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Northeastern Students Consult with Italian Renewable Energy Company

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Note to readers: This is the second installment of a series of blog posts Day 2 Four students within the College advised ETA-Florence Renewable Energies on ways to deepen partnerships with U.S. scientists. Students Michael Proverdi, Rhonda Woods, Cheryl Szafran and Binta Barry met with ETA company founder Angela Grassi and senior staff to discuss strategy. The company expects the ... Read More »

Graduate Students Serve as Consultants to Italian Industries

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Note to readers: This is a the first of a series of blog posts Day 1 How do Italian firms incorporate the challenge of sustainability in businesses with both a global and local outlook? Nineteen Northeastern University students from an online course in the Master’s in Global Studies and International Relations program are combining a study-abroad trip and an international consultancy ... Read More »

Grad School: Why Enroll and What to Watch Out For

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Students share their experience Making the decision to pursue a graduate degree isn’t easy—nor should it be. The investment is as much emotional as it is financial and will affect the next two to three years of your life. “You need to make it work for you,” said Iona Tice, a Master of Public Administration candidate, on Saturday, March 14, ... 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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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