Student Profile: Carmen Urbonas
Degree: B.S. Organizational Communication
College: College of Professional Studies
Profession: Director of Human Resources – Dexter Southfield School
Motto: Today’s competitive job market requires a bachelor’s degree
Skills: Employee relations, recruiting, leadership
See how Carmen’s Northeastern experience made a difference in her life.
The Double Husky Difference
Carmen had such a great experience getting her bachelor’s degree at Northeastern University she went back for her master’s degree. With the help of the Double Husky Scholarship, she received a 25% tuition discount and earned a master’s in Leadership with a concentration in Human Resources. And now, she’s using the skills, knowledge, and insights she’s acquired in the Human Resources Department at Dexter Southfield School.
“I think a degree from a university like Northeastern is helpful because I had such a diverse group of classmates and instructors. It broadened my overall view not just of what I was learning in the classroom but the world as a whole.”
— Carmen Urbonas
Q & A
Northeastern: Can you describe your experiential learning experience?
Carmen: I was fortunate to work for a company that allowed me to apply everything that I was learning in the classroom into my job. Not only did I benefit from it but my company also benefitted greatly
Northeastern: Why did you choose Northeastern University?
Carmen: In today’s competitive job market, you absolutely have to have at least a bachelor’s degree to remain competitive. I also wanted to make sure that I had a degree from a prestigious university that could stand by its students and that had a broad alumni network.
Northeastern: What does being a Northeastern alum mean to you?
Carmen: I am unabashedly a proud Husky. I am married to a Northeastern Husky. Our daughter is a Husky. I am a double Husky. I can tell you with four Husky degrees in one family it sets us all up for opportunities that no other university could have done. And, we will be forever grateful to Northeastern.