Summer 2016 Study Abroad in Germany

From Prof. Henry Kraebber, MET department:

A new Study Abroad class/trip is being planned for May 2016.  Students can earn 3 credits for successful completion of Technology Innovation and Culture. Space is limited.  Preference will be given to “first time” international travelers (other than military service travel).

Student cost for this trip is projected to be about $3,500, but students can apply for a Study Abroad $1000 scholarship to help defray costs.

For complete information, please read through and complete the application document. Please submit your application, $300 non-refundable deposit check (if app is not accepted, check will be returned), and a photocopy of your passport picture page in a sealed envelope addressed to Henry Kraebber at the MET Office, Knoy Hall, Room 145.

Questions or need more information? Contact Henry Kraebber (professor in MET)

Summer 2016 Courses: ENTR 20000 and 31000

From Rita Baker, Coordinating Academic Advisor for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation program:

Good news: ENTR 20000 and ENTR 31000 (prerequisite ENTR 20000) are among the Summer session offerings!  These summer classes have received rave reviews from previous participants.  ENTR 20000 is offered MTWR from 9:00 am – 11:50 am during Module 1 (i.e. Maymester, 5/16 – 6/10).  ENTR 31000 is offered MTWRF from 8:40 am – 10:50 am during Module 2 (i.e. Junemester, 6/13-7/8).

Students are welcome to take either – providing the pre-requisite is met for 31000 – or both!

Summer Animal Care Internships at the Columbian Park Zoo (due 2/25)

The Columbian Park Zoo is looking for an amazing group of Interns to join them for their busy 2016 Summer season!   Summer Internships are available in the areas of Exotic Animal Care, Zoo Education, Family Farm, Australia/Americas Exhibits, and Marketing. Applications are due by Feb. 25, 2016 by 5:00 pm!

The internship is unpaid…but you get to work with some amazing animals!

Internship Requirements:

  • 12 week minimum commitment
  • 20 hours per week minimum commitment
  • Minimum overall GPA: 2.5 out of 4.0
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Strong communication skills
  • Dependability and enthusiasm
  • Basic biological knowledge

Sound like fun?  Apply today!  Download an application at or call (765) 807-1543 for more information.  You’ll also need to turn in: a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a print-out of your current college transcript (found in MyPurdue > Academics Tab > grey Transcripts box > View Unofficial Transcript link).

Cross Cultural Certification Series (Feb. 14)

From the International Programs: Weekly Update, Feb. 8, 2016: 

The Cross-Cultural Certification Series, sponsored by the International Programs office, continues this week on the topic of Intercultural Openness.  If you missed last week’s session, it is not too late to jump in this week, and bring a friend with you. The series will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with Insomnia cookies and great cross-cultural conversation. The series will even have you out in time to take out your favorite Valentine.

We  hope to see you this Sunday, February 14, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Shreve Hall lower level, in the University Residences Support Center.  Not sure that you want to do the entire series? This would be a great week to just try it out and see!

FYE CODO Meetings (Spring 2016)

A reminder that students who wish to CODO to First-Year must attend a CODO meeting each semester they wish to attempt CODO.  If you have not already attended a meeting, please sign up for one here:  Because many upcoming meeting dates are frozen, you may need to check back periodically to see if these have opened for registration.

HHS Career Night (Feb. 16)

From The HHS Student Council, HHS Alumni Board, and HHS Career Development: 

Interested in hearing the “real scoop” on HHS majors and careers?  Join us for the HHS Career Night.  This is a unique opportunity to explore career options through conversation with successful HHS alumni.  Make meaningful connections with HHS alumni and hear first-hand how they transitioned to their chosen professions!  It’s your chance to ask questions about internships, graduate school, and professional programs.

The event will take place on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the Purdue Memorial Union West Faculty Lounge on the Second Floor. To see a list of alumni attending, please visit the HHS Career Events page.  Questions?  Contact us at

Refreshments will be provided!  All majors and grade levels are invited to attend. Business casual attire is recommended.