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 »

3 Ways to Get the Most out of a University Partnership

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Since the innovation and technological advances of the industrial revolution, industry and higher education have collaborated in an effort to bring specialized knowledge and training to the workplace. Nowadays, university and business partnerships mean much more than agriculture and mechanical arts. These relationships can be formed to promote or strengthen efforts in research and development, corporate philanthropy, community engagement, staff ... Read More »

5 Ways a University Partnership Can Benefit Your Company

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As an employer, there is nothing more valuable than a workforce of highly educated and innovative employees who know the state of their art. And as an employee, there is nothing better than knowing your employer cares about your professional development. Where those two interests align is where university partnerships are born. Companies and organizations can reap great benefits by ... Read More »

5 Reasons to Consider an Internship as Part of Your Degree

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As director of cooperative education at Northeastern University College of Professional Studies, I work with students to help them secure internships at businesses, nonprofits and government organizations across the United States. I’ve seen firsthand some of the benefits of co-ops and internships, and I encourage all students to explore if an internship is right for them. Here are five reasons ... Read More »

Home to Haiti: Fulbright Bringing Technology to Education

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Twenty years ago, Alexandrine Policar left her home country of Haiti to complete her education in the United States. But, she says, she’s never stopped thinking of Haiti. “I was speaking to a colleague and she told me it’s really great that I have a different understanding of Haiti, because all she could see was crime, corruption and poverty,” Policar ... Read More »

5 Ways to Get the Most out of a Graduate Open House

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Going back to school is a big decision. Not only will you need to ask yourself if you are ready to commit your time and your finances, but you’ll also need to do your due diligence to compare universities and their individual programs to make sure you select the right one for you. One way to help you make your ... Read More »

5 Extra Things Grad Students Can Get Out of an Internship

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When you picture an internship, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a young, inexperienced undergraduate student filling an entry-level position. But as someone involved with internship or co-op opportunities for graduate students, I can tell you there’s much, much more opportunity for a graduate student to consider incorporating an internship into your education. Graduate-level internship positions include ... Read More »

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