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.
A team of Northeastern journalism students contributed substantially to investigative news reports that won a New England Emmy Award earlier this month. “The student contributions were significant and made these investigations possible,” said professor and WCVB reporter Mike Beaudet. “It really is experiential learning at its best.”
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.
Peyton Perry and Taj Akinbode will spend the 2016–17 academic year working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and social injustice through campus projects and programs, harnessing their passion for humanitarian work and social change to spearhead special events for students, faculty, and staff.
The Global Journal, produced entirely by Northeastern students, sheds light on what it’s like to work, study, and live abroad, with a particular focus on co-op, Dialogue programs, and N.U.in experiences in countries ranging from India, Cambodia, and Costa Rica to France, Ireland, and Zambia.
Bowe’s co-op jobs in campus labs and far-flung coun¬tries have prepared him for the next phase of his academic journey: Harvard Medical School. Here, the biology major reflects on his past five years at Northeastern and offers some keen advice to students.
Keller’s interest in public health was shaped by her mother’s battle with breast cancer. On Friday, mom will cheer on daughter as she becomes the first person in her family to graduate from college.
Northeastern celebrated the co-op accomplishments of 17 high-achieving seniors on Wednesday at the 45th annual Outstanding Cooperative Education Awards.
The young humanitarians in the university’s chapter of Circle K International completed more than 2,800 hours of community service during the 2015–16 academic year. “Being able to help someone who can’t help himself is what humanity is all about,” said club member Ashley Frizzell.
The university celebrated the highest achievements of students, faculty, and staff at the sixth annual Academic Honors Convocation on Thursday afternoon in East Village.
Now in its second year, the program runs concurrent with the Summer 1 half-semester and enables rising sophomores to earn up to eight course credits in just six to eight weeks. Registration is now open.
Northeastern’s chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity will host an event to raise awareness and funds in support of type 1 diabetes research on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the West Village Quad. The festivities will include food, lawn games, and a dunking booth.