Since everyone agrees that Northeastern’s focus on hands-on learning is an outstanding way to prepare students for their professional lives, we are making efforts to increase opportunities for them to work in industry and hospitals while studying. If you have any opportunities where you work, please contact Nancy Waggner at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will make all necessary arrangements.
This past summer, 15 students worked at places ranging from hospitals, to a small start-up, to multi-national corporations. Students improved their technical skills, learned to develop professional networks and grow personally. Just a few comments on their experiences include:
I now aspire to be someone who is respected in my field not just for the work I do but also the way I do it.
There were a lot of things that were exactly as I had expected them to be or exactly as I had hoped, but at the same time, there were a lot of aspects of the job that I had never given a thought to. This experience has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my two-year graduate school.
I developed a habit of preparing daily action items, which helped to keep track of my timelines and deliverables…Attending meetings has allowed me to participate in group discussions, expressing my thoughts and suggestions to the group. It has transformed my shy nature into a more expressive nature.
As I compare the person I was five months back and the person I am now, I realize that this internship opportunity has not only enabled me to grow professionally but socially, emotionally and other ways I did not expect.
The most important thing that I gained from this internship is the relationship with the people I worked with, the professional connections with the people I met.
Wouldn’t you love to be a part of a student’s growth? International students are able to work up to one year, full-time, while enrolled in the program. All students are eager to devote themselves to professional experience, so please consider hiring one!