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NEXT 2018: Spend a Day Job-Shadowing a Northwestern Alumnus this Spring

Created: January 19, 2018

Register for the annual Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) -- a one-day shadowing program that allows current Northwestern students to accompany alumni on the job in an industry of their choice this spring to learn more about different professional fields. More than 500 alumni from organizations in a range of fields, such as NBC News, Argonne National Laboratory, the Alzheimer's Association, The Walt Disney Company, Yale University, 3M, Deloitte, the Mayo Clinic and many more, have volunteered to host students. Registration runs Jan. 19 through Feb. 6 and accounts take up to 2 business days for approval. This program is co-sponsored by Northwestern Career Advancement and the Northwestern Alumni Association.


Learn more about the program and registration process at an information session (highly recommended, but not required to register for the program)


Choose from one of three information sessions (same content will be covered at each):

Log into CareerCat (Events > Workshops tab) to RSVP >>  

  • Monday, January 29, 3-4 p.m., Norris, Northwestern Room B
  • Tuesday, January 30, 4-5 p.m., Norris, Armadillo Room
  • Wednesday, January 31, 12-1 p.m., Norris, Armadillo Room


Questions? Email next.student@northwestern.edu.

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