Recog­ni­tion Under­scores Suc­cess of Expe­ri­en­tial Learning Model

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has once again been rec­og­nized as a leader in preparing stu­dents to build suc­cessful careers that start before grad­u­a­tion and con­tinue long after. The Uni­ver­sity earned the number 1 ranking—driven by stu­dent satisfaction—in the Best Career and Job Place­ment Ser­vices cat­e­gory in this year’s edi­tion of The Princeton Review.

North­eastern University’s part­ner­ships with more than 2,500 national and inter­na­tional com­pa­nies and its century-​​long his­tory of lead­er­ship in expe­ri­en­tial learning and coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion make the University’s mis­sion to edu­cate stu­dents for a life of ful­fill­ment and accom­plish­ment even more timely in the present cli­mate of global eco­nomic uncertainty.

As aca­d­emic insti­tu­tions are paying close atten­tion to the cur­rent eco­nomic tur­moil and its effects on their stu­dents entering the national and inter­na­tional job mar­kets, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity stu­dents have long been suc­cess­fully lever­aging their accom­plish­ments in the University’s expe­ri­en­tial learning model to launch their careers on a swift upward trajectory.

Under­scoring the impor­tance of pre-​​graduation job place­ments for stu­dents’ ability to enter the world of busi­ness upon grad­u­a­tion, this year’s results of Busi­ness­Week’s national rank­ings placed Northeastern’s Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion (CBA) at the top of the list in the cat­e­gory of intern­ships. With more than 98 per­cent of CBA stu­dents com­pleting intern­ships each year, busi­ness stu­dents at North­eastern are trans­forming the excel­lence of their aca­d­emic and work expe­ri­ence into suc­cessful careers.

The find­ings of these national sur­veys con­firm North­eastern University’s excel­lence not only as an out­standing research uni­ver­sity, but also for being exem­plary in pro­viding stu­dents with a learning model that inte­grates aca­d­emic and co-​​op expe­ri­ence, building a foun­da­tion for rewarding pro­fes­sional lives,” said Dr. Jack R. Greene, Vice Provost for Expe­ri­en­tial Edu­ca­tion at North­eastern University.

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity stu­dents ben­efit from a pow­erful com­bi­na­tion of rig­orous class­room studies inte­grated with expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties, anchored by the nation’s largest, most inno­v­a­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram that enables them to gain up to 18 months of full-​​time work expe­ri­ence while com­pleting col­lege. Under­grad­uate research oppor­tu­ni­ties allow North­eastern stu­dents to become knowl­edge cre­ators, build critical-​​thinking skills, and assist fac­ulty mem­bers in making dis­cov­eries that trans­late into solu­tions for global and soci­etal prob­lems, while inter­na­tional co-​​op place­ments, ser­vice learning, and oppor­tu­ni­ties for study abroad pre­pare Northeastern’s stu­dents for lead­er­ship in the emerging global economy.

About North­eastern

Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.