Over the past few years, Malachi Hernandez has become one of the leading voices for President Obama’s My Brother’s Keepers initiative, a nationwide effort aimed at empowering boys and young men of color through education and job training. “I never say ‘no’ to a young person,” he says. “I always try to help as much as I can.”
Many Northeastern students have just begun their first co-ops. To help them succeed, we asked a handful of students with co-op experience to offer up some tried and true tips for excelling in the workplace.
Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell delivered his final speech as a senior member of the Obama administration on Thursday morning at Northeastern, saying that innovation in higher education is critical to the success of the nation’s democracy. “Our colleges and universities must strive each day to embody the highest aspirations of this country,” he noted.
The spring semester is less than one week old, but scores of seniors have already begun looking for their first full-time jobs after graduation. Here, Mary Sullivan, associate director of Northeastern’s Department of Career Development, offers up some tips to the enthusiastic jobseekers.
Ben Anderson and Yin Wang, the co-founders of Amino, a mobile-based social service aimed at connecting users with niche interests, won’t rest until their product is in the hands of every single smartphone-wielding customer in the world. With the help of $19 million in recent funding, the startup just might achieve that goal.
In Rebecca Shansky’s course on biological psychology, students learn how to critically analyze academic papers while simultaneously gaining a solid footing in the literature exploring the ways animal research contributes to our understanding of psychiatric disorders.
“I Am Here” registration for spring semester classes begins on Thursday. Here’s a rundown of other important dates to remember as well as some of the big events happening on campus over the next two weeks.
Some 4,500 students will work on co-op during the spring 2017 cycle. Career advisor Emily Norris says students can use winter break to do some additional research on their companies and industries, double-check details like the dress code and commute time, and set co-op goals for themselves.
As one co-op cycle winds down and another is about to begin, students both returning from and heading off to co-op took to social media to share why they “heart co-op.”
Emily Hutchinson’s first day of classes as a student at Northeastern coincided with her father’s first day of work as associate director of corporate partnerships for the university’s athletics department. “It’s so funny how it all worked out,” Emily says. “I definitely could not have predicted this.”
Varsha Ramsumair said she teared up during her final visit with the Boston elementary school students she’d been mentoring this semester through a service-learning course called “Human Services Professions.” Ramsumair was one of more than 200 students who presented at the Fall 2016 Service-Learning Expo last week.
Kyumon Murrell’s co-op and extracurricular activities underscore his commitment to empowering others to succeed. “Everything I do has to align with my values,” he says.