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 »

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

Mind Map

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?


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

Article 6- Michelle Krasodomski

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 »

5 Ways Project Management Can Help your Organization Innovate


When I talk to students about the many ways that project management shapes how companies innovate, I like to draw a parallel to one of the most innovative entities that’s ever existed, Bell Laboratories, often referred to as “The Idea Factory.” Starting in the late 1800s, creative solutions to technological, communications, and even medical problems have poured out from the ... Read More »

10 Ways to Identify a Military Friendly University

Veterans Day 2013

As the veteran services specialist at Northeastern University, I’m honored to serve our veterans and servicemembers on campus by helping them navigate the services we offer. I know first-hand the challenges of separating from the military, looking for employment, finding a place to live, and starting school after years away from the classroom. I’m proud to say that when I ... Read More »

4 Ways Veterans Impact the Classroom

Landon Mavrelis

I came to Northeastern University College of Professional Studies for my bachelor’s in Leadership after having served in the Air Force from 2000 to 2004, including two Operation Iraqi Freedom deployments to Egypt and Quatar.  Based on my experience and my work with veterans, students and educators, I can attest that veterans positively impact the classroom. I’ve found that veterans approach ... Read More »

3 Ways Geographic Information Technology Benefits the Intelligence Field


Geospatial intelligence is a specialized field within the broader intelligence profession. And specialized within that is the field of Geographic Information Technology (GIT), which is connected to all kinds of far-reaching intelligence ventures that have one thing in common: location, location, location. Geographic information technology provides the means to answer the questions of What? When? and How?—in addition to Where ... Read More »

Master’s Degree Comparison: Sports Leadership vs. Sports Management


The sports management field has grown tremendously in recent years, and so has the demand for qualified people with sports-specific management and leadership experience. As someone who worked in the sports industry for more than 15 years, I’ve seen the kinds of management skills and leadership traits organizations are looking for in their employees. In the early ’70s, there were just ... Read More »

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