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 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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My Northeastern Network: How It Helped One Alum Better Evaluate Public Policy photo

November 17, 2016

My Northeastern Network: How It Helped One Alum Better Evaluate Public Policy

Hunter Hustus, a graduate of our Doctor of Law and Policy program, shares how his Northeastern network helped him take the next step in his career.

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One Sports Leadership Student Shares His Experience Transitioning Careers photo

November 2, 2016

One Sports Leadership Student Shares His Experience Transitioning Careers

Tom Pomeroy, a student pursuing his Master of Sports Leadership, details how he's transitioned from working at a law firm to a budding career in sports—and all with the help of Northeastern's Experiential Network.

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One Alumna Shares How She’s Applying Her MPA to Her New Career as Director photo

August 16, 2016

One Alumna Shares How She's Applying Her MPA to Her New Career as Director

Jackney Prioly Joseph spent years working for the City of Boston, all while earning her Master of Public Administration. How did she balance the two, and how did her degree help in her career?

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4 Ways Veterans Impact the Classroom photo

August 10, 2016

4 Ways Veterans Impact the Classroom

What traits do veterans bring to the college classroom? Andy McCarty, director of Northeastern's Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers, explains.

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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 Helped One Alum Land a Role with the Dept. of Homeland Security photo

July 13, 2016

How a Master's Helped One Alum Land a Role with the Dept. of Homeland Security

Brad Belzak, director of legislative affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, shares why enrolled in Northeastern's Master of Science in Security and Resilience Studies.

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Why This Alum Decided to Earn His Master’s Degree in Computer Science photo

June 21, 2016

Why This Alum Decided to Earn His Master's Degree in Computer Science

Alum Rick Keilty, senior software engineer at HourlyNerd, explains why he enrolled in Northeastern's Master of Science in Computer Science program and what the degree did for his career.

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