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Events and Involvement

Clinical Exploration Program(CEP)

NSU's Clinical Exploration Program offers students the opportunity to shadow medical professionals on the job in many of NSU’s medical and health clinics. Program participants gain a broad perspective that shows how various medical fields work together and a practical, up-close review of several medical career options.

Participating NSU Clinics:
  • Athletic Training
  • Audiology
  • Dentistry
  • Internal Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine


Career Development host’s a biannual Recruit-A-Shark Day, once in the fall and another in the winter semester. The event provides opportunities for students including research, shadowing, internships, jobs, and volunteering within the Pre-Health and STEM programs. This is an amazing event for students to meet with employers and learn about some unique opportunities in their field. The upcoming Recruit-A-Shark event will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Don Taft University Center Rick Case Arena. 

Science Alive

This summer, NSU’s Science Alive!, under the direction of Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D., Interim Chair of the Biology Department in the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, presented a series of six science workshops over 3 weeks at the Alvin Sherman Library as part of the free Summer S.T.E.M. for Tweens and Science Kids programs hosted by Youth Services Librarians Kristina Knott and Katharine Labuda.

Science Alive! is a program in which NSU undergraduate and graduate students across multiple Colleges and disciplines work alongside alumni and teachers, in the spirit of One NSU, to help bring science to life for children of all ages.

By partnering with the Alvin Sherman Library for their series of free science programs for children ages 6-12, Dr. Schmitt Lavin and her team of volunteers were able to reach close to 100 children from within the surrounding community each week with hands-on science experiments and demonstrations.  Topics explored this summer included hands-on activities to explore DNA (as part of the Bio-Rad Science Ambassadors Program) and the conduction of electricity (as part of the Scigirls Connect partner program).

To learn more about NSU’s Science Alive! program visit: (TEDxNSU Talk by Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D)

Trick to the Treat Event

Interested in science related research and internships? Every Fall semester we provide an avenue for students to present their Research, Medical and other Science related internships through round table discussions. This is the ideal program to learn how to obtain such opportunities strategically. Learn how and why to apply to science related internships and research opportunities. Halmos College Faculty, Career Development and Academic Advising office will be on hand to answer any of your questions. 

Undergraduate Research

What is Undergraduate Research?

An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. - The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

What are the benefits?
  • A greater understanding of your discipline and career options
  • Improved communication skills
  • Greater problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Hands on experience in a lab
  • Work one-on-one with a mentor
  • Increased understanding of research methodologies

For undergraduate research opportunities on- and off-campus, click here.

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