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.

February 1, 2017

How an MPH Clarified One Alumna’s Career Path

Adrianna Boulin, a research assistant at Brigham and Women's Hospital, describes how her graduate degree is "still manifesting itself."


November 17, 2016

Hunter Hustus's Thesis: Effective Public Policy

Hunter Hustus, a graduate of our Doctor of Law and Policy program, shares how his Northeastern network helped him take the next step in his career.


November 2, 2016

One Sports Leadership Student Shares His Experience Transitioning Careers

Tom Pomeroy, a student pursuing his Master of Sports Leadership, details how he's transitioned from working at a law firm to a budding career in sports—and all with the help of Northeastern's Experiential Network.


August 16, 2016

Jackney Prioly Joseph on How Her MPA Helped Her Career

Jackney Prioly Joseph spent years working for the City of Boston, all while earning her Master of Public Administration. How did she balance the two, and how did her degree help in her career?


August 10, 2016

4 Ways Veterans Impact the Classroom

What traits do veterans bring to the college classroom? Andy McCarty, director of Northeastern's Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers, explains.


July 21, 2016

Virtual Co-op Evolves Into a Social Platform

Recent graduate Nicole Wild Merl shares how she turned the first virtual co-op within the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies into a social platform empowering women to vote.


July 13, 2016

Master’s Lands Alum Role with the Dept. of Homeland Security

Brad Belzak, director of legislative affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, shares why enrolled in Northeastern's Master of Science in Security and Resilience Studies.


June 21, 2016

Why This Alum Decided to Earn His Master's Degree in Computer Science

Alum Rick Keilty, senior software engineer at HourlyNerd, explains why he enrolled in Northeastern's Master of Science in Computer Science program and what the degree did for his career.