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April 2013 

Welcome to campus!



Finals are over and summer is upon us! Yes, soon it will be warm, we promise. 

For some of you, summer school starts in a few days, for others we won't see you until the Fall term begins. In any case, enjoy your summer!

Graduation information



Congratulations to all our graduating students! 




The Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday May 3, 2013.


Degrees awarded will be posted on your record after May 6, 2013 at which point you will be able to request a final transcript for your record.


The application to graduate is now closed. If you are graduating in May 2013 and did not complete the application to graduate contact your GSE program coordinator as soon as possible. Please know that your late application to graduate will be processed starting May 6, 2013. 


Did you apply to graduate in May 2013 but realized you will not be able to complete all of your program requirements by the end of the Spring term? Get in touch with your program coordinator as soon as possible, particularly if you are an international student with an expiring I-20 and we will take it from there. 


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. 

Important GSE policy updates


The Graduate School of Engineering has made some important updates to our Academic Policies and Procedures. In particular we would like to highlight the new NEU wide Academic Probation policy


Please take a moment to read and get familiar with the GSE policies on our website. 

Upcoming Dates


 Summer is upon us, below is a list of important dates to keep in mind as you  dust off your summer sandals:




05/03/2013: 2013 Commencement ceremony

05/06/2013: Summer 1 and Full Summer classes begin

05/19/2013: Last day to add a course for Summer 1 or Full Summer

05/26/2013: Last day to drop a course without a "W" for Summer 1

05/27/2013: Memorial Day, NEU holiday, GSE offices closed

06/10/2013: Last day to drop a course without a "W" for Full Summer

06/22/2013: Last day of Summer 1 courses

06/24-29/2013: Final Exams for Summer 1 

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.

Message from the Student Services Team


 The GSE Student Services team will continue to holds office hours Mon-Fri from 2-4pm or by appointment in 130 Snell during the summer. Yup even during the summer! 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 



Thanks for reading!

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. 



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