Alumna’s Fulbright research abroad to focus on removing barriers to financial services

In Jan­uary, Kelsey Burhans will begin her nine-​​month Ful­bright fel­low­ship in Bolivia and then con­tinue onto Peru, where she will work closely with rural com­mu­ni­ties as well as micro­fi­nance orga­ni­za­tions, banks, and mobile money oper­a­tors to under­stand the common vari­ables that sup­port and inhibit progress toward expanding mar­gin­al­ized com­mu­ni­ties’ access to finan­cial services.

Meet the graduates: Matt Connolly

Con­nolly started his first e-​​commerce busi­ness when he was just 14, and he later rebranded and expanded it while studying at North­eastern. He had a goal to one day work at Amazon. First he worked on co-​​op there, and soon he’ll be starting at the com­pany full time after grad­u­ating last week with a bachelor’s degree in busi­ness administration.

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.