Northeastern University celebrated its 114th Commencement on Friday, as graduates were recognized for their many achievements. U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry delivered the Commencement address at the undergraduate ceremony at TD Garden. Charles Elachi, director of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, delivered the address at the graduate ceremony at Matthews Arena.
Northeastern celebrated the co-op accomplishments of 17 high-achieving seniors on Wednesday at the 45th annual Outstanding Cooperative Education Awards.
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.
Colin Bernardo is a humanitarian to the core. He completed his bachelor’s in rehabilitative science with honors and is now entering the clinical component of Northeastern’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. His stellar academic record, however, marks just the beginning of a university career driven by the desire to help others.
As co-ops, Micaela Allen and Eric Su have played an integral role in the launch of Insurify, a company that looks to make shopping for car insurance easier.
The Princeton Review has named Northeastern as one of 50 colleges “that launch careers by going beyond the classroom.” The recognition follows a wide-ranging survey—reported here last week—in which employers indicated that 86 percent of Northeastern graduates working at their companies were either “very prepared” or “highly prepared,” compared to 64 percent of other recent graduates.
Ali Campbell, SSH’17, wants to combine the rigors of research with the art of photography to effect social change. Her upcoming photo exhibit, “Rwanda Unseen,” is a prime example.
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.
On Monday night, Northeastern will host its latest On Fire To Hire Startup Expo, where students and alumni will network with startups from a variety of industries seeking to hire co-ops, interns, and full-time employees. Here’s the story of how one student landed a co-op position after attending the event in the fall.
“I had thought about being a doctor before this experience,” said Keeyon Olia, S’18, “but not as seriously and not with as much confidence.”