First Year International Master’s

Welcome to Career Design and Northeastern! As a first-year international graduate student, you’ll want to use this year to expand your professional network by building relationships with your faculty, advisers, alumni, and peers. Explore leadership opportunities with student organizations, join professional organizations, and conduct informational interviews with professionals in your field. Reflect on your coursework to identify areas of strong interest and participate in Experiential Network (XN projects), service learning, and other experiential options. Take advantage of the many opportunities and resources our nationally ranked career center provides to ensure that you’re on the right path for you!

To help you get started, we recommend the Career Design coaching labs below. However, these are only suggestions. Every learner has different needs. Feel free to browse all of the lab descriptions and the full schedule. You are welcome to attend in whatever sequence works best for you and to return to any and all coaching labs for help as often as needed.

  • Check out our International Student resources webpage and join the Northeastern University International Student and Alumni LinkedIn group to identify professionals from your country and career field.
  • If you are not fully confident in your English, utilize The International Tutoring Center through Global Student Success to polish your written and spoken English before interviewing for professional positions next year.
  • Connect with NU Student Temps to learn whether there are virtual or other on-campus opportunities to build experience and be sure also to complete any requirements for co-op.
  • Make sure to attend Email Etiquette and Small Talk for International Students, co-sponsored by Global Student Success.