Student Involvement - Pre-professionals of Science (PPS)

The Pre-Professionals of Science club (PPS) helps students interested in becoming science professionals (physicians, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, optometrists, researchers, etc.) to prepare themselves to achieve their goals with organization and confidence. The club can help students participate in activities (internships, service) viewed positively by graduate schools and be more aware of how to better prepare for the professional admissions tests, interviews, and graduate school itself. 

PPS, as a group of students with a common goal, is also a support group to keep spirits high through fun activities when the path of becoming a professional gets rough. The long-term goals of the club are to help students navigate the path to their career goals, develop resilience and perseverance, and eventually increase the number of students at Manchester University that take professional school admittance tests and succeed in being accepted to professional graduate schools ... all while having some fun in the process!

There is a yearly $5 membership fee that helps us pay for events for the club. It also gets you free food at meetings and banquets as well as discounts on social events all year! If you are interested in joining, contact the PPS advisor, Kristen Short, at KHshort@manchester.edu or visit her on the 2nd floor of the Science Center.

Past & Present Activities:

  • Professional and Student Speakers
  • Visits from admissions staff at local professional schools
  • Preparation Games
  • Informational Sessions
  • Field trips
  • Cookouts & banquets
  • Blood Drive Volunteering
  • Student-led volunteering opportunities
  • Free Food!

For more information contact:

Advisor: Kristen Short at khshort@manchester.edu
Student President: William Southern at WESouthern2020@manchester.edu