Engineering An NU Experience
HI! Kristen, I am a prospective student, I am applying for Fall 2014 semester, my major would be Mechanical Engineering. Since you're an engineering major too, Can you please elaborate on the Co-op opportunities/Internships for foreign students around Boston, How easy is it for someone to get to work as a Co-op? also, shed some light on the research facilities and on Professors. I have read a lot about NEU from website, I want to hear a current student's perspective. If you could, please.

Hello! The co-op opportunities around Boston are great! Every major has co-op advisors whose sole job is to help students find co-op jobs whether that be in Boston, somewhere else in the U.S., or internationally. All the advisors work really hard to make sure students are placed in a co-op that they will not only enjoy, but also that they will be successful in. We have a whole online database that lists job by majors, so that you can mark which jobs you want your resume sent to. Once your resume goes out the process is very similar to finding an internship or full time position. It’s at the manager’s discretion who they call in for interviews and who they give offers to. With that being said, almost everyone if not everyone gets placed into a co-op every semester. I think the placement rate within the College of Engineering is somewhere around 98-99%. The research facilities here are also fantastic! We have numerous national centers as well as many professors doing exciting and innovative work. Although I have not worked in a Professor’s lab personally, I have many friends that do. Professors are willing to take on undergraduates from freshman to seniors to work in their lab. Depending on where your interests lie, you also do not have to work in a lab that is in your department (for instance you could work in an electrical engineering Professor’s lab even if you are studying mechanical engineering). Professor’s really just want to take on students that are interested in their research and that are hard workers. Many of my friends have had the opportunity to present work they have done through a Professor’s lab at different conferences and competitions. Northeastern has also just begun to build a state of the art research facility on campus that will be done in 2016, which I am sure will only fuel more innovative research. I hope that answers your questions! Please let me know if you have anymore!

Picked up my graduation tickets today. I cannot believe it’s only one month away!

Picked up my graduation tickets today. I cannot believe it’s only one month away!

FINALLY!

Spent an amazing spring break on a cruise with a few of my friends. I got to go swimming with the dolphins on my 23rd birthday in Cozumel and enjoyed 80’s and sun for six days. It was a much needed vacation to relax and rejuvenate before the final push of the spring semester!

Beautiful day on campus. It’s starting to feel like spring!!

Beautiful day on campus. It’s starting to feel like spring!!

Proud to be a part of the College of Engineering and Northeastern. Too bad it won’t be done before I’m gone. I guess I’ll have to come back as an alum to check it out!

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I went around and asked fellow Huskies to share why they are proud to be a part of Northeastern and here are their replies.

Had a great time cheering on the men’s hockey team at the first round of the Beanpot tournament last night at TD Garden. The team defeated Harvard 6-0 and will be advancing to the championship game next Monday night. My friends and I even had our 5 seconds of fame on the megatron during the game!