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About PREPs

Our Mission

The Office of Pre-Professional & Career Preparation (PREPs) offers the highest quality advising, programming, and resources to engage and empower all Science students as they navigate their professional journey.

Our Vision

To empower Science students to discover and pursue a path to a meaningful career.

Our Values

Collaboration: We foster dynamic partnerships with students, employers, the academic community, and other University departments.
Integrity and Ethics: We hold ourselves and employers to high ethical standards and make decisions that reflect honesty and responsibility.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We value diverse perspectives and seek to create an inclusive environment respectful of individuals' unique backgrounds, beliefs, and goals.
Innovation: We continually improve programs and service delivery through advances in technology, resources, and staff development.
Excellence: We strive to provide high quality, successful, student-centered programs and services.


How Can You Connect With PREPs?

Walk-Ins

  • Held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4pm during Fall and Spring semesters
  • Come with quick questions; walk-ins are limited to 15 minutes or less

Schedule an Appointment

All School of Science Students

  1. Log in to your Student Appointment Scheduler (SAS) account
  2. Select School of Science PREPs Office
  3. Select an advisor whose search tags meet your advising needs
    • Review the advisor's bio to make sure you are meeting with an appropriate advisor
  4. Select Schedule Appointment
    • Days with available appointments will be circled
  5. Select a date and time that meets your needs
  6. Enter a brief note to the advisor describing the purpose for your appointment, then Submit Request

All University College Pre-Science and Honors College Students

  1. Log in to your Student Appointment Scheduler (SAS) account
  2. Select Search Advisors
  3. Enter PREPs in the search field
  4. Select an advisor whose search tags meet your advising needs
    • Review the advisor's bio to make sure you are meeting with an appropriate advisor
  5. Select Schedule Appointment
    • Days with available appointments will be circled
  6. Select a date and time that meets your needs
  7. Enter a brief note to the advisor describing the purpose for your appointment, then Submit Request

All School of Science Alumni

If you no longer have access to your CAS login, please email sciencePREPs@iupui.edu to schedule an advising appointment. Include your student ID# or username, reason for visit, and availabilities.


Meet the PREPs Team

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Jaime Sperandio, Director of Pre-Professional and Career Advising
  • Pre-professional advising for undergraduate students
    • Application assistance
    • Personal statement review
    • Mock interviews
    • Job shadowing
    • Parallel planning
  • Resume/cover letter review
  • Major/career exploration

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Allie Medellin, Assistant Director of Internships and Career Advising
  • Internship and job search assistance
  • Resume/cover letter review
  • Major/career exploration
  • Mock interviews - job/internship

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Katie Coby, Pre-Professional Advisor
  • Pre-professional advising for non-degree seeking students
    • Application assistance
    • Personal statement review
    • Mock interviews
    • Job shadowing
    • Parallel planning
  • Resume/cover letter review
  • Major/career exploration
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Kim Shea, Pre-Professional Advisor
  • Pre-professional advising for non-degree seeking students
    • Application assistance
    • Personal statement review
    • Mock interviews
    • Job shadowing
    • Parallel planning
  • Resume/cover letter review
  • Major/career exploration
  • Internship and job search assistance
  • Mock interviews - job/internship
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Micaela Childress, Coordinator for Pre-Professional Advising
  • Pre-professional advising for undergraduate students
    • Job shadowing
    • Parallel planning
  • Resume/cover letter review
  • Major/career exploration

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Barbara Lambert, Administrative Specialist
  • Manages PREPs office business affairs
  • Maintains office software systems
  • Schedules office presentations on pre-professional and career preparedness
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