Northeastern University 2019 Commencement

Northeastern University 2019 Commencement

October 13, 2019 4 By Stanley Isaacs


– My experience at Northeastern
has been really amazing. – First engineer in
the family to graduate. – Going to Northeastern just
feels like any opportunity that I wanted, I’ve had access to it. – Class of 2019! (inspirational music) – Let’s view your years at Northeastern through a different lens. The lens of reinvention. Reinvention is not the
accumulation of ideas. It’s much more than a skill or an acumen. Reinvention requires agility,
resilience, and creativity. These attributes equip
us to achieve any goal. To fulfill any dream. You all have lived it
here at Northeastern. And I call this, the
Northeastern Advantage. – So today, I would like
to pause for just a moment, to appreciate the parts of
you that you don’t put online. In fact, I would like to
mount a rigorous defense of your boring, internal, book reading, dish washing, thought having life. It’s a concept that I’m going to call, the Un-Instagrammable Self. Here’s something I truly believe, everything of any
significance that you will do in your life, will be done by
your Un-Instagrammable Self. – This arena is filled with
the most extraordinary, inventive people. Forward thinking leaders of tomorrow. Trailblazers in the Arts,
medicine, engineering, politics and business and we
are ignited to make change and lift off from here. – The global experiences that broadened the arc of your dreams, now is the moment for all
of you to wave your flags. (inspirational music) In a future of machine intelligence, reinvention gives us humans an edge. Think of it this way, if you
cannot reinvent yourself, you risk becoming obsolete. Now, the world belongs to you. It is in your hands, and it is time for us to go on vacation. (uplifting music)