The marriage of education and co-op is a defining experience at Northeastern. Megan Carter, a sophomore who maintains a 4.0 grade point average in biology, added a third point of emphasis: She was on co-op at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston while pursuing an NCAA championship in women’s ice hockey.
In January, Carter began working 8 a.m. shifts as a medical assistant in the neurological surgery department of the world-renowned hospital, where she helped with a variety of patient procedures. By 5 p.m. she was biking straight to Matthews Arena for the Huskies’ evening practices. If work kept her late, the coaches would prepare a special video session for her.
Three hockey players—Carter, sophomore forward Katy Knoll, and junior forward Emma Jurusik—were on co-op while the record-breaking Huskies were going 22-2-1, sweeping through the Hockey East tournament for a fourth straight year, and forcing the final of the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Championship into overtime before losing 2-1 last month in Erie, Pa.
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