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Get Involved  Dive Into Case Competitions 


Case competitions offer NSU students the opportunity to solve company-specific problems (real or fictitious) to senior level executives and faculty. Students review the scenario and develop a viable solution. Sharks will not only gain hands-on experience in their field but also will be competing for prizes and/or scholarships.

Past Prizes...

  • Offers for Internship or Full-Time positions
  • Three-day cruise
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Gift cards

Upcoming Case CompetitionS: 

NSU Chronic Illness Case Competition

Are you looking to gain hands-on healthcare experience?

Chronic diseases are among the most prevalent and costly health conditions in the United States. In this case, you will research chronic illnesses such as Diabetes and build a strategy in teams of one to two students to solve a chronic illness case study and develop a plan of action to promote wellness for a patient. To read full case description, please visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/407017 or download the Case Information Sheet below. Student successfully completing Case Competitions and all associated requirementsare eligible for one Experiential Education & Learning (ExEL) unit.

Winter 2020 Chronic Illness Case Competition Information Sheet:  career/students/forms/Chronic Illness Case Competition .pdf

To learn more about the case, please join us for the Chronic Illness Case competition information session, which will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in the Carl DeSantis Building, Career Office, Room 1042 (Career Development Office).


NSU Medical & Psychological Clinical Case Competition

Do you have a passion for healthcare and psychology?

Are you looking to learn and apply clinical knowledge with patient actors?

This semester, Career Development in collaboration with the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, College of Psychology & Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting a live event hosted by the U.S. Army, where NSU undergraduate students will have the opportunity to perform medical procedures and psychological assessments on patient actors. The US Army will be setting up a Drash (Large Medical Tent) on campus, which will house four patient beds for a live mock emergency event on March 25 th.

Leading into the live event, there will be a series of workshops aimed towards teaching students the skills needed to perform medical procedures and psychological assessments on patients after a trauma. Students will form teams of six people with at least one individual representing each of the following majors: Biology, Public Health, and Psychology. Students will be under the direct supervision of army medics during the live event who will act as their judges during the live competition. The goal is to evaluate how you and your team perform in applying the clinical and psychological assessment skills learned through the workshops into a real life mock scenario.
 
Students will also be tasked with writing a research paper on the psychology of PTSD and trauma. Based on the research conducted, students will submit solutions on how the community can better serve those with PTSD. The top research papers and proposals will be selected to participate in the live clinical case study event.

Prior to the live event students will be required to attend the following workshops:
- General Information Session
- HABC/ Bleeds Management
- Airway/ Respiration Management
- Triage/ Evacuation Classes
- Psychology Assessment practices

To read full case description, please visit https://nova.joinhandshake.com/events/406772 or download the Case Information Sheet below. Student successfully completing Case Competitions and all associated requirementsare eligible for one Experiential Education & Learning (ExEL) unit.

Winter 2020 Medical & Psychological Clinical Case Competition Information Sheet:  career/students/forms/Winter 2020 - Medical + Psychological Clinical Case Competition.pdf

To learn more about the case, please join us for the Chronic Illness Case competition information session, which will be held on Wednesday January 22nd from 12pm to 1pm in the Carl DeSantis Building, Career Office, Room 1042 (Career Development Office).

Get Involved  NSU Recruit A Shark Day 


Recruit A Shark Day provides NSU students an opportunity to connect with employers, non-profits, research laboratories, and volunteer organizations from a multitude of industries. No matter your year, major, or career direction this event has something for all Sharks.

Get Involved  Shark Advantage Networking Event 


Shark Advantage is an ideal setting to meet with employers from a variety of industries. The goal is for Sharks to put their networking skills into practice while engaging in meaningful conversations about their future career of choice.

Click Here to Register On Handshake

Get Involved  Pre-Health Day 


Pre-Health Day is a full day conference style event hosted every spring for undergraduate students interested in a career in the healthcare field. The day consists of mock interviews facilitated by faculty, alumni and employers, a breakout sessions led by current industry professionals and a resource fair filled with employer opportunities.

Get Involved  Information Session 


Interested in learning about different companies and their career opportunities? Information sessions provide students an in depth look into a company, their culture and what is needed to be a competitive applicant. 

To see what companies are presenting this semester log onto Handshake to learn more...

Click Here to Register on Handshake 

Get Involved  Workshops 


Workshops are designed to help students gain a NSU edge in their future career.

To get the full list of this semesters workshops click on the link below

 Request A Workshop

DETAILS

The Professional Development Fund was established to provide Nova Southeastern University students the opportunity to further enhance their professional development. The funds provide financial assistance to students currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate/graduate program that will be participating in either an internship or a professional conference with a career fair or a hiring component.

The maximum amount that can be awarded is: $1,500 for internships and $500 for professional conferences.

 

ELIGIBLITY

In order to be considered for an award through the Professional Development Fund students must meet the following requirements:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and be in good academic and judicial standing
  • Must be offered an internship granting over 120 hours of employment or be attending a professional conference that has a career fair or a hiring component
  • Have completed at least 2 semesters of classes at Nova Southeastern University
  • Have not previously received an award from the Professional Development Fund

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Eligible applicants should email the following to iescalan@nova.edu

 

POST-PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PROCESS

After concluding the professional experience award recipients are required to attend a recognition event, in which they may speak about the experience to faculty, administrators, and colleagues.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Award recipients will be notified by the Career Development committee.

 

EXCEPTIONS

* Internships at companies run by immediate family are not eligible for funding.

* Fee based placement programs are not eligible for funding.

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