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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.

New graduate program disrupts lawyer monopoly over legal knowledge

The North­eastern Uni­ver­sity School of Law will launch an online master’s pro­gram in Spring 2015 that focuses on equip­ping non-​​lawyers with legal skills and knowl­edge that can be applied in the workplace.

Northeastern unveils state-​​of-​​the-​​art nanoscale printing system

Uni­ver­sity leaders and researchers joined rep­re­sen­ta­tives from industry and gov­ern­ment agen­cies on Wednesday at Northeastern’s Kostas Research Insti­tute to cel­e­brate NanoOPS, a new nanoscale printing system that could trans­form nanoman­u­fac­turing and spur inno­va­tion in areas such as elec­tronics, med­i­cine, and energy storage.

Where to put all the energy

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity con­vened experts from industry, gov­ern­ment, and acad­emia last week to dis­cuss advance­ments in next-​​generation energy storage and bat­tery technologies—both of which have major impli­ca­tions for global chal­lenges in energy con­sump­tion, mate­rials short­ages, and cli­mate change.

Northeastern hosts networking event for minority-​​owned businesses

The third annual Local, Minority, and Women-​​Owned Sup­plier Net­working Event, held Thursday, aimed to con­nect small busi­ness owners with some of the Boston area’s most promi­nent institutions.

The future’s most pressing energy questions

Top researchers, entre­pre­neurs, scholars, and pol­i­cy­makers from Mass­a­chu­setts and Switzer­land con­vened at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on Friday for an energy summit, where par­tic­i­pants dis­cussed inno­va­tions and strate­gies to address cli­mate change and a range of other global energy challenges.

3Qs: Uber’s on the move

The San Francisco-​​based ride-​​sharing com­pa­nyhas grown in pop­u­larity in recent years, expanding to more than 100 cities world­wide. Here, Joseph Giglio, an exec­u­tive pro­fessor in the D’Amore McKim School of Busi­ness, dis­cusses Uber’s recent suc­cess and what it says about the out­look of urban trans­porta­tion in the future.

3Qs: Meet IDEA’s new CEO

Nick Naraghi, DMSB’15, served as Stu­dent Body Pres­i­dent last year. Now, the finance stu­dent in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness is leading IDEA, North­eastern University’s student-​​run ven­ture accel­er­ator. Here, Naraghi reflects on his SGA expe­ri­ence and dis­cusses his vision for IDEA and per­sonal interest in entre­pre­neur­ship and innovation.

Healthcare gets organized

North­eastern last week con­vened an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of national experts to dis­cuss cutting-​​edge research and method­olog­ical break­throughs in health­care orga­ni­za­tion and man­age­ment science.

The picture-​​perfect co-​​op

While on co-​​op in Cal­i­fornia, fourth-​​year busi­ness major Carlos Vil­lalobos was ‘bitten by the tech­nology bug.’ When he returned to campus, he co-​​founded Bökeh, a wire­less enabled camera lens that con­nects to the iPhone.

How to deliver the goods in global business

Busi­nesses must be nimble and flex­ible to adapt to an evolving global supply chain, Spencer Fung, PA’96, group chief oper­ating officer and exec­u­tive director of Li & Fung, said at Northeastern’s CEO Forum in Hong Kong.

The human era of business

To make trusted con­nec­tions in today’s world, com­pa­nies must deliver authentic sto­ries through inspiring expe­ri­ences, according to Karen Kaplan, chairman and CEO of the adver­tising agency Hill Hol­l­iday, who spoke on Wednesday at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum.

Conference focuses on disability hiring

North­eastern on Tuesday hosted an employer-​​partner round­table break­fast to dis­cuss chal­lenges and best prac­tices for hiring recent col­lege grad­u­ates with disabilities.

Northeastern convenes thought leaders to explore new national survey results

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on Tuesday morning hosted a panel dis­cus­sion cen­tered on the find­ings of the university’s third national survey on higher education’s role in preparing tomorrow’s global workforce.

Most business leaders believe innovation is critical for U.S. colleges to remain globally competitive

A new national survey by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity reveals a con­cern among U.S. busi­ness leaders about the pipeline of talent pro­duced by Amer­ican col­leges and universities.

New experiential master’s program aligns talent with high-​​demand industries

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has launched a new master’s degree pro­gram with a built-​​​​in expe­ri­en­tial learning com­po­nent, specif­i­cally designed for pro­fes­sionals who want to tran­si­tion into high-​​​​growth indus­tries, but do not have […]