Sherman Programs

GENERATE : Student Led Product Development Studio

 

Generate is a student-lead product development studio that provides real product development for real northeastern ventures. Our members are undergraduate and graduate students from every Northeastern University college and program. Clients can be undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and young alumni ventures.

As an extracurricular developmental opportunity for both members and clients, Generate focuses on individual growth.  Members can expect to volunteer up to 10 hours per week, and, in return, receive hands on product development experience with real client ventures.  Clients benefit from a team of developers focused on taking their product from A to B over the course of a semester, at no cost.

APPLICATION TIMELINE  

Generate is application-based, with a variety of positions of four-month, six-month, and year-long length. The application cycle is typically as follows

Executive Director & Management Team

Application Timeline :

March – May for the upcoming academic year

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Leadership Positions

Application Timeline :

Late May – Early June for Summer/Fall

Early November for Winter/Spring

Clients

Application Timeline :

Mid June – Late July for Fall Semester

Mid November – Late December for Spring Semester

Team Positions

Application Timeline :

Early June for Fall.

Early November for Spring

SHERMAN VENTURE CO-OP

 

The Sherman Venture Co-op provides Northeastern University founders the opportunity to develop their own venture over the course of a six-month period. The best part?  You’re paid while you do so.  The ideal co-op is a Northeastern University undergrad or graduate student who has identified a concept or technology to address a specific and well-characterized market need.

Success of the venture concept is not the goal of this co-op. Rather, the development of the entrepreneur (i.e. experiencing the good, bad and ugly of entrepreneurship) is our focus. The venture concept is merely a tool for that development. Special emphasis is placed on the professional development and mental/emotional health of the those we support.

Need more info ?

Contact Sherman Director Ted Johnson at ted.johnson@northeastern.edu

APPLICATION TIMELINE  

Applications are accepted via NUWorks at the following times:

Spring Co-op Cycle

Application Timeline :

September/ October for the upcoming co-op cycle

Fall Co-op Cycle

Application Timeline :

January/February for the upcoming co-op cycle

Resources for Engineering Ventures

 

REV is a low-barrier and flexible venture support program based on the real needs of real NU startups. Similar to the Sherman Venture Co-op, this program is meant to be self-driven, while providing a small amount of structure to keep you moving forward.

Resources change each semester based on the needs of upcoming participants, but typically include founder group session, mentorship, and access to physical Sherman resources.

REV is open to Northeastern undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and recently alumni.  To express interest, contact Sherman Director Ted Johnson at ted.johnson@northeastern.edu

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

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Connection

Connect Entrepreneurial Engineers with discipline-specific engineering alumni to facilitate the development of solutions and perform early stage testing (both technological and market-based).

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Education

Teach  students to find and evaluate technological needs in a solution-agnostic manner while fostering and strengthening their enthusiasm for technological innovation.

Propel

Launch student concepts forward into the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, while guiding them through the hurdles of venture creation.

FORGE

Forge is a diverse user-centric development community that teaches product development and entrepreneurial skills to students interested in tech.

Forge targets undergraduate students who are looking to gain experience and learn about product development and entrepreneurship. There are no college or skill requirements as we strive to foster a diverse community built around educating our members and providing opportunities to grow for all.

APPLICATION TIMELINE  

Forge is application-based, with a variety of positions of four-month, six-month, and year-long length. The application cycle is typically as follows

Executive Director

Application Timeline :

January – March for the upcoming academic year

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Management Team

Application Timeline :

May – June for Summer/Fall

November – December for Spring Semester

Team Leads & Members

Application Timeline :

July – September for Fall Semester

November – January for Spring Semester