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Apr 21, 2021

Combining Energy and Leadership Programs to Make an Impact

AbdurRehman Rashid, ME’20, energy systems, and certificate in engineering leadership, knew early on that he wanted to make the world a better place through engineering. Growing up in Pakistan, at 18 he moved to Medford, Massachusetts, to attend Tufts University for his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, which he completed in 2016. After working for […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Apr 12, 2021

Co-op at Tesla in Data Science is the Silver Lining

Ananya Naresh, ME’21, data analytics engineering, was drawn to Northeastern’s College of Engineering for both the co-op program and its strong, interdisciplinary academic reputation. “Northeastern came like a natural choice because of the co-op opportunities… And they also have pretty good, well-known professors for computer science, which I can take too because COE allows me […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Mar 16, 2021

Front-End Developer to Full Stack Engineer

Jayashree Patel, ME‘21, information systems, has always been enchanted by computer science and used to wonder how a few lines of code could lead to the development of software that we use in our daily lives. Due to her curiosity to know how coding works, she journeyed on the path of learning programming. Patel started learning HTML and CSS at a […]

Multidisciplinary Masters (IT Areas)

Mar 16, 2021

MS in Information Systems Co-op as Business Intelligence Engineer at Dell Technologies

The Master of Science in Information Systems program at Northeastern University always stood out to Jayshil Jain, ME’21, information systems, as being at the forefront of their domain by blending industry relevant experience with an innovative curriculum. Jain says, “The classes help students understand not only how to build, but how to work on real-world […]

Multidisciplinary Masters (IT Areas)

Mar 16, 2021

Reaching Goals Sooner with the PlusOne

Derek Smith, E’20, ME’21, initially decided he wanted to pursue a PlusOne degree after talking to his coworkers on one of his co-ops. “They admitted to me that they found the prospect of going back to school daunting,” Smith reveals. “It seemed more in line with my goals to keep going.” Now, the Long Island […]

Chemical Engineering

Mar 10, 2021

Co-op at Qualcomm Opens New Doors

As a master’s student in electrical and computer engineering, Nagulan Manivelan, ME’21, had to act quickly. A week before he was slated to begin his co-op with a Boston technology startup, the company had to cancel the position due to COVID. What Nagulan did next, embodies the Northeastern ethos of personal and professional resiliency.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mar 09, 2021

Broad Experience Made the Difference

Aravind Uthaman, ME’19, civil engineering, was crawling on his hands and knees for more than 300 feet into a water conduit tunnel. It was certainly not a position he expected to be in when graduated in 2019 with a master’s degree in structural engineering. But then again, Northeastern students pride themselves on being able to […]

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dec 02, 2020

Finding Her Path

In sports, they say, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Roshani A. Patil, ME’19, bioengineering, took that statement to heart when she decided to get a graduate degree.

Bioengineering