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Student Organization Spotlight: BYU NSSLHA


Here at the McKay School there are many unique clubs and councils that students can join to further their education and have positive experiences with their peers. One of these clubs is the BYU NSSLHA or the BYU chapter of The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. We talked with the current President, Kim Lor-Buck about all that BYU NSSLHA has to offer.


What is BYU NSSLHA?

"NSSLHA stands for National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. It is a pre-professional organization for undergrad students preparing to become Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, or any related professional."


How do students join?

"Most of our association members are students in the Communication Disorders program, but anyone with a passion for helping others is welcome to join! Joining NSSLHA is a two-part process. First, students can go to clubs.byu.edu and search up the club name and click the button that says request to join. Then, they will have to send club dues to our treasurer via Venmo (@Juliana-Pickard). Club dues are $15 for the whole school year. Once students complete both steps, we will accept their request to join, and they can officially become a NSSLHA member!"


What are the benefits of joining?

"There are so many benefits of joining NSSLHA! Below is a list with some cool benefits:

  • Make new friends who are on the same journey as you!

  • Network with COMD faculty and local professionals (we have some events where local professionals come and even offer job opportunities. Students can also get an insight of what each professional does).

  • Best grad school prep you can get from our very own COMD faculty and Derek Jack from Career Services (we go over things like how to research grad schools, how to ask for letters of recommendations, how to write a good personal statement and resume, and how to prepare for your grad school interviews, etc.).

  • Get cool NSSLHA swag! We've done club t-shirts in the past, but this year, we did cute sticker sets to decorate laptops, water bottles, etc.

  • Enjoy food and refreshments at our events."


Anything else you would like people to know about BYU NSSLHA

"We would love for people to know that we welcome all students of all professions! Many people don't realize this, but there are so many things you can do with a degree in Communication Disorders. It's not just limited to speech-language pathology and audiology services. Some COMD students go on to become teachers, SPED teachers, and other kinds of therapists. We want our association to be a community of support and love for all students and all professions."


If you would like to know more, visit the BYU NSSLHA website! To learn more about all that the McKay School has to offer, schedule a meeting with a student ambassador here.

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