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Bay Area solutions, global impact

Your partner in surfacing solutions for workforce development, accelerating innovation, and building stronger communities, locally and beyond.

Creating solutions for your organization’s needs

Accelerate innovation

Build a talent pipeline

Develop your people

  • Collaborate with us to identify your talent and retention gaps
  • Co-design degrees, courses, or workshops—delivered online or in person—to close these gaps and ensure your employees develop the skills they need

Recruit exceptional employees

  • Work with us to define your organization’s ideal candidate pool for your current needs
  • Recruit highly trained emerging professionals from our top graduates

Our partnerships create results 

Learn about the impact of partnering with us in Oakland, the Bay Area, and across the Northeastern network.

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Developing community solutions

Partnering with Northeastern’s Burnes Center for Social Change and Mills College at Northeastern, the City of Oakland, the Oakland Fund for Public Innovation, and the GovLab launched an initiative to co-design solutions to some of the city’s toughest problems. The initiative tapped into the experiences and expertise of Oakland residents to identify concrete, impactful solutions in the City Challenge areas of abandoned vehicles and illegal dumping, homelessness and encampments, and violent crime.

In addition to reviewing proposals from local citizens and selecting finalists, Northeastern provided practical coaching to the winners to enable them to transform their ideas into realities that benefit the community.

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Bay Area Co-op Partners

Tapping into new talent

San Francisco Bay Area companies like Meta, PayPal, and Toast are hiring Northeastern students skilled in software development for co-ops and permanent positions. Students hit the ground running, doing impactful work that includes writing code, UX design, and engineering. From idea conception to building solutions, they iterate quickly and integrate seamlessly into project teams. They’re also helping companies diversify their staffs. Since 2018, Northeastern has worked with more than 255 Bay Area organizations and placed more than 1,400 students in co-op opportunities.

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Training a tech-savvy team

L.L.Bean, a founding partner of Northeastern’s Roux Institute, sought to equip its employees with the skills to innovate. So the 110-year-old outdoor retailer partnered with Northeastern to co-develop data analytics courses tailored for its employees.

To date, 30 employees have put their new skills to use, interpreting raw data and strategizing in key areas like product marketing, forecasting trends, and supply-chain management. In the future, L.L. Bean’s employees will also be able to complete coursework in communication and visualization, databases, and statistics.

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Launching STEM careers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) created a pathway specifically for Northeastern students into software development co-ops. Students enrolled in the Align Master’s Program in Computer Science—offered at Northeastern in Oakland—can apply. AWS provides exceptional co-op performers tuition reimbursement and a stipend until they graduate, plus a job.

Northeastern designed Align to help college graduates with no background in programming break into tech. Learners cover the fundamentals, then complete master’s level coursework. Hiring managers say they prize Align graduates’ technical skills and diversity of thought and perspective.

Novant Health

Skilling up future leaders

The growing healthcare system Novant Health wanted help building a pipeline of future leaders. They collaborated with our faculty in Charlotte to shape a training program and deliver it flexibly, online and in person.

Novant’s program teaches leadership skills to employees who aspire to the next level of responsibility. Northeastern’s Oakland campus can help Bay Area organizations craft programs to build knowledge in project management, artificial intelligence, computer science, or data analytics. Learners can start tackling real work challenges right away.


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