The Latest Pre-Professional News

Upcoming Events


  • November 10: Insider’s Guide to Law School Admissions – Application Preparation, Timing and More, Presented by Janet Hein, Director of Admissions, Indiana University School of Law 5pm in ARMS 1028
  • November 11: UHLC Pre-Law Pipeline Program Information Session. 12pm Central Time. Registration required.
  • November 15: What is a DO? Presented by Western University of Health Sciences. 6:00-8:00pm Pacific Time. Register here.
  • November 15: This is Public Health Virtual Graduate School Fair. 9am- 5pm Eastern Time. Register here.
  • November 16: AANMC Naturopathic Medical College Virtual Fair. 12pm-4pm EDT. Register here.
  • November 16: Manchester University Fort Wayne DPT Open House. 5:00pm Eastern Time. Register here
  • November 16: Northwestern Master of Science in Law Information Session. 5:30pm Central Time. Registration required.
  • November 17: Podiatric Medicine Virtual Fair. 12pm - 4pm Eastern Time. Register here.
  • November 17: Discover Nursing Virtual Fair. 10am-6pm Eastern Time. Register here.
  • November 17, This is Public Health Graduate School Mini Virtual Fair from 12-2pm ET including Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Mercer, Delaware, UNMC, Nevada, Reno, UNC, and West Virginia Student Registration
  • November 19: CLEO Virtual Pre-Law Program hosted by Loyola, DePaul, and Fordham from 9:00am-4:00pm. For more info and to register visit the website.
  • December 7: Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo. 12pm - 6pm. Register here.
  • December 12: AT Still University Masters in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Information Session. 12:00pm-1:00pm Mountain Standard Time. Register here.
  • December 15: Columbia University Programs in Occupational Therapy Information Session. 1:00pm Eastern Time. Register here.
  • December 16 & 17: LSAC Analytical Reasoning Field Study. Practice your analytical reasoning skills under true LSAT testing conditions. Learn more at the website.

Pre-Professional Advising & Purdue News and Events

Information about events sponsored through our office and at Purdue that you should know about. We also recommend that you sign up for our monthly e-newsletter.

Pre-Professional Advising is here to help you with questions you have about professional school and the application process.

Please make an appointment through BoilerConnect to connect with an advisor.

Currently our appointments are remote (Teams, WebEx, Zoom, or phone appointments). These work well as we often are showing you how to navigate the online resources you will need for your future applications, national exams, professional school resources, etc.

If you feel you need to meet in-person, please email your pre-professional advisor directly and we can arrange an in-person meeting. This will need to be in the morning in Young Hall 132.

You can email your questions to

This website also has a lot of information about applying to professional school!

The Center for Career Opportunities may be able to help. Fill out this form to check availability. If something is available, we will let you know.

You will need your own laptop and to maintain all Protect Purdue protocols.

IUSM admissions representatives will be hosting their popular advising appointments with our students again this semester. Because of COVID they will be phone appointments this semester.

This is your opportunity to speak one-on-one with an IU School of Medicine Admissions Representative one-on-one and to ask any questions you have about the process and your future application.

You sign up through an online system with IU. If you find at some point your schedule has changed and you can no longer keep the appointment, please let them know.

Appointments times are limited and will go fast! Sign up soon.




William Mbongo, second year student at Harvard Medical School, Purdue alum, and Fulbright award winner, has created a podcast that follows the journeys of students to medical school. It demystifies the application process and the perception of the "ideal" medical school applicant.

Listen to these fascinating journeys on the go with Will as your guide.

Apple Podcast: DocDreams

Spotify: DocDreams

Human & Animal Healthcare Online Webinars, News & Events

Links to individual school webinars and other upcoming online events.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is offering virtual shadowing experiences open to all pre-health students. As of now they only have one session up and ready, but are planning more by Labor Day. Email Bre McKercher at breanna.mckercher@cuanschutz to enroll. (This is a known organization to our office that regularly offers programming to students--usually they offer mountain emergency medicine and tropical emergency medicine courses.)

Two pre-medical students from the University of Central Florida are creating an opportunity to "shadow" virtually by having physicians from various specialties present case-based scenarios on YouTube live. Session times will vary in time/days based on physician availability. They will inform their audience a week prior to the sessions via email. Sign up to be part of their email list by filling out the google form on their Webshadowers website. (This is not a known organization to our office--please let us know if you use this resource and what you think.)

Learn to make clinical decisions through online case studies, assignments, and zoom meetings at Pre-PT Virtual Observation Hours. (This is not a known organization to our office--please let us know if you use this resource and what you think.) Please discuss it with us if there is a fee for the service before signing up.

Law School Webinars, News, & Other Events

Links to individual school webinars and other online information events.

The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) maintains a list of events being held by law schools. Check this website to find events of interest to you.

Law School Forums bring together workshops and 150+ law schools to help you learn about the application process and to speak with law school representatives. The events are sponsored by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and are free for students.

This year LSAC will host a mix of in-person and virtual forums.

Typically you will need to register for the event several days before the actual event. Make sure you check the time zone too so that you do not miss any sessions.

  • The Chicago Forum is on September 24th at the Palmer House Hilton from 10am-5pm (central time). Registration is free.
  • A Digital Forum will be held on October 22, 2pm-6pm ET

Information and registration for LSAC Forums

AccessLex Institute offers great (and free) law school workshops on paying for law school, public interest loans, budgeting and other great topics. Register for these workshops.


Other Opportunities

We sometimes hear about other interesting things you might want to check out!

The Legislative Internship program is a paid program that provides a fantastic experience for students from all majors and backgrounds.

The Statehouse employs college students as interns in Indianapolis during the spring semester each year in these areas: Communication, Information Technology, Policy Analysis, Constituent Services, Graphic & Print Design, and Fiscal Analysis.

On September 7th from 5:30-7pm in the PMU Anniversary Drawing Room, you can interact with internship coordinators and past interns.

  • Business casual attire recommended
  • Hors d'oeuvres provided

Learn more about the internships and find applications at these websites

House Republicans

Senate Republicans

House Democratic Caucus

Senate Democrats

The application deadline for Spring 2023 internships is October 31, 2022

If you have questions, please email


Scribing is an important job that takes considerable training. You essentially follow a physician, PA, or nurse practitioner and maintain all the charting so that they can focus on the patient.

Others in the medical team count on you being there. Do not take this on lightly or consider this a summer job. Scribing is an important job that takes considerable training. You can learn a lot about taking patient histories, what tests would be ordered, interpreting tests, charting (obviously), and differential diagnosis.

INScribe has positions at IU Arnett for scribing. Use the InScribe website to link to their online application if interested. If you would like to learn more about ScribeAmerica, visit their website.

Application Updates

Sometimes things change in the application processes. This space will allow us to alert you to those changes.

Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine is no longer requiring the CASPer Situational Judgment Exam this year.

Public Health, Medical Humanities, Ethics, & Social Justice Webinars

A little something extra you can add to your education.