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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many Northeastern students have just begun their first co-op. To help them succeed, we asked a handful of current Northeastern students who are co-op veterans to share some workplace wisdom.
Students flocked to the Curry Student Center Indoor Quad on Thursday to learn more and ask questions about their peers’ recent co-op experiences abroad.
Ana Tarbetsky said her global experience in Sydney “felt incomplete” when her study abroad concluded. So the Northeastern senior developed her own co-op and returned to pursue graduate-level research in educational psychology.
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.”
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.