Inside Bay Area: May 2019

Leadership Corner

Leadership Corner
This is an exciting month for us here at Northeastern University San Francisco Bay Area. Our first cohort of students will complete their degrees. We are proud to witness the growth of our students and their learning journey. To celebrate this milestone, we would like to invite you and your family to join the Northeastern community on Friday, May 17th for the recognition ceremony at our Silicon Valley campus.

As the academic year comes to a close, I want to thank our faculty and staff for their important contributions and great work that has allowed our region to experience significant growth and provide exceptional academic, co-op and cultural opportunities for our students.

Dawn Girardelli, Associate Dean
Northeastern University – San Francisco Bay Area

Semester in San Francisco

The Semester in San Francisco(SSF) spring term concluded with a celebratory four-course dinner on April 15, 2019, at Scala’s Bistro! During the evening, students shared various reflections: how they gain confidence in implementing a business idea, how they felt inspired to support women in entrepreneurship, and what it was like to be immersed in such an innovative city. Faculty members also shared their words of wisdom on how to maintain entrepreneurial drives into the future.

On May 6, 2019, we welcomed 11 new undergraduate students to the SSF to study art and design over the Summer.

Upcoming Events

You are Invited: Summer Events
Looking for opportunities to engage with the learners and professionals in your industry? We have curated and created a wide array of on and off campus events for current and prospective students.
May 17, Friday
4:30pm – 9:00pm

6024 Silver Creek Valley Rd, San Jose
Recognition Ceremony (contact Lily Ma at for more details.)

May 21, Tuesday
5:00am – 7:00pm

WeWork 600 California St., San Francisco
Can AI be Unfair? – Speaker Omar Florez

June 8, Saturday
5:00am – 7:00pm 
3120 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara
Mentorln Tech Demo Day

Student Corner

As part of the experiential learning, the student services team work hand in hand with colleges to bring real-life application workshop and networking events to our current students. Here are a few upcoming events:

May 17, Friday
4:30pm – 9:00pm

6024 Silver Creek Valley Rd, San Jose
Recognition Ceremony (contact Lily Ma at for more details.)

May 25, Saturday
3:00am – 6:00pm

809 Sacramento St., San Francisco
Free Boba-making Workshop, Trivia and Recipe
RSVP here 


Did You Know?

Northeastern University has been selected by Major League Baseball as their preferred education provider. MLB and Northeastern established the sport’s first partnership to provide professional baseball players with access to higher education programs and degrees.

Join the Northeastern community as we proudly sponsor this exciting game with family and friends!  Claim your free tickets by emailing Kate Chan at s.chan@northeastern.edufor more details.


Giscard comes from the Northeastern family in Boston, Massachusetts to represent the Office of Global Services in the San Francisco Bay Area. He specializes in assisting with all aspects of immigration-related matters for international students throughout their international journey – such as pre-arrival cases regarding entry to the program, cases related to maintaining status while students are studying in the program and employment-based cases to name a few.

He is excited to bring his institutional knowledge of the University and his regulatory immigration knowledge to the region with the goal to ultimately assist students with planning and reaching their academic goals.

Steve Ross is the Director of Student Services for Northeastern University San Francisco Bay Area.

He came to Northeastern and saw an opportunity to develop programs and services aimed at helping students make the most out of their experience. He wants the students in the San Francisco Bay Area campus to take full advantage of the unique opportunities and experience available here while being able to have access to the resources available in Boston or anywhere else in the Northeastern’s global network.




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