The Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) is an in-person job shadowing program that provides students the opportunity to connect with alumni throughout the world in order to learn more about specific career fields. Alumni post externships through the main website and students can then apply for job shadowing opportunities available during this year’s program. This mentorship experience allows students to learn more about individual companies and industries all within one-day. The externships typically happen over Northwestern’s spring break (mid-March to mid-April).

NEXT is a separate program from the Mentorship Program, though registering for both programs is simple. Registration for NEXT 2019 will open on October 28, 2018 for alumni and November 20, 2018 for students. In the meantime, you can express your interest in this program via this interest form. You can learn more about NEXT here.