Business Meets Casual

The Creative Side of D'Amore-McKim

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happinessandambition asked: How is speare hall?

Speare was my home for year one and I was quite happy with it! The rooms look identical to Stetson east and west, but they have plenty of storage space. You can get all your packages right from the mail center in the lower lobby, and the floors alternate between having individual study rooms and a giant common room with couches and huge TV. I think you will really enjoy Speare!

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happinessandambition asked: And do we get free cable? Thank you.

Yes we do! We also get free HBO for all you Game of Thrones addicts. Just be sure to bring your own cord to connect the wall cable jack to the back of your tv.

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Anonymous asked: Hi there? How expensive is northeastern really and how diverse? Is the business school there academically challenging and/or exviting to you?

Hi! Some excellent questions. As far as cost, the baseline is around $54,000/year, but they are really good with both their need-based and merit-based financial aid (loans, scholarships, grants, etc.) In fact, more than 80% of our students receive some form of financial aid. In terms of diversity, there is definitely a large international student population, as well as domestic students from all around the country. 

The business school requires a lot of work and dedication, but if you put in the time and effort you will be successful. We have many professors who come right from their industry, and bring a lot of experience and knowledge of real-world application with them. I think you will find that there are many opportunities within D’Amore-McKim to suit a wide range of interests. To top it all off, the co-op program gives you the chance to practice what you learn, and get a true idea of what a career in your chosen major will be like. I hope this can answer your questions, feel free to reach out if you have any more!

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Anonymous asked: Hi! How many co-ops are you planning on doing/have done and would you say getting a co-op is fairly competitive? Also, what made you choose Northeastern over other schools?

Co-op is actually the differentiator that drew me to Northeastern. That, along with the wide selection and flexibility of the majors/minors to fit all interests makes the University extremely strong for job placement. I personally will be doing two co-ops, since I am doing my degrees in four years. As far as getting co-ops, it really depends which ones you are going for. As long as you put some effort into the process, you will definitely get a co-op job. However, some of them are far more selective than others. It will definitely help to go in with a strong GPA, involvement on campus, and prior work experience if possible, but if you have a job you are super passionate about then you can definitely have a shot!

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Anonymous asked: what if I am not comfortable with my room mate? how do I change her/him?

Typically housing does a pretty good job with matching roommates, so I would encourage you to give it a few weeks when the semester starts and see how it goes. If you absolutely need to switch roommates, then you can always talk to Northeastern housing, either through email or in person in the lower lobby of Speare Hall. They might be able to match you up with someone else looking for a new roommate and help you to switch rooms.

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Anonymous asked: how can we transfer money in the husky card?

Money can be added to the husky card through NUPay in your myNEU account, but it cannot necessarily be transferred. For example, you cannot use printing dollars for doing laundry. However, as I said, money can always be added to the card and the different categories (dining dollars, printing dollars, laundry bucks, etc.)

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Anonymous asked: which residence hall do you live in?

I am actually going to be in an apartment on St. Stephen street this year, so I will not be in a residence hall.

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Anonymous asked: Does the meal plan include breakfast? If not, where do people eat that?

The dining halls do include breakfast, but your meal plan is based off a certain number of swipes per week. These swipes are used simply to get into the dining hall, and it is unlimited buffet style after you are in. The swipes can be used for any meal, and the 3 options for freshman are 10, 15, or 19 meals per week (sophomore and older can have 5 meals per week as well). Many students will keep cereal and milk in their rooms so they can have breakfast without having to use a meal swipe, saving it for a lunch or a dinner.

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Anonymous asked: What is the dorm system like? When we leave in Dec for vacations, are we supposed to take all the stuff backk? Or is it just like taking essentials and leaving the rest behind?

Good question! That is totally up to you. Typically, the dorms will be closed for access during Christmas break (unless you are staying on campus for the break, in which case Housing can work something out). You are allowed to leave items in the rooms though. The rooms will be cleaned during winter break, but items can be left in the room while it’s being cleaned.

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Anonymous asked: Hi sam! Can you share more about the internship you got after your freshmen year? Is it typically hard to find internships for the summer? And was yours in Boston?

Hi! An internship after your freshman year is an awesome move, it’ll give you valuable work experience that will set you up for a better first co-op experience, and ultimately better future co-ops and post-grad job opportunities, so I highly recommend it! Mine was right near my home up in New Hampshire at an integrated marketing firm called GY&K. I found it from emailing leaders in local marketing firms and asking to do an informational interview with them, just to get a better idea of the opportunities within marketing and see if they knew of any internship programs. I had the chance to sit down with the president of the firm, and after a great chat he informed me about the internship opportunity and after a second interview I was accepted into the program. I actually wrote a guest post on the Northeastern career services blog, The Works, about tips for getting a freshman summer internship, which you can check out at I hope this helps!