Meet the List-Lover, Lindsey

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This article was written by Lindsey Sampson, a 3rd year international affairs student at NU as a regular student contributor for The Works.

I love to plan, and my planning addiction manifests itself in lists. I live off of lists – lists of places I want to visit before I’m thirty, lists of foods I should try, lists of networking contacts, and lists of companies where I would be honored to work. I am going into my middler year (aka. I have some time before these plans become reality), but maybe it’s the thrill of the chase.

My compulsive list-making keeps me in perpetual state of being both nervous and excited. I’m nervous/excited. Nervecited? (I’m also into combining words. Once, in a blaze of glory, I combined the words “sweet potato” and “tater tot” to create the word equivalent of Optimus Prime, “sweet potatertot.” That kept me going for days.)

Here are a few quick facts about me:

  • Northeastern University middler studying International Affairs, Social Entrepreneurship, and Writing
  • Completed co-op in Spring 2013 at Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Contributing writer for Levo League, Your Coffee Break, & The Knurd

This fall, I’m packing my bags and heading to Edinburgh, Scotland for a semester abroad. You can follow my travels (if you’re into that sort of thing) at

I love being part of the vibrant Northeastern community, and I look forward to tapping in to this community to help students make the most of what Northeastern has to offer. Career development is something I am incredibly excited about — Northeastern is full of amazing talent, and giving students the resources to showcase that talent can lead to some life-changing career opportunities.

Every email sparks a connection, so shoot one my way at Feel free to send me questions, comments, spam, coupons to Boloco, or just a “Hello.” I’m big on that.

Lindsey Sampson is a middler International Affairs major with minors in Social Entrepreneurship and Writing. She enjoys writing about Millennials in the workplace and social media as a marketing tool. Follow her blog here.

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