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Meet the graduates: Matt Connolly

Con­nolly started his first e-​​commerce busi­ness when he was just 14, and he later rebranded and expanded it while studying at North­eastern. He had a goal to one day work at Amazon. First he worked on co-​​op there, and soon he’ll be starting at the com­pany full time after grad­u­ating last week with a bachelor’s degree in busi­ness administration.

Students’ economic policy proposals commended at national competition

A team of stu­dents from the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Eco­nomics Society was one of three final­ists at the Fiscal Chal­lenge, a com­pe­ti­tion that charges col­lege stu­dents with devising plans to ensure the country’s fiscal future.

Young alumnae share experiences, insight from the workplace

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary panel of North­eastern alumnae—all recent graduates—kicked off the inau­gural Women’s Lead­er­ship Con­fer­ence, which aimed to inspire and edu­cate the next gen­er­a­tion of women leaders.

Building businesses piece by piece

Entre­pre­neur­ship fever is sweeping North­eastern, and stu­dents all across campus are catching the bug. A host of student-​​run oper­a­tions is springing up to sup­port North­eastern star­tups, offering skills and exper­tise in fields from accounting to graphic design to soft­ware coding. To help these groups forge an alliance, fac­ulty member Dan Gre­gory made a lead gift last fall, inspiring par­ents, alumni, and fac­ulty to join in. To date, sup­port for the new initiative—which stu­dents named Mosaic—comes to $425,000.

How to negotiate salary, benefits

Whether it’s for a better salary or added ben­e­fits, nego­ti­a­tion is a must before accepting a job offer, says D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness asso­ciate pro­fessor Edward Wertheim. Here, he offers tips for con­fi­dently sit­ting at the nego­ti­ating table.

Northeastern professor testifies at House hearing on countering terrorism financing

Nikos Passas, an inter­na­tional finan­cial crime expert, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday telling mem­bers of a House Finan­cial Ser­vices Com­mittee task force that the global threat of trade-​​based money laun­dering is serious but that effec­tive responses are within reach.

Moody’s revises Northeastern’s A2 bond rating outlook to ‘positive’

The university’s revised out­look is more favor­able than much of the higher edu­ca­tion sector nation­ally and is based on Northeastern’s strategic strengths and ini­tia­tives. Out of 499 insti­tu­tions rated by Moody’s, only 15 have been des­ig­nated as having a pos­i­tive outlook.