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February 2013 

Welcome to campus!




Welcome to our incoming Spring 2013 class! You are part of the biggest COE class in our history!


And to all our continuing students, welcome back!


We hope you were all safe and warm during the blizzard last week and enjoyed what Nemo left behind!  

Message from the Student Services Team


Here is to a new year and a new semester! If you have any questions regarding registration, restrictions override, OPT, Co-op or anything else, don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to help!


The GSE Student Services team holds office hours Mon-Fri from 2-4pm or by appointment. Our offices are located in 130 Snell. 


Bryce Cheney: 

  • Bioengineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Energy Systems
  • Engineering Management
  • Information Systems
  • Telecommunication Systems Management  

Cécile Braun-Jones: 

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Assurance
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Operations Research

Lisa O'Neill: By appointment 


A reminder about our videostreaming courses policy: those courses are open to part-time students only. However, full-time students may petition to register for an online course. Special circumstances supporting the request must be clearly stated and petitions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


The drop course deadline was on January 28, 2013. Any courses dropped after the deadline will result in a W grade and a partial refund if applicable. 


If you have questions related to your billing statement please contact the Financial Student Services office located in 354 Richards Hall. Be sure to pay your bill on time to avoid a having a hold put on your student record.  


Lastly, if you plan on (or think you may be) graduating this year, log into your MyNEU account and complete the Application to Graduate under the self-service tab. Doing so will prompt the University and our offices to review your record.  



Stay warm and read on!

Important Upcoming Dates

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There is a lot to think about as the Spring semester begins, below is a reminder of important upcoming dates:




02/18/2013: President's Day, NEU Holiday. GSE office closed

02/19/2013: Summer registration for continuing students opens

03/02-10/3/2013: Spring break. No classes held

04/01/2013: Fall registration for continuing students opens

04/02/2013: Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade 

04/08/2013: Thesis/dissertations due to GSE for Dean Approval

04/15/2013: Patriot's Day, NEU holiday. GSE Office closed

04/20/2013: Last day of Spring 2013 term classes


COE in the News

COE is offering a new program: Sustainable Building Systems. Find out more about this exciting interdisciplinary program here


Who says engineering can't be a lot of fun? The Northeastern Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers organized a gingerbread house challenge before the winter break. A trio of freshmen: Josh Trow­bridge, Nate Hewes and Adora Jackson won the competition presided by Distinguished Professor Mishac Yegian. Read more about the event here and look for the next fun Engineering challenge!

Other News

Call for GWISE Public Relations Committee

A message from the GWISE President Jessica Weaver: "Because GWISE is growing and we are planning large events like our "CV Speed Dating," we have a great need for more involvement from our members. At this time, we would like to form a Public Relations Committee which will be in charge of publicity for GWISE. This committee needs a director and members. Please contact Jessica ( ASAP if you are interested in becoming the Public Relations Committee Director or a member."
Upcoming Events

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As soon as possible! Submissions for the The MIT Energy Conference Showcase held on March 1, 2013 at the Boston Park Plaza Castle. This event, free and open to the public, exhibits the latest research and technologies in the energy space. With over 100 presenters displaying their work and 1,500 attendees, it is the most widely attended event of the MIT Energy Conference. Unlike traditional poster sessions, presenters are highly encouraged to utilize physical samples, prototypes and interactive displays to showcase their research. For more information contact Kavita Baba. Fields presented:

  • Renewables: Click HERE to submit an idea.
  • Oil, Gas, Nuclear: Click HERE to submit an idea.
  • Energy Management & Utilities: Click HERE to submit an idea.
  • Transportation:  Click HERE to submit an idea. 

Through March 30, 2013 ISSI Carnevale 2013

A two-month long cultural celebration that highlights the rich diversity found on campus through the promotion of intercultural awareness and exploration. A variety of festivities will encourage a connection between members of the Northeastern community, while highlighting the wonderful differences between our backgrounds and lifestyles. Full event schedule and more info here. Don't miss out! 

February 13, 2013, 108 West Village H, 11:45am 

Chemical Engineering Special Speaker Series: Dr. Kelly Schultz, University of Colorado at Boulder
Host: Prof. Thomas Webster  


February 20, 2013108 West Village H, 11:45am

Dr. Wyatt Tenhaeff
Host: Prof. Thomas Webster  


March 22, 2013, 10am-2pm: Rise: 2013 Resarch, Innovation and Scholarship Expo at the Cabot Physical Education Center


February 27, 2013: Go Viral to Improve Zour Health Challenge. Cash prizes, register by February 27, 2013. Submissions due April 17, 2013.


March 19, 2013, 6pm, Varsity Club in Matthews Arena

GWISE Special Event: "Resume Speed Dating" 

For this event, mostly faculty members and a few people from industry will attend to look over and mark up your resume/CV. You will have a few minutes with a faculty member or person from industry before switching to another, "speed dating" style. This event will have a catered dinner and is co-sponsored by ADVANCE at Northeastern University ( More information will be provided on this event later this semester.

Professional & Funding opportunities

  • Doctoral Research Assistant and BMW Scholar in Design/Manufacturing. Applications due by February 15, 2013. More info here
  • 2013 Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Research Awards for Postdoctorates - The EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards offer unique research opportunities to highly talented Ph.D. recipients to engage in innovative research at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities that are conducting applied research in support of EERE. Awards are designed to advance the development of clean energy technologies in energy efficiency for buildings, industry and vehicles. 2013 Awards are sponsored by programs in Fuel Cell Technologies, Solar, and Water Power. The award application deadline is February 28th, 2013. For more information, and to apply, go to
  • 2012 DHS Secretary's Honors Program for Recent Graduates - The Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Honors Program (SHP) is now accepting applications for the following fellowships: Information Technology, Policy, Management and Emergency Management. SHP is a highly competitive, premier program for exceptional recent graduates looking for a career at DHS. Those selected for the program will be offered a variety of incentives and enhanced career opportunities including Department rotations, mentorships, focused on-the-job training and inclusion in various professional development programs. Application dates vary among fellowships. For more information, and to apply, go to

You can find additional funding opportunities on our fellowship Webpage.

Career Services 

The Career Services Office offers a wide variety of amazing resources to help you better prepare for internship and job search. 


Resources targeted towards Graduate Students are detailed here. You will find resources and support for Academic or Industry jobs as well as Post-doc positions ranging from resumé building and interview skills to networking. 


International students will find resources targeted to their needs here. Visit the Career Services offices and learn how to build a resumé targeted for the American job market.


Find out about career and internship fairs taking place this term here.


There are many more resources available to you, don't hesitate to take advantage of them to better prepare for the job market and make the most of your NEU experience. Visit the Career Services Webbsite for more information.




We all need a little help sometimes! Below are some suggestions we hope will help you find where and who to turn to. Never hesitate to reach out to us with your questions. We will do our best to direct you in the appropriate direction. 



New in the country and looking to improve your written and spoken English skills? Visit the Global Student Success Website and sign up for a variety of workshops and tutoring open to all NEU students.


Writing your thesis, dissertation or a mid-term paper? The library offers in-person or online support to help you deliver a stellar paper.


Drop by the Northeastern University Career Services Center. They offer a wide selection of workshops designed specifically for graduate and/or international students to help you be successful in your professional career. Or make a one-on-one appointment to discuss your specific needs. 


Feeling blue and not sure who to talk to? Want to talk to a professional about something that is on your mind? Contact University Health and Counseling Services with your questions and they will direct you to the right person.


Are you experiencing challenges outside the classroom that are affecting your academic performance? Reach out to We Care for support and customized solutions.


The International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) offers many resources to international students and organizes multicultural event throughout the academic year.


As you exercise your brain, remember to exercise your body too! Campus Recreation is your fitness answer.


The Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service offers a safe environment for the soul.


 A sample of Co-op Employers:

  • Biogen Idec Corporation
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Cisco Systems
  • EMC Corporation
  • IBM
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • Partners HealthCare System
  • Verizon