The Experiential Network (XN) is a new initiative built to ensure experiential learning opportunities for graduate and professional studies students and to further enhance Northeastern’s position as the global leader in experiential learning for all students.
Partnering with sponsoring businesses and organizations, XN facilitates opportunities for students to work on short-term, real-world projects to complement their academic work. Projects are carried out virtually over a six-week period, and students and sponsors work closely in an authentic professional environment during which students produce deliverables for their sponsors that will go on to inform critical business decisions.
Participation in XN projects allows students to apply classroom theory to practice and grow their professional networks while contributing to a real-world organization’s ability to move forward on project-based work and connect with rising professional talent.
Recommended Application Deadline Information:
- Most students are able to participate in an XN project every quarter, every semester, or every half-term, depending on enrollment status and eligibility.
- It is recommended that for any given term, students apply one month prior to the term’s start date. For example, if you’d like to apply for the fall quarter, which begins on September 18, submit your application no later than August 18.
- Be sure to select the appropriate term and course (as some projects are embedded in your academic courses) you’re applying for on your XN application.