It’s a competitive world out there. At Nova Southeastern University, you’ll learn how to outsmart, outperform, and outlast the competition. Academic and career advisers will help you gain the NSU Edge. You’ll get one-on-one mentorship on everything from what classes to take to perfecting your career elevator pitch.

Through the Center for Academic and Professional Success (CAPS), you’ll do the following:

  • 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 180+ local and national employers that recruit from NSU’s campus.

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

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Services and Resources

To gain a competitive advantage in your career, you need a plan. At Nova Southeastern University (NSU), you’ll get personalized mentorship to help you achieve your academic and career goals. You’ll also have access to resources that give you the edge you need to swim ahead of the pack. Stand out during your search for internships, graduate school, or a future career.

Academic and Career Advising

You’ll be paired with an academic and career adviser, otherwise known as your Edge Adviser, who is knowledgeable about your major or degree. 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 goal is.

You’ll get individualized attention every step of the way for all four years. Schedule regular meetings with your adviser or request a drop-in meeting on short notice for urgent needs. Your Edge Adviser’s top priority is your success.

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The CAPS team provides a variety of opportunities for students to get a head start on their professional career. All students should take advantage of the services they provide.

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How to Schedule an Appointment in Navigate

Career Advising

At CAPS, you’ll get the building blocks for professional success. NSU’s online portal, Handshake, will give you access to:

  • Industry-specific career fairs.
  • Your pick of professional development workshops.
  • Internship and job listings.
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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 journeys as they become meaningful contributors in their fields.

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.

Undergraduate Outcomes

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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Contact Information

Ready to dive in? We’re here to help!

Center for Academic and Professional Success

If you have any questions about the program, please email or call (954) 262-7990.


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


Current Students: Log in to Navigate.

Alumni: Call (954) 262-7990.

Drop-In Advising

Drop-in advising is available via phone or Zoom 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.

Drop-In Advising Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EST
Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. EST

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