Graduate Studies

Professional Development Program

emersonNEXT

A professional development program preparing Emerson graduate students for the "next" step through skill and career preparation workshops, guest speakers, and networking opportunities.

Presented by the Office of Graduate Studies, the Office of Career Services, and the Graduate Student Association.


Current Events

How to be a Better Networker

When: Thursday, October 16th, 5:00–6:00pm
Where: Charles Beard Room, 80 Boylston, 2nd Floor
Who: Emerson Graduate Students
Contact: emersonNEXT@emerson.edu
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When it comes to searching for work, who you know is often just as important as what you know. Join us to learn how to schmooze like a pro and become a more effective networker. Career Services Assistant Director Jessica Chance will present strategies for building your professional network and networking tips.


Boston Experience Prep – Office Hours at Career Services

When: 1:00–4:00pm
Where: Career Services, 216 Tremont, 6th Floor
Who: Emerson Graduate Students
Contact: emersonNEXT@emerson.edu

Get ready for the Boston Experience—get tips on networking, what kinds of questions to ask, and how to do your due diligence on host companies before you visit. During Career Services office hours consultations with Career Services staff will be available. No appointment is needed for these walk-in hours, which are first come, first served.


Internship Panel Discussion with the Board of Overseers

When: Monday, October 27th, 5–6 PM
Where: Cabaret, 80 Boylston, Basement
Who: Emerson Graduate Students
Contact: emersonNEXT@emerson.edu

Industry Insiders Panel #2: Digital Media

When: Monday, November 10th, 5–6 PM
Where: Charles Beard Room, 80 Boylston, 2nd Floor
Who: Emerson Graduate students
Contact: emersonNEXT@emerson.edu

Emerson Resources

There are many resources available around Emerson to help you in your career search.

Career Connections

Job Search

  • eHire - Emerson's job search database and resource library. You'll find:
    • Job and Internship postings
    • Resume Samples & Cover Letter Writing
    • Job Search Strategies
    • Interviewing Strategies
  • Internships
  • Glassdoor

Past Events

Previous NEXTchats have been recorded and are available for viewing for graduate students. After clicking on the linked NEXTchats, students will have to put in their username and password. The recorded chat will then launch.

NEXTchat — BBDO: What to Know
Hosted by Julia Pawling, MA’12

NEXTchat — The Business of Story: What the Future of Content Looks Like & How to Live Off It
Hosted by Terry Trespicio, MFA’02, VP of Talent and Business Development, 2 Market Media

NEXTchat - Chadwick Martin Bailey: What to Know
Hosted by Alyse Dunn, MA'12

NEXTchat — Coty: What to Know
Hosted by Daphnee Allen, GMCA '08

NEXTchat — FleishmanHillard: What to Know
Hosted by Jeffrey Weir, MA'03

NEXTchat — Google: What to Know
Hosted by Sammie Baime, ’08

NEXTchat - Rodale: What to Know
Hosted by Faye Brennan, '09