The Other Boeing: New CEO of Boeing Defense, Space, and Security Speaks Out about the Future

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by: Stephanie Pure, Northeastern University – Seattle, Senior Director of Business and Community Relations We in Washington are deeply familiar with the larger of Boeing’s two divisions, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. However, this week we got to hear from its other division known as Defense, Space and Security (BDS). Seven months ago, Chris Chadwick took the helm as CEO of BDS, ... Read More »

18 Tips for Making Your Own Luck

At Northeastern, our students learn to be innovative problem solvers through work, research, international study, and service. However, as local Seattleite Ellen Wallach notes, sometimes there are more elements involved in the “equation for success”. It is important for students and everyone to remember that your role as entrepreneurs, scholars, or change-agents means taking control of your own future and ... Read More »

10 Ways to Identify a Military Friendly University

(Originally posted by Andrew McCarty on the Northeastern University Aspire Blog) As the veteran services specialist at Northeastern University, I’m honored to serve our veterans and servicemembers on campus by helping them navigate the services we offer. I know first-hand the challenges of separating from the military, looking for employment, finding a place to live, and starting school after years ... Read More »

The Time to Take Action and Close the Skills Gap is Now!

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Last month Northeastern University – Seattle hosted a program at the World Trade Center Seattle titled, Closing the Skills Gap: Collaboration and Innovation Leading to Change, which I was honored to moderate. Before the panel discussion, I wrote a blog post to outline the problem our region faces with a skills gap that yields thousands of unfilled jobs and just as many people without the desired qualifications ... Read More »

Volunteer to Fulfill Your Weekend and Yourself

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Have you ever had to weed for hours, clean windows, sweep steps, organize closets, scrub sinks, and pick up cigarette butts? We all have, at different points, done one or more of these but, how about doing all of the above so that a couple have the wedding of their dreams at a neighborhood arts & community center? Now that’s something ... Read More »

Closing the Skills Gap: Collaboration and Innovation Leading to Change

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Finding the job you want in the Seattle region — what’s in the toolbox for finding and getting that job.  How does your company find the employees it needs to prosper? Multiple articles and studies in recent months have highlighted two key facts: 1) there are a lot of unfilled jobs in this region; and 2) many people are trying to land ... Read More »

Why Professional Master’s Degrees are the Next Round of Innovation

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With so many people still in debt from their bachelor’s degree, what case is there to make for taking on additional debt for a master’s degree? Sean Gallagher, Northeastern’s Chief Strategy Officer and recent doctoral graduate from the College of Professional Studies Doctor of Education Program, says the need for professional master’s degrees is clear-cut. These are the degrees that are ... Read More »

How I Overcame the Seattle Freeze and Made Girlfriends…and You Can Too

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Before moving from Southern California to Seattle, I started many an undecided morning with a Google search. As soon as I typed “Should I move”, Google knew Seattle was my potential destination. (Google’s other guesses were that I was thinking of moving to Canada or moving in with a girlfriend or boyfriend). Google could never make my decision for me, ... Read More »