Building businesses piece by piece

Entre­pre­neur­ship fever is sweeping North­eastern, and stu­dents all across campus are catching the bug. A host of student-​​run oper­a­tions is springing up to sup­port North­eastern star­tups, offering skills and exper­tise in fields from accounting to graphic design to soft­ware coding. To help these groups forge an alliance, fac­ulty member Dan Gre­gory made a lead gift last fall, inspiring par­ents, alumni, and fac­ulty to join in. To date, sup­port for the new initiative—which stu­dents named Mosaic—comes to $425,000.

Northeastern student group to host 4th annual Alternative Investment Summit

Since its incep­tion in 2013, the con­fer­ence has attracted hun­dreds of stu­dents and inspired the cre­ation of a new course in hedge funds, real assets, and pri­vate equity. It is orga­nized by a group of stu­dents in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, who work year-​​round to bring some of the industry’s biggest players to campus.

How to correspond with a potential employer

You’ve sub­mitted an impec­cable resumé and aced the job inter­view with your dream employer. Now you have to follow up. Here are some tips for cor­re­sponding with your hiring man­ager, with insight from Susan Lof­fredo, an asso­ciate director of Northeastern’s Career Devel­op­ment department.

Students work to expand understanding of immigration

More than 180 stu­dents will be par­tic­i­pating in the Center of Com­mu­nity Service’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break pro­gram this week. One group of young human­i­tar­ians will be vol­un­teering with a Texas-​​based non­profit that was founded by labor rights activist César Chávez to help fam­i­lies fight depor­ta­tions and effect pos­i­tive social change in their community.

How will Northeastern’s chem-​​e-​​car ‘react’ in regional competition?

The car, which stands 18 inches tall and weighs approx­i­mately 25 pounds, is pow­ered by a chem­ical reac­tion trig­gered by a com­bi­na­tion of potas­sium iodine, sul­furic acid, starch, sodium, thio­sul­fate, and hydrogen peroxide.

Northeastern senior wins award as national engineering Co-​​op Student of the Year

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.