As a participating student, you are able to search available externships by company, location, and/or professional fields. To apply, you’ll need to submit a personal statement and anonymous resume for each externship opportunity. Only current Northwestern students are eligible.

NEXT 2020 Timeline:

  • Alumni host registration: October 28, 2019 - November 15, 2019
  • Student application process: November 19, 2019 - December 6, 2019
  • Host ranking process: December 16, 2019 - January 10, 2020
  • Alumni and student matches announced: Week of January 13, 2020

  • What do student externs say about the NEXT program?

    "It was a very eye-opening experience. I got to experience what it’s really like to work in this field, which I could never fully understand just by talking to professionals in a coffee chat or info session." - 2018 NEXT Student

    I enjoyed being able to talk to someone who was in the same position as me at one point and see how their experiences shaped their career path." - 2018 NEXT Student

    "I enjoyed the on-on-one time I had with the employees I spoke with and how I was able to learn about various departments in the company to get a full sense of what I could possibly do when working for a company like this." - 2018 NEXT Student

    "My externship host was incredible! He was very attentive to me while I was there and was so willing to answer all of my questions. He truly helped prepare me for what to expect with internship and job interviews." - 2018 NEXT Student

    "I enjoyed every bit of the externship. I had an amazing host who designed a detailed agenda that allowed me to gain as much information and experience within a day as possible. I loved how the externship connected me to people whose candid stories gave me so much inspiration and movtivation." - 2018 NEXT Student

    "I loved getting a transparent point of view about the industry. I felt very welcome and learned an immense amount about an industry I'd like to be in." - 2018 NEXT Student

    Interested in learning more about the NEXT program?

    For more information and detailed application instructions, please refer to our Resources page.

    Student questions? Contact or 847-491-3700.