Leading a new and evolving organization focused on high level corporate engagement to offer the full range of university programs and services to meet corporate client and partner needs as well as continuing to grow and enhance the university’s outstanding cooperative education program, innovative and extensive array of experiential learning opportunities, and excellent career services. The new organization serves students not only at the main campus in Boston but also Northeastern campuses in Charlotte, Toronto, Seattle, and Silicon Valley.
As Associate Director for Marketing and Communications Becky leads the strategic marketing and communications efforts for Employer Engagement and Career Design. In addition, Collet also supports the Experiential Network (XN) and Northeastern University’s Co-op Division.
As an Assistant Director, Mike helps people put their best foot forward in their career journey. Coming in with years of experience in Residence Life and as a Staffing Consultant, he has advised a variety of populations, from 1st year students to seasoned professionals. Mike also acts as the liaison for the College of Engineering helping students stay informed on the resources and events the office Employer Engagement and Career Design has to offer.
As Director in Northeastern University’s Department of Employer Engagement & Career Design, Jim oversees the team which develops and implements strategic talent acquisition & workforce solutions for employer-organizations. From entry-level candidate sourcing, to cooperative education partnerships, to complex learning & development collaborations, Jim is driving efforts to build unique engagements for the benefit of students, the university, and the employer community. Prior to joining Northeastern he held roles with the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Massachusetts Legislature, and the Port of New Bedford, respectively. Jim received his JD from the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover and his BA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
As the Associate Director for Global Employer Engagement, Bob is dedicated to providing client companies with the brightest and best talent drawn from our culturally rich and diverse international student population, and to providing our students with rewarding career opportunities that bring value to both our client companies and our students. In addition, Bob fosters client partnerships to help provide solutions to a variety of their talent development needs.
As Director of Global Employer Engagement, Alane is responsible for lead generation and partnership development in Asia, Middle East, North (Canada) and South America, United Kingdom and Ireland. Alane supports the London, Toronto, and Vancouver campuses along with establishing new global co-op opportunities through collaboration with Northeastern’s vast international network. Alane’s passion for global experiential learning began when she was a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps and stationed in rural Senegal, where she worked alongside NGOs and international organizations throughout Western Africa. Upon returning to the states, she assumed a position funded by USAID focusing on initiatives set forth by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and administered at Northeastern. She has also directed global and experiential learning programs at Merrimack College, Salem State University, Suffolk University Law School, and Saint Anselm College. Alane holds an M.Ed. from Northeastern University and a B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross. She resides in North Andover and has two children both enrolled in the D’Amore McKim School of Business at Northeastern.
As the Associate Director of Global Employer Relations, Aspa is cultivating Northeastern’ s global partnerships with employers, universities, and other entities and contributes to the experiential education opportunities available to students. With a focus in Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, she has established numerous collaborations with high ranking educational institutions, multinational companies, and startups. Her career spans over 25 years of business development and strategic engagement in the fields of higher education and social services. Aspa’s passion is to create synergies between highly talented teams and work across traditional silos and geographic boundaries. Aspa is a graduate of the American College of Greece and holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Development from Suffolk University.
Laura leads a team of externally-facing university relationship managers in the sourcing and embedding of virtual, experiential projects into Northeastern’s academic programs and courses. Prior to coming to Northeastern, Laura’s scholarly and professional focus centered around accessible experiential opportunity with heightened career impact for students at the graduate, undergraduate, and pre-college levels. The first XN pilot began in Summer 2015 and, with Laura coming on as the dedicated sponsor/employer contact as few months later, XN’s reach scaled from a handful of students and sponsors/projects to over five thousand students and two thousand sponsoring organizations to date. Laura also leads the strategic implementation of projects in academic coursework, ensuring alignment with academic outcomes and industry relevance in project content and student match.
As an Employer Relations Manager on the XN Team, Austin oversees a portfolio of Technology and Healthcare/Biotech programs. Austin helps to establish opportunities for employers to collaborate with Northeastern students on short-term projects, full-time co-ops, full-time post-graduation positions, and everything in between. Before joining the XN Team in 2017, Austin worked for the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Northeastern. Austin has a BA in Psychology from Indiana University Bloomington.
As part of the Experiential Network (XN) team, Emily manages company partners and scopes collaborative project opportunities for students. Emily supports Northeastern University faculty members as they embed project work directly into their course curricula within programs such as data analytics, regulatory affairs, biotech, healthcare management, project management, and more.
As an Employer Relations Manager on the XN team, Jenn oversees a diverse portfolio of Technology, Organizational Leadership, and Education programs. Jenn helps to establish opportunities for employers to collaborate with Northeastern faculty and students to embed project work directly into course curricula. Before joining the XN team in early 2020, Jenn worked in several education and workforce development roles throughout the Boston area. Jenn holds a BA in History and Child Development, as well as an MA in Teaching from Tufts University and is deeply passionate about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
As the Global Co-op Ambassador Tarandeep supports the team with outreach to international employers, co-facilitates Career Studio info sessions and workshops educating students on global co-op experiences. Tarandeep is a student at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland and she will be part of the Northeastern team for a year.