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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 »

Traveling Around the World to Build a Career in Regulatory Affairs

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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

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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