The Silicon Valley Hub
“Northeastern has never been bound by location. The Silicon Valley hub builds on our approach of seeing businesses as partners and new regions as opportunities to empower human potential.” —Joseph E. Aoun, President, Northeastern University
Pioneering a New Model to Diversify the Workforce
Officially opening in Fall 2015, Northeastern University–Silicon Valley is based on a distinctive new model for higher education: educational hubs embedded directly in select companies across the Bay Area that offer sector-specific degree programs and research collaborations to benefit the entire region.
These hubs will be located within partnering companies, such as IDT, and be open to learners and professionals across the region—a powerful way to boost workforce talent and promote innovation in high-growth sectors of regional economies.
Silicon Valley is a globally recognized center of innovation, entrepreneurship, and growth, with significant needs for workers—particularly women and other underrepresented populations—educated in science, technology, engineering, and math. Northeastern’s unique programs, grounded in experiential learning, are customized to offer students the knowledge and skill sets that Silicon Valley employers need.
Tech-Focused and Flexible
The education hub’s technology-focused portfolio of online and hybrid degree and certificate programs aligns with regional needs, such as engineering management, data science, technology project management, and other tech-related areas.
These programs offer working professionals an education tailored for today’s workforce, with an emphasis on flexibility, choices in delivery and locations, and programs aligned with emerging and innovative fields. While the initial programs offered at the Silicon Valley hub are focused on technology-aligned degrees, a broader, fully online portfolio is available.
The hub will also enable a research ecosystem in which the Silicon Valley region can leverage the university’s faculty and research centers.
Attracting Diversity to STEM
Northeastern brings a wealth of experience, connections, and programs to help bridge the talent gap that exists among women and other underrepresented populations who seek careers in tech–focused fields.
With an emphasis on meeting the aspirations and goals of our students, as well as demands of a changing marketplace, Northeastern has identified key industries with exceptional employment opportunities, long-term career potential, and cutting-edge challenges. Our ALIGN master’s degree programs are designed with those criteria in mind.
Whether you earned an undergraduate degree in the sciences or liberal arts, or whether you are a recent college graduate or an experienced professional, this unique program is a proven pathway for underrepresented populations to transition into some of the most dynamic industries across the globe.