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Student Opportunities

Cooperative Education

In the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, cooperative education—or co-op for short—is a key component to the Experiential Liberal Arts, an educational model that integrates experiential learning with the rigorous study of society, culture, and politics. Read more…

Dialogues of Civilization and Study Abroad

Like other majors, English majors take advantage of summer “Dialogues of Civilization” programs, including dialogues led by English department faculty to Dublin, Ireland, Cornwall, England, and Tel Aviv, Israel; traditional Study Abroad semesters all over the world; and international co-op experiences, such as teaching English as a Foreign Language in China. Read more…

Experiential Learning

“Experiential Learning” in Northeastern’s English Department encompasses a wide variety of activities, from scholarly research (independently, as part of classes, or with faculty mentors), to participation in creative activities such as Spectrum magazine, to tutoring and other service-learning opportunities, to career exploration through co-op, to study abroad for a semester or a year. Read more…

The Peter Burton Hanson Writing Award

Each year, the Department of English recognizes undergraduate writers in English department classes with the Peter Burton Hanson Awards. Submissions are solicited at the beginning of each spring semester for work completed in classes in the previous calendar year. Read more…

Student Organizations

The English Club

The English Club is a student-run organization that helps plan and organize activities of interest to fellow English majors, including game nights and excursions to the theater. Elections are held in the spring, and all majors are eligible to run for the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.




Spectrum Literary Arts Magazine is Northeastern’s oldest literary arts organization. Spectrum publishes two issues a year and one annual calendar, featuring submissions of art and writing from everyone in the Northeastern community – including students, faculty, and alumni. Spectrum is a fantastic way to get involved in the world of literary arts publications, and club members have the opportunity to give and receive constructive feedback on submissions as well as learn more about the design process behind creating issues, social media posts, and advertising materials. Events include an annual zine-making fest, the Zine Scene, and talks from speakers who are at the forefront of their fields to campus, including Andrea Gibson and Junot Diaz. Spectrum is committed to creating a welcoming community for all artists and writers from diverse backgrounds and interests.

Undergraduate students are welcome to join the editorial staff, which meets on Monday nights from 7:45-8:45 PM in 340 Curry Student Center. Email spectrum.magazine@gmail.com for questions regarding submission guidelines.

NU Clubs and Organizations

Northeastern is home to more than 340 student clubs and organizations.