NEXT is a separate program from the Mentorship Program, though registering for both programs is simple.
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 each job shadowing opportunity available during this year’s program. This mentorship experience allows students to learn more about individual companies and industries all within a one-day event. The externships typically happen over Northwestern’s spring break (mid-March to mid-April).