How to make the most out of your international co-​​op

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.

Global ties unite students in European culture, politics group

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.

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.

Graduates called to ‘transcend boundaries,’ address global challenges

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.

Summit addresses challenges of leading in a global marketplace

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.

Co-​​op illustrates Northeastern’s strong Silicon Valley presence

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.

Students shine at International Model NATO conference

The North­eastern del­e­ga­tions for Ger­many and Croatia took first and third place, respec­tively, while stu­dents won numerous indi­vidual awards at the con­fer­ence, held Feb. 12–15 in Wash­ington, D.C.

A life-​​shaping experience

Inven­tive, thrilling, flour­ishing. Expe­ri­en­tial, trans­for­ma­tive, con­nected. Global, urban, network. Oppor­tu­nity, pas­sion, fear­less. Inspiring, sup­portive, home. These are just a handful of the many responses the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity pro­vided to last week’s […]