Boston: brewing up a cup of consciousness.

Boston’s Top 5 Socially Conscious Coffee ShopsBy Emily O’Connorcoffee nerd, proud Husky, & social enterprise enthusiast               Worth over $100 billion dollars in the global economy, coffee is one of the most heavily traded commodities in the world – second only to petroleum. Grown mainly in developing nations and consumed primarily by industrialized nations, the […]

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Saudi Arabia: A Nation of Changemakers?

by Miranda Beggin Traveling to the Middle East for the first time this past December, I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect. As one of the most tumultuous regions of the world, often depicted as outdated, traditionalist, and repressive, I can’t say that I expected to meet some of the most brilliant, innovative, and driven young […]

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The Privilege of Teaching Young “Do Gooders”


by Dennis R. Shaughnessy  An earnest student dropped by my campus office during the course registration process for our current semester to ask if I was teaching any business courses that he could sign up for. He had heard that my classes might be worth signing up for, knowing that these classes were only being offered […]

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Join us! Spring Break 2015 in the Dominican Republic

NU student Eesha Ramanujam at Project Esperanza, Dominican Republic in 2014.

Are you looking to have more impact during spring break? Join us in the Dominican Republic as we partner with Project Esperanza to live and serve a Haitian Community in Puerto Plata. Our program will focus in the areas of education, social aid, and community development. Our projects will include, but are not limited to: Educational activities (ex: Solar […]

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Alumni Interview with Olivia Allen, Teach for America

Olivia Allen_TFA

I feel very fortunate to have gotten involved with SEI after my freshman year through the field study to the Dominican Republic in 2011, followed by my enrolment in ENTR 2206: Social Entrepreneurship, the South Africa Field Study Program, and ENTR 3301: Impact Investing.

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Learn by Doing: My Experience at SEGA Girls Secondary School


When I came to Northeastern as a freshman in August 2009, I was excited about living in Boston, making new friends, and figuring out what I wanted to do with my life. I had no idea what I wanted to do when I graduated, and thought of myself working in the hospitality or social service […]

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