What's Sherrette up to now?
The residents have moved in, RA programs are being planned and executed, Co-op is getting more demanding (yet, still exciting) by the day and Sherrette is working diligently on those graduate school applications. If you thought undergraduate applications were challenging, brace yourself for the next chapter. Forget those essays entitled “What are your goals and aspirations?” and step...
The beginning of the BESS year ever!
Last Thursday was the first Fall General Body Meeting for BESS (Black Engineering Student Society) and it was great! The membership truly made my first official meeting as President, one to remember. Some alumni members came out to support and it was nice to be in a room of those who made it! We played a fun game called Networking in Action where members were asked to find other members who could...
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“The Beginning of the rest of our lives” - Jillian R Butler – Senior Gift Drive Chair
Why did I choose Northeastern?
Because it was the prettiest campus! lol..just kidding. My road to select a college was a long one that began during my sophomore year of high school. I started with a list of countries that included “places I’d like to visit.” Then I chose Engineering schools and narrowed it down to programs that seemed really interesting. By junior year, I had a list of 20 schools in North...
What will you do for your community?
As one of the Community Service LLC RA’s on campus, I’m charged with the responsibility of encouraging my residents and the NU community to go out there and make a difference. Our first program is the American Red Cross 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive. Next stop will be the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk onto helping kids in need, just to highlight a few of our activities for...
Officially a Senior!
Yesterday marked the first day of Fall classes and the first official day of my senior year! E-mails welcomed the seniors to the “beginning of the end.” It’s bitter sweet. On one hand, I’m super excited to say “I’m a senior. I will be graduating soon” but, then there’s “Where did 4 years go?!?” I’m excited for what this semester...
I'm in the US..now what?
International Student: Hey! I just go to campus, what should I do?
Sherrette: Welcome! Look at your Orientation Booklet and make sure you look out for the IMPORTANT events for international students and go to them! If you have a conflict, speak with someone at either event before you skip out on one event. For example, I had both International Student events and Engineering orientation events at the same time and had to make sure I didn't miss anything.
International Student: I have a few questions about my visa. Who should I ask?
Sherrette: Visit the ISSI on the 4th Floor of Ell Hall. Their website is www.issi.neu.edu so you can see how to contact them.
International Student: I'd like to know more about the Co-op program. Where would I find that out?
Sherrette: Speak with your academic advisor and the Co-op Coordinator at the ISSI. Your Co-op requirements may be a bit different from US students. Learning the rules of CPT and OPT early is crucial!
International Student: I do not have a US cell phone. What should I do?
Sherrette: Most of the major cellular phone providers (AT&T, T-mobile, Verizon, Sprint) will require you to pay a deposit since you may not have a Social Security number. Do your research and even ask someone at the ISSI. They can help you.
International Student: Any tips?
1. Do not do anything regarding employment or travel without checking in with the ISSI staff.
2. Do not assume that because your friend is an international student, that you can do the same things he/she can do. Each country's rules are unique so visit the ISSI for any questions.
3. Follow ALL the rules that your I-20 and visa state and DO NOT LOSE any of these documents.
4. When in doubt, visit the ISSI. I can't stress this enough. Don't "ask around." Go to the ISSI and get the correct information. Failure to adhere to the regulations for your visa may result in some serious complications.
5. Have fun at Northeastern!!
Being an RA is not a job...it's a LifeStyle
Two weeks of intense RA training have passed and we’re now in the midst of welcoming student back to campus and to Northeastern for the first time! You may be wondering, “What’s this? RA Training?!?” “What’s an RA?” RA stands for Resident Assistant. If you are living on campus you will be in a residence hall with RA’s. Your RA’s are your...