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Being successful

alison16alison16 121 replies20 threads Junior Member
What kind of student typically succeeds at Northeastern? Also, how does co-op affect college life?
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  • allyallykatallyallykat 8 replies0 threads New Member
    Not sure exactly what you mean by 'succeed' but Northeastern is a school with a lot of different opportunities around every corner that are waiting for you to jump at if they interest you. So it's all a matter of taking initiative. Academics-wise, it's the same no matter what college you would go to - time management, knowing when to get help if you don't understand something, and consistent effort.

    In terms of co-op, it's really an experience that you won't be able to find at a lot of other colleges. For a whole 6 month period of time, you're not in classes, you may not even be necessarily in Boston, but you are out there working for your employer and learning first hand what it's like to be in that industry. It does scatter people across the country (and maybe even the world) but at the end, when it's all over and everyone comes back for classes, there are a whole ton of new experiences and stories to share with each other. So all in all, I can't say that co-op has anything but a positive effect on the Northeastern college life. (This is coming from me who has already done 1 co-op and will be going on another one once the new year starts)
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  • PengsPhilsPengsPhils Forum Champion Northeastern, Forum Champion Math/Computer Science 4237 replies34 threads Forum Champion
    Reading between the lines here, the common NEU student type is usually self driven / independent. That said, the co-op and the rest of the school can turn those who aren't already into said type. Other than that, everyone finds stuff here. I am a CS student in the music dorm and I see so many different types of people all having a great time and with the resources you need. Whether you're in theatre or acapella or want a research opportunity in a lab, what you need will be here. That's true of most big universities, not just NEU. But in my experience here so far, every area is very good at their respective disciplines, there isn't really a weak spot.

    I have yet to go through co-op, but I do know that socially there is some effect. I've already discussed when I'm going on co-op with my close friends, and I'd be lying to say it wasn't a consideration for when I want to take my co-ops. Other than that though, I think its so much a part of NEU that people retain friendships over co-ops.
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  • alison16alison16 121 replies20 threads Junior Member
    Succeed as in overall happiness and achieving academic goals. Good answers!
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