Northeastern named one of 50 colleges that ‘launch careers, create futures’

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.

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.

Are you fired up to work at a startup?

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.

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.

Day in the life: Co-​​op at Ocean Spray

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.