Many Northeastern students are about to begin their first international co-op. To help them maximize their experiences, we asked six students who have done global co-ops to share the wisdom they’ve cultivated from having lived and worked abroad.
Northeastern’s Torch Scholars Program will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a ceremony on Thursday evening. “When I talk about Torch, I get emotional,” says rising senior Greykia Harris. “I don’t think I could’ve ever come this far in my life without it.”
In May, two dancers in the Northeastern University-Boston Ballet Education Program walked, in caps and gowns of regal black and gold, in the College of Professional Studies graduation ceremony. “This program was such an incredible opportunity for all of us,” says Boston Ballet principal dancer Kathleen Breen Combes.
“I have never been as concerned with the world as I am today,” says Northeastern professor Denise Garcia, who is taking a group of students to the 11th International Security Forum in Geneva this week. Here, she discusses the conference, the United States’ stockpile of nuclear weapons, and the biggest security threats facing the world today.
Culpepper, who is graduating from the School of Law this year, says working on co-op and serving as president of the university’s chapter of the Black Law Students Association shaped his skill set and career outlook. He will take the bar this summer and plans to pursue a career in health law.
The news junkies and global citizens in European Conversations do not always see eye-to-eye, particularly when they’re debating hot-button issues like the Paris attacks or Greece’s debt crisis. “But everyone is respectful,” Matt Springer, the organization’s vice president-elect, says of the discussions.
Shea will graduate from the School of Law on Friday and then begin her new job as an attorney for the Disability Law Center in Boston, where she will work to represent low-income families in special education cases. Here, she reflects on her past three years at Northeastern and looks ahead to her promising career in public interest law.
Peyton Perry and Taj Akinbode will spend the 2016–17 academic year working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and social injustice through campus projects and programs, harnessing their passion for humanitarian work and social change to spearhead special events for students, faculty, and staff.
The Global Journal, produced entirely by Northeastern students, sheds light on what it’s like to work, study, and live abroad, with a particular focus on co-op, Dialogue programs, and N.U.in experiences in countries ranging from India, Cambodia, and Costa Rica to France, Ireland, and Zambia.
The young humanitarians in Peace Through Play work with hundreds of children in K-8 schools and group homes in Boston’s Roxbury, Dorchester, Mission Hill, and South End neighborhoods. “Play provides a forum in which they can learn how to work cooperatively and function as positive members of their communities,” says group member Stephanie Roberts.
Northeastern University has signed agreements with institutions in Cuba officially establishing partnerships that will lead to a range of new academic opportunities—from global co-ops to research—for Northeastern students and faculty.
Nestled within the crowd at Northeastern’s Commencement ceremony were three men with a tie that binds even more tightly than their shared surname: On that day, Jared Pike, AMD’16, joined his father, Glenn Pike, AS’86, and his grandfather, Richard Pike E’61, MBA’66, as a proud Northeastern graduate.