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.

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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How a Master’s in Project Management Helped One Alum Rethink Her Career Path photo

February 7, 2017

How a Master’s in Project Management Helped One Alum Rethink Her Career Path

Dani Beckman, portfolio manager at Amtrak, explains how a graduate degree changed her career trajectory.

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How a Master of Public Health Clarified One Alumna’s Career Path photo

February 1, 2017

How a Master of Public Health Clarified One Alumna's Career Path

Adrianna Boulin, a research assistant at Brigham and Women's Hospital, describes how her graduate degree is "still manifesting itself."

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How I Personalized My Education: How One Student Enhanced His Analytics Career photo

December 14, 2016

How I Personalized My Education: How One Student Enhanced His Analytics Career

Northeastern GIT student Angelo Cacciatore shares how he's leveraged his master's degree to enhance his data analytics career.

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