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NSHSS Member Event at Florida International University (FIU)

The National Society of High School Scholars looks forward to seeing you, our outstanding members, and your families at our Member Event in the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) on the campus of Florida International University. You'll be welcomed with a continental breakfast, then we'll dive right into a special presentation by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), educational workshops, and a college & career fair. We'll end the day with our Member Recognition Ceremony, where each NSHSS member in attendance will be recognized for their incredible academic achievements with their own honor medallion!



Saturday, June 11, 2022
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Florida International University
Student Academic Success Center
(Modesto Maidique Campus)
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, Florida, 33199


Register Here

NSHSS is coming to the Sunshine State!

College & Career Fair exhibitors: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Bocconi University, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Florida International University, IE University, Johnson & Wales University, Liberty University, Monash University, Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), and more to be announced!

Event Agenda


*This agenda is subject to change. Final details will be sent closer to event date.*


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Badge Pick-Up

Attendees will check-in with a digital or printed copy of their tickets and members will receive name badges in the Campus Center Auditorium foyer.


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Networking Breakfast

NSHSS will provide a catered continental breakfast for attendees.


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: College & Career Fair

Attendees will have the chance to gather information from College & Career Fair exhibitors.


9:15 AM – 10:00 AM: NSHSS Welcome & Florida International University Information Session

NSHSS will welcome attendees to campus, then Florida International University staff will guide them through an informative presentation about the university.


10:00 AM – 10:45 AM: Central Intelligence Agency Student Programs

Our partner, the Central Intelligence Agency, will present information about the special opportunities available to NSHSS members in high school, college, and even post-graduation. CIA offers multiple opportunities for college students to include scholarships and internships. CIA scholarships and internships offer competitive pay, health and life insurance benefits as well as an opportunity to work in a competitive atmosphere to gain valuable hands on experiences.


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Special Presentation

You've got questions about the college admissions process ahead of you - and has the answers! Drawing on our experience working 1-on-1 with over 3,000 clients, we'll show you how to build a game plan to tackle the increasingly competitive college application process. You'll learn about application strategy, extracurriculars, supplemental essay writing, and test-optional policies as we navigate the changing landscape of college admissions.


11:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Lunch Break

Attendees will visit nearby eateries for lunch on their own.


11:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Campus Tours

Attendees will break up into groups for guided tours of the FIU campus.


11:30 AM – 2:00 PM: College and Career Fair

Attendees will have the chance to gather information from College & Career Fair exhibitors.


2:00 PM - 2:45 PM: Know Before You Go: A Guide to Choosing Your Best Fit Major

Selecting a major is an important first step to applying to the University. Learn about ways to align your interests, skills, values and career goals to make an appropriate selection. Prospective students will learn about the variety of majors available at FIU as well as the resources that assist students along their University journey.


3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Member Recognition Ceremony

Members will hear congratulatory remarks and receive their own NSHSS honor medallion.


Meet The Speakers

Alina Dominguez
Alina Dominguez
Manager of Academic Advising Services

Alina has worked with the University for 15 years in various roles and has found a love for advising in the past nine. She earned a BS degree in Biological Sciences and then a master's degree in International Business. Alina draws from her varied work experience covering multiple industries and educational background to add to her expertise. She currently works with the college and various university centers on initiatives to build student engagement to the college and university. Whether it's working on an online project, helping a student create a strategy to bounce back, or riling up a crowd of freshmen during orientation, Alina's passion for FIU's current and future students is clear.

Reynol Garcia Jr.
Reynol Garcia Jr
Admissions Recruiter

Reynol Garcia Jr is an admissions recruiter at Florida International University (FIU), among the top-10 largest universities in the country by enrollment, where he assists in the recruitment of undergraduate students. Prior to joining FIU, Garcia’s work experience is varied, ranging in different fields within education. Garcia earned his Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from FIU and an Associate’s degree from Miami Dade College. His interests include sports, film, and theater

Bill CIA
Central Intelligence Agency

Bill is a 20 year veteran Intelligence Officer with the CIA. He began his career as an Intelligence Analyst who then moved into Technical Operations. He served two overseas tours in Europe and one in Asia, planning, executing and leading intelligence collection operations globally. He has served as a supervisor and manager both domestically and abroad. Bill is currently the Gulf States Regional Recruiter.




Register Now



We recommended that you register as soon as registration opens. Due to Covid-19, seating is limited and registration will close once we reach the venue's maximum capacity. Only those who register via Eventbrite will be admitted to the event. Registration fees are nonrefundable.

Hotel Information

NSHSS has secured a discounted room block near the event venue at the Courtyard Miami at Dolphin Mall at the rate of $139/night

BOOK HERE until Friday, May 20, 2022.


If you need to book a room by phone please contact the hotel directly at 305-994-9343 and use the group code “NSHC”
*Attendees are responsible for getting to and from the event location. Limited number of rooms available; first come, first served.*

Interested in Volunteering?


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We understand your concerns surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. Rest assured that the health and safety of all of our members, their families, and our staff is our top priority. We are continuing to closely monitor worldwide developments regarding COVID-19.

All NSHSS event attendees will be required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. This requirement applies even if you are fully vaccinated. Masks are not required when food and beverage are being consumed in designated areas, or when speaking/presenting in an official capacity the event.

Following the guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), we ask that you do not attend any NSHSS events if you:

- have traveled from or transited to any country outside of the U.S. listed in Risk Assessment Level 4 and Level 3, 21 days prior to the NSHSS event

- have a positive COVID test prior to the NSHSS event

*NSHSS will provide a transfer credit or refund with proof of positive test 2 weeks before event date.*


NSHSS has incorporated the following policies at all events to ensure the safety of all participants:

-All attendees, partners, and speakers must wear a face covering at NSHSS Events. If mask usage is not adhered to, event participation may be limited.

-NSHSS staff traveling to and working at events have been vaccinated against COVID-19.


The World Health Organization (WHO) reminds us to take protective measures against the coronavirus, here’s how:

Wash your hands frequently

Maintain social distancing

Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth

Practice respiratory hygiene

If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.


These precautionary safety measures will remain in effect until further notice. We will continue to monitor the current situation and will update these protocols as needed with information we receive from local health authorities, the CDC, WHO, and IMO. For additional information or updates from the CDC, please see

Please refer to this page for the most up-to-date NSHSS Events COVID-19 policies.


Thank you on behalf of all of us at NSHSS.