In her senior year at Northeastern Madeline Seibert did a co-op in China, where she led an independent study documenting food losses and waste through Chinese supply chains. Now, with the support of her Schwarzman Scholarship, Seibert will continue this work through a yearlong master’s program at the Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Almost five years ago, Northeastern alumni Bojan Mandaric and Brogan Graham launched a fitness movement called November Project. The organization now counts tribes in more than 25 cities around North America and will soon welcome London and Amsterdam. We caught up with Mandaric and Graham to talk about November Project’s international appeal, which includes a recently published book and a forthcoming documentary.
The team pushed and pulled its way to a dominating victory in the International Powerlifting Federation’s inaugural University Powerlifting World Cup, which was held in Belarus last week. “I couldn’t be more proud of how the team performed,” said club captain Kelsey McCarthy. “It shows how hard we trained and how committed we were.”
Many Northeastern students are about to begin their first international co-op. To help them maximize their experiences, we asked six students who have done global co-ops to share the wisdom they’ve cultivated from having lived and worked abroad.
The news junkies and global citizens in European Conversations do not always see eye-to-eye, particularly when they’re debating hot-button issues like the Paris attacks or Greece’s debt crisis. “But everyone is respectful,” Matt Springer, the organization’s vice president-elect, says of the discussions.
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.
Northeastern University celebrated its 114th Commencement on Friday, as graduates were recognized for their many achievements. U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry delivered the Commencement address at the undergraduate ceremony at TD Garden. Charles Elachi, director of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, delivered the address at the graduate ceremony at Matthews Arena.
In a complex global marketplace, corporate leaders are increasingly faced with the challenge of leading without being physically present. On Monday, academic and industry leaders assembled at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business’ 2015 Global Leadership Summit to tackle the issue.
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.
Nanotechnology researchers at Northeastern are joining forces with Wenzhou Medical University in China to collaborate in the new field of picotechnology—and combat eye infections.
Four alumnae had a dialogue about their business experiences at the Women who Inspire Speaker Series.
Business major Samantha Kim is getting hands-on experience helping develop global marketing campaigns for VMware in Silicon Valley. The university, today, announced that it is launching a location in Silicon Valley, which is home to some 4,200 alumni and 90 co-ops.