Student & Alumni Stories

Are you curious to know what it’s like to be a graduate student at Northeastern University? There’s no better way to find out than by listening to our current students and alumni discuss their experiences. These articles and interviews come straight from our alumni community and are full of insights, tips, and advice that can help you determine whether or not Northeastern is the right partner for you as you pursue your graduate education.

July 9, 2021

Tips for International Graduate Students

Use these tips to help navigate graduate school as an international student.


December 18, 2020

Is Grad School Worth It?

Many professionals wonder: "Is going to grad school worth it?" Here are 5 considerations to help make the best decision for you.


May 15, 2020

How Educators are Making a Difference During a Global Pandemic

Here's a look at how students, graduates, and faculty from Northeastern’s Graduate School of Education are making a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic.


April 16, 2020

A Day in the Life of a Graduate Student: Juggling Work and School

Emily Lian, a curriculum writer and student in Northeastern’s Doctor of Education (EdD) program, discusses the challenges of working full-time while earning her EDD online.  


March 2, 2020

Part-Time Computer Science Degrees: What to Expect

Northeastern alumnus Hunter Jorgensen shares the lessons he learned firsthand while juggling work and earning a computer science degree.


December 30, 2019

How to Break Into a Career in Sports Analytics

Learn how one Northeastern alum combined his passion for sports and interest in numbers to turn them into a full-time sports analytics career.


November 29, 2019

Alumni Perspective: Manogna Mantripragada’s Northeastern Journey

Manogna Mantripragada, graduate of Northeastern University’s MS in Information Systems program, shares her journey as a husky.


November 1, 2019

Alumni Perspective: MBA Graduate Siddhant Bansal Shares His Journey

Siddhant Bansal, graduate of Northeastern’s Full-Time MBA specializing in Corporate Finance, shares his journey as a husky.


October 8, 2019

Alumni Perspective: Ruchi Gala Shares Her Northeastern Experience

Ruchi Gala, a graduate of Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs program, shares her Northeastern experience.


September 12, 2019

A Conversation with IoT Student: Shyama Sastha K.S.

Shyama S.K. Srinivasan, a graduate student in Northeastern University’s MS in Computer Systems Engineering program, shares his Northeastern experience.