This fall, Torchia will enter Yale’s physician assistant graduate program. She credits Northeastern’s experiential learning opportunities with preparing her for the program’s rigorous curriculum and with giving her a distinct advantage. “I will be entering my program as one of the youngest, if not the youngest, student because my co-ops have given me more than enough (clinical) hours and experience without needing to take a gap year.”
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Northeastern celebrated the co-op accomplishments of 17 high-achieving seniors on Wednesday at the 45th annual Outstanding Cooperative Education Awards.
Thursday night’s festivities on Centennial Common will give graduates and their guests a chance to celebrate before Friday’s Commencement. The free event will feature food, live performances, and a Class of 2016 timeline created by graduating senior Julia Wilson. And be sure to check out the Northeastern Snapchat account for highlights from the event.
Wendy Chu chose to attend Northeastern because she felt the university “stretched the definition of a college student.” Chu’s many accomplishments include a co-op at a White House initiative, studying political theory and sustainable urban development on Dialogues in China and the Netherlands, and working across marketing, business development, and project management teams at student-led and tech startups. “I’ll remember that anything felt possible here,” she says. This fall, she will attend Harvard Law School.
Graduating senior Esther Laaninen has received a Fulbright fellowship to teach English in Colombia. She says her global experiences and teaching opportunities in communities around the world have prepared her well.
Julieta Moradei was just 16 years old when she enrolled at Northeastern. After graduating with five co-ops, she will begin a PhD program in structural engineering at the University of California, Berkeley–one of six offers from prestigious schools including MIT, Stanford, and Princeton.
Check out the amazing people, places, and events at Northeastern during the month of April as documented through the lenses of university photographers.
Vipond, DMSB’16, is a global citizen and a budding entrepreneur, a guitar player in a tight-knit band and a member of Northeastern’s Huntington 100. Here, he reflects on his past five years at Northeastern and looks ahead to the future.
Senior Week festivities give Northeastern’s soon-to-be graduates a chance to revel in the final days before Commencement. Here’s a rundown of some of the events planned over the next week leading up to the big day.
An interdisciplinary group of Northeastern students have combined their knowledge of engineering and architecture to create a plan to revitalize Forsyth Street, transforming it from a prime thoroughfare for cars and buses into a lush green space for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Mary Loeffelholz has been named interim dean, and Kemi Jona will join Northeastern to become founding director of the Lowell Institute School and associate dean for undergraduate education.
Carmen Sceppa was re-elected chair of the Senate Agenda Committee on Wednesday at the first official meeting of the 2016–17 Faculty Senate.