Student Success Fair aims to teach students tips for success

On Sept. 16, The Office of Undergraduate Student Success will host its annual Student Success Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carl DeSantis Building atrium.

The fair aims to connect undergraduate students to the staff of 18 NSU offices, including Career Development, Henderson Student Counseling, the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, the Office of International Affairs and the Tutoring and Testing Center.

Assistant Director of the Office of Undergraduate Student Success April Coan says the fair is an opportunity to connect students with some of the tools and resources NSU has to offer.

“The main purpose [of the fair] is for students to get to know the offices at NSU one-on-one and the resources and services they offer,” she said.

While the Student Success Fair is open to all undergraduate students, Coan says that the fair is specifically geared to freshman and transfer students. The office’s purpose for the fair is to connect those who are unfamiliar with the services available on-campus with the offices that provide those services.

“Sometimes, if we have a new student or a transfer student, they really don’t know all of the offices at NSU,” Coan said. “[The Student Success Fair] is a really great for them because all of the offices are really in one place collectively. It makes it easier for those students to get to know what those offices do, rather than have to go all over campus to find out what they do.”

Assistant Director of the Office of Undergraduate Success Victoria Myer said that she aims to make the Student Success Fair an interactive experience. After signing in and scanning their SharkCards, students will receive a map with the layout of the booths for staff at each table to stamp. Once a student receives eight stamps, he or she will be eligible for a drawing to win $25 in Shark Dining vouchers. Also, several tables will also have games and opportunities to win additional prizes.

Radio X and Razor the Shark, NSU’s mascot, will provide additional entertainment. Lunch will be provided by Chartwells.

For more information about the Student Success Fair, contact the Office of Undergraduate Student Success at

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