Traveling Around the World to Build a Career in Regulatory Affairs

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Shrenik Desai is keenly aware of his role in the complex ecosystem of modern-day healthcare delivery. On one side are millions of cancer patients seeking new hope from the latest life-extending treatments. On the other side are the pharmaceutical and biotech companies developing, testing, and commercializing those treatments. In the middle, there are people like Desai, a 2012 graduate of ... Read More »

How Can Faculty Improve Online Instruction with Technology?

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As an instructor for the past 18 years, with many of those years spent teaching online, I’ve found that an online class is only as good as its professor. Often, instructors in online formats believe that posting course materials and discussion board posts each week is sufficient for students. But I have found that the online experience can be somewhat nerve ... Read More »

A Startup for Startups: One Alumna’s Path to Entrepreneurship

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Robin Hamilton does not look like the typical tenant at the Cambridge Innovation Center. No spiky hair. No nose ring. No hipster knit hat. However, as Boston Globe innovation columnist Scott Kirsner once noted about the startup incubator near Kendall Square, “an astonishingly high percentage of cool startups in town start off in this space.” By that yardstick, Hamilton, the ... Read More »

5 Skills from Online Learning That Translate to the Workplace

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As a graduate instructor who teaches primarily online, I hear a lot of people say they choose to learn online because it’s what best fits with their own schedule. But I also see the many benefits of online learning as directly translatable to the skills you need to excel in the workforce. I find it especially important for professors, students ... Read More »

5 Goals I Set to Get Through My First Year of Graduate School

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As I embarked on the school year, I developed objectives to keep me sane, to help me optimize my time and resources, and to gain a clearer perspective on the goals I hoped to achieve. The following techniques have helped me thus far, and I hope they can also be of assistance to you. 1. Take a Break Whether taking ... Read More »

How to Teach Leadership in Today’s World: Challenges, Cases and Ways Forward

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How do you teach leadership? This is a common question. Within the context of a business or governmental policy course, this is relatively easy to answer with an array of theories, a magnum of famous names, and an example or two from real life. From what I have seen in the Northeastern University Global Leadership classroom in Melbourne, Australia, the ... Read More »

5 Ways to Use Your Internship to Network

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Along with the many reasons to consider an internship as part of your undergraduate or graduate degree studies, one reason is the unparalleled opportunity to network with your co-workers, supervisor, and others at your company or organization. Whether you’re changing careers or looking to get ahead in your chosen field, it always helps to have a a few individuals who ... Read More »

The 4 Skills Employers Want to See in their Interns

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When I’m helping my undergraduate and graduate students land an internship, I always emphasize identifying your best transferrable skills. Those skills could come from the academic world, from a previous employer or a different line of work. The place to start if you’re lacking specific technical experience – as many are when they try to change careers –  is with your ... Read More »

How I Manage School, Work, and Life, and How You Can, Too

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A couple of years ago, I realized I had reached the end of the road at my job. There was no room for advancement; my daily tasks were mundane; I was bored; the position was stagnant; my skills were not being tapped. The job did not provide the intellectual stimulation that I so desperately wanted. I decided I needed a ... Read More »

From the “Wrong Side of the Tracks” to the Right Side of the Workplace

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Elisabeth Cheries is no shy violet. “I have a voice and there is hardly a classmate or professor who isn’t immediately made aware of this,” she jokes. Cheries, who recently graduated from Northeastern University College of Professional Studies with a Bachelor of Science in Management degree, wasn’t always so sure of herself, or of her path in life. Before taking ... Read More »

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