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.”
“It’s full steam ahead,” said Alex Walecki, SSH’16, who was looking to find his first professional job in the consulting field. “There’s no reason why I wouldn’t come to an event like this.”
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.
Some Northeastern students will be working when many others will be spending time with friends and family. Shauna Sullivan, BHS’16, and Elizabeth Howland, BHS’17, are two.
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.
Logan Jackson, E’16, a senior and civil engineering major, is the first Northeastern student ever to receive the scholarship, which is among the most prestigious awards an undergraduate student in the United States can receive.