Northeastern University Office of Alumni Relations

WHO ARE OUR ALUMNI?

Any individual who enrolls in a formal educational experience at Northeastern University, including a degree, certificate, or bootcamp program is considered an alumnus/a of Northeastern.

Our global Northeastern community is a family of more than 240,000 graduates that stretches around the world. While everyone who is part of the network may have taken a different path, we are all part of a dynamic, unified, and energetic community.

Explore this site to see the myriad paths others have taken on their journey into the alumni community. We recognize that our paths, like our designations, are unique and we welcome everyone to share their personal story. Reach us at alumni@northeastern.edu to tell your story.

The Northeastern Learning Sytem-Many Paths. One Northeastern.

OUR ALUMNI STORIES

 

UNDERGRADUATE

 

PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT NETWORK

 

GRADUATE

 

GRADUATE – ONLINE/HYBRID

 

GRADUATE – CERTIFICATE

 

BOOTCAMP

UNDERGRADUATE

Klevis Xharda, SSH’14

“When I look back at my time at Northeastern, I am so fond of the experiences I had there. Co-op provides such a unique opportunity to empower students to develop important life skills. My classes were great, but the ability to implement those skills in real-world scenarios was priceless.”

GRADUATE

Kate Weiler, MS’13

“Having a master’s degree in nutrition from Northeastern University provided me with a lot of credibility when I was looking to establish DRINKmaple. It really helped in opening a lot of doors.”

GRADUATE

Santiago Fernández Valbuena, MS’83, PhD’84

“As a PhD student in the pre-internet era, I enjoyed very much the interaction with faculty and colleagues that provided the challenge that is indispensable to shape your own research thoughts. Northeastern was my home for a couple of years and things you learn at home stay with you forever. The environment that Northeastern provided made hard work productive. I have missed that environment very often.”

GRADUATE

PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT NETWORK CHARLOTTE, NC

Jenna Mayo, MSL'14

“The learning environment that was created for the Northeastern Master's in Sports Leadership program helped me gain leadership skills that are imperative when it comes to being a successful leader. It’s not just another Sports Management degree, it’s tailored to sports industry professionals who recognize the importance of becoming a better leader. While earning my Masters at Northeastern, I gained a greater confidence and I have been able to advance my career.”

GRADUATE

PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT NETWORK SEATTLE, WA

Edwin Obras, MPA'16

“Graduating from the Master of Public Administration program at Northeastern-Seattle has provided me depth and clarity around the many functions of government and its intersection within society. This framework provides me focus to pursue my interests and passion in service to the community, and confidence in my current and future work in the public sector, allowing me to seek opportunities that I would have previously thought were unattainable. Access and instruction to professors who are experts in their field and internationally recognized assures me that I’ve received a premier education at Northeastern.”

GRADUATE

PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT NETWORK SILICON VALLEY

The first in a series of educational hubs embedded directly in companies across the Bay Area, Northeastern University—Silicon Valley was conceived to educate more working professionals in the Silicon Valley region and beyond in science, technology, engineering, and math.

It is the first hub to be co-located with an entrepreneurial and widely respected industry partner, Integrated Device Technology, a company led by a Northeastern alum who understands the importance of facilitating real-world tech education in this region. Northeastern has 8,000 dedicated square feet and plans to serve as an incubator for top-tier talent, producing students with graduate degrees and certificates who have real-world, marketplace relevance.

GRADUATE

PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT NETWORK TORONTO

Northeastern’s Toronto campus will open with three online Master of Science programs that are in high demand among the region’s employers—project management; information assurance; and regulatory affairs for drugs, biologics, and medical devices. Tailored to Toronto’s needs as a world economic center, these degree programs offer working professionals a clear path to advancing their careers while staying with their current organizations: the schedule flexibility of online education combined with the outstanding faculty, academic resources, and program support of a leading U.S. research institution.

GRADUATE

ONLINE/HYBRID

Sharon Nir, MBA’14

“My educational experience with Northeastern was very much an eye-opener. I found it very beneficial to have had the business experience prior to pursuing my MBA, and the program reinforced all that I had done in my profession. Education truly is the motor that drives success.”

GRADUATE

CERTIFICATE

Jordana Torres, AMD’12, GCBA’16

“The diverse curriculum offered through the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration program gave me the foundational knowledge and tools I needed to succeed in the Part-Time MBA program. I thoroughly enjoyed how approachable, applicable, and academic the certificate classes were.”

BOOTCAMP

Peter Petrin, SSH’13, Level’16

“Level Analytics is the latest hit in the innovations that Northeastern University is developing to define the higher education landscape. As a working professional, the Level hybrid program provided me with the skills to make a stronger impact in the job I have now while equipping me with the knowledge and experiences I need to pursue my dream career. Level exposed me to a wealth of fascinating guest speakers, engaged me in hands-on projects with real-life applications, and paired me with a capstone partner to understand how data can be used to improve the quality of educational technology. Level truly embodies the Northeastern value of experiential education.”