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Science and Pre-Health  Career and Internship Advising


Providing Specialized Guidance

In an increasingly competitive job market, students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, and Pre-Health areas must develop robust profiles highlighting academic competence, maturity, skill acquisition, and career passion/insight throughout their undergraduate years. The FSC Science and Pre-Health Career and Internship Coordinator is here to ensure that Science and Pre-Health students receive the support, advice, and resources needed to build impressive personal narratives while meeting their graduate and professional goals.

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Appointments available year round and can be made up to 24 hours in advance, space pending for Science Consultations, Pre-Health Advising, "Moc" Interviews, Application Reviews, Personal Statement Reviews, Resume Reviews, and more.

Online Appointment Scheduler Temporarily Suspended

Important Information about Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 Appointments: The Science and Pre-Health Career and Internship Coordinator will be out of the office on maternity leave from November 2017 until February 2018. Appointment requests for time-sensitive concerns will be considered for October on a first come, first serve basis. Any student wishing to request an appointment for October should email explicitly indicating their appointment need, including why their request is time sensitive. Students with questions should review the comprehensive information available on this website and are encouraged to email inquiries to Appointments for February 2018 are expected to become available in mid to late January 2018.

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Chemistry Advising Information

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Science and Pre-Health Career and Internship Coordinator

The Career and Internship Coordinator connects you with internships, REUs, service/volunteer experiences, professional observation opportunities, and provides individualized graduate and professional school advising for Science and Pre-Health students at Florida Southern College.


Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact ME

Phone: 863.680.6242
Fax: 863.680.3970

Find Me

The Science and Pre-Health Career and Internship Coordinator is located in the Polk Science Building (PS on the campus map) in room 138.

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Meet the Career and Internship Coordinator

Lauren Albaum, M.Ed.
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Lauren Albaum is a Tampa Bay native who joined the Florida Southern College community in 2016. Mrs. Albaum brought a wealth of knowledge to the Career and Internship Coordinator position through her prior experiences developing and running a Health Professions Advising office, counseling students as a Chemistry Advisor, and working in various administrative and teaching positions across 6 different institutions of higher education. Mrs. Albaum earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance from the Florida State University, a Masters of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina, a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching from the University of South Florida, and is a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Instruction at USF. Outside of work, you can find Lauren performing with the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, volunteering with the Junior League of Lakeland, and spending time with her husband, Kevin, daughter, Nina, and Goldendoodle, Brinkley.


Spring 2018 Events

Events are FREE and open to all students in all majors at Florida Southern College, unless otherwise specified. Sign-up not required unless indicated below.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Workshop

Thursday, January 11th from 4pm - 5pm; PS 203
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Deadline to Apply to P3 Part 1

Monday, January 15th 
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Pre-Health 101 Workshop

(recommended for first and second year students)
Thursday, January 18th; 3pm—5:30pm; PS 152
Tuesday, January 30th; 12pm—2:30pm; PS 152
Learn More about career events | Request a recording of the presentation

Deadline to Apply to P3 Part 2

Thursday, March 15th 
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about the graduate school application workshop

Moc Interview Day (hosted by the Career Center)

Wednesday, March 28th; 9am - 12pm 
Contact the Career Center for more info and to sign up
about interview workshops

Health Professions Fair

Friday, April 6th; 1pm - 3pm; Honeyman Pavilion
Learn More about Science and Pre-Health Internship Showcase

Gap Year Workshop

Wednesday, April 18th; 10:50am - 12pm; PS 152
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Health Professions Application Workshop

(for students applying in Summer/Fall 2018)
Wednesday, April 25th; 10:50am - 12pm: PS 152
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about Gap Year Workshop

about Research Experience for Undergraduates Workshop

Also don't forget to check out additional events hosted by the FSC Career Center!

View even more events on the event calendar below. You can view the calendar in your web browser. You can also import this calendar data into other calendars, such as Google Calendar, Outlook, etc., by following the instructions here.