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 20 and April 17, 2017 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 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 alumni hosts say about the NEXT program?

    “This was a great way to connect with NU students and share industry knowledge with them.” - 2016 NEXT Host

    “I felt this was a very valuable experience for the student and would recommend to other NU alums that they host a student visit for the NEXT program.” - 2016 NEXT Host

    “I enjoyed the students and their excitement about the company and eagerness to learn all they could!” - 2015 NEXT Host

    Interested in learning more about the NEXT program?

    For more information, please refer to our Resources.

    Alumni questions? Contact next@northwestern.edu or 847-491-5648.

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