Alumni registration for this year's program is now closed.

Once alumni host registration concludes, students will be able to browse available externships and apply. You will be notified once the application process is complete and will then have the opportunity to rank your choice of student externs for this year's program.

If matched, the selected student will contact you by early March to set a date for the event. The externship should take place between March 26 and May 15, 2018 or another mutually agreed-upon date. Please note that there is no guarantee that we will be able to match all alumni and students who participate in the program.

NEXT 2018 Timeline:

  • Alumni host registration: December 4, 2017 - January 5, 2018
  • Student application process: January 19, 2018 - February 6, 2018
  • Host ranking process: February 15, 2018 - February 26, 2018 (closes at noon)
  • Alumni and student matches announced: Week of February 26, 2018
  • What do alumni hosts say about the NEXT program?

    “It's a great opportunity to interact with young people trying to understand career options. Both Northwestern and the students prepare well to get the most from the program.” - 2017 NEXT Host

    “The students I've met have been delightful, smart and motivated. I really enjoyed showing them what my daily routine involves.” - 2017 NEXT Host

    “Great program through and through. Simple setup, provides clear value for students, isn't overbearing on hosts.” - 2017 NEXT Host

    Interested in learning more about the NEXT program?

    For more information, please refer to our Resources.

    Alumni questions? Contact or 847-491-5648.