Students gain invaluable experience by participating in six-week, virtual projects that impact critical business decisions. These projects not only benefit learners but bolster Northeastern’s position as the global leader in experiential learning for all students. 

How XN Works

The Experiential Network helps graduate and professional learners integrate and apply their learning and development in a real-world professional setting.


Through Experiential Network (XN) projects students can apply their classroom learning to a real-world environment, gain valuable experience, enhance their resumé, and build their professional networks.


Everything you need to know about Experiential Network (XN) Projects.

Projects Portfolio

Samples of projects successfully completed through the Experiential Network (XN) project program, and feedback from sponsors and students.

Employer & Sponsor Partners

Information on Experiential Learning for Employers and Sponsors.

XN Benefits

Learn how Experiential Network (XN) projects benefit both students and sponsors.

Recommended Application Deadline Information:

Most students are able to participate in XN projects every quarter, every semester, or every half-term, depending on enrollment status and eligibility.

It is recommended that for any given term, students apply one month prior to the term's start dates. Please see below for application deadlines.

Be sure to select the appropriate term and course (as some projects are embedded in your academic courses) you're applying for on your XN application.

Students may participate in XN up to three times over the course of their degree program.

View full list of XN deadlines.