Graduate Studies

Professional Development Program


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

eMingle: Speed Dating for Job Seekers
Monday, October 5th
5:30 - 7:00pm
Campus Center Rooms 113, 114, 117, 150 Boylston

Got that dream job in your sights, but need to freshen up your interviewing skills? Need a place to practice tackling that coveted interview, but in a low stakes enviroment? Sign up for emersonNEXT’s first professional development workshop for graduate students. We’ve set up a speed-dating style workshop to keep things fun, and so you can get interviewing experience with actual alumni who are now hiring managers themselves! We’ll also have tips and tricks for succesful interviews, as well as useful feedback for your mock interiews.

E-mail to reserve your spot!

Face Your Fear: Networking for Introverts
Thursday, October 15th
4:30 - 5:30pm
Bill Bordy Theater & Auditorium, 216 Tremont

Networking can be nerve wracking in and of itself! But if you’re one of the roughly 50% of the population who are introverted, things might be even more daunting. But don’t let that scare you. emersonNEXT is hosting a Halloween special event to help you face your networking fears, whether you’re an introvert, extrovert or somewhere in between. No costumes needed, but be prepared to get your monster face on! E-mail to sign-up!

The New York Experience
Friday, November 6th
All Day
New York City

The NY Experience brings you to the top employer sites in your field—we’ve already confirmed some exciting partners including Simon & Schuster, NY1, Flamingo, Random House, Community Word Project, .MIC, SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young, The New York Public Library, The New York Times, and Made in NY Media Center, with more to come. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network and explore what’s next. Registration opens Oct. 6!

For more information, visit the emersonNEXT website »

Emerson Resources

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

Career Connections

Job Search

  • LionHire - 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