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


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 »

From GED to EdD: Seeing Challenge as Opportunity

When you meet Dawn Mackiewicz, you see an energetic, passionate, workhorse of a woman. You see an accomplished online instructor who not only teaches her own students, but teaches other online instructors how to be more effective in the online format. Mackiewicz current is a student in the Doctor of Education program who, in addition to working full-time in higher ... Read More »

Traveling Around the World to Build a Career in Regulatory Affairs


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 »

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


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 »

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


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 »

Home to Haiti: Fulbright Bringing Technology to Education

Alexandrine Policar, Fulbright Scholar

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 »

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

Article 5- Mark Dickson

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 »

Coaching the Coaches: Northeastern Alum Improving Youth Basketball


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 »

Leaving to Make an Impact at Home | An International Story


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


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 »

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