Construction Management Technology Career Fair (Feb. 12)

This is a busy week for career fairs!  Are you interested in investigating opportunities within the construction industry?  The School of Construction Management Technology Career Fair is coming up on Friday, February 12th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Cordova Recreational Sports Center.  Companies are looking for full-time, internship, and co-op positions within the construction management major. At this career Fair, you can expect over 500 students to visit up to 150 construction companies at their booths.  Make sure you review the CM 2016 Spring Career Fair Guide before you attend!

Agriculture Career Fair (Feb. 10)

Interested in careers within the agriculture industries?  Here’s your chance to grab an internship, a job, or just browse potential employers.  The College of Agriculture Career Fair will be held Wednesday, February 10th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm in the Cordova Recreational Sports Center.  All students are invited to attend, regardless of major or grade level!   Review the Purdue Ag Spring 2016 Career Fair Booklet and these great tips before attending!!

Drop Deadlines starting Feb. 9

Just a reminder: Beginning February 9th, students who are sophomores and above will need both an advisor’s and an instructor’s signature in order to drop a course.  The instructor will indicate whether the student is passing (W) or failing (WF) at the time of drop.  Neither a W nor a WF are used in the GPA calculation.  Pick up a Form 23 from your Exploratory Studies academic advisor, then return the signed Form 23 to the Registrar in Hovde Hall, room 45.

Freshman need a Form 23 with only an advisor’s signature.  Turn in the Form 23 to the Registrar in Hovde Hall, room 45.  The grade will be a W, which is not used in the GPA calculation.

If you are unsure about your classification (freshman, sophomore, etc.), please consult MyPurdue > Academics tab > Academic Profile (orange box).  Your “class standing” is the first item in the box.

The last day to drop a course is March 11th for all students.  

Improve your Financial Literacy

Even if you are not looking for a scholarship or loans, it’s important to be as financial literate as you can be before entering the “real world”!

Although this site was written with future pharmacists in mind, it has a ton of information useful to any college student interested in learning their way around their own finances: http://www.aacp.org/resources/student/financialaid/Pages/FinancialLiteracy.aspx.  Also included are links to several great financial literacy and money management websites.

If you feel that taking a course on financial planning would suit you better, consider building in CSR 10300: Introduction to Personal Finance into your plan of study as a free elective.

Enjoy and be prosperous!

Fulbright Scholarships Week (Feb. 8 – 11)

From the NISO Fulbright website

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards over 1,900 fully-funded grants for U.S. citizens to research, study, or teach during a post-baccalaureate year abroad.  Although this is something our Exploratory Studies students cannot pursue now, it’s worth gathering information early!  Here’s what’s happening during Fulbright Week (February 8th – 11th):

Mon. 2/8 in STEW 313

  • 5:00 PM: Fulbright U.S. Student Program Overview (RSVP here)
  • 5:45 PM: Fulbright U.S. Student Program – STEM Students (RSVP here)

Mon. 2/8 in Shreve Hall C-107

  • 7:00 PM: Fulbright U.S. Student Program Overview (RSVP here)

Tues. 2/9 in STEW 206

  • 6:00 PM: Research and Study Grants – Guidance for applying undergraduate students (RSVP here).                                                                              Guest: Allison Turner, 2015-16 Fulbright Grantee – Canada, and Purdue Alumna
  • 6:45 PM
    English Teaching Assistant Grants (RSVP here).                                     Guest: Collin Hanson, 2014-15 Fulbright Grantee – Ecuador, and Purdue Alumnus

Wed. 2/10 in STEW 279

  • 5:30 PM: Research and Study Grants – guidance for applying graduate students (RSVP here)
  • 6:15 PM: English Teaching Assistant Grants (RSVP here)
    Guest: Collin Hanson, 2014-15 Fulbright Grantee – Ecuador, and Purdue Alumnus

Thurs. 2/11 in Duhme Hall Living Room

  • 6:00 PM: Meet and Mix with International Fulbright Scholars on Campus (RSVP here)

Details about each of these sessions is available at the NISO Fulbright website.

Lunar New Year Celebrations (Feb. 5 – 8)

Join a large percentage of the world in celebrating the Lunar New Year starting tonight (gathered from IP Upcoming Events, 2/2/16):

PSUB invites you to celebrate the year of the fire monkey!  Experience the rich cultures of various Asian countries surrounding Lunar New Year with food, crafts and performances!  Come be a part of this holiday celebration on Friday, February 5th from 9:00 pm – 12:00 am in the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom.

Purdue University Chinese Students & Scholars Association (PUCSSA) invites one and all to the Chinese New Year Gala celebration on Sunday, February 7th from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Of all the events and activities PUCSSA holds each year, this event is the biggest and most important.  New Year is to the Chinese like Christmas is to Americans. As international students are far from home, PUCSSA hopes Chinese students will experience a sense of home, and others will experience the richness of Chinese culture, music and dance.

Tickets are available for advance purchase February 2nd through 5th from 1:30 pm -5:30 pm in front of HSSE Library (within Stewart Center).  Tickets can also be purchased the day of event at the door.  Prices range from $5 to $15, with discounts available for PUCSSA members.

  • Chinese New Year Reception – February 8th

The Chinese New Year is February 8th!  Purdue will host an all-campus reception from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm in the Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom. Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Purdue, the event will feature Chinese food, music, calligraphy, and a lion dance demonstration. Free and open to the public.