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Northeastern allowed Alison Bolivar ’11 to see the world.

“My background was in finance and banking,” she says. Alison wanted to leverage that business experience with a law degree to build a career in international business. She chose Northeastern for the program’s flexibility.

 “I love traveling and learning about other cultures. I’ve been to 50 countries, worked for an executive recruiting firm in China, and am conversational in Chinese and Spanish,” she notes. “In choosing Northeastern, I was able to go back overseas through my co-ops.”

Alison now has her own company, World American Capital, where she facilitates investments by international entrepreneurs in US companies and properties — as well as the accompanying visa strategies. “I’m a match maker,” she says. “I bring together foreign investors and American companies who need capital.”

Co-op 1

Kangxin Partners, Beijing, China

Alison completed a detailed analysis of China’s role within the global system for intellectual patent protection.


  • Human Rights Caucus
  • International Law Society
  • Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Consumer Rights Project

2L: Study Abroad

Alison studied with American University’s Program in Geneva, Paris, London and Brussels — a program where students travel to different cities and take courses with both US and local professors and visit international organizations.  

Co-op 2

Fidelity International, London, England

Alison analyzed proxy statements for annual and extraordinary meetings for the equity holdings of Fidelity’s retail and institutional client portfolios.

Co-op 3

US Bankruptcy Court, San Diego

Alison drafted bench memoranda on an assortment of both substantive and procedural problems addressing bankruptcy court today.


  • Secured Transactions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Evidence
  • International and Foreign Legal Research
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Income Tax
  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • Law of Financial Institutions

Co-op 4

Glass, Lewis & Company, San Francisco

Alison analyzed multinational corporations’ regulatory filings and offered voting recommendations to the world’s largest institutional investors.

After graduation

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Anji Investment Group

Alison’s company matches international entrepreneurs with investment opportunities in US companies and properties.


Investor Relationship Manager, DeRoyce Group, London


An entrepreneur with a flare for creating innovative partnerships.