What happens when COVID-19-related travel restrictions put a damper on your co-op, which just happens to focus on Boston’s role as a global partner on critical issues impacting the planet? If you’re Shannon Murphy, a third-year international affairs major at Northeastern, you get creative and develop a newfound passion for virtual event planning.
Murphy is on co-op at WorldBoston, a small nonprofit organization that focuses on engaging international experts on issues such as climate control and healthcare access. The organization also plays host to international professionals and students who want to explore Greater Boston while bulking up the connective tissue between countries.
Murphy, who serves as an outreach associate, spoke with News@Northeastern about her experiences at WorldBoston, and how a job that focuses on international issues of the day helped her gain insight into her personal career goals.