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NEXT 2017: Spend a day job shadowing a Northwestern alumnus this spring

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 Google, San Francisco Ballet, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago Cubs and many more, have volunteered to host students. Registration runs Jan. 20 through Feb. 7* at

Learn more about the program and registration process at an information session

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

Monday, Jan. 23 | 3-4 p.m. | Armadillo Room

Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Armadillo Room

Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Arch Room

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

*Information sessions are highly recommended, but not required to register for the program

*Please note: Students should create a NEXT account before Friday, January 27 (accounts need to be approved, which typically occurs within 1-2 business days) and may return to complete their registration by Tuesday, February 7.

Questions? Email

Co-sponsored by Northwestern Career Advancement and the Northwestern Alumni Association.