Student Profiles

Check-​​in time for Shanghai co-​​op


The Crowne Plaza hotel is at the center of a new Shanghai devel­op­ment that will one day house more than 800,000 people.

A global perspective on emerging industries


Lis­tening to top offi­cials from U.S. secu­rity firms dis­cuss the cyber­se­cu­rity threats facing the global com­mu­nity gave Elis­a­beth Fiu­mara an insider’s per­spec­tive on an emerging industry.



“Junior Lindsey Voet helped more than a dozen young Spanish-speaking students learn English as part of a co-op for a nonprofit community center in Bolivia”

Discovering the world through experiential learning

Maryam Talieh

“Sociology major Maryam Talieh completed a co-op with the Paris, France-based Safran Group, for whom she booked hotels, set up business simulations and organized cultural events for more than three-dozen junior-level managers within the high-tech conglomerate”

Building a business with skyward potential


Skyler Ralston, BA’ 08, wasn’t sure she could have launched a thriving media company in a city like Boston or Miami — but she did just that in Panama City.

A grand invitation


This fall, Northeastern University junior nursing major Justin Alves was invited by the U.S. Embassy in Argentina to join with doctors and other health-care professionals there to assess the similarities and differences between the U.S. and Argentinean health-care systems

A global co-op, and a change of plans


Northeastern senior Li Buessing started his co-op with a water and waste treatment company in Paris with the mindset of an engineer, and ended it thinking more like a corporate manager.

Life-changing opportunity to change lives


Northeastern’s Presidential Global Scholars Program enabled business major Ben Kuhlmann to gain a life-changing experience promoting entrepreneurship through a nonprofit organization in Cape Town, South Africa.

Working with Big Blue across the Deep Blue


Northeastern University and IBM are collaborating to launch an innovative co-op program that will place students in exciting, professional business roles across the globe.

Architecture student glimpses a design future

Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Barcelona. Style: Modernism. XXth century.

Walking through the streets of Barcelona, Northeastern student Stephen White recalls being enthralled on a daily basis as he admired the stunning architecture the Spanish city has to offer. White describes the city as constantly evolving, and the architecture with it—so it was no surprise he found incredible inspiration there while working on co-op at an architectural design firm.