Students share the impact of their service-​​learning experiences

Varsha Ram­sumair said she teared up during her final visit with the Boston ele­men­tary school stu­dents she’d been men­toring this semester through a service-​​learning course called “Human Ser­vices Pro­fes­sions.” Ram­sumair was one of more than 200 stu­dents who pre­sented at the Fall 2016 Service-​​Learning Expo last week.

New student: ‘Discipline of dance formed my character’

Nicole Szom­stein, SSH’21, never stops moving, whether she’s lending her exper­tise to Bal­letRox, a dance school ded­i­cated to bringing the art­form to Boston youth or double majoring in polit­ical sci­ence and jour­nalism at Northeastern.

Northeastern named one of 50 colleges that ‘launch careers, create futures’

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.

Student inspired to study US-​​Japan relationship

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.