BEYOND THE GREEN LINE is a blog series featured on the Northeastern University Career Development Blog, ‘The Works’. Each post highlights a major city and gives you an inside look at the local food, culture, music scene, the industries that are thriving there, and some current job openings in the area.
This post written by guest author third year Northeastern student Molly Osmulski.
Did you know that aside from being home to the President, our nation’s capital is the headquarters for 15 Fortune 500 companies including Capital One, Marriott International and Discovery Communications? Business Insider ranked Washington, D.C. the #1 “Top City for Educated Millennials.” It has seen the largest growth in its millennial population of any major U.S. city since 2008.
D.C. offers culture, diversity and plenty of government, professional and technical jobs. Last year, job growth in D.C. outpaced the country’s average with almost 30,000 new jobs in professional services added last year alone!
In 2016 alone, over 65 Northeastern students have co-oped in D.C. and many alumni are thriving there too – you can connect with them through the well-established D.C. Alumni network.
Wondering what your fellow huskies think about D.C.? Ask Divya Erram, a current Northeastern student and DC co-op connector working at Advoc8, and she’ll tell you:
“Advoc8 has given me opportunities I never imagined, including attending and working at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this past summer, participating in event walkthroughs with our team in multiple states, and help[ing] create and order merchandise for political campaigns and companies. I am especially lucky to have a co-op supervisor who is a Northeastern Alum, Ben Adams (‘15), who has really made a name for himself in the District and has become a role model to me. Because of this relationship, I have been able to see firsthand what a Northeastern Husky can accomplish in the real world.
I am currently considering options that would allow me to move back to Washington, D.C. once I graduate. I truly believe that I have found a home here. Almost everyone here is a transplant from somewhere else whether a different city, state, country, or continent which makes the city rich with culture, cuisine, and events. There is not a day that goes by without something to do and is a great place for any young professional.”
Divya Erram enjoying Union Market, an artisanal food market
Some other perks to D.C.? See below…
Food and Drink:
- Try a Half Smoke at the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl (even President Obama can’t resist)
- Grab lunch from one of the city’s many gourmet food trucks
- Enjoy authentic wat and injera at an Ethiopian restaurants
- Welcome spring with the National Cherry Blossom Festival each year
- Explore the world during Passport D.C. when all the city’s embassies and cultural organizations hold open houses and special programming
- Enjoy an opera or ballet at The Kennedy Center
- Museum hop for days and check out the National Portrait Gallery, the National Air and Space Museum and the all the Smithsonians, among many, many others; if you prefer the less conventional, check out The Fridge, a DC gallery specializing in street art
- Go kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding or even swan boating in the Potomac River
- See a Redskins, Nationals or Wizards game
- Pay tribute to our founders and visit all the city’s many monuments
- Explore Theodore Roosevelt Island – great for fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing
- See a free Friday night concert every week from May – September at Yards Park
Divya Erram at a Washington Nationals game with fellow NU students RoseMarie Kay, co-oping at the House of Representatives, and Dayo Hall, co-oping at International Law Institute
Feeling convinced? Below are some jobs to consider while you anxiously await our next Beyond the Green Line post on Austin, TX next week!
Job Opportunities – log into NUcareers to apply!
- Capital One Associate, Commercial Specialty Underwriter, Healthcare Cash Flow
- Defense Point Security Forensic Analyst
- PublicRelay Media Analyst
- National Public Radio Social Media Strategist
- Advanced Simulation Technology Application Engineer; Embedded Software Engineer
- Mapbox Mobile Support Developer, IOS; Information Security Engineer
- American College of Cardiology Foundation Member Strategy Support Specialist; Senior Project Coordinator
- Micropact Operations Business Analyst
- National Cooperative Bank Credit Analyst, Commercial Real Estate
- RAND Corporation Statistical Programmer
- Social Tables Product Designer; Writer, Content & Editorial
- RepEquity Account Coordinator; Business Development Associate
We want your feedback!
Leave us a comment if there’s anything we’ve missed or a particular city you’d like us to profile! If you’d like to have your photos considered for the next post, send over your Austin photos now!
This post was authored by Molly Osmulski, a third year Northeastern student. Molly is working toward a degree in Marketing with a minor in International Affairs. She works part time at the Northeastern Career Development office and has previously completed a co-op at Travel + Leisure Magazine in NYC and has studied abroad at the London School of Economics. When she is not studying or searching for her next co-op, she loves travelling, thrift shopping and trying new foods. You can contact her at email@example.com.