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Freshmen set sights on future

Throughout the summer, incoming freshmen attended summer orientation to get acquainted with life at Northeastern. We took the opportunity to ask the university’s newest students what they are most excited for as they begin their Northeastern experience.


Alexandra Cohen
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Major: Civil engineering
“I came to Boston because it’s a city with a lot of students from all over the world. I wanted the whole college experience.”


Aaron Hoang
Hometown: Revere, Mass.
Major: Computer science
“I already can’t wait for co-op. It’s a great opportunity, and it could help me get a job right out of college.”


Julia Fisher
Hometown: Livingston, N.J.
Major: International business
“I love languages and I’ve already studied abroad in Spain, so I just can’t wait to see what experiences Northeastern has to offer.”


Muigai Unaka
Hometown: Randolph, Mass.
Major: Computer science and digital arts
“I’m going to meet new people and network as much as I can to learn about this big world around us.”


Erika Nothnagel
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Major: International business and Spanish
“I definitely want to go to Mexico and study accounting. I couldn’t do that at any other school.”


Andrew Cloud
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
Major: Computer science and interactive media
“I want to study computer science now, but if it turned out I wanted to stray away from that field, I wouldn’t be stuck. There’s so much I could explore here.”