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Student & Alumni Stories

Are you curious to know what it’s like to be a graduate student at Northeastern University? There’s no better way to find out than by listening to our current students and alumni discuss their experiences. These articles and interviews come straight from our alumni community and are full of insights, tips, and advice that can help you determine whether or not Northeastern is the right partner for you as you pursue your graduate education.

From India to Boston: Varun Shetru Shares His Experience photo

August 8, 2019

From India to Boston: Varun Shetru Shares His Experience

Varun Shetru, a graduate student in Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program, shares his Northeastern experience.

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How One Alum’s Networking Strategy Paid Dividends photo

July 8, 2019

How One Alum's Networking Strategy Paid Dividends

Learn how Pablo Cateriano, Northeastern alum and Director of Strategy for a South American PR firm, leveraged his networking strategy to advance his career.

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How a Master’s Degree in Leadership Helped Skyrocket One Alumna’s Career photo

February 26, 2019

How a Master's Degree in Leadership Helped Skyrocket One Alumna's Career

Find out why this alumna says her MS in Leadership degree from Northeastern was her "golden ticket" to professional and personal success.

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Inside Minor League Baseball: One Sports Leadership Alumna Shares Her Story photo

November 27, 2018

Inside Minor League Baseball: One Sports Leadership Alumna Shares Her Story

Julie Hershkowitz, director of Client Services & Hospitality for the Pawtucket Red Sox, describes her professional journey.

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An Alumni Perspective: Is Grad School Worth It? photo

November 1, 2018

An Alumni Perspective: Is Grad School Worth It?

Northeastern alumna Vanessa Bush discusses why graduate school was a worthwhile investment for her.

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Alumni Advice: How to Know if a Master’s in Education is Right for You photo

August 22, 2018

Alumni Advice: How to Know if a Master's in Education is Right for You

Alumna Vanessa Bush shares her journey to earning her master's in higher education administration and outlines the questions prospective students should ask themselves before applying.

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Getting a Master’s in Computer Science While Working: What to Expect photo

December 8, 2017

Getting a Master’s in Computer Science While Working: What to Expect

Northeastern alumnus Hunter Jorgensen shares the lessons he learned firsthand while juggling work and school.

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Why I’m Pursuing My Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration photo

June 7, 2017

Why I'm Pursuing My Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration

"This type of program combined my career interests in the field of art with my administrative skills," says Northeastern student Gaby Fiorenza.

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From Student-Athlete to Head Coach: One Alumna Shares Her Story photo

May 2, 2017

From Student-Athlete to Head Coach: One Alumna Shares Her Story

Stefanie Golan shares her journey to becoming head soccer coach at the University of Minnesota.

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How a Master’s Degree Inspired One Alumna’s Publishing Career photo

April 4, 2017

How a Master’s Degree Inspired One Alumna’s Publishing Career

Kathleen Anderson, a graduate of Northeastern's Corporate and Organizational Communication program, describes how she turned her capstone into a book.

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