Experiential Network (XN) helps Northeastern University students work in their respective fields while working with different sponsors on a wide array of projects.

Through the execution of flexible six-week virtual projects, students apply what they’ve learned in class in a real-world context, gain valuable experience to enhance their resumé, and build their professional networks.

Students can participate in XN projects in Capstone courses, Signature Assignments in electives, or complete XN Sprints as part of an assignment in a course. Through these courses, students receive faculty direction, professional development, coaching and mentoring, and feedback to help ensure a satisfactory experience for students and sponsors.


Students must be currently enrolled in a Northeastern bachelor’s completion or graduate program with at least nine credits of completed coursework (for some programs, 12-16 completed credits are required). A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required. Students must submit a completed application for their desired program term.

International students are encouraged to apply! Students in F-1 or J-1 status must maintain all related eligibility requirements, including continuous eight-credit minimum, full-time enrollment (of which a minimum of four must be taken in the classroom) during the entire academic term.

XN Project Term Dates and Deadlines 2019-2020

Contact Morgan Hughes at with any questions.

Start Your XN Application

Submit an application to XN. You’ll be required to submit a resumé, several short answers, and an introductory video.

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