NEXT - City of San Diego_600x367.jpgBecome one of the hundreds of industry-leading alumni throughout the country who host a Northwestern student for a premiere one-day job shadowing experience. Register now for the Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT). Alumni Host registration will run from December 8, 2014 through January 9, 2015.


Co-sponsored by the Northwestern Alumni Association and Northwestern Career Advancement, NEXT is a one-day job shadowing program that offers current NU students the opportunity to accompany alumni at their place of employment in order to learn about a specific career field.


As a NEXT host you will:

  • Host one or more students at your place of work for one day.
  • Provide insight into your career field.
  • Serve as a valuable resource for students interested in your industry.


Externships should occur between March 23 and April 24, 2015, though most are held during Northwestern’s spring break (March 23 – March 27). The alumni host and student extern(s) will determine an exact date within this time frame, though if scheduling prevents, both parties are also welcome to agree on another time outside of this schedule.


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