Network smoothly. Diversify your job search strategies. Polish up your cover letter and résumé. Practice mock interviews. Whether your focus is already laser sharp or you need a little guidance to thrive, your professional journey will benefit from the NSU Edge. The career development office at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will show you how to get to the top of the food chain in your industry. You’ll become a confident, capable, and caring professional who can outsmart, outperform, and outlast your competition.

Get the Support and Guidance You Need to Excel

One thing you’ll learn about NSU is that we take your success seriously. Your Edge Adviser will help you build a personalized recruitment plan. Get help writing cover letters, résumés, and personal statements. Learn how to negotiate your first job offer. Find jobs, internships, and other opportunities through NSU’s online portal, Handshake.

Schedule an Appointment With Your Adviser

Internships and Shadowing

Give your résumé and portfolio the NSU Edge with internships and shadowing opportunities. Make the right connections, and get a head start on your career by gaining valuable skills on the job.

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Professional Development

Time constraints, financial barriers, or lack of access can often get in the way of career growth. Professional development opportunities, such as trainings and workshops, will expose you to opportunities you might not have had otherwise. Our career development office will connect you with grants, workshops, trainings, recruiting events, and case competitions to enhance your career track.

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Case Competitions

Case competitions are a chance to network with future employers, earn Experiential Education and Learning (ExEL) units, and gain hands-on experience. You’ll get together in teams to solve a case in front of a judging panel composed of senior-level executives and NSU faculty. It’s also an opportunity to earn coveted internships, job offers, and scholarships.

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Undergraduate Student Outcome Survey Highlights

Enter the professional world as a force of nature. Join fellow Sharks in pursuing advanced degrees and careers in 25+ states and 10+ countries. The sky’s the limit for NSU grads.
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Employers: Recruit at NSU!

Need interns and team members that are fast, sharp, and adaptable? There’s an ocean of candidates waiting for you here. We’re building a robust pipeline of highly qualified future employees for you to choose from. We’ve also streamlined recruitment processes that save you time, money, and organizing headaches. Partner with us to join a roster of high-profile organizations staffed by our most driven students.

Meet Employer Relations

You’ll have access to a dedicated team of agile experts to help you organize your recruitment efforts.

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This was a great avenue for a virtual event, and the NSU Employer Relations team was very friendly, supportive, and accommodating.

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On-Campus Engagement

On-campus events help our Sharks establish fulfilling careers, contribute to society, and adapt to an ever-changing workplace. Add top-notch candidates to your teams by participating in our career fairs, information sessions, roundtables, and more.

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Evaluate future talent by offering students internships within your organization. Partner with us to hire interns and volunteers.

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Our online recruitment portal is free for you to list jobs, internships, and other opportunities. Students regularly turn to Handshake to find openings.

Log In to Handshake
    1. Sign up for an account on Handshake .
    2. Select the employer account type from the option presented.
    3. Fill out the information requested, and then click Sign Up.
    4. Once you get to the confirmation page, you’ll get an email with a link to confirm your account.
    5. Click this link to proceed with the registration process.
    6. Create a job description, and post on the Handshake portal.
    7. Once a student is selected for an internship, we’ll ask you to provide an offer letter to the student outlining the conditions of your offer.
    8. Please let us know when you’re signing up so we can look out for your listings! Contact the NSU Career Development Office at (954) 262-7201 or email caps@nova.edu to schedule a meeting with a member of the employer relations staff.

If you need help with the Handshake process, please contact Niemah Butler at or email niemah@nova.edu.

Get Everything You Need for Professional Success

Handshake isn’t just an online portal for job listings—it’s also a treasure trove of resources you can use to enhance your career.


  • résumé templates
  • cover letter guides
  • personal statement guides
  • interviewing and negotiation strategies for jobs and internships
  • resources for pre-health students
  • resources for LGBTQ+ students
  • resources for veteran students
  • resources for neurodiverse students and students with disabilities
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Featured Career Development Opportunities


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  1. I agree to provide accurate and truthful information about my qualifications and educational background in my online profile, my résumé, and any supplemental job-search documents I upload to the Handshake portal.
  2. I will keep my profile information up to date, including my current contact information, email address, and academic major and class year. As a current NSU student, I will use my @mynsu.nova.edu email address in my profile.
  3. I authorize Career Development to release my résumé to employers I have selected via Handshake and On-Campus Recruiting (OCR).
  4. If participating in OCR, I agree to abide by all OCR policies and procedures.
  5. I am responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of my login information and password. I am responsible for all uses of my registration, whether or not authorized by me. If others use my password to access job listings or to post inappropriate material on the site, I risk losing my access to the site. In circumstances in which Career Development suspects that account access information has been shared and unauthorized access has been granted to the system, I understand the policy is to immediately suspend all user privileges, investigate the situation, and possibly refer the case to the Office of Student Conduct.
  6. Career Development expects NSU students and alumni using Handshake (including for on-campus recruiting, job postings, résumé books, and career fair contacts) to honor their commitments and think carefully when accepting a job or internship offer. It is unprofessional and damaging to both a student’s personal reputation and NSU’s reputation as an institution when an individual reneges on an accepted job offer. Please carefully consider all options before accepting a position, and if in doubt about whether to accept it, consult with a Career Development adviser. Individuals who renege on a job or internship offer may face suspension of their Handshake privileges (including the on-campus recruiting program).
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Your use of NSU’s Career Development services and the Handshake portal is deemed to constitute your binding agreement to the following terms. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use Career Development services or the Handshake portal:

The experiential learning, internship, and employment postings on the Handshake portal are provided as a convenience to Nova Southeastern University, Inc. (NSU); students and alumni (“user(s)”) seeking potential experiential learning, internship, and/or employment opportunities; and to businesses, entities, and persons seeking to post such opportunities. Use of the Handshake portal and any consequences arising therefrom, including but not limited to participation in experiential learning, internship, and/or employment opportunities, is solely at the risk of the user.

NSU serves as a host for the Handshake portal; however, the businesses, entities, and persons seeking interns and/or employees are responsible for fairly and accurately reporting the information contained in postings. The experiential learning, internship, and/or employment opportunity postings are not created or maintained by NSU, and NSU assumes no responsibility for the content of the postings. NSU cannot and does not guarantee (a) the truthfulness, completeness, or accuracy of any posting; (b) the safety, quality, or academic merit of any experiential learning, internship, or employment opportunity; or (c) the credentials of any person or entity posting information. Inclusion of any experiential learning opportunity, internship, and/or employment posting on the Handshake portal does not constitute and shall not be construed as:

  • An endorsement or approval by NSU; its trustees, officers, or employees; or agents of the business, entity, and/or person, nor their business practices; or
  • A warranty or representation by NSU as to the quality, integrity, legitimacy, safety, suitability, or other features of such listings, the businesses or entities, and/or its owners or agents.

Students and alumni using the Handshake portal assume all responsibility to investigate and evaluate the content of any postings on the portal, including but not limited to the bona fides and suitability of any experiential learning, internship, or employment opportunity, as well as the credentials of any individual or entity seeking experiential learning students, interns, and/or employees. NSU shall not be liable for any claims, demands, causes of action, damage, or injury resulting from, arising out of, or connected with the information posted on the Handshake portal or the utilization thereof, including but not limited to participation in experiential learning, internship, or employment opportunities.

By using the Handshake portal, you agree to the terms and conditions stated above.

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