Northeastern University–Seattle welcomed more than 600 visitors at an open house last week to showcase the university’s new graduate campus and the dynamic graduate degree programs it offers in high-demand fields such as cybersecurity, health informatics, computer science, bioinformatics, and engineering.
At the event, prospective students joined Seattle-area business leaders and elected officials, as well as Northeastern alumni, to share information about the university. The discussions focused on opportunities stemming from the strong connection between the region’s economy and Northeastern’s leadership in areas specific to the advanced knowledge needed to power Seattle’s growing industries.
“The event was a great success,” said Tayloe Washburn, Northeastern University-Seattle’s dean and CEO. “We had intense activity and discussions for three hours, where our visitors showed a serious and deep interest in areas such as our research activities, co-op program, academic programs, and community engagement.”
The group interacted through info sessions and multimedia stations to explore the university’s educational and research enterprise and learn about the 28 graduate degree programs offered. The degrees, designed for working professionals, are delivered through an innovative hybrid education model that merges online and on-campus learning.
The open house gave visitors a glimpse of Northeastern’s signature co-op program and highlighted the ways in which the university’s innovative research and global network of alumni and business partnerships could lead to new, valuable collaborations with industry and government in the Seattle region.
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle City Council President Sally Clark also spoke at the event, welcoming Northeastern to the community.
The Seattle campus opened in December in the city’s South Lake Union section. The open house, Washburn noted, was the campus’ first public event and was part of the ongoing effort to introduce Northeastern University to the Puget Sound region and form meaningful partnerships. The campus in December also hosted representatives from 50 top area-businesses to network to explore co-op employer relationships and collaborations with Northeastern’s Career Services.