“Co-op's taught me what skills I need toOct 31 2013Finance
“Northeastern was the perfect choice for meApr 09 2013Journalism
This is not a "party school." This is not a school to attend if you want to spend four years in frat house basements, chugging beer before football games. It's a lot of fun here (we're in Boston, for god's sake), but it's a different kind of fun. It's concert venues, art museums, the theater district, ethnic restaurants, and wandering around history-steeped neighborhoods. I think it's fantastic, but it's not the "traditional American college experience." We're not isolated on some grassy, idyllic campus in the middle of nowhere. The Northeastern experience is something a little closer to the real world.
The co-op program is amazing. Absolutely unbeatable. There's a reason this school is rated #1 in career services by the Princeton Review. I have friends who've worked (as in real, full time, paid work) everywhere from the United Nations to NBC to Goldman Sachs during their time here at Northeastern. Students work all over the country and all over the world. The experience is like nothing else, and makes us far more competitive in the job search when we graduate. For people who may not feel ready to start working during undergrad, you don't have to do co-op, but almost everyone here does.
Because of its size (around 15,000 undergrads) and global scope (a TON of international students and students studying abroad), Northeastern doesn't have the time to hold your hand or coddle you. They're absolutely there to help you, but it's your job to seek it out. I think that's a good thing. It better prepares you for life. It teaches you to advocate for yourself, to communicate with your superiors, to get what you want. Northeastern is there to provide you with an enormous range of opportunities - all yours for the taking. But you have to take them.
Overall, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else in the world for undergrad. Boston and Northeastern have become home to me. This school has helped me cultivate my interests in ways I didn't think possible. I feel like I have a direction. I know where I'm going, and Northeastern is going to help me get there.
“I transfered to Northeastern University as a Sophomore,Apr 08 2013Economics