Make An Appointment


One-on-one personalized advising is available year-round. When appointment availability is limited, as in early Fall and Spring terms, priority is given to students with immediate external application deadlines.

The Fellowships Advisor assists the student in all stages of the application process for approximately 30 competitive, merit-based national and international fellowships. The advisor provides information and advice on available programs, opportunities for strategic planning and reflection, and guidance for completing a competitive application to these specific awards. The advisor also reads and comments upon scholarship essays and other application materials for supported awards only.

Prospective and current applicants should:

  1. Visit MyPLAN to book a National Fellowships advising appointment.
  2. Complete the Prospective Fellowship Candidate Intake Form at least 24 hours prior to the appointment.

Please select a meeting time that is at least 2 to 5 business days in the future so that our advisors can dedicate time to carefully review your materials before your appointment.

Please note that NIF is a specialized advising service for fellowship applicants; our staff are not able to provide generalized career or resume advice for the purposes of seeking employment. Please visit the Career Coaching page for general career advising appointments. We encourage all students, including fellowship applicants, to take advantage of Career Coaching services.

New! NIF & UCARE Drop-In Services

During the academic term, our Peer Advisors host weekly drop-in hours where students can ask questions and learn strategies for applying to our supported National & International Fellowship awards or the Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences (UCARE) program.

Meeting with a peer advisor allows for a new perspective from someone who is in the same place as you to help gather your thoughts and share unique insights. In these meetings, we can help align students’ eligibility and future goals with our 30 supported scholarship options. Throughout the process students will have the opportunity to utilize resources that will help them become a more competitive applicant and strengthen their CV or resume.

Anything from content and strategy guidance to concept evaluation is welcomed in these drop-in hours. With a wide range of skills and knowledge between the two of us, we will be sure to provide you with the necessary resources for success.

Students interested in applying for UCARE can come in for advice on how and when to apply, the process of finding a faculty mentor, and information regarding other research programs that are available on campus.

Tuesday from 2:00pm-3:00pm (not offered April 12)

Alyssa Simpson (Physics and Math major)

Thursday 2:30pm-3:30pm

Caroline Hites (Advertising and Public Relations major)

Location: Nebraska Union 230


Career Resources


Career Service Hours

M 8am-5pm
T 8am-5pm
W 8am-5pm
TH 8am-5pm
F 8am-5pm