Northeastern University’s approach to education contains research, experiential learning, and active engagement. Northeastern gives its students the tools they need to succeed, both in the classroom and beyond. Students are developed into hard-working leaders that recognize their duties to the global community.
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FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE
Northeastern’s First Year Experience is meant to be a preparatory program. Students are welcomed to campus and introduced to the community. The FYE is both foundational and transformative. Students are given the tools they will need to succeed for the rest of their college careers. They are also expected to put those skills into practice and prepare for upcoming academic challenges. The FYE has four main pillars: Personal Development, Academic Success, Experiential Learning, and Community Development.
There are two components to service learning: coursework and community service. By coupling these two elements, students have the chance to apply what they have learned in the classroom to the needs of the community. More than 41,000 hours of service are completed every year, and over 1,100 students get involved. Northeastern has developed over 80 partnerships, in 3 countries. On top of this, Northeastern offers 73 different service learning courses, affording students plenty of opportunity to get involved.
The Service Learning Advocacy Workshop allows students to act as lobbyist on specific social issues. Students can ignite their own reforms and develop a plan of action to see that change is made.
Northeastern’s experiential learning extends beyond campus to destinations across the globe. One aspect of global learning is study abroad. Study abroad is an amazing opportunity, and approximately 2,500 students participate each year. But Northeastern’s Global Experience is more than studying. In some cases, students conduct research or complete an international internship. Altogether, Northeastern students have completed global experiences in 128 different countries.
Undergraduate research is alive and well at Northeastern, with over 100 students receiving awards each year and 500 pursuing research-style co-ops. Northeastern allows students to showcase their work at its annual Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo. This is an amazing experience for students, who get to share their hard work with the community. Most importantly, research demonstrates ingenuity and resourcefulness to employers, making Northeastern grads highly marketable.
SECOND YEAR EXPERIENCE
The Second Year Experience (SYE) is a continuation of the foundations students learned in their first year. The goal of the SYE is to continue the navigation process for students so that they may successfully conquer their second year of studies. Northeastern is committed to providing students with all the resources they will need to lead accomplished college careers.
The Second Year Thematic Interest Community
There are two thematic interest communities available to second year students. These community options allow students to live and learn among peers that share similar interests.
Healthy You is one of the second year thematic interest communities. Participants of Healthy You explore several topic related to healthy living. Students learn about exercise, nutrition, and overall mental and physical well-being.
The second community option is Technology and Design. Students involved in this program share a passion for computer science, information, and design.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 4%
White, non-Hispanic: 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 6%
LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES
Incoming freshman can pick from a dozen different living learning communities (LLCs). Students who have a specific passion are invited to explore the residence options. Chances are there’s an LLC that shares their passion.
First Year College Affiliated LLC’s:
The Bouvè Living Learning Community
Students enrolled in the Bouvè College of Health and Sciences have the option to join a living learning community (LLC). LLCs provide many benefits to participants. Students involved in the community enjoy academic support from both faculty and peers. There is also a structure to the community that balances out school work and social life. All participants of the Bouvè LLC are expected to engage with the course material and participate as an active member of the group.
College of Computer & Information Science
This community is a great option for students looking to further explore computer systems and how technology has shaped our world. Faculty work closely with students has they examine topics of innovation and tech development.
College of Engineering
The College of Engineering LLC is perfect for students that like math and science and have an interest in pursuing engineering. Students in this community have access to faculty support as well as weekly tutoring sessions. Members also have the added benefit of events tailored to their specific area of engineering.
The Connections LLC is only open to female students interested in engineering. The Connections LLC is a warm community of self-sufficient, intellectual young women. This community is a unique opportunity for women. Because engineering is a male-dominated field, women may seek the support of their peers to pursue their dream. The Connections LLC is the perfect place to do just that.
College of Science
The College of Science LLC is referred to as inNUvate. Students involved in this community dive deep into the sciences and gain a better understanding of the challenges facing our world. As with all LLCs at Northeastern, participants benefit form close faculty interaction and academic support.
There are three different LLC options within the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. All three communities offer similar benefits, including faculty collaboration, tailored programming, and peer support.
Corporate Explorers is great for students that are unsure of their concentration. Students that know they want to pursue business, but cannot pin down a specific path are called to join this LLC and explore their options.
International Business is for those students looking to gain knowledge on global business practices. In this LLC, students learn the proper etiquette of business abroad, as well as tools for developing global citizenship.
The Women in Business LLC is actually a co-ed community, but it is especially tailored to women. Participants in this LLC have the chance to plan different events for women, as well as act as leaders in several different roles.
***Aside from First Year College Affiliated LLC’s, Northeastern offers several other living learning options
- First Year Interdisciplinary LLC’s include
- NU Journeys (An LLC for undeclared majors)
- First Year Thematic LLC Options
- Community Service
- Creative Expression
- From Novel to Big Screen
- Musical Motifs
- Global Frontiers
- Healthy Living
- Living Green
- Political Engagement in the Urban Society
Co-Ops allow students to gain real world experience through the application of academic theories and concepts. In the 2013-2014 academic year, nearly 10,000 students participated in a co-op, many for the second or third time. This is directly associated with post-graduate placement rates. 90% of students are enrolled in grad school or employed full-time within 9 months of graduation. Northeastern believes that preparation is the root of success, and co-ops position students to accomplish great things once they have graduated.
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