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The Amazon.com Experience

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As a third year student at Northeastern, I’m more prepared for the corporate world than most college students my age. I don’t value this advantage by a paycheck or résumé, but by the way co-op has taught me how to market myself, make connections and deal with the inevitable rejection any job hunt entails. Northeastern’s Cooperative Education program (co-op) is ... Read More »

Why I Chose to Learn Online

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This week, the 2013 Sloan Survey of Online Learning Report was released. The report is informed by responses from over 2,800 U.S. colleges and universities so it provides a fairly comprehensive analysis of the state of online learning. As I was reviewing some of the impressive statistics regarding the number of students taking online courses, I found myself wondering why ... Read More »

Navigating Non-Profit Management

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Questions: A good starting point for learning about financial management for nonprofit organizations is to question whether money or mission guides the organization. Is having a purposeful mission sufficient for long-term financial sustainability? Should start-up nonprofit organizations focus on delivering programs and services or on operating reserves? Answer: I strongly believe that a nonprofit cannot effectively execute on its mission without financial stability. ... Read More »