Meet the graduates: Wendy Chu

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.

Northeastern’s coolest co-​​ops

North­eastern stu­dents engage in co-​​op oppor­tu­ni­ties in some pretty cool places, doing some pretty cool things. Each year, stu­dents submit videos that illus­trate why they think their co-​​op is the best—or the “coolest.” Check out this year’s win­ning videos, which high­light some pow­erful exam­ples of our stu­dents’ exciting co-​​ops all around the globe.

With Fulbright, Northeastern student wants to fuse education and violence prevention

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.

Meet the graduates: Julieta Moradei

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.

Northeastern students tackle global challenges at Clinton Global Initiative conference

Fif­teen North­eastern stu­dents will par­tic­i­pate in the Clinton Global Ini­tia­tive Uni­ver­sity con­fer­ence this weekend in San Fran­cisco. The con­fer­ence will con­vene col­lege stu­dents to dis­cuss and develop inno­v­a­tive solu­tions to pressing global chal­lenges. We spoke with some of the stu­dent atten­dees about their projects and what they hope to gain from the experience.

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.

Energy co-​​ops power student’s passion for the industry

Here’s a look at how North­eastern senior Nicholas Dowmon’s three co-​​ops in the energy sector—including an inter­na­tional co-​​op in Brazil—“became increas­ingly more inter­esting, more chal­lenging, and more impactful.”

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.