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.

How a Virtual Co-op Evolved Into a Social Platform Empowering Women to Vote photo

July 21, 2016

How a Virtual Co-op Evolved Into a Social Platform Empowering Women to Vote

Recent graduate Nicole Wild Merl shares how she turned the first virtual co-op within the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies into a social platform empowering women to vote.

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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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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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Alumni Perspective: Rugvedi Kapse Shares Her Northeastern Experience photo

August 30, 2019

Alumni Perspective: Rugvedi Kapse Shares Her Northeastern Experience

Rugvedi Kapse, a graduate student in Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Telecommunications Networks program, shares her Northeastern experience.

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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 to Break Into a Career in Sports Analytics photo

December 30, 2019

How to Break Into a Career in Sports Analytics

Learn how one Northeastern alum combined his passion for sports and interest in numbers to turn them into a full-time sports analytics career.

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A Day in the Life of a Graduate Student: How I Juggle Work and School  photo

April 16, 2020

A Day in the Life of a Graduate Student: How I Juggle Work and School 

Emily Lian, a curriculum writer and student in Northeastern’s Doctor of Education (EdD) program, discusses the challenges of working full-time while earning her EDD online.  

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Alumni Perspective: MBA Graduate Siddhant Bansal Shares His Journey photo

November 1, 2019

Alumni Perspective: MBA Graduate Siddhant Bansal Shares His Journey

Siddhant Bansal, graduate of Northeastern’s Full-Time MBA specializing in Corporate Finance, shares his journey as a husky.

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How Educators are Making a Difference During a Global Pandemic photo

May 15, 2020

How Educators are Making a Difference During a Global Pandemic

Here's a look at how students, graduates, and faculty from Northeastern’s Graduate School of Education are making a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Part-Time Computer Science Degrees: What to Expect photo

March 2, 2020

Part-Time Computer Science Degrees: What to Expect

Northeastern alumnus Hunter Jorgensen shares the lessons he learned firsthand while juggling work and earning a computer science degree.

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