November 19, 2013

In addition to bringing news and information about graduate student life at Northeastern, the Graduate Student News will also highlight articles and research from outside the university that is relevant to all graduate students.   A recent article, written by a PhD at the University of Florida, details 5 Campus Resources Every Graduate Student Should Use.   Another article, Your First Year in a  PhD. Program  provides some great advice as you start your graduate program.  While focused on PhD students, much of their advice is applicable to Masters students as well.

One theme carried through both articles is engagement.  In addition to being engaged in your classes and academic department, graduate students should engage with the University through activities, events, programs and services.  Many of these activities are listed in each newsletter.  Feel free to contact the Graduate Student Life office ( if you have suggestions or ideas specific to Northeastern.


Have a great Thanksgiving break!

Did You Know?

Limited Graduate Housing available for the Spring 2014 semester - For additional information please contact the Housing & Residential Life Office directly by calling 617.373.2814 or e-mail the Housing Office. 


Library Study Rooms - There are 20 brand new CoLab group study rooms on the first floor of Snell Library. Rooms may be reserved for up to 3 hours at a time and up to 2 weeks in advance. You can also now reserve a Mac or PC workstation in the second floor Digital Media Commons for media creation and projects. A new online reservation system to book these spaces is available through the "Self Service" tab on myNEU or through the online reservation system.  For more information see the Library Website.

Veteran Services - All veteran related services are now managed through the Student Financial Services office. If you have questions regarding your GI Bill, Military Tuition Assistance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment or other benefits, please contact Andy McCarty, Veteran Services Specialist, at For more information, please visit the website.   

Graduate Student Government News

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) is currently accepting nominations for the position of Vice President for Finance.  The position description is contained in our Constitution, available on our website.  No prior finance or accounting experience is required. The perspective candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills as well as time to commit to the position. The deadline for nominations is midnight December 1.    


A special Graduate Student Government meeting will be held Wednesday November 20 at noon in the Frost Lounge (Ell Hall - First Floor) to discuss the Graduate Student Fee. We will be reviewing the fee, its role in our budget, a brief budget breakdown, and how this fee is redistributed to meet the needs of graduate students.   The GSG will discuss and ultimately vote on any change to the Graduate Student Fee. Please come join us and become part of this discourse. Food to be provided!


If you have any questions regarding the Finance position or Graduate Student Fee, please email the GSG

Graduate Campuses

Northeastern University - Seattle has announced the addition of graduate certificates to its expanding list of programs. It's a step that advances the university's long-standing commitment to meeting the academic needs and career demands of the regional workforce. The addition of graduate certificate programs offers both working professionals and job seekers the opportunity to pursue specialized, advanced study that will enhance their existing knowledge and skills, facilitate the development of new skills, boost career potential, and serve as a gateway to a Northeastern master's degree program.


Did you know that Northeastern University-Charlotte has a large virtual footprint? In addition to our website we are currently on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Pinterest. Our social media platforms not only include thought provoking discussions and relevant education articles, but also highlight event details and pictures, and provide program information and online demos. The campus has set a challenge to increase our virtual followers by 25% across all platforms. Help us reach our goal by clicking on one of the above links. Stay connected with us so you don't miss any Northeastern University-Charlotte news!  

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Dan Volchok
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Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 18 - 20, 2013

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the largest celebration of innovators and entrepreneurs in the world.  Through various programs and events, GEW week stimulates entrepreneurial spirit - inspiring people to create their own startup companies and giving existing entrepreneurs an opportunity to share their expertise.


Startup and Entrepreneurship Career Fair

Wednesday, November 20 12:00-3:00 pm

Indoor Quad, Curry Student Center

The Startup and Entrepreneurship Fair provides the opportunity to learn more about being part of an entrepreneurial venture and make connections with growth-oriented companies.  A select group of regional ventures will showcase their initiatives and network with talent from the Northeastern University community.


GSG Senate Meeting

Wednesday, November 20


Frost Lounge -Ell Hall

Additional information available on the GSG Website.


Beyond Borders - Turkey

Tuesday, December 4


McLeod Suites - Curry Student Center
Come and join the International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI), Co-op Connections, and the Office of Alumni Relations for lunch and a global discussion for all NU members as we explore life and cultures beyond Northeastern's campus. Students who come from Turkey or worked and studied there before will share their own experience, and you also can enjoy native food from Turkey. To register, please click here.


ISSI Dim Sum Outing

Saturday, December 7


Dim Sum, a casual Cantonese brunch, offers something to please every palate. Enjoy this unique opportunity to savor flavorful delicacies that capture the essence of Chinese culinary culture as waiters saunter past your table with carts heaped full of exotic morsels that captivate the senses.  Registration will be available starting November 22 on the ISSI website. 


Thanksgiving Break

November 27-30

Have a relaxing break!

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