Happy March Everyone!
I hope all of you are surviving the middle of the semester with midterms, projects, and the crazy weather that Mother Nature has been dishing out! Just think spring break is just around the corner! With a new month, comes a new-featured Purdue organization of the month! This month’s featured organization is Adopt-a-Grandparent!
The purpose of the Adopt-a-Grandparent organization at Purdue is to “encourage the development of meaningful relationships between the students of Purdue University and the residents of retirement communities in the West Lafayette and/or Lafayette community.”, as said on the organization’s website (Heinz, Catherine) . The organization nurtures these relationships by planning events like euchre night, knitting circles, and other fun socials throughout the year! Another great perk that this organization offers is the time commitment for students. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month in Beering Hall, room 1268 at 6 pm. Other than attending the monthly meetings and visiting with your “adopted grandparent”, the time commitment is minimal.
One of the really cool things that I LOVE about this organization is that you can learn so much from your adopted grandparent! The elderly have plenty of life experience, wisdom, and hilarious stories to share. By joining the Adopt-a-Grandparent organization at Purdue, you will be able to learn new skills, make new friends, and encounter new life experiences that you wouldn’t be able to otherwise. College is only four years… so make the most of it and experience as many things as you possibly can!
If you have any questions about Purdue’s Adopt-a-Grandparent, I’ve included a few resources that are helpful in learning about the organization. Check it out, get involved, and make a difference in someone’s life!
Until next time… Boiler Up!
Exploratory Studies, Class of 2017
Heinz, Catherine. “Purdue-University BoilerLink.” Adopt-A-Grandparent. Purdue BoilerLink, n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2014. <https://boilerlink.purdue.edu/organization/adoptagrandparent/about>.
Hey fellow Boilermakers! If you guys are anything like me, you are not yet into the swing of things despite the fact that we are halfway through the semester. On the brightside, though, we are half way through the semester! We have made it this far (and through an awful winter I might add) so we can make it to the end.
The first class I’d like to bring to your attention is FS 470 – Wine Appreciation. Obviously, this class is for those students who are at least 21 years old before the semester starts. However, don’t be discouraged all you young ones out there, this class should still be around when you come of age! Aside from the great opportunity of tasting splendid wines for credit, this class dives deeper into the rather intense wine history and wine making world. You will learn about the various fruits that go into great wines, the fermentation process, and the long extravagant history that wine is known for. Hopefully, you will walk out of the class at the end of the semester with a greater appreciation for wine (see what I did there?).
This next part has little to do with classes to sign up for in upcoming semesters and more to do with how to pass your current classes. The first round of exams and midterms have come and gone. If you are not satisfied with grades or would like to improve, there are plenty of resources on campus to help you out! If you have not attended an SI session yet, I recommend them highly from personal experience. Material from lecture is covered in depth and all your questions can be answered by SI leaders who have taken the course and done well. They will shed new light on topics and explains material in different ways that might help you understand better. Also, the resource rooms (i.e. math, physics, chemistry help rooms) are great places to do homework and have a TAs assistance at a moment’s notice. This is a great room to meet other students that are in the same course as you and therefore a great way to form study groups. Lastly, do not be afraid to ask your professor questions! Your professor, after all, creates the exams and has the most knowledge about the course topics! They have office hours for a reason, utilize them
I hope you guys have a wonderful week!
Until next time
Here’s a chance to interact with representatives from schools and programs of medicine, dentistry, chiropractics, physical therapy, occupational therapy, health law, public health, physician’s assistant, veterinary medicine, and more. Even if you’re not quite ready to apply, it is a great way to gather application information, get a feel for the strengths of different programs, and begin to tailor your courses, volunteerships, supervised hours, etc. toward your goals!
The Health Careers Fair will be held Monday, March 10, 2014, from 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Cordova Recreation Center. It’s free and open to everyone! A list of participating programs is available at https://purdue-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&cf=HealthCareers14.
from CCO’s Inside Track newsletter (March 3, 2014):
Emerging Employers Internship and Career Fair on Wednesday, March 5 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Recreational Sports Center Feature Gym. About 30 employers will be attending the fair and are seeking Web Developers, Software Engineers, Business Analysts, Technology Consultants, Marketing and Communications Interns, Managers, and many others.
These companies are interested in hiring both interns as well as full-time employees. The employers represent such industries as: BioScience, Software Development, Technology, Engineering, and Healthcare. All majors are welcome! To view an updated list of companies, log on to myCCO at http://www.cco.purdue.edu/.
It’s week four of LinkedIn Boot Camp, and our participants are progressing onto learning how to use LinkedIn effectively with the Get Connected challenge! Don’t worry, though, it’s not too late to join! The CCO’s LinkedIn Boot Camp is an online boot camp for students that assigns new tasks each Wednesday from our blog for improving your profile.
When you sign up, you are also assigned a LinkedIn Boot Camp Coach who can review your profile, and give you suggestions on how to make it better. To participate in the CCO’s LinkedIn Boot Camp, join the Purdue CCO group on LinkedIn, AND the Spring 2014 CCO Boot Camp sub-group. Once you have requested to join the group, you will be approved within 24 hours (with a longer wait time on the weekends).
Supplemental Instruction is looking to hire SI leaders in the following courses: BIOL 110, BIOL 203, CHM 115, CHM 116, MA 158, MA 161, MA 162, ME 200, MGMT 200, and PHYS 172.
If you have done well in any of these courses and have at least a 3.00 overall GPA, please come to the SI leader callouts on March 11 and 12 at 5:30 p.m. in PHYS 333! This is a great opportunity for you to build leadership and public speaking skills, as well as assist your fellow students to success in difficult courses.
Note: If you are interested in becoming a math SI math leader, you will also need to have completed either MA 261 & 262, MA 265 & 266 , MA 366, MA 303, or MA 304 (or their equivalents).
Flyer: SI Leader Callout for F14 (includes more qualifications and a link to the SI Leader application)
From Purdue Today (Feb. 26, 2014):
Now is the time for any Purdue University recognized student organization to apply if they are interested in office space, storage lockers and/or mailboxes for the 2014-15 academic year in the Purdue Memorial Union, Stewart Center or the new Center for Student Excellence and Leadership (CSEL) building (next to Wiley Hall).
The online application form is available on BoilerLink now through March 7 and also can be used by any student organization that would like to be considered for space. Failure to complete the form will result in no consideration for organizations seeking space.
The application, which must be filled out completely for consideration, also must be filled out annually by all organizations that currently have designated space in the Union and Stewart Center. To renew or request space, representatives from interested organizations should do the following:
* Go to http://www.boilerlink.purdue.edu
* Log in using your Purdue career account
* Click on “Organizations” and search for “PMU and Stewart Organization Space”
* Click on “Forms”
* Fill out the form titled “Application for Student Organization Space for 2014-15 within STEW, PMU and CSEL”
The application deadline is 11:45 p.m. March 7. Those with additional questions can contact Scott Savage or Hannah Scott at email@example.com or by calling (765) 494-8976.