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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.

How to save more, spend less in the new year

We recently asked mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity to vote on which New Year’s res­o­lu­tions they’re taking up—and among the top vote get­ters was “save more, spend less.” Here, Tim­othy Gagnon, a per­sonal finance expert in the D’Amore McKim School of Busi­ness, offers tips to help you achieve this goal.

Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address, visualized

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama on Tuesday deliv­ered the final State of the Union address of his two-​​term pres­i­dency. To pro­vide analysis of the president’s remarks, we turned to pro­fessor Nick Beauchamp, an expert on U.S. pol­i­tics and polit­ical method­ology who has devel­oped a new method to visu­alize the lan­guage and themes of polit­ical speeches.

Five tips to strengthen your online brand for the professional world

We asked Mike Ariale, assis­tant director for social media out­reach in the Career Devel­op­ment office, to offer advice on how stu­dents can use social media to bol­ster their pro­fes­sional online pres­ence and help their chances of landing a co-​​op or full-​​time job.

3Qs: Making sense of the encryption debate

Last week, pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates in both the Repub­lican and Demo­c­ratic debates offered some inter­esting views about the Internet. Here, Daniel Wichs, an expert in modern cryp­tog­raphy and an assis­tant pro­fessor of com­puter sci­ence, weighs in on the debate about Internet security.

Amazon’s quest for aerial domination

The global e-​​commerce giant released a video this week detailing its plan to use drones to deliver pack­ages in 30 min­utes or less. Here, engi­neering pro­fessor Vin­cent Harris explains why this rev­o­lu­tion won’t be landing in front of your house any time soon.

3Qs: IMF names Chinese yuan one of world’s elite currencies

Kamran Dad­khah, asso­ciate pro­fessor of eco­nomics, dis­cusses the inclu­sion of the Chi­nese yuan as a world reserve cur­rency, and the impli­ca­tions this deci­sion might have for the inter­na­tional economy going forward.

Northeastern University to open regional campus in Toronto

Building on the suc­cess of its regional campus net­work in selected U.S. cities, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will launch its first inter­na­tional campus in 2016. North­eastern will open a loca­tion in Toronto, Ontario, where it will offer pro­fes­sional grad­uate pro­grams that are industry-​​aligned and tai­lored to meet the spe­cific needs of learners and employers in the region.