Slate’s “Working” podcasts

Do you ever wonder what REALLY happens during the “day in the life” of someone in a specific profession?  Slate’s “Working” podcasts offers you some surprising insights!  Archives of the last four seasons of “Working,” including both podcasts and transcripts, are available at

Industrial Roundtable (Sept. 12 – 14)

From the Biology Counseling Newsletter, September 2, 2016:

The Industrial Roundtable will be held Monday, September 12th through Wednesday, September 14th at the Purdue Memorial Mall (Rain Locations: Mackey Arena and Lambert Fieldhouse).   It’s sponsored by the Purdue Engineering Student Council (PESC).  Company-based seminars will be held on Monday, September 12th.

Recognized as one of the largest student-run job fairs in the nation, the Industrial Roundtable is an interactive, two-day job fair that attracts annually roughly 300 companies and thousands of Purdue students. The fair is open to all undergraduate and graduate students from a wide variety of majors, including engineering, management, science, technology, and business.  The Industrial Roundtable is a perfect opportunity for students to begin investigating companies, internships, and full-time employment opportunities.

Seminars are held the Monday before the Industrial Roundtable and provide students with additional information about companies and their hiring needs.  Seminar topics range from general company information to employment and advancement opportunities. Seminars typically last fifty minutes and are held at the Stewart Center.

A list of employers, the IR handbook, and tips for successfully navigating the Roundtable is available at   Need to practice your interviewing skills or clean up your resume?  Check out the CCO’s workshops, drop-in resume reviews, or resume blitzes.

Contact PESC-IR by e-mail or by phone at (765) 496-2660.


International Students – Prepare for the Industrial Roundtable (Sept. 6)

International Prep Night – September 6

Heads up! International Programs will be partnering with the Industrial Roundtable to host a free prep night on Tuesday, September 6, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in PHYS 114 to provide a range of topics for international students on how to build professional development skills that can be used at career fairs. The Industrial Roundtable is a career fair for engineering, science, technology, and management students to market themselves to various companies for internships and post-graduation opportunities. Career fairs can be a little intimidating, so why not start now and get a head start on tracking your career!

Sign up for this session can be completed here.

Biology Resource Center (& Help Room; Fall 2016)

From the Biology Counseling Newsletter, September 2, 2016:

The Biology Help Room located within the Biology Resource Center (Lilly B-401) has tutors available to help with first- and second-year biology courses during the following times.

Biology Help Room:

  • Mondays – Thursdays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Fridays: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Tutors who speak Mandarin Chinese are available during the following times:

  • Tuesdays: 1:00 pm  –  3:00 pm
  • Wednesdays: 12:30 pm –  2:30 pm

The rest of the BRC including the student lounge is open 24/7.