Hello fellow nerds!
A new school year is approaching, and since I have to nail my A* this year I put together a masterpost with helpful links and tips that I have gathered throughout my school years. Good luck this year: you´ll do just fine!
1. Learn ´em languages
2. Do your research
3. Learn how to write like a God
4. Oh yes sweet reading
5. Get your studying and organization game on
6. Stress and anxiety management because school is stressful
7. Go get ´em tests
8. Classroom participation - because teachers love that shit
9. Software and pages for us nerdy kids
10. Yo! Take some time to care ´bout yo´self
The Importance of an Open Mind
If there is one thing that I’ve learned since starting my co-op at Staples, it’s to go into all new situations with an open mind.
Since I began college - I have had my heart set on working in public relations. During my first co-op, my desire to work in PR strengthened. Yet once I began my second co-op working in Internal Communications/Community Relations, my world has been turned upside down. I realize now I love how crucial Internal Comms is in a big corporate setting, and being in that department has opened up a crazy amount of doors for me - as now I can safely say I’ve personally met all of the highest executives at the company including the CEO in just over one month of working there. And the Community Relations aspect of my job has been so rewarding. I work with our foundation and get to sort through grant requests and talk to a ton of incredible non-profits and hear how they’re changing the world.
If I had never taken a chance outside my comfort zone with this co-op, I would have never realized all of my other passions in the communications field. I know I rave about it a crazy amount, but thank God for Northeastern and the opportunity to explore different careers in some of the coolest companies in the world.
This is a picture of me at the John Lennon wall in Prague, which I visited while studying abroad. I found the “Just Happy” section and felt it described me well.
Monroe, New York
Communication Studies (Media Studies) with minors in International Affairs and Business Administration
Favorite Thing About Boston
I love how Boston is such a young city. You’re surrounded by other college students, whether you’re at Fenway, shopping down Newbury, at a concert at the House of Blues, exploring the North and South Ends, or heading out at night. It’s so vibrant and welcoming, and the sense of Boston pride is astounding.
Advice for Incoming Students
Now’s the time to step out of your comfort zone. Northeastern has so many diverse opportunities; so why not embrace your secret love of musical theater, join an intramural broomball team, or travel to Cuba on a study abroad? You have absolutely nothing to lose.
Hey hey it’s me!
Hi! I am a junior in high school who will be applying to Northeastern next year. I am curious as to what the most popular majors are? I personally am looking into majoring in Journalism/Communications. Does the major you declare on your application have ANY effect on the admissions decision? Thanks! :)
It’s interesting because I’ve found each student has a different perspective on what majors are the most popular depending on who your friends are, what clubs you participate in, etc. Personally, I see our engineering and business programs as pretty popular, but have definitely seen growth in the others in my few years here. Plus we have so many majors that it’s hard to narrow it down!
And if you’re looking to major in Journalism/Comm, you’ve come to the right place. I’m a Communication Studies major, and would love to help you out with any other questions you have specifically about our major/College of Arts, Media and Design.
The major you declare does not have an effect on your admissions decision - I believe that each college/major has a similar acceptance rate. If you have more specific questions regarding the application process, you can always reach out to email@example.com!
So happy you’re going to apply. Let me know if you have any other questions!