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.
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.
Social entrepreneur Anna Butler’s inspiration to found modzi began while on a Dialogue of Civilizations program in Zambia and continued during a self-developed co-op there.
Annika Morgan, DMSB’16, didn’t plan on becoming the new face of Northeastern’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. But here she is, the inaugural Altschuler-Meyer CEO of IDEA, the university’s student-run venture accelerator.
Audrey Pence’s global co-op at the Fuller Project for International Reporting provided her with an immersive journalism experience, sharing international women’s stories and perspectives.
Jonathan Sirisuth’s international co-op story began in an unlikely place and in an unlikely way: in Snell Library, browsing Facebook.
After studying abroad in Japan last year, Northeastern student Johanna Gunawan sought an opportunity to return to the East Asian nation. She found that opportunity in a student-led exchange program that she is now helping to organize.
The Curry Student Center Indoor Quad transformed into a global co-op networking portal on Tuesday night, when 130 students connected with some three dozen of their peers to learn about their international co-ops.