Experiential Network (XN)

How It Works

The Experiential Network (XN) is a new initiative built to help all Northeastern learners engage in experiential learning opportunities with our real-world partners.

Students gain invaluable experience by participating in six-week, virtual projects that impact critical business decisions. These projects not only benefit learners but bolster Northeastern’s position as the global leader in experiential learning for all students.

The Experiential Network’s intentionally designed project experiences empower graduate and professional learners to integrate and apply their learning and development in a real-world professional setting, similar to gig-economy work experiences within the context of and aligned with an academic course.

These short-term projects help students apply their skills to solve problems with real parameters and constraints that deliver real value to project sponsors. Students complete projects remotely and typically work 30-40 hours on a project over approximately six weeks. Projects are scoped and evaluated by sponsors with assistance from the XN staff, who provide the administrative and operational support for the academic programs and the student participants.


Additional Project-based Experience

Students! In addition to participating in XN projects through your coursework, XN also offers co-curricular experiential projects at no cost to you.
All you need to do is email with your name, academic program, and college, and we’ll be in touch with next steps! The deadline to connect with XN is one month prior to the start of the upcoming term.