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Feb 13, 2019

My Co-ops Shaped My Career Path

Written by Kaely Gallagher is a 5th year Bioengineering major concentrating in Cell and Tissue Engineering, previously a Mechanical Engineering major. Kaely chose this major because she was interested in both aerospace and medicine, and felt that mechanical engineering was a broad enough field that could set her future up for either path. Kaely explored […]


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Feb 06, 2019

Creating a Lasting Impact

Written by Alex Spak, a BS student in bioengineering. About Alexandra Spak is an undergraduate student majoring in Bioengineering with a concentration in Cell and Tissue Engineering. She was one of the recipients of the Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (URGCE) Awards in 2018. Creating a Lasting Impact I am working on a project that […]


Jan 17, 2019

The Long Road to Happiness

This software engineer took the long road to happiness by Ian Thomsen, January 16, 2019 SEATTLE – The journey of 6,000 miles began in Taiwan where Ching-Chi “Amanda” Chang, MS Information Systems 2018, was launching her career as a TV reporter. She realized, with discouraging alacrity, that it wasn’t for her. “I hated it,” said […]

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Jan 09, 2019

Journey Leads to Facebook

She crossed the globe for Northeastern-Seattle. She stayed for Facebook. by Ian Thomsen January 8, 2019 Qifei “Rose” Lu, MS Information Systems, 2018, was leading her guests on a tour of Facebook. The cafeteria and its neighboring amphitheater. The snack stand. The espresso bar. The common work stations, the outdoor balconies overlooking Lake Union, the […]

Multidisciplinary Masters (IT Areas)

Jan 09, 2019

A Super Great Experience

“I think that at the beginning it is kind of hard for everyone if you have never been to the United States. Once you get an understanding of how things are done and to do things like how to upload homework or find information, you get that it’s a super great experience,” said Lisandro Mentasti, […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Dec 12, 2018

Northeastern’s First Mitchell Scholar and More

Was recently one of only 12 students nationally selected as a George J. Mitchell Scholar. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship and the 2019 Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award—one of the highest honors a senior can receive.


Dec 03, 2018

Catching Lizards in Panama

On a co-op at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Gamboa, Panama, a small town outside of Panama City, Madeline works with a group of biologists to catch lizards in an effort to study how these reptiles are adapting to climate change, both physically and genetically.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Nov 15, 2018

Dream Co-op to Full Time Job

“I’m using my undergrad experience and my graduate experience that I built upon for my professional experience,” said Vineel Kondiboyina, MS, Bioengineering 2018. For many students, it is a dream to co-op with a company, end up loving the experience, and later ending up working for that company full time. For Vineel Kondiboyina, that is […]