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Jennifer Shire

Assistant Co-op Coordinator

Jennifer Shire


Office Location

35-37 Leon Street
307A Meserve Hall
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Jennifer Shire, 301 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • MBA in Finance, Columbia University
  • BA in English Literature, Mount Holyoke College

What are the specifics of your educational/career background?

I have extensive experience building talent management programs for a variety of industries and coaching individuals from entry-level to seasoned executives. Prior to joining Northeastern University, I held various human resource leadership roles in college recruitment as well as learning & development at such firms as Charles River Development, MathWorks, Cisco Systems, and Fidelity Investments.

In addition to many years in industry, I have held several positions in higher education: Assistant Dean for Organizational and Partner Relations at Babson Executive Education and the Director for Undergraduate Career Development at Babson College in Wellesley, MA.

I received my BA in English Literature from Mount Holyoke College, originally pursuing my love of literature in the publishing industry. Later, I shifted to Wall Street and received an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.

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

I love teaching and helping students to achieve their professional goals through the acquisition of their first, second, or third co-op. Whether it’s in the classroom or in 1:1 meetings with individual students, I leverage my professional knowledge and connections to help them achieve success on their own.

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

Experiential learning is a valuable asset to the university as a whole and to our students. Northeastern’s access to learning by doing provides our students a significant advantage over other university graduates who do not have access to our brand of experiential education.

Where did you grow up or spend your most defining years?

I spent the most defining years of my childhood on the north coast of Maine picking wild blueberries, fishing, and collecting rocks.