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Beth Callahan

Academic Advisor


Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Beth Callahan, 335 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000


  • EdM in educational leadership and policy studies, Boston University
  • BA in international relations, Boston University

About Beth

What are the brief specifics of your educational/career background?

I completed my BA in international relations at Boston University. I worked as an International Credentials Evaluator for a private company in Boston before joining the academic advising team at Emerson College. During my time at Emerson, I completed my EdM in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Boston University.

What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most/find most interesting about what you do?

As an academic advisor in Khoury College, I help students with long term academic planning, understanding their degree requirements, scheduling, and course registration. I support students throughout their time at Northeastern, from orientation to graduation, connecting them with the resources they need to reach their academic, personal, and professional goals along the way. I also teach several sections of Khoury College’s first-year course, CS1200 Leadership Skill Development. As a CS1200 instructor, I have the opportunity to work closely with the new students joining our Khoury College community.

Working with students to map out their plans, fitting all the pieces of the puzzle together so they fulfill their academic requirements, but also fit in opportunities like study abroad, graduate-level coursework, a minor program, multiple co-op placements, research, etc., is what I enjoy most about my role.

What’s the most compelling thing to you about the research/work that goes on at the College?

Computer science is everywhere and is for everyone, and it’s exciting to see the innovative ways in which Khoury College supports this belief. There is an always growing number of combined major and meaningful minor programs available to our students, and also more large-scale initiatives Khoury College is a part of, like the Center for Inclusive Computing, aimed at increasing the number of women and underrepresented minorities in computer science.