Co-op Illustrates Northeastern's Strong Silicon Valley Presence

By: Joe O'Connell

As North­eastern Uni­ver­sity grows its pres­ence in Sil­icon Valley, co-​​op stu­dents such as Samantha Kim, DMSB’16, are already ben­e­fiting from expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties the uni­ver­sity has cul­ti­vated in the area.

Kim, a busi­ness major, is on co-​​op with 10 other North­eastern stu­dents in the mar­keting depart­ment of VMware, a Palo Alto-​​based global soft­ware com­pany that offers cloud and vir­tu­al­iza­tion ser­vices. The group is among nearly 90 North­eastern stu­dents on co-​​op in Sil­icon Valley this semester. The region is home to some 4,200 alumni, bol­stered by nearly 370 job place­ments over the last three years.

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