Can’t-miss events across Northeastern’s global network in September 2020

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Explore SAIL: A one-stop shop to find all virtual events at Northeastern

Learning happens everywhere, all the time, even when we can’t be together on campus. Now, through SAIL, a digital platform designed to track personal and professional growth, there is one central place to find and enroll in virtual opportunities around Northeastern’s global network. Explore virtual events on the web, or on the iOS or Android SAIL app.

Hear about NUBridge

Attend this online information session to learn about NUBridge, a new program at Northeastern’s Silicon Valley regional campus that will help students learn how to adapt to constantly changing careers. The session will be on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 12 p.m. PDT. 

Learn about entrepreneurship

Sign up for this Lifelong Learning: On Demand program to learn about “Demystifying the Entrepreneurial Journey.” The program is available on demand throughout the month of September. 

Test how well you know Boston

Join the Office of Global Services for a trivia night all about the history of Boston on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. EDT. 

Chat with west coast program directors

Incoming graduate students on the west coast campuses can attend this online discussion to hear from program directors in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 8 a.m. PDT. 

Learn about detecting explosives

The Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats is hosting a free series of seminars to showcase the department’s research and collaboration. This meeting will discuss methods for detecting both organic and inorganic explosives on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 11:30 a.m. EDT. 

Receive advice from upperclassmen

Hear from older students in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences share what they wish they had known when they were first-year students, at this virtual panel on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 1 p.m. EDT.

Explore global opportunities

The Global Experience Office is hosting two sessions where you can learn all about the different study abroad programs, such as the traditional semester-long abroad, Dialogue of Civilizations, or the newly implemented virtual offerings. Learn more via Zoom on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 9:30 a.m. EDT., and Friday, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m. EDT.

Hear about the international student experience at Northeastern

Join a panel of international students for two question-and-answer sessions to learn about the ins and outs of campus, student life, and more, on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 3 p.m. EDT, and Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. EDT.

Learn about the University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is one of Australia’s most iconic universities, and one that has served as a desired destination for many Northeastern students studying abroad. Learn more about the university at this information session on Monday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. EDT.

Explore the Align program

This information session will cover how you can get a Master’s in computer science through the Align program. The session is on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 12 p.m. EDT. 

Get involved with IDEA

IDEA, Northeastern’s student-led venture accelerator, will hold two information sessions throughout September for students looking to get involved with the group. Tune in via Zoom on Sept. 8 and 22, at 6 p.m. EDT.

Manage your time effectively

Student or not, procrastination is a bad habit that plagues almost everyone. Log onto this workshop to learn concrete strategies to better manage your time on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m.

Break out your dancing shoes for some salsa

Stay in for a night of upbeat Afro-Cuban music, and salsa with the Northeastern Ballroom Dancing Club, who will be giving an online crash course on all things salsa, on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m.

Discuss social justice issues with peers

Join Northeastern’s Progressive Student Alliance and Students for Justice in Palestine to talk about pressing issues around the world at this virtual mixer on Monday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. EDT.

Get up and dance 

Join the Northeastern Ballroom Dancing Club for their dance camp! The camp will deliver a crash course on different styles of dance over several nights: the American foxtrot on Monday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. EDT; International rumba on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. EDT; and American waltz on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. EDT. 

Learn about whistleblowers

A whistleblower is a person who exposes information or activity within an organization that is deemed illegal, or unethical. Join a panel discussion that includes David Sanger, the chief Washington correspondent from The New York Times, to discuss the roles that whistleblowers play in politics on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. EDT.

Familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of Snell Library

Learn about all of the services and resources available at Snell Library, as well as the new public health procedures to enter and exit the building, at this information session on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m.

Hear about how the pandemic has sparked innovation

Attend this online event to learn about how the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked robotic innovation, from UVC-light disinfecting to food delivery robots, on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 8 a.m. EDT. 

Learn about disinformation on social media

Tune into this online panel discussion to learn about fake news, disinformation on social media, and how to reclaim your feeds on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. EDT.

Attend an entrepreneur’s fireside chat

Discuss the venture capital industry and entrepreneurship at this virtual fireside chat on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. EDT. 

Discuss the battle for voting rights

Join the Public Interest Law Scholars Program for this virtual conference on “The Battle for Voting Rights in 2020” on Friday, Sept. 18, at 12 p.m. EDT. 

Leverage your stories

Learn how to leverage your stories and experiences to stand out in interviews with this workshop on Monday, Sept. 21, at 9:30 a.m. PDT.

Improve your networking skills

Tune into this workshop to learn how to establish, build, and maintain a solid network on Monday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. PDT. 

Manage your stress

Join this interactive session to learn how to use yoga and its principles to manage your stress on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. EDT. 

Design your future

Learn about design theory philosophy and how it can invigorate your personal and professional journey with this workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. PDT.

Attend the virtual Women in Law conference

Tune in to the annual Women in Law conference, now all online! This year’s conference is “All in: Reimagining Inclusive Workplaces,” so be sure to attend on Friday, Sept. 25, at 8 a.m. EDT. 

Hear from an author and CEO

Join this seminar with Rana Kaliouby, author of Girl Decoded and CEO of Affectiva, to hear about her journey and her company on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. EDT.  

Discuss the culture shock of moving to a new country

Moving to a new country and experiencing a new culture can be exciting and overwhelming. Join this virtual workshop to discuss culture shock and ways to adjust to a new place on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. PDT. 

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