At NSU we value outside of the classroom learning. The Early Immersion Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to learn about professions through hands on activities and face to face conversations. Over 23 colleges and offices planned and executed immersive experiences for first year students during Fall 2017. Below are some of the experiences.
Students who participated in the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing Early Immersion had the opportunity to engage with their peers and nursing students to learn more about the field.
"After this immersion I was very excited to continue to pursue my journey to nursing. The staff was excellent and professional. The nursing students were very helpful. They answered all my questions and I could relate on a student to student level."
- Robert F.
Students had the opportunity to take a trip to NSU's Oceanography Center, where they were able to engage in various activities related to the field. In addition, students were able to connect with faculty and ask questions in regards to Marine Biology.
"The early immersion definitely fulfilled and exceeded my expectation of the event. As an environmental science major and a prospective environmental lawyer, the Marine Biology Immersion in the Oceanographic Center really opened my eyes to the opportunities I can take part in in the future! Such as internships and exposure activities, and who I could possibly contact for these opportunities. Honestly, I am very grateful for this experience."
- Giovanna N.
CAHSS "CSI" Early Immersion was modeled after a forensic investigation that was set in motion when the dean was “kidnapped” while giving his welcome speech at the immersion event. The kidnappers were played by the Department of Performing and Visual Arts students and faculty. In the aftermath of the kidnapping, a detective (DPVA) asked the students to assist with solving the “crime” by visiting stops on “the crime trail” hosted by each department in CAHSS. All stops featured an interactive activity with the students, and in many cases a hands-on exercise. Additionally, at each stop students received a clue to help solve the mystery of the missing dean. The students were arranged in cohorts of 15 and were guided to each stop by graduate students from CAHSS. The event culminated with the students returning to the scene of the crime in the Don Taft University Center to solve the mystery and witness the triumphant return of the dean by the fearless detective.
"My personal experience during this early immersion was absolutely perfect. The time, activities, interaction was all worth it. One could see the hard work, time, and full dedication put into this event."
- Feza A.
Early Immersion is designed to provide students with hands on, real world & immersive experiences. Students at Nova Southeastern University have the awesome opportunity to explore careers during their first semester of college! This provides students with a sense of what it's like to work in a particular field. For more information on Early Immersion, feel free to contact our office!