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 2017 Timeline:

  • Alumni host registration: December 6, 2016 - January 6, 2017
  • Student application process: January 20, 2017 - February 12, 2017
  • Host ranking process: February 13, 2017 - February 22, 2017
  • Alumni and student matches announced: February 28, 2017
  • What do student externs say about the NEXT program?

    "My host built an excellent schedule for my visit. He actively involved me in several activities and selected events according to my reported interests." - 2016 NEXT Student

    "I got a clear picture of the specific details of various roles at the organization, as well as the organizational culture. This was incredibly helpful in understanding the career path I am interested in. It also helped me to clarify my own career values, which is already helping me to make better decisions about what kinds of roles and companies I pursue. Incredibly helpful." - 2016 NEXT Student

    "I got a great first-hand perspective on the industry and we talked thoroughly of where my skill-set might fit in. We discussed the current as well as the future big-picture statuses of the online advertising world and how machine learning fits in. I've got a good idea of where to look next within the industry." - 2016 NEXT Student

    Interested in learning more about the NEXT program?

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

    Student questions? Contact or 847-491-3700.

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