Campus Events

Come and learn more about Northeastern University’s online and hybrid graduate programs. Our Silicon Valley campus is now open and enrolling students for September 2016!
 

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016

An Outsider’s Look Inside a High Tech Job
Cisco Systems, Building 22 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

If you’re considering a different career path, but don’t think your education and experience match your newfound interests, consider this: ALIGN accepts students from diverse backgrounds who hold a wide variety of undergraduate degrees—rigorous academic bridge courses connect your undergraduate experience to your new field—allowing you to change careers without earning a second bachelor’s degree.

Whether you’ve recently graduated with your BA or you’ve been in the workforce a while, the ALIGN program can give you the opportunity to change your career or build on an existing one. Because graduates can make up to 26 percent more in salary than comparable careers, and STEM-related jobs continue to grow in demand, an ALIGN degree makes increasing sense in today’s technology-driven world.

Attend our ALIGN career planning seminar at Cisco Systems to:

  • Understand key industry trends and dynamics in ALIGN degree fields.
  • Map your background and interests to the critical skills and knowledge areas essential for career success.
  • Learn about our exclusive career coaching model.
  • Get more details about our ALIGN graduate degree programs Receive tips on how to successfully apply.

Facilitator: TBA

» Register Here

 

SATURDAY, June 25, 2016

Higher Ed: The Why, How and When of Grad School
Northeastern University – Silicon Valley, San Jose | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Invest in Yourself, Invest in Your Future

The education hub’s technology-focused portfolio of online and hybrid degree and certificate programs aligns with regional needs, such as engineering management, data science, technology project management, and other tech-related areas.

These programs offer working professionals an education tailored for today’s workforce, with an emphasis on flexibility, choices in delivery and locations, and programs aligned with emerging and innovative fields. While the initial programs offered at the Silicon Valley hub are focused on technology-aligned degrees, a broader, fully online portfolio is available.

At Northeastern University – Silicon Valley, we understand making the decision to pursue an advanced degree doesn’t come without questions. Is now the right time? Do I even have the time? What are the personal and professional benefits?

We want to help you answer those questions.

  • Discover our flexible hybrid, world-class programs, available in online or hybrid formats.
  • Gain valuable information about our scholarships and lifelong career services.
  • Discover what it takes to be an effective online learner and explore technology tools used in this first-class learning environment.

Facilitator:

PK Agarwal
Regional Dean & CEO
Northeastern University – Silicon Valley

» Register Here

 

PAST CAMPUS EVENTS

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016

Pathways for Career Transitions into Tech
Northeastern University – Silicon Valley, San Jose | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Aspiring a career change to an Information Technology field – but don’t know where to start?

Register today to learn how to break into a high-demand STEM field such as Computer Science with Northeastern’s unique Master’s program ALIGN – tailored for working professionals aspiring a change in career.

Attend this session to:

  • Learn how you can transition to a high-demand technology career regardless of your undergraduate background or prior experience.
  • Explore specific career paths, employment projections, and salary statistics – including ways to offset tuition fees.
  • Review case studies of students with varied backgrounds that have successfully transitioned to technology jobs.
  • Learn about why you should consider a career in Computer Science.

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Facilitator:

PK Agarwal
Regional Dean & CEO
Northeastern University – Silicon Valley

» Register Here

 

WEDNESDAY, APR. 20, 2016

Soft Skills IV: Is Getting That Dream Job a Goal of Yours?
Northeastern University – Silicon Valley, San Jose | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This meetup is designed to help you think through some preliminary questions to uncover your passions and skills important in identifying your dream job. Your past and present hold key clues to your future. Through interactive exercises, we will break down this overwhelming task of self discovery, endless options and have you walk away with some action steps in your dream direction.

Workshop Approaches include:
• Looking at a 360 view for themes
• Strategies & frameworks
• Sharing resources
• Normalizing the process

When searching “Finding Your Dream Job” on the web, 5,630,000 sites come up and we wonder why this is an overwhelming topic. Many of the short articles on the topic have even close to half a million views. You are not alone.

Facilitator:

Marlene Scherer Stern
Higher Education Consultant, Trainer and Advocate

» Register Here
» Download presentation slide deck
» Download 9-questions handout, self-assessment handout, and action steps handout

 

SATURDAY, APR. 16, 2016

Career Disruptions in the Digital Era
Northeastern University – Silicon Valley, San Jose | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Join us for an intriguing discourse on ‘Career Disruptions in the Digital Era presented by Dean PK Agarwal, Northeastern University – Silicon Valley.

You know that you want to propel your career in a manner that brings you closer to achieving your life goals. Whether it is earning a higher wage, achieving that promotion or ensuring a smoother work-life balance, we understand what it takes to carve your path to a successful and fulfilling career.

This session will cover critical aspects of the current job market, including:

  • The future of technology jobs and comparative research analysis of the ‘hot’ jobs versus jobs that could become obsolete in the near future.
  • In-demand skill sets for various technology sectors that can help advance your career.
  • The importance of upskilling and reskilling to stay relevant in a rapidly changing technology job market.

Facilitator:

PK Agarwal
Regional Dean & CEO
Northeastern University – Silicon Valley

» Register Here

 

THURSDAY, APR. 14, 2016

A Day in the Life of a Data Analyst
Northeastern University – Silicon Valley, San Jose | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The data revolution is here — you want to ensure your data chops are top notch!

Join us for an immersive discussion on what it takes to succeed in the data industry with Sujatha Kashyap — a well-known Data Science guru in the Bay Area!

Learn more about the latest trends in the Data Science field, career opportunities, tools and skill sets critical for success across various industries.

Facilitator:

Dr. Sujatha Kashyap
Entrepreneur & Data Science Professional

» Register Here

 

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 23, 2016

Soft Skills III: Networking for Professional Success
Northeastern University – Silicon Valley, San Jose | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

There is more to networking than meeting people at events, exchanging business cards and getting connected via LinkedIn. Networking is about building relationships that last and create value for both parties. There is a myth that only extroverts are good at networking. While that may seem like the case, one thing is clear – people with a strong network have better professional and personal lives. More than 70% of the jobs are filled through networks – only 15% through job boards. A great network is essential for your career progression. “You are only as good as your network” is the calling of our times. There are numerous studies supporting the assertion that strategic networking leads to significant success in many facets of life.

This interactive workshop will guide you on how to:

• Increase your influence, understand what goes behind the scenes, and close deals.
• Leverage strategic networking toward career success and job satisfaction.
• Network to perform your current job at the next level, enable your team, and provide support to your management.

Our facilitator, a master networking professional, will share proactive networking strategies, best practices and first-hand accounts.

Facilitator:

Sophia Velastegui
Head of Silicon/Architecture Roadmap
Nest Labs (subsidiary of Alphabet, Inc)

» Register Here

 

THURSDAY, MAR. 17, 2016

Career Swap: ALIGN your Education for a Job in Tech
Northeastern University – Silicon Valley, San Jose | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Are you aspiring a career in the hi-tech field?

This info session and talk will discuss new opportunities in the technology sector and graduate degree programs that can help you break into a technology company without previous professional experience or a technology-related degree.

Facilitator:

PK Agarwal
Regional Dean & CEO
Northeastern University – Silicon Valley

» Register Here

 

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 16, 2016

The Future of Jobs
Northeastern University – Silicon Valley, San Jose | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Looking to continue your education and advance your career? Are you on the right track?

Join us as we debate the Future of Jobs at a career info session and learn about the hottest tech jobs in the Bay Area, and the growing importance of re-tooling and upskilling your professional skill sets.

Facilitator:

PK Agarwal
Regional Dean & CEO
Northeastern University – Silicon Valley

» Register Here
» Download presentation slide deck

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2016

Soft Skills II: Leveraging Unrecognized Skills in a Multicultural Workplace
Northeastern University – Silicon Valley, San Jose | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Our workplaces are no longer composed of people who all share the same culture. In the past, managers focused on minimizing the challenges related to diversity – reducing cross-cultural conflicts and misunderstanding, and encouraging employees to collaborate across cultures. Now it’s time to move beyond that perspective and look at how to leverage cultural diversity as a strategic advantage. This is especially pivotal for organizations around Silicon Valley, where there is an especially high level of cultural diversity.

At this session, we will offer two concrete ways you can leverage the benefits of diversity in your organization:

1) Draw on employees who are themselves bicultural (e.g. Indian-American, Russian-American) as people who are natural boundary-spanners.
2) Map and make use of language skills in the workplace.

By the end of this session, you should have a clearer understanding of how to leverage these valuable aspects of often-overlooked human capital already existing in your organization. This session will be relevant, no matter your cultural background, language skills, or role in your organization.

Facilitators:

Sheila M. Puffer
University Distinguished Professor
D’Amore-McKim School of Business
Northeastern University, Boston

Stacey R. Fitzsimmons
Assistant Professor of International Management
Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
University of Victoria, Canada

» Register online
» Download Professor Puffer’s workshop outline
» Download Professor Fitzsimmons’ presentation slide deck

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2016

Soft Skills I: Keys to Success in the 21st Century
Northeastern University – Silicon Valley, San Jose | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Soft skills are personal attributes that help you interact more effectively and harmoniously with other people. These are often called “people skills” or EQ, emotional intelligence quotient. Soft skills are an essential for being a leader and persuading others to pay attention to you. People with strong soft skills have more satisfying professional and, more importantly, personal lives. Their bosses rate them as more productive and impactful. Their colleagues appreciate them. They lead healthier lives.

This launch session will explore what are soft skills and why you should care about further developing these. We will offer tips for immediate impact and work on a personal road map in the journey of becoming more effective in your professional and personal life.

Facilitator:

PK Agarwal
Regional Dean & CEO
Northeastern University – Silicon Valley

» Register online
» Download presentation slide deck