Dozens of Northeastern students have worked as part of their global experiential program to help solve the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.
“It’s full steam ahead,” said Alex Walecki, SSH’16, who was looking to find his first professional job in the consulting field. “There’s no reason why I wouldn’t come to an event like this.”
Kelly O’Connell, E’16, came to college with interests in environmental issues and climate change. Today she credits Northeastern’s co-op program, backed by rigorous engineering courses, with guiding her toward her career goals.
Whether it’s learning to speak a new language or play a new instrument, Susan Ambrose, Northeastern’s senior vice provost for undergraduate education and experiential learning, suggests a step-by-step approach for broadening your horizons.
Many Northeastern students have just begun their first co-op. To help them succeed, we asked a handful of current Northeastern students who are co-op veterans to share some workplace wisdom.
Associate professor Maria Dolce, in collaboration with the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, is bringing nursing and dental students together to put into practice the role that oral health plays in overall health.
Students flocked to the Curry Student Center Indoor Quad on Thursday to learn more and ask questions about their peers’ recent co-op experiences abroad.
Some Northeastern students will be working when many others will be spending time with friends and family. Shauna Sullivan, BHS’16, and Elizabeth Howland, BHS’17, are two.
Ana Tarbetsky said her global experience in Sydney “felt incomplete” when her study abroad concluded. So the Northeastern senior developed her own co-op and returned to pursue graduate-level research in educational psychology.
Here’s a look at how Northeastern senior Nicholas Dowmon’s three co-ops in the energy sector—including an international co-op in Brazil—“became increasingly more interesting, more challenging, and more impactful.”
Christina Ferrara, E’16, is currently on co-op at Ocean Spray. From working to increase plant efficiency to taste tests in the lab, Ferrara has learned what life is like working for one of the largest grower-owned cooperatives in the world.
Logan Jackson, E’16, a senior and civil engineering major, is the first Northeastern student ever to receive the scholarship, which is among the most prestigious awards an undergraduate student in the United States can receive.