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Oct 05, 2018

IS is the BEST

Enthusiastic and ambitious individual Soumiya Roy, MS Information Systems 2018, already had decent experience in information technology when she first came to Northeastern all the way from New Delhi, India, to study Information Systems. Both heavily data-oriented coursework and a great co-op experience helped her grow professionally and get a full-time job in San Francisco […]

Multidisciplinary Masters (IT Areas)

Sep 20, 2018

Co-op Leads to Dream Job

Nicolas Binford, BS Computer Engineering 2018, landed his dream job one month after he graduated from Northeastern in May—and he credited his co-op experience with helping him get it. Binford works at Avira, a software security company, where he helps to recruit clients and write software for them. “One of the first things my manager […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Aug 23, 2018

Try New Things and Make the Most Out of Your Experience

Written by Nicolas Binford, BS Computer Engineering, 2018. He was able to turn his experiences while on co-op in Germany into a full-time job with the company. My Experience Throughout my time in college, I often felt less technically inclined than many of my Computer Engineering peers. While many of them saw computer hardware and software […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jul 19, 2018

Growing a Business from the Ground Up

Do you know where your leafy greens come from? If you’re dining at a restaurant in Boston, there’s a good chance the salad greens you’re eating have been grown by two friends inside a small apartment in the city’s South End neighborhood. Oliver Homberg and Matt Alto (BS Mechanical Engineering 2018), two recent graduates of […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Jun 04, 2018

Vacation Time Leads to New Business

Christopher Kenyon, BS, Computer Engineering/Computer Science, 2017 andDouglas Franklin, BS, Computer Engineering, 2016—When Kevin Corliss, Christopher Kenyon, and Douglas Franklin entered their first professional careers, they each encountered the same dilemma: Although they had earned paid vacation time, they were discouraged from using it. “There was this sense that you weren’t a dedicated worker if […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

May 15, 2018

‘Autonomous’ Choices

Antonio Rufo’s, BS Computer Engineering 2014 and MS Computer Engineering 2017, College of Engineering journey at Northeastern began when he was in high school as part of Northeastern’s FIRST Robotics team, and carried him to where he is today: in a top position in Silicon Valley working on one of the high-tech industry’s most cutting-edge […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Feb 22, 2018

Making World-Changing Progress through Cancer Immunology Research

Jordan Harris, BS, Chemical Engineering, 2017—Jordan Harris’ goal was simple: Take advantage of Northeastern’s College of Engineering education and experience to gain access to a graduate program to render his opportunities in science and engineering virtually limitless. Graduating with a 4.0 GPA and being accepted into many dual MD/PhD programs, Harris is on target for […]

Chemical Engineering

Nov 02, 2017

Scholarship Supports Global Co-op Opportunities

Taylor Wilde, BS Chemical Engineering 2019, was the recipient of a Fung Scholarship, which allowed him to work on co-op at a research lab at École Normale Supérieure, a university in Paris. Source: News @ Northeastern Chemical engineering major Taylor Wilde, E’19, came to Northeastern, in part, for the university’s renowned co-op program, looking to […]

Chemical Engineering