Alumni registration for NEXT 2019 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 mid-Januaryto set a date for the event. The externship should take place between March 25 and May 17, 2019 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 2019 Timeline:

  • Alumni host registration: October 28, 2018 - November 18, 2018
  • Student application process: November 20, 2018 - December 6, 2018
  • Host ranking process: December 11, 2018 - January 9, 2019
  • Alumni and student matches announced: Week of January 14, 2019
  • What do alumni hosts say about the NEXT program?

    “The program is a wonderful way to give back to the university and help current students enhance their education.” - 2018 NEXT Host

    “I do this program every year and always get so much out of it. Sharing my job and being asked questions I haven't been asked in a long time helped me re-realize what I really love about my job. Wish I had this when I went to college!” - 2018 NEXT Host

    “Satisfying to help an undergrad, and interesting to learn new things from my own colleagues!” - 2018 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.