opportunities arise that match your qualifications, attend interviews as desired
  • Determine whether you will pursue the standalone Gordon Fellowship (12-month duration) or a Master of Science degree (typically 12- to 24-month duration)
  • Work with GEL during the application and Challenge Project identification process
  • Secure a mentor within your new organization to support you during the program

The Details

  • GEL 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
  • During the fall and spring semesters, GEL 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, GEL Candidates complete their Challenge Projects and make final presentations

The Benefits

  • At the end of the program, you will be a more confident, capable engineer with a broader leadership skill set and real-world experience
  • You will deliver a completed Challenge Project of real value to your organization

Want to learn more?  Request additional information.

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