Spotlight Stories

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Jul 08, 2024

Using Engineering Skills to Craft Powerful Stories

Maria Andrade, E’96, industrial engineering, was featured in Northeastern’s Spotify episode “Elevate Your Career Through Storytelling Feat” where she explained how she leveraged her co-op experience and people skills for a career in communication, storytelling, and self-compassion advocacy.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jul 05, 2024

Finding Her Passion in Biomechanics Through Co-ops

Co-ops at Insulet and the U.S. Army DEVCOM Soldier Center helped Elizabeth Klemm, E’23, bioengineering and biomedical engineering, determined her career path. She continued at the Soldier Center after graduating, focusing on helmet mass research and how the distribution of that mass may impact soldier performance.


Jun 17, 2024

How This 2024 NSF Fellowship Recipient’s Co-op Blossomed Into a Full-Time Career

Jonathan Gray, E’16, mechanical engineering, is the recipient of the 2024 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, which will contribute to his PhD in aerospace engineering at UCLA. Since 2016, he has worked as a project engineer at ATA Engineering, where he completed his first co-op.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jun 12, 2024

Adapting to a Civil Engineering Work Environment as an International Student

Jennifer Dueñas López, MS’23, civil engineering, completed a bachelor’s degree in transportation and highway engineering in her home country of Colombia before moving to the Boston area. After graduating from Northeastern with a master’s degree in 2023, she returned to her co-op at HDR to work full-time.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jun 06, 2024

PhD LEADERs Program Helps Alum Secure Multiple Job Offers and Shape Career Path

Burcu Özek, PhD’24, industrial engineering, credits Northeastern’s LEADERs program with helping her effectively communicate the value of her machine learning research in healthcare, leading to multiple job offers and ultimately guiding her career path.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jun 05, 2024

Three Engineering Co-ops and an MBA Lead to Executive Success

Timothy Williams, E’06, mechanical engineering, had success as an engineer in the aerospace industry, which he attributes to a series of three co-ops as a Northeastern undergraduate. He also got an MBA from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and is now COO at Innofiber.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

May 15, 2024

Personalizing a Path With Civil Engineering Co-ops and a Scholarship

Sebastian Lojano, E’24, civil engineering, had co-ops at Bond Brothers, DN Tanks, and Barletta Heavy Construction, which helped him determine his career plans. He was awarded a scholarship from The Moles, a national fraternal organization, for his demonstrated interest in the heavy construction industry.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

May 08, 2024

A Journey in Data Science and Analytics

Shivam Negi, MS’18, information systems, had a passion for data science. As a student, he was a research assistant contributing to funded projects for international organizations such as the United Nations. He also had a co-op as a data analyst at Boston Children’s Hospital. Today, he is a senior manager of data science and analytics at Walmart.

Multidisciplinary Masters (IT Areas)