Boston Based Resources

As members of the Northeastern global network, SF and Silicon Valley students have access to resources in Boston and throughout the regional campuses. This page details some of the commonly accessed resources outside of our region. If you need support in an area that is not listed, you can always contact Hing Potter, Assistant Director of Student Services, at h.potter@northeastern.edu.

Academic Calendar

The university academic calendar provides current year and future year dates for the start of terms, vacations, and other important occaisions.

Career Services (Career Design)

Career Design is an office that provides career guidance to students and alumni through various tools, resources, and strategies so they can navigate each step of their career path with confidence.  Whether the topic is finding a career that’s a good match for your values and interests, guidance on the job search, building a network, or searching for a job, Career Design is here to support you in your journey.  Below are some of the many resources and services that we offer the Northeastern community:

Coaching Labs: We host weekly virtual Coaching Labs on various career related topics, such as networking, job search, salary negotiation, etc. View the weekly coaching lab schedule to see which coaching lab is most suited to your questions and needs.  You can sign up for any of these coaching labs via NUworks, which are held via Zoom.

Canvas Modules: If you prefer something more self-guided, our Career Design Canvas Modules, which parallel our coaching labs, are available for 24/7 self-paced instruction.

Career Studio Virtual Drop-ins (Microsoft Teams): Do you have a quick question about your resume or need advice on how to get started on your job search?  Come to our daily virtual Career Studio drop-ins, where you can meet with a career advisor on our team regarding any career-related topic.  Instructions and sign up form can be found here. 

 Spring 2022 Career Studio Hours:

  • Monday through Friday 11:00am-2:00pm PT
  • Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00am-4:00pm PT

Advising Appointments

Once you’ve taken advantage of our coaching labs, modules, and drop-in Career Studio to meet your initial needs, we also have one on one advising conversations for deeper conversations, explorations, strategy development and assessments. 

 To schedule advising appointments, call the front desk at 617-373-2430 or email careers@northeastern.edu

 You can also view any of other Career Design programs on their events calendar.

Global Student Success

Global Student Success (GSS) offers academic, cultural, and English language support to the entire international and non-native English-speaking community at Northeastern University through:

  • The International Tutoring Center: Through student-centered tutorials our professional tutors assist and empower students in the development and confidence of their English skills. Appointments are 50 minutes and can be made up to three times per week. Focus areas include: Writing, Conversation, Pronunciation, Presentation, TOEFL, Career Preparation and Reading.
  • Language and Culture Workshops: This workshop series covers both academic skills and strategies as well as U.S. American cultural topics.
  • Reading Workshops: This three part series reviews different genres of writing, from fiction, and critique to non-fiction, providing strategies for academic and personal reading success and enjoyment.
  • Writing Workshops: This six part series breaks down the art of writing to assist students in developing and enhancing their academic, professional and personal writing skills
  • Listening and Speaking class: This non-credit course is designed to help students feel comfortable and confident in speaking English, whether in informal or small talk conversations with friends and classmates, or in professional presentations and interview settings.
  • Recorded Workshop library: To review workshops at your convenience or to aid faculty and staff in professional development, please visit our ever expanding library of resources.

Please feel free to reach out to GSS at gss@northeastern.edu with any questions.

Graduate Catalog

The Graduate Catalog contains Northeastern’s primary statements about student academic life and conduct, and the responsibilities of students and the university to one another, as authorized by the president or the Board of Trustees.

Graduate Ombuds Office

The Graduate Ombuds Office is a confidential and impartial resource for graduate students seeking a safe space to discuss concerns that may be impacting an aspect of their University experience. This resource is available to PhD, Master’s, Certificate, and other graduate level students across all of Northeastern’s campus locations. The Graduate Ombuds Office is an informal resource that operates independently of other campus departments, and meetings are always private and off the record. For more information students should visit the Graduate Ombuds Office website: northeastern.edu/graduateombuds/. Students interested in learning more or scheduling a meeting are welcome to contact the Graduate Ombudsperson, Dr. Kim Wong: ki.wong@northeastern.edu or graduateombuds@northeastern.edu.

For more information about the Ombuds office, please check out this brochure or visit the Ombuds website.

Please note that while the hours of operation listed are in EST, Dr Kim Wong strives to accommodate students in different time zones or who may have work/academic obligations during regular business hours. She can generally schedule calls outside of business hours with advance notice.

Health and Wellness

Health Insurance

The Northeastern University Student Health Plan is a commitment to the health and well-being of each of our students.  NUSHP provides affordable, comprehensive healthcare coverage anywhere, including 24/7 emergency medical care anywhere in the world.  All full-time students will be automatically enrolled in NUSHP. Eligible students may waive NUSHP via myNortheastern once the charges for NUSHP appear on their bill.

We Care

The We Care program is a support system for students during times of difficulty or challenge. We Care is a network of administrative offices, university faculty, and staff who are dedicated to helping our students address and solve problems so they can reach their full potential. Our partnership with many programs and departments across the Northeastern campus allows us to work together seamlessly to provide support services for a wide variety of challenges, from interpersonal problems and academic concerns to medical or mental health issues and personal tragedies.

Find

Find at Northeastern offers 24/7 mental health support for all Northeastern students, regardless of health insurance policy (meaning, you do not need to be enrolled in NUSHP to access Find). All students are eligible for five free counseling sessions per term, and sessions can be held virtually and in a variety of languages. Access Find to speak with an experienced clinician, get a referral for one-to-one counseling and access to free counseling sessions, and even schedule an appointment with a local or video counselor.

OPEN

The Office of Prevention and Education at Northeastern provides prevention and education services on the topics of alcohol and other drugs, sexual violence, and sexual health. OPEN seeks to provide supportive, accessible and non-judgmental services to students as well as to engage our community on wellness-related topics.

Disability Resource Center

Students needing accommodations or services due to a disability are able to access Northeastern’s Disability Resource Center. You will find information about who the DRC serves, its staff and contact information, and other available services, including how to start the acommodation process.

IT Services

Northeastern’s Information Technology Services provides central support for technology infrastructure, services, and applications to more than 30,000 students, faculty, and staff and a host of other services tailored to the online student. Check out some of the resources available to graduate students here. As a Northeastern student, you have access to the full Microsoft 365 suite as well as Adobe Creative Cloud.  The Adobe Creative Cloud suite is available online via Northeastern’s Windows Virtual Desktop

A license to the full suite, including more than 20 desktop and mobile app offerings for photography, design, video, web, UX and more, is now also available to students by request. Students who would like the full license and the ability to download can request one through the Tech Service Catalog (this link to request requires a myNortheastern login and is only accessible to students). Faculty and staff, including sponsored accounts, have full access, no request necessary. Visit adobe.northeastern.edu for more information, including important details on how to log in using Northeastern Active Directory. 

Northeastern Library

The Northeastern University Library offers an online hub of resources, as well as library staff who are available via phone 24 hours a day to assist students with access to the more than 548,806 e-books and 83,511 electronic journals available. Silicon Valley students have their own library home page with contacts and resources available here. San Francisco students can also access their library page with contacts and resources available here.

Some examples of resources Northeastern students have access to are:

  • Kanopy: Free movies, documentaries, and more with your Northeastern credentials! Over 30000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films.
  • O’Reilly for Higher Education: O’Reilly includes more than 35,000 book titles from industry-leading publishers such as Sam’s, O’Reilly, Peachpit, and Que plus 30,000 hours of video, proven learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials, audio books, and videos from O’Reilly’s global conferences.
  • PitchBook: PitchBook delivers data and research covering private capital markets, including venture capital, private equity and M&A transactions. Use PitchBook to establish benchmarks, find real time data on deals, identify and analyze comparables, and search investor details. This resource requires separate registration with a Northeastern or NCH email address as well as IP authentication via EZproxy.
  • Policy Commons: The world’s largest database for public policy, with more than 3 million reports, working papers, policy briefs, data sources, and media drawn from a directory of more than 21,000 IGOs, NGOs, think tanks, and research centers.
  • Research Data Services: The expertise and tools to support you throughout the lifecycle of your research, provided by Northeastern Library. No matter where you are in the research process, or where you’re located in the world, we’re ready to help you and your team

The International Students Library Guide provides resources and information that are particularly useful for an international student to navigate the physical and online environment at the University Libraries. 

Off-Campus Housing

Graduate students at Northeastern are expected to secure their own accommodations. Northeastern does not own or operate any housing options at the regional campuses, nor does it promote or sponsor any individual third-party housing options. The Office of Off-Campus Housing and Support Services is dedicated to supporting students searching for off-campus housing, working with landlords, understanding leases, etc. They offer a variety of services that are useful for anyone living off campus during their graduate studies.

Office for University Equity and Compliance

Northeastern University is committed to providing a living, learning and work environment that is safe and free from discrimination and harassment. The Office for University Equity and Compliance (OUEC) leads efforts to maintain the University’s compliance with all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to anti-discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title IX.

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that provides: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all university programs and activities, including, but not limited to; student services, academic programs, class assignment, grading, athletics, admissions, recreation, recruiting, financial aid, counseling and guidance, discipline, housing, and employment.

The OUEC is responsible for investigating and resolving all complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation at Northeastern. The Assistant Vice President for University Equity and Compliance / Title IX Coordinator coordinates the University’s response to complaints involving all forms of discrimination.

Anyone who experiences or is aware of discriminatory conduct is urged to report the matter immediately to the OUEC for appropriate response. The University’s policies strictly prohibits retaliation against an individual for reporting perceived discrimination or participating in a resulting investigation.

Student Financial Services

Northeastern’s Student Financial Services is committed to helping students navigate the process of applying for federal financial aid and other types of aid such as scholarships and loans. Please contact SFS with any billing or payment plan questions.

Student Grievances

Northeastern has processes and resources to ensure that students’ grievances are treated with respect and addressed in a fair and professional manner. Both formal and informal means to resolve issues are available. Students may contact the Silicon Valley campus staff for assistance, as well as consult the university website for information on academic policies and procedures: University OmbudsUniversity Registrar, and Graduate Catalog/University-Wide Academic Policies and Procedures.

Writing Center

The Writing Center is made up of Northeastern University writing instructors and graduate students studying composition theory, literature, ­and technical or professional writing. The Writing Center offers online consulting for any level writer and works with graduate students from all academic disciplines, speakers of other languages, as well as native speakers of English, and weak, average, and strong writers.

Sign up for online appointments up to one week in advance.