3 Ways Higher Education Can Help You Change Careers

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Previous generations went to work each day, assuming they would stay with their current employer for their entire career and then retire. Over the last few decades, there’s been a steady change in this dynamic; most employees no longer spend their careers at one employer or even in one sector. The workforce is currently more mobile, and people change positions more ... Read More »

3 Takeaways from the Starbucks-Arizona State Partnership

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As the Assistant Dean of Partnerships and Alliances at Northeastern University College of Professional Studies, I spend my days speaking with leaders in the workforce and finding ways to create partnerships between businesses and higher education institutions. I’ve found the most successful businesses know the value of developing a better-trained workforce, and the benefit of allowing their employees to learn ... Read More »

Coaching the Coaches: Northeastern Alum Improving Youth Basketball

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There are 23 million youth basketball players and 2.5 million people coaching them—which means there’s a lot of people learning the game and teaching it differently. No one knows this better than Jay Demings, who has worked in boys and girls basketball for well over a decade. Last fall, he took on the role of USA Basketball Youth Division Director in ... Read More »

A Time for Master’s Degrees to Innovate

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This article appeared originally in The New England Journal of Higher Education.  The important ongoing national debate about the value of higher education and its relationship to the economy has largely focused on undergraduate education—understandably so since it represents the largest share of U.S. enrollment and spending. Yet there is an underanalyzed segment of postsecondary education that is increasingly relevant and in demand: ... Read More »

What I Learned by Interning at the United Nations

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My first day interning at the United Nations in New York City was also my first day in New York City. It was both exciting and confusing. I got stuck on the wrong subway, was yelled at by a bus driver, felt a rush of energy when walking with the morning crowds in my business suit, and finally spent minutes ... Read More »

Leaving to Make an Impact at Home | An International Story

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It’s not easy leaving everything you know behind – including your wife and newborn son. But that’s what Ishaku Lemu Haruna of Nigeria had to do in order to attend a special dual master’s program in Australia through Northeastern University and Swinburne University of Technology. Offered an Australian scholarship in 2013, Haruna said the benefit to his education and to ... Read More »

3 Ways to Earn a World Series Ring Without Playing Baseball

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What does it take to earn a World Series ring? Most would say you need to play professional baseball. Most would be wrong. Here are three stories of Northeastern College of Professional Studies alumni who have gone on to great places since graduating – including earning World Series Rings by filling important roles for the Boston Red Sox. From Ticket ... Read More »

Adaptive Learning: No One-Size-Fits-All Solution, but Plenty of Approaches

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There’s no hotter segment in education right now than adaptive learning. What a game-changer it would be if we could tailor the learning experience based on a student’s progress. But despite its lofty goals, at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s session held last month in Seattle, adaptive learning conversation did not focus on whether “adaptive learning is the golden ... Read More »

Are Emoji Ruining (or Improving) Digital Communication?

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Emoji: Those cute, expressive, sometimes weird symbols on your phone that have been popular in Japan for a decade and a half. Where did they come from, and what do they mean for the future of digital communication? Since 2009, iPhone users worldwide have had access to emoji to enhance their text communications. Since then, emoji have become available on ... Read More »

Golf and Sports Leadership: How One Woman Broke into a Male-Dominated Field

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Growing up, Michelle Krasodomski was no stranger to golf courses. She learned how to play as a teenager from her father, who adores golfing. But as an athlete, she preferred to stick to her sports of choice: volleyball and basketball. Much later — after earning her Master of Sports Leadership degree from Northeastern and an internship with the Vermont Golf Association got her hooked ... Read More »

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