Student Associates & Fellows

Become a CEM Student Associate

The Center for Emerging Markets invites undergraduate students from all Northeastern University colleges and schools to become CEM Student Associates. 

Student Associates strengthen and expand emerging-market-related programming and research at Northeastern by participating in the Emerging Markets club, volunteering at select CEM events, performing research on emerging markets, and helping share the word about CEM activities at student outreach events. Student Associates enjoy opportunities to partner on research with CEM Faculty Fellows, help shape CEM student programming and outreach efforts, and learn alongside like-minded undergraduate students.  

Each semester, CEM will recognize star Student Associates entering their final academic year as Student Fellows, and award them a $1,000 scholarship for their dedication to emerging markets.

Meet our Winter 2024 CEM Student Associates

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Eligibility

Undergraduate students from all Northeastern University schools and colleges are welcome and encouraged to become CEM Student Associates!  

Application Process

Interested students can apply to become a CEM Student Associate through an online form at the end of the fall and spring semesters.  

Applicants will be asked to share their aspirations for becoming a Student Associate, what they're hoping to contribute to emerging-market-related programming at Northeastern, and their recent contributions to CEM and/or emerging markets research and programming throughout the semester. Faculty recommendations are encouraged, but not required. 

Applications will be reviewed by a panel comprised of CEM's Director, Program Manager, and CEM Faculty Fellows. 

Important Dates

Monday, April 1, 2024
Student Associate applications for the Spring 2024 semester open

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Student Associate applications for the Spring 2024 semester close

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Spring 2024 Student Associates announced

Terms & Expectations

Student Associates are expected to attend at least two CEM events and contribute at least eight hours to support other emerging-market-related initiatives each semester. Contributions may include participating in the Emerging Market club, performing research on Emerging Markets with faculty, or playing a key role in helping to organize major CEM activities or events. 

They will be responsible for briefly reporting on their activities at the end of each academic semester.  

Students are highly encouraged to enroll in Northeastern's Undergraduate Minor in Emerging Markets to complement their role as CEM Student Associates.  

Students away on co-op or exchange can maintain their Student Associate status by resuming participation when they return to campus.  

Becoming a Student Fellow

Each semester, CEM will recognize star Student Associates entering their final academic year as Student Fellows, and award them a $1,000 scholarship for their dedication to emerging markets.

Students will be selected to become Student Fellows based on their contributions as Student Associates. Contributions may include holding a leadership role in the Emerging Market club, performing research on Emerging Markets with faculty, or playing a key role in helping to organize major CEM activities or events. 

To become a Student Fellow, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at Northeastern University; 
  • Be entering or in their final academic year (graduating in the next 12 months); 
  • Be enrolled in the Undergraduate Minor in Emerging Markets; and 
  • Have served as a CEM Student Associate for at least one full semester. 
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above is preferred but not required. 

Ready to become an Associate?

Student Associate applications for the Spring 2024 semester will be open from April 1April 16.

Contact

Please contact Kathryn Slomski, Program Manager at the Center for Emerging Markets, at k.slomski@northeastern.edu if you have any questions.