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Experiential learning integrates the classroom and the real world. Our programs engage students with the world through professional work, research, and service on seven continents. They learn how to transform ideas into impact and become global citizens with successful careers.

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    Co-op is an opportunity for students in the Department of Economics to complete full time, six-month research and work experiences in nonprofit, public, and private sector institutions in Greater Boston and around the world.

    Co-ops in Economics
    • Consulting
    • Energy/CleanTech
    • Finance/Insurance
    • Government
    • Healthcare
    • Law
    • Marketing
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Research
    • Technology
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    Service-Learning As an urban university, service-learning is part of Northeastern’s ethical mission. But more than good works, service-learning at Northeastern is an academically rigorous experience. Through partnerships with schools, neighborhood agencies, health clinics, and nonprofit organizations, the university embeds service into academic coursework. Students engage in hands-on service to address community needs, learning by applying course concepts to their experiences, and reflecting on those experiences back in the classroom.

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    Global Opportunities Economics students are encouraged to engage in international study. Students can experience different cultures first-hand through participating in Dialogues of Civilizations, traditional study abroad, and global co-ops.

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    Student Research Pursuing research makes students knowledge creators and develops their teamwork skills. The discipline of mind that research requires is one of the best ways to learn to think critically. Also, graduate and professional schools often expect students to conduct research during their undergraduate careers.