Uni­ver­sity holds its largest fall career fair

Boston, Mass. – North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Career Ser­vices has been awarded this year’s Gen­eral Elec­tric (GE) Part­ner­ship Award. The award rec­og­nizes North­eastern Uni­ver­sity as an ongoing and sig­nif­i­cant resource for pro­fes­sional talent at GE. The Uni­ver­sity has also been dis­tin­guished as one of GE’s top 40 Exec­u­tive schools because of Northeastern’s cru­cial role in the suc­cess of its mis­sion and lead­er­ship in the global mar­ket­place. GE has greatly ben­e­fited from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity co-​​op stu­dents and grad­u­ates alike, and on October 2, the Uni­ver­sity held its fall Mega Career Fair.

The GE Part­ner­ship Award is a tes­ta­ment to the excel­lent edu­ca­tion and co-​​op pro­gram at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity,” said Maria K. Stein, director of Career Ser­vices at North­eastern. “Employers rec­og­nize that our high-​​caliber stu­dents and grad­u­ates are well equipped with the skills needed for suc­cess and that a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity edu­ca­tion means can­di­dates are pre­pared to enter their respec­tive fields or future studies.”

Every year GE eval­u­ates each of its 40 Exec­u­tive schools when deter­mining the recip­ient of the Part­ner­ship Award. The award is bestowed upon the center for career ser­vices that best dis­plays the fol­lowing qual­i­ties: is recep­tive to new ideas—“thinks out­side the box”; helps to pro­mote GE on campus; facil­i­tates in making “key” con­nec­tions with fac­ulty, admin­is­tra­tion and stu­dents; and is a caring and pro­gres­sive partner with GE.

Career Ser­vices at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity goes above and beyond in part­nering with GE’s Recruiting & Staffing Ser­vices orga­ni­za­tion. This has been a long standing rela­tion­ship and a key factor in GE’s selec­tion of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity as an Exec­u­tive school. Last year GE hired 17 full-​​time and 34 co-​​op stu­dents from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. In total, GE employs 626 North­eastern alumni across the company.

The GE Part­ner­ship Award fur­ther under­scores North­eastern University’s ranking as the nation’s No. 1 insti­tu­tion in career and job place­ment ser­vices according to a survey of North­eastern stu­dents for The Princeton Review’s annual col­lege guide, “The Best 368 Colleges”.

On Thursday, October 2, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from more than 300 top com­pa­nies and orga­ni­za­tions had the oppor­tu­nity to meet with North­eastern University’s tal­ented stu­dents and grad­u­ates during the Mega Career Fair. The University’s fall career fair was a chance for stu­dents and grad­u­ates to explore exciting job, co-​​op, and intern­ship prospects.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Samantha Fodrowski at 617–373-5427 or at s.​fodrowski@​neu.​edu.

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.