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Parent & Family Connections continues to support the Steps to Leaps initiative to create a culture of thriving students. View our previous events by clicking the titles below. Want to know how these events relate with Purdue's Steps to Leaps? See the icons under each topic to see which learning pillars each virtual presentation represents.

Well-Being Staying healthy in body, brain and spirit is a life-long journey. Learn strategies to improve your own well-being with steps to security, health and prosperity. 
Leadership and Professional Development Boilermakers have a strong tradition of leadership in their careers and communities. Learn how to tap into your own strengths as you become the next generation of leaders with steps to initiative, guidance and direction. 
Impact—Every Boilermaker strives to leave their footprint and world-changing examples can be found throughout Purdue’s rich history. Learn the importance of creating an impact through your everyday actions with steps to modify, touch and influence. 
Networks A strong network serves as a resource throughout your life. The tightest networks are created by connections with individuals and require active participation. Learn how to build your network with steps to making connections and bonds. 
Grit Life is full of ups and downs. Learn strategies to tap into your inner fortitude to overcome challenges and become your best Boilermaker with steps to resolve and character.

 


 

Career & Professional Development

   

This virtual event focuses on career and professional development resources, experiences, and opportunities for students while highlighting the  Steps to Leaps Pillars  of Leadership & Professional Development and Networks. Panelists will join us from  Career Success , the  Office of Undergraduate Research Purdue Study Abroad , and  Leadership Programs  to provide helpful information for families supporting students as they seek to further their career and professional development.

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Student Support Services -  Representatives from the Dean of Students Office, along with Counseling and Psychological Services will be providing information on Student Support Services.

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Student Engagement and Involvement -  Representatives from Recreation and Wellness, Club Sports, Student Activities and Organizations, and Purdue Student Union Board will be providing information on Student Engagement & Involvement.

Career & Professional Development

 

University representatives provide information on surveillance testing, Protect Purdue Health Center, COVID-19 Vaccines, Academics and Student Life for fall 2021.

   

Representatives from the Office of the Dean of Students, Recreation and Wellness, and Counseling and Psychological Services will be providing information for families on support resources available throughout fall 2021 for student well-being.

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University Residences leadership provides information for families who have continuing students currently living on campus who are interested in living on campus for 2022-2023. Panelists will discuss the benefits of living on campus, the assignments and re-contracting processes, facilities, dining and residential life.

      

This virtual event explains the pillars of Steps to Leaps and provides resources for families to aid their Boilermaker as the semester concludes.

    

During this virtual event you will hear from Student Leaders from the Academic Success Center to learn more about resources available for academic success at Purdue.

In this presentation, we will cover many aspects of the Steps to Leaps Pillars, including well-being, networks and grit and how the Academic Success Center can provide help for Boilermakers. Created by students for students, Steps to Leaps speaks to the heart of students' struggles in today's world and strives to nurture perseverance, vision, intention and the formation of social support groups, all while reducing stress.

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During this virtual event you will hear from representatives from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS), Recreation & Wellness and Purdue University Student Health (PUSH) to learn more about resources available for holistic student well-being at Purdue.

In this presentation, we will cover many aspects of the Steps to Leaps Pillars, including well-being, networks and grit and how the many areas of campus can provide help for Boilermakers. 

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During this virtual event you will hear from representatives from the Roger C. Stewart Leadership and Professional Development Department, Student Life Student Employment, Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Center for Career Opportunities.

In this presentation, we will cover many aspects of the Steps to Leaps Pillars, including well-being, networks, leadership and professional development, impact and grit and how the many areas of campus can provide help for Boilermakers. 

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