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Tech, community leaders discuss workforce diversity

North­eastern University-​​Seattle con­vened top offi­cials from tech­nology and biotech com­pa­nies in the North­west and com­mu­nity leaders including Rev. Jesse Jackson to dis­cuss ways to increase oppor­tu­nity and income equality for minori­ties and women in these sectors.

Entrepreneurship is no easy task

Female entre­pre­neurs in the fields of online com­mu­ni­ties, health­care, and con­sumer product launching shared their expe­ri­ences at the latest event in Northeastern’s Women who Inspire Speaker Series, held during Global Entre­pre­neur­ship Week.

Study: some online shoppers pay more than others

A new study co-​​authored by a team of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity fac­ulty and stu­dents has found numerous instances of price steering and dis­crim­i­na­tion on many pop­ular e-​​commerce retail and travel web­sites. That’s not nec­es­sarily a bad thing, they say—so long as the com­pa­nies are transparent.

The power of leaving your comfort zone

Taking advan­tage of oppor­tu­ni­ties and being your­self were among the lessons Marcy Reed, pres­i­dent of National Grid Mass­a­chu­setts, shared with fellow women in engi­neering and tech­nology at the Women Who Inspire Engi­neering Lead­er­ship Recep­tion on Tuesday night.

Students seek a range of opportunities at fall career fair

Northeastern’s Depart­ment of Career Devel­op­ment held its first career fair of the aca­d­emic year on Thursday, as more than 2,000 stu­dents sought co-​​ops and full-​​time job oppor­tu­ni­ties and net­worked with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from more than 260 companies.

Three distinct careers, one definitive goal

At the first event in the 2014–15 Women Who Inspire speaker series, three busi­ness leaders dis­cussed their career paths and shared insight into how busi­ness­women can make sure their inno­v­a­tive ideas are being heard in the workplace.

Sherman Center a hub for engineering innovation

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity recently cel­e­brated the grand opening and formal launch of the Michael J. and Ann Sherman Center for Engi­neering Entre­pre­neur­ship Edu­ca­tion, which was founded to arm engi­neering stu­dents with entre­pre­neurial skills.