Northwestern Alumni Association

Mission or Purpose

The Northwestern Alumni Association is a resource not only for alumni, but for Northwestern students as well. Programs like NEXT, Northwestern Externship Program and resources like, Northwestern CareerNet are valuable to your exploration of careers and development of strong relationships with Northwestern alumni.

Northwestern CareerNet

Northwestern CareerNet ( is a great source for students to connect with 12,000+ alumni career contacts who have volunteered to give advice and support to students. It is designed to match students with volunteer alumni who have achieved success in various fields.

NEXT- Northwestern Externship Program

NEXT (Northwestern Externship Program) is a one-day job shadowing program in March/April that offers undergraduate/graduate students the opportunity to accompany alumni at their places of employment in order to learn about a specific field (externships are typically available in health care, law, finance, consulting, journalism, advertising/public relations, education, and more). To Apply in January 2013 please go to

Contact Information

Northwestern Alumni Association
Phone: 847-491-7200