Andrew Dickens, MCS'17
ALIGN program in computer science in Seattle
The Align master's degree in computer science, designed for bachelor's degree holders with no computing experience or training, was just what Andrew Dickens, MS'17, needed to vault into a software engineering position with Amazon.
“Align produces an engineer capable of more than simply writing software,” he says. “Pairing my master's in computer science with my undergrad, MBA, and previous experience has allowed me to influence projects and add value outside of the engineering context.”
Mariella Hidalgo Del Alamo, MS'19
master’s program in leadership
Mariella Hidalgo Del Alamo, MS'19, a native of Peru, enrolled in Northeastern's master's program in leadership to fast-forward her career in human resources. Eager for professional experience, she turned to the Experiential Network, which challenges students to complete six-week virtual projects for companies. Working with LearnWell, which provides in-hospital tutoring to school-age patients, Hidalgo Del Alamo became a culturally adept team player—and was soon hired full time as a recruiter. “Now that I have experience working in a new country, in a different language, I can better understand the needs of employees from different cultures,” she says.
Gurjot Virk, MS'20
master’s program in regulatory affairs in Toronto
Gurjot Virk, MS'20, enrolled at Northeastern's location in Toronto—which offers Canada's only master's degree in regulatory affairs—to gain a competitive edge. Combined with his professional experience, he's acquired analytical and team management skills, as well as a robust knowledge of laws and regulations related to drugs and medical devices. The curriculum also aligns with his desire to work internationally. “The program covers Canadian, American, as well as international regulatory affairs to prepare its students to work anywhere that they wish in the world,” he says.