Faculty Spotlight: Ed Powers

Ed Powers, Professor of the Practice for the MS in Corporate and Organizational Communication program, is an experienced corporate communications executive with a strong base in adult learning and curriculum development.

Ed PowersHe began teaching at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies on a part-time basis in 2008 and joined as a full-time faculty member in 2017. During his time at Northeastern, he has taught courses in 10 topic areas and was the architect for the Public and Media Relations concentration.

During his thirty-year career in the industry, Ed gained experience in nearly every facet of corporate communications, working for companies in half-a-dozen industries and serving as the chief communications officer for several billion-dollar organizations.

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Have you tapped into the power of NUsource?

What makes the Northeastern experience unique is your strong, deep-rooted, global network. Whether it’s contacts you made during your co-op, personal connections you built during your coursework, or peers you engaged with as alumni – the Northeastern network is your catalyst for success. And we’re making it even more accessible with our newly launched platform: NUsource.

If you’re seeking career advice, industry insights, mentoring, or simply strengthening professional connections, NUsource is your first step. The platform is designed exclusively for Northeastern alumni and community members around the globe to connect, expand, and grow their network.

What makes NUsource different?

Features NUsource LinkedIn Facebook
Create profile, share professional/educational experience X X X
Northeastern-specific contacts, groups and discussions X X X
Access to connections within your city X X X
Email/call/video conference capabilities within the platform X X
Industry expertise/advice X X
Warm connections (no cold calling; people opted in to help you) X
FREE resume review, informational interviews, advice on Northeastern lifelong learning programs X
Northeastern affinities and affiliations (Groups like Young Alumni, Latinx Affinity) X
Matching quiz to recommend connections based on interests X
Access to formal mentoring programs X

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Curiosity is the key to professional growth

Today’s communication professional is tasked with many challenges, not the least of which is developing and maintaining a competitive skill set.

As Egon Zehnder’s global head of the human resources and communication practice, Gizem Weggemans knows this to be true. In this interview, she discusses what it takes to be a well-rounded communication leader in today’s market.

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