Want to develop your professional Elevator Pitch? (Oct. 1)

C.H. Robinson Info Session and Elevator Pitch Workshop

Stop by this ‘drop in’ workshop to work with representatives of this “Global Logistics Giant” and practice developing a professional elevator pitch!

Date:               Wednesday, Oct. 1

Time:               10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (drop-in between classes)

Location:         Purdue Memorial Union, room 118

Pre-Professional Advising Newsletter (Law, Pre-Med, & Pre-Vet)

This month’s Center for Pre-Professional Advising Newsletter has TONS of opportunities for those interested in Law and Medicine!  Plus, lots of open houses, Twitter chats, and even an internship opportunity at Wolf Park here in West Lafayette!  If you are interested in subscribing, join their e-mail mailing list.

Discovery Learning Series: Dr. Ruth Berggren (Oct. 2)

From The Biology Counseling Newsletter, 9/25/14:

Please plan to attend the upcoming lecture by Ruth Berggren, Director, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, on Thursday, October 2nd from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Purdue Memorial Union, Anniversary Drawing Room.  Her presentation is entitled “The Scientist and the Storyteller.” Everyone is invited to attend.

Dr. Berggren makes the case that the humanities are a crucial partner to scientific thinking. There is a tendency today to view science and the humanities as separate disciplines with people falling into one camp or the other. But recent world events and contemporary thinkers like physician-anthropologist Paul Farmer and historian John Barry demonstrate that such divisions are misleading. From the time of Leonardo da Vinci, the interrelationship between science and the humanities has elevated both. Berggren will argue that the integration of these disciplines is the surest path to a functional civil society.

This is a partnership between the College of Liberal Arts, the Discovery Lecture Series, and the EVPRP.

Discovery Learning Research Center Undergrad Interships

From The Biology Counseling Newsletter, 9/25/14:

More information about DLRC Internships, including applications, can be found on their website. Below is an overview of the opportunities offered:

The Interns for Indiana and Interns for Entrepreneurship programs match qualified students with high-tech start-up companies.  The entrepreneurship experience allows students to gain valuable real-world skills and knowledge.  The programs are open to rising juniors and seniors from all majors with a minimum 2.8 GPA.  Applicants must be a full time student seeking their first Baccalaureate degree.  Most opportunities available for summer require transportation and a willingness to relocate for the summer.

Spring 2015:

Applications: October 21 – November 17

Interviews: November 19 – December 8

Internships: January 12 – May 9, 2015

 The Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship (DURI)  program involves Purdue undergraduates in the interdisciplinary research environment of Discovery Park. The program provides opportunities for students to work with faculty affiliated with Discovery Park on cutting edge research projects that involve combining two or more disciplinary strengths. The program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors from all majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Applicants must be a full-time student in a degree-seeking program.

  Spring 2015:

Applications: October 21 – November 17

Interviews: November 19 – December 8

Internships: January 12 – May 9, 2015

The Cancer Prevention Internship program (CPIP)  engages Purdue undergraduates in cutting edge research combining two or more disciplinary strengths in cancer prevention research.  This full-year commitment is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors from all majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Applicants must be a full time student in a degree seeking program.  Student applications are only available in February and March for the following academic year.



Two upcoming “GO Purdue!” trips (Oct. 5, Nov. 8)

From the Office of International Programs:

There are two GO Purdue! trips on sale now at the Stewart Center box office (1st floor of Stewart Center). Get your tickets now to save your spot! Here are the trip details:

1. Indy Children’s Museum Trip –  Oct. 5, 12:00pm

On Sunday, October 5, we will visit the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, which is currently displaying the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit from China!  After spending the afternoon in the museum, we will head downtown to Circle Centre Mall for dinner. We will leave campus at 12:00 noon and arrive back on campus around 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $26 and cover your transportation and museum admission. Tickets are limited, so order them soon!

2. Indiana Pacers NBA Game – Nov. 8, 4:30pm

We will visit Indianapolis on Saturday, November 8 to watch the Indiana Pacers basketball team take on the Washington Wizards. Tickets cost $45 and includes admission and transportation. The ticket also provides a voucher for a hot dog, drink, and hat at the event!  If you’ve been waiting for a chance to see professional American basketball, NOW is your chance!  We will leave campus around 4:30 p.m. and will return to campus around 11:00 p.m. Tickets will sell out fast, so be sure to stop by the Stewart Center box office to buy one!

Grammar and Proofreading workshop (Oct. 1)

From Christopher Voeglein, Writing Lab Secretary:

Grammar problems can hinder a document’s readability and can even make a writer appear less trustworthy!  The Writing Lab’s workshop “Improving Your Grammar (part 1)” will be held Wednesday, October 1 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Heavilon Hall, room 220. You’ll learn about the most frequent grammar problems and how you can avoid them. See the Grammar Workshop Flyer for more information about this and other upcoming workshops.

This event requires a reservation, so please call (765) 494-3723 to sign up today.