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Students’ go-​​to mobile apps

Pan is among sev­eral North­eastern stu­dents whom we recently asked to name their favorite mobile apps and tell us why they rank as their smart­phones’ go-​​to dig­ital tools. Here’s what we found:


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Northeastern Global Officers Named

At the recent State of University, President Joseph Aoun revealed the highly anticipated outcome of the student contest to become his first-ever co-op. The position of Global Officer will involve exploring the world for six months to identify new opportunities for students and ways for Northeastern to further its world­wide impact. The president said he was blown away by the impressive applicants and had narrowed the field down to two finalists: Caitlin Morelli, SSH’16, and Matt Bilotti, DMSB’15.

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Entrepreneurship is no easy task

The panel for Wednesday's Women who Inspire Speaker Series event, from left, comprised of moderated Pamela Goldberg, CEO of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and Dr. Vanessa Kerry, CEO of Seed Global Health, Diane Hessan, founder and chair of Communispace Corporation, and Jules Pieri, co-Founder and CEO of The Grommet. Photo by Brooks Canaday

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Social entrepreneurship's global impact

Northeastern convened more than 110 scholars and practitioners from around the world for a conference last week that explored the latest research in social entrepreneurship and the academic, entrepreneurial, and practical experience students gain from immersing themselves in the social enterprise sector. Photo by Brooks Canaday.

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How design is driving business and innovation

On Oct. 16, Northeastern hosted a conference bringing together academics, entrepreneurs, policy experts, and others to discuss the opportunities for and challenges of integrating design into business strategies and practices. Pictured are participants in the first panel, left to right: Tinsley Galyean, founder and principal of Nearlife; Jenna Fizel, programmer and designer, Small Design Firm; Paul Pangaro, co-Founder and CEO, General Cybernetics; and Nathan Felde, professor and chair of the Art + Design Department in Northeastern's College of Arts, Media and Design. Photo by Matthew Modoono.

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The solar powerman

Ryan Wright, E’09, is the young entrepreneur behind a novel startup focused on designing solar-powered charging stations for cell phones and tablets. Photo courtesy of Ryan Wright.

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Ask the entrepreneur: 3Qs with Pickasound

Entrepreneurship may be one of Northeastern student Toju Ometoruwa’s concentrations in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, but it was his passion and experience producing music that inspired him to found Pickasound, a cloud-​​based service that allows artists and musicians from across the globe to seamlessly collaborate and produce songs together. For the past two years, Ometoruwa, DMSB’16, has been building his business while working toward his undergraduate degree. Thanks to Northeastern’s co-​​op program, he was able to devote nine months to working on Pickasound full time and has already been successful in attracting outside investment. We asked Ometoruwa to describe his experience starting Pickasound.

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What's next in emerging markets?

Northeastern University recently convened a group of international business experts from universities worldwide to discuss new trends and research in emerging markets. The conference was co-sponsored by the Center for Emerging Markets in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

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Ask the entrepreneur: 3Qs with Nightingale Apps

Tiffany Kelley, MS/MBA’08, recognized a need for better tools to help nurses and improve patient care. She set out to fix that problem and founded Nightingale Apps, a health information technology company offering mobile applications aimed at improving safety and increasing efficiency for nurses delivering direct patient care in hospital settings. She is now developing the venture’s initial product, Know My Patient. We asked Kelley to share her inspiration for her business and what she’s learned along the way.

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Co-op in the classroom

Jamie Ladge, assistant professor in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, discusses why coop makes classroom experiences better.

Whiteboard Innovation Challenge Winner:

Dan Becker - Elevated Bikeways

Dan Becker, current MS in Accounting/MBA student at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, was the winner of our second Whiteboard Innovation Challenge question: What's your biggest transportation challenge and how would you solve it? Dan came up with the solution of "Elevated Bikeways," which would solve his transportation issues in Boston. Watch the video to learn more about Dan's idea.

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Blogs

D'Amore-McKim Faculty Blog:

U.S. Carbon Tax Considerations

This fall brought over 300,000 demonstrators to New York City to march together in the largest climate rally in history.  In anticipation of the United Nations’ 2014 Climate Summit, people from all over the world filled midtown Manhattan to demand … Continue reading →

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D'Amore-McKim Full-time MBA:

Meeting My Mentor

After listening to several second-year students and their mentors talk about their experiences being part of the D’Amore-McKim Mentor Program, I decided to sign up so that I could be paired with a mentor of my own. I am thrilled … Continue reading →

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Leaders at Work:

Developing Science-Based Leaders Demands Innovative Management Training

Science-based organizations demand different styles of leadership, especially as investors flock to what has proven to be a major motivator in our recovering economy. The unique challenges of leading science-based businesses require innovative management training models. How then are experts working with these organizations to transform top scientists into managerial leaders for tomorrow? Dr. Tony. . .

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Career Center - "Get to work: A job search and career insights blog" :

Addressing Gaps in Your Resume

What is a job seeker to do if there are gaps in your resume?  This occurs most often when there is a break between employers.  Gaps often jump right out at the hiring manager reviewing the resume so prepare in … Continue reading →

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January 15, 2015

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January 24, 2015

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