Become a Partner

Employers are vying to find, develop, and keep the talented people who will grow and advance their companies. Rapidly evolving business needs—and the new knowledge and skills required to meet those needs—make this an increasingly difficult challenge.

Northeastern University–Toronto can help.

Northeastern leverages its leadership in experiential learning to deliver unique offerings that provide employers with the tools, thinking, and resources they need to build their talent pipeline. We work with a diverse array of businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, startups, and nonprofit organizations, as their corporate development and talent partner.

All grads want to be prepared for their careers. Northeastern students actually are. Employers rate Northeastern graduates higher than others in work ethic, willingness to learn, leadership, and more.

Through our global network and industry-aligned learning and development model, we partner with employers in areas such as:

Talent Development

Customized Professional Development Programs

We leverage our diversified portfolio of educational offerings and faculty members’ broad range of expertise to deliver professional development programs, corporate learning, and customized executive education solutions tailored to the unique needs of your organization.

These programs can often be delivered on site at our Toronto campus, online, or in a hybrid format that combines online and in-person interaction. Northeastern shares particular strengths in the areas of leadership, project management, entrepreneurship, data analytics, and innovation.

To learn more about our corporate development and customized programs, please contact us at [email protected].

Employee Learning and Development

Northeastern’s degree programs, certificates, and courses can help your employees enhance their skills and increase their opportunities for advancement.

We offer more than 150 degrees and certificates and can develop customized partnerships that extend, and provide value in, your tuition assistance program. If you currently run an internal training program, there is potential to map your curriculum to course credit, accelerating your employees’ path to a credential.

To explore these professional development opportunities, please contact us at [email protected].

Employee Recruitment


Our cooperative (co-op) education model integrates classroom learning with practical experience, allowing students to alternate semesters of academic study with six months of full-time employment in positions related to their major or career interests.

For employers, co-op provides a cost-effective way to hire, develop, and on-board up-and-coming talent. More than half of our students receive a job offer from at least one previous co-op employer. When graduates enter the role, they require less training, because they have already been immersed in the company’s culture and are well-versed on the organization’s processes.

To learn more about becoming a co-op employer, please contact us at [email protected].

The Experiential Network

The Experiential Network (XN) partners with sponsoring businesses and organizations to provide students with short-term, real-world projects that complement their academic work. Projects are conducted virtually over a six-week period between the student and the sponsor; students produce deliverables that address and help inform a critical business decision for the sponsor company.

Employers gain access to top talent, and are able to increase their bandwidth without increasing their budget. Through the project-based work, they also receive insights from students who bring a fresh perspective to their organization and provide new and rising managers the opportunity to mentor and develop high-potential students.

If you are interested in building your talent pipeline and exploring these opportunities, please contact us at [email protected].


Our faculty members share a wide range of expertise, focused on areas such as sustainability, health informatics, cybersecurity, energy storage, global health and healthcare processes, and urban public policy. Several opportunities exist for research partnerships.

To learn more about the research opportunities available, please contact us at [email protected]

Events and Speakers

Are you hosting an upcoming event? Northeastern’s experts can be leveraged for key topical events and speaking opportunities in Toronto.

Northeastern University-Toronto welcomes new research, business, and educational partnerships across the region. To learn more about how your organization can become a part of Northeastern’s global network, please contact us at [email protected].