I am currently in my third year at Northeastern and have a combined major in business administration (concentrating in finance) and political science with a minor in law and public policy. I chose Northeastern because of the co-op program—it’s a great opportunity to gain real-world experience. I love all of the opportunities this school has to offer. Although the coursework is hard at times, it’s incredible to think that I have friends in all parts of the world doing study abroad, Dialogues, or co-ops.
Though there are quite a few people from Mexico City at Northeastern, what really makes me unique are my varied interests (hence my unconventional major) that have been shaped because of where I was born and raised. And Northeastern’s academic offerings allowed me to find a way to pursue my varied interests.
I am so grateful for the generous financial support I receive from donors because it makes it possible for me to attend Northeastern. Donor support really does help fund a lot of the organizations and opportunities available here. So many of the things I get to experience here would not be possible, and my life at Northeastern would not be the same.
I would highly encourage students to come here. It’s a great university in one of the most amazing cities in the world. And the co-op program is incomparable to anything. After graduation, I hope to go to law school or get my MBA—both of which Northeastern has made easier by allowing me to pursue all of my interests through my undergraduate degree. I would ultimately like to return home and bring the knowledge I gained here to be of help to my country.
Lilian Ilitzky, DMSB/CSSH’20