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March 2013 

Welcome to campus!



 We hope Spring break was a fun and welcome break in your studies and that you are ready for the second half the the Spring term! 

And don't despair, spring will be here...eventually!

Important Graduation information


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. For the May 3, 2013 Conferral date, the application to graduate will close on April 1, 2013.  In short, if you don't complete the application to graduate, you won't graduate in May!


Contact us as soon as possible if your Expected Graduation Date needs to be updated or if you notice any errors in your record. 


If you need to update the information you provided in your application to graduate, contact the Commencement Office and visit their Website.


Please be informed that Ph.D. candidates will be allowed to participate in the hooding ceremony only if all program requirements have been completed and your dissertation has been approved by the Associate Dean of the Graduate School and uploaded to the Proquest publishing system by April 25, 2013.


MS degree students with a graduation date within the 2013 calendar year are invited to participate in the May 3, 2013 Commencement Ceremony. 

Upcoming Dates

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




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

04/01/2013: Last day to complete the Application to Graduate for May '13

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

04/22-27/2013: Final Exams

04/28/2013: First day of summer vacation

05/03/2013: 2013 Commencement ceremony


Lastly, tax season is upon us! Remember to file your taxes by April 15, 2013. International students needing to file taxes can find useful information on the ISSI website tax page. Please be informed that the ISSI office cannot provide tax advice. 


Upcoming Events

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Through March 30, 2013, ISSI Carnevale 2013

A myriad of events taking place all over campus and open to the entire NEU community.


April 5-7, 2013, Boston Cleanwen Hackathon

The biggest cleanweb event in Boston is coming back! Learn how you can crack the code and solve some of the world's most pressing energy and water issues using a creative and innovative combination of clean tech and high tech at the Boston Cleanweb Hackathon.  

Professional & Funding opportunities

  • GRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD PROGRAM ON PUBLIC SECTOR AVIATION ISSUES - Project: ACRP11-04  More information here. Applications due at 4:30pm    on May 30, 2013 
  • 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.

Message from the Student Services Team


As you now know, the GSE Student Services team holds office hours Mon-Fri from 2-4pm or by appointment in 130 Snell. We are here to answer all your questions! Don't hesitate to contact your assigned program coordinator:



Bryce Cheney: 

  • Bioengeneering
  • 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 


We invite you to use the updated version of the GSE petition form found here. Please fill out all appropriate fields and collect the needed signatures, including your own, before submitting the petition to the front desk of 130 Snell or for all ECE students bringing it to Faith Crisley for further processing. 


Among other reasons, the petition should be used to secure approval from your academic advisor before registering for a course outside of the approved core and elective classes for your program. 


Lastly, a reminder about our online courses policy. Online courses are only opened to part-time students. Full-time student can submit a petition explaining why they may wish to register for an online course. Such petitions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 


Thanks for reading!




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. 



Spring time is making you want to move? Contact the Off-Campus Student Services office for advice and resources to help you find the perfect place. 


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