Find Your Edge

It’s a competitive world out there. At Nova Southeastern University, you will learn how to outsmart, outperform, and outlast the competition. The Center for Academic and Professional Success (CAPS) is here to help you find your NSU Edge.

Access NSU's online portal, Handshake, one of the largest career platforms for students looking to connect with employers recruiting for jobs and internships. Handshake allows you to view upcoming on-campus, virtual, and national career events, as well as search for and apply to open jobs and internships.

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And guess what? All NSU alumni have lifelong access to these resources and services. CAPS is always available to you as a professional resource.

Services and Resources

Your career journey will take you through a continuous cycle of exploration, preparation, and action. To gain a competitive advantage, you need a plan. CAPS is here to help you design a meaningful career that matches your interests, skills, and values. No matter where you are on your journey, NSU has resources to help you stand out.

Undergraduate Academic and Career Advising

Working with your Career and Academic Adviser, otherwise known as your Edge Adviser, you will get individualized attention every step of the way. Your Edge Adviser will make sure you don’t miss a beat as you transform from student to working professional, graduate student, entrepreneur, or whatever your goals are. 

Through the Center for Academic and Professional Success, you can:

  • Figure out the best major for your dream job.
  • Get help choosing the right courses for your degree.
  • Give your résumé and cover letter a professional polish.
  • Practice how to be the best candidate for the job with mock interviews.
  • Access a running database of companies and organizations currently hiring.
  • Use digital career development tools like LinkedIn Learning.
  • Find internships, micro-internships, and shadowing opportunities with local and national employers that recruit from NSU’s campus.

Schedule regular meetings with your adviser or attend a drop-in meeting for urgent needs. Your success is your Edge Adviser’s top priority.

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Connect with More Resources

CAPS is a one-stop shop for building your future.

Undergraduate Catalog
Academic Honor Societies
Undergraduate Student Symposium
Travel Study Program

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Graduate Student Career Advising

Students enrolled in a masters or professional program at Nova Southeastern University have access to career services offered by the Center for Academic and Professional Success. These services include help with resume development, interview preparation, job search assistance, and occupational exploration and transition. 

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Graduate students at NSU have access to Handshake. 

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Alumni Resources

Alumni who have a conferred degree from NSU have access to career services offered by CAPS. These services include help with résumé development, interview preparation, job search assistance, applying to graduate/professional school and occupational exploration and transition. While services are provided to assist alumni in managing their job search efforts, they are not to be viewed as a placement service.

As an alumnus of NSU, you get access to Handshake.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment, please email or call (954) 262-7990.

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For Faculty & Staff

Career and Academic Workshops

The CAPS team can assist faculty and staff with hands-on learning through customized workshops. Please submit your outreach request 1-2 weeks prior to your preferred workshop date.

About CAPS

The Center for Academic and Professional Success is exactly what it sounds like: a destination where you’ll get the tools and support you need to ace your academic life and your future.

Our Vision

The Center for Academic and Professional Success (CAPS) at Nova Southeastern University empowers and supports the holistic development of students as they pursue their academic and professional goals.

I have gained skills and experience by writing job descriptions, preparing blog posts and visiting the different estates of a business, which will prove to be incredibly valuable wherever my future may take me.

Madison C. | Management

Our Mission

CAPS collaborates and fosters partnerships with university and external stakeholders to support students throughout their higher education journey as they become meaningful contributors in their field.

Our goal is to empower students to develop decision-making and self-efficacy, impacting successful academic program completion and career management. We help students develop awareness and the ability to take advantage of opportunities that align with and build on their interests, values, knowledge, and skills.

Contact Information

Ready to dive in? We’re here to help!

If you have any questions about the program, please email the Center for Academic and Professional Success at or call (954) 262-7990.


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Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST


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Drop-In Advising Hours

Drop-in advising is available via phone or in-person for students who have quick questions or something very time sensitive that they need to discuss with an adviser. Drop-in meetings are usually limited to 15 minutes in length, and no appointment is needed for a drop-in meeting.

Fall Drop-In Advising Hours

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays:
9:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m. EST


Looking to work on your professional and academic goals in a relaxed and collaborative environment? CAPS Labs may be the perfect avenue to do so in real-time! CAPS Labs take place in the Mako Hall - Multipurpose Room. 

Fall CAPS Lab Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays:
1:15 p.m.–4:45 p.m. EST