Corporate & Research Partners

Educational Partnerships
Cooperative Education
Career Services
Corporate Education
Community Partners

Northeastern’s network extends to more than 2,900 corporate, non-profit, government, graduate, and professional entities around the globe.


Seattle Works                                               

Northeastern is proud to partner with Seattle Works to provide our volunteer leaders with the opportunity to gain knowledge, experience, and grow as individuals toward a better society.  Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies offers eligible Seattle Works volunteer leaders and leadership training graduates a generous 10% tuition discount towards a selection of unique graduate degree programs offered at the Seattle campus. Scholarship recipients will also receive a number of benefits including access to speaker and learning series. For more information, contact Claire Lewis at


Northeastern University has over 70 research grants of $1 million or more, with approximately $104.8 million in annual research awards.

Among its more than 30 active research centers, the University is home to national centers designated by federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Security Agency. The Center for Research Innovation helps translate discoveries into commercial solutions and advances Northeastern’s leadership in innovation and entrepreneurship.

The faculty’s expertise in areas such as biotechnology and drug discovery, personal health informatics, cybersecurity, energy storage and conversion, global health and health-care processes, and urban public policy holds great potential for research partnerships in Seattle.

Northeastern’s research centers and institutions focus on interdisciplinary and translational research that meets societal needs in a variety of subject areas, and provide the technology that faculty and students need to pursue their scientific and scholarly endeavors. Visit the Northeastern University’s Research Centers and Institutes page for a full listing of centers. For more information about research possibilities in Washington, please contact


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More than 7,500 Northeastern students work with 2,500 co-op employers in the U.S. and 80 other countries around the world every year. Our students have taken advantage of a range of cooperative education opportunities with Seattle-based employers and initiatives, including:

  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • Hamomi Children’s Centre
  • Highland Pharmacy
  • Mayors’ Office of Film and Music
  • Microsoft

Northeastern’s Cooperative Education (“co-op”) program is an academic model that allows Northeastern undergraduate students to alternate between periods of academic study – when they are in the classroom for a semester – with six-month periods of paid, full-time employment experience related to their major and/or career interests. Employers value co-op as an effective way to meet current workforce needs and cultivate their talent pipeline with skilled, motivated student-employees. Each year, over 7,000 students are hired into co-op work experiences by nearly 2,500 employer partners across the United States and around the globe in over 80 countries. Co-op employers include Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, EMC, and General Electric.

Learn more about how you can build your talent pipeline as well as becoming a valued co-op employer-partner. Please contact Paco Mesch at or 206-254-7507 for more information.

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Northeastern University’s distinctive approach to integrating rigorous classroom study with real–world experience creates a far more powerful way to learn. Our students enter the workplace with up to 18 months of professional, career related experience. Our graduates draw upon their co-op, global, community service and research experiences to contribute critical thinking and problem solving skills that enable them to immediately contribute to the success of your organization.

At Career Services, you can:

To learn more about how we can help you meet your talent needs, visit Career Development.

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In addition to research and cooperative education, Northeastern’s executive education programs are a source of strong partnerships with corporations around the world, including Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, EMC, Microsoft, and General Electric.

The University offers unique benefits to Corporate Partners including:

  • Customized onsite Executive Education tailored to your organization’s critical business priorities
  • Tuition discounts for Corporate Cohorts (courses delivered onsite and limited to your employees)

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Some of Northeastern University-Seattle’s current non-profit partners include:

Downtown Seattle Association
Economic Development Council of Seattle King County
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber
Seattle Sports Commission
Seattle CityClub
South Lake Union Chamber
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)-Seattle
Washington Global Health Alliance
Washington Biotech and Biomedical Association (WBBA)
Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA)

Northeastern University is also part of the EdAssist educational network.

Northeastern University–Seattle welcomes new research and educational partnerships across the region. To learn how your organization can become a Northeastern University partner, please contact Paco Mesch, Faculty Cooperative Education Coordinator at The employer relations team embraces opportunities to collaborate with employers to develop innovative and meaningful programs to engage our talented students. We believe our individualized approach to building and maintaining partnerships contributes to your success and ours.

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