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 »

3 Online Learning Myths and How I Busted Them

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I’ll be the first to admit it: I was skeptical of going to school online. “It’s easier than on campus,” I’d hear. “You get no interaction with other people,” they’d say. After hearing many different opinions about pursing a degree online, doing research and putting my master’s degree off for many years – I had earned my B.A from Auburn ... Read More »

Staying Competitive: Going Back to School After a Pro Tennis Career

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Mark Dickson, assistant coach of men’s tennis at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, joined the University of Miami in 2011, following successful careers as both a player and a coach. A 10-time winner of international professional tennis tournaments, Dickson defeated many of the world’s top players in the U.S. Open and Australian Open. Not one to rest on ... Read More »

3 Reasons Successful People Decide to Go Back to School

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Why would someone who is already successful in the workplace decide to go back to school? The answer is: Opportunity. Successful people are adept at seeing opportunities and recognizing what it takes to advance their careers. There are always points in your career when you want to move forward, whether that’s working towards a promotion, staying competitive in your field, ... Read More »

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 »

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