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Nov 21, 2023

Seeing the Real-World Applications of Electrical Engineering

Claire Cregin, E’25, electrical engineering, has gotten hands-on project, co-op, and research experience allowing her to apply electrical engineering to real-world applications. She built an ECG, created a game exhibited at the Boston Children’s Museum, and worked on transportation systems at Jacobs Engineering.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Nov 20, 2023

With Confidence Boosted by Co-ops, Student Charts Career Path

Lia Shechter, E’25, computer engineering and computer science, did not have a clear career plan when she arrived at Northeastern, but two co-ops, including an international work experience in Israel, have helped her determine what she does—and does not—want to do.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Nov 20, 2023

Redefining an Engineering Career with an MS in Cyber Physical Systems

Jeffrey Machyo, M’23, cyber physical systems, decided to shift gears to the embedded systems field when he was working as an electrical engineer at an electric power company in Kenya. As an engineering student at Northeastern, he completed a co-op at Desktop Metal, which gave him hands-on experience with programable devices and set him up […]

Multidisciplinary Masters (IT Areas)

Nov 15, 2023

Sherman Center Venture Co-op: Sari Finn

Sari Finn is a fifth-year industrial engineering student. She created JoyVine, which is a community-centric search engine that serves to provide young adults with a fulfilling, faith-based community. The platform serves to connect individuals to Christian communities based on their geographical area, providing a space for them to cultivate their relationship with God in a […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Nov 14, 2023

MS to PhD Research Path Leads to Improving Autonomous Vehicle Performance

Xiangyu Bai, M’23, electrical and computer engineering, who is now pursuing his PhD at Northeastern in computer engineering, conducts research in the area of computer vision focused on improving autonomy simulations. He is advised by Associate Professor Sarah Ostadabbas and works in her Augmented Cognition Laboratory. He co-authored “Bridging the Domain Gap between Synthetic and […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Nov 13, 2023

Searching for a Cure to Cancer on Co-op

The three co-op experiences and capstone project of Jessica Chen, E’24, bioengineering, has solidified a love for cell culture and the cellular parts of bioengineering. She had co-ops at Gentuity, a medical device company; Ensoma, a biotech company; and through the CaNCURE program at Northeastern, that places undergraduate students in cancer nanomedicine positions in Boston. […]


Nov 10, 2023

Creating a Roadmap to Global Opportunities

After completing an undergraduate degree in mathematics in her home of New Delhi, Ishpreet Kaur Sethi, MS’23, data analytics engineering, came to Northeastern’s College of Engineering to earn a master’s degree and maximize the co-op experience by working as a data analyst at the UK-based Alchemab Therapeutics. Now she is poised to pursue global opportunities. Whether […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Nov 10, 2023

Co-op and Research Puts Student on Robotics Career Path

Xavier Hubbard, M’23, robotics, completed a co-op at Venca Robotics and conducted research as part of his master’s project. Academics, combined with the experiential learning and job experience, helped him land a job as a robotics engineer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Electrical & Computer Engineering