Northeastern’s Intersection of Career and Identity
NU PLACE is envisioned as a vibrant hub encompassing all programs, resources, and services in the Northeastern University global ecosystem that address the intersection of career and identity.
Student Action Team
The Student Action Team, comprised of the NU PLACE Fellows, provides support to the NU PLACE initiative. The Fellows will develop as the next generation of DEIA practitioners as they gain leadership and professional development opportunities, including how to navigate critical identity-based conversations (e.g., microaggressions, imposter syndrome, and identity focused branding). The Fellows collectively assist in the ongoing development of a streamlined hub of resources and programs, as well as provide recommendations for increasing career success for historically marginalized learner populations.
Messages from the Founders on their hopes for NU PLACE:
Former member of the Office of Employer Engagement and Career Design
“I hope at face value, [NU PLACE] can increase access to well-paying job opportunities for marginalized learners. I think the pay equity and employment gap starts as soon as co-op, with access to highly sought-after opportunities or internships that may be competitive… And so, we want to start addressing those gaps right now, so that we can work towards better pay and employment for our students that in our world are typically marginalized in the workplace. We want to start breaking the cycle with our students.”
Former member of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
“I think first and foremost, I really want NU PLACE to be the place that people know to come to when looking for those programs that are looking at the intersections of identity and career advancement. I want them to know that this is the place where I’m going to find a program or resource that’s going to address my concerns… Because you know, with the programs that I’ve worked on with B.L.A.C.K and L.A.T.I.N.X and Reach Out and reading [the student’s] feedback saying, “I would have never thought to have this conversation” or “I never knew how to have this conversation so I’m so thankful I was a part of this experience and now I know what questions to ask.” Without a resource like that, they’re just going into uncharted waters and trying to figure it out on their own.”