College of Science

Welcome to the College of Science Student Success Scene, a bi-weekly newsletter featuring activities and opportunities especially relevant for science undergraduates. The Science Student Success team is comprised of Connie Kaspar Brophy, Assistant Director for Women in Science Program , Science Diversity,  Terry Ham, International Student Integration and Retention Specialist, Natasha Harris, Assistant Director for Multicultural Science Programs, Science Diversity, Danielle Sheese, Career Development and Retention Specialist, and Laura Starr, Director for Experiential Learning & Student Success

Career Specialist
The CoS Career Specialist Is Available To Help You

Make an appointment through the Boiler Connect system by choosing the following
  • Care Unit: Career / Preprofessional Advising
  • Service: College of Science Career Specialist
  • Reason: Select from Choices
  • Location: CoS Career Services (Math 231)
  • Name: Danielle Sheese
If you have issues scheduling, please call 765-494-1771 and the receptionist will assist you. 
What Services Does the Career Development Specialist Provide?
  • Career counseling appointments
  • Customized career planning (holistic approach to student marketability at graduation-how do students set themselves apart from other students?) Choosing a major/career path
  • Career assessment interpretation
  • Discover what students can do with their major
  • Discussion of interviewing strategies/mock interviewing & preparation  Job/internship searching-targeted resources
  • Presentations and workshops specifically tailored for College of Science students
  • Networking opportunities with College of Science alumni including (Coffee & Conversation events and SCI 490 Course “Dean’s Leadership Forum”)
  • And more (including website-

Puzzle Day 2020
Puzzle Day is an annual event hosted by Computer Science Women's Network. It began in 2015 and is now CSWN's largest event! Teams of students compete to solve a wide variety of puzzles, including math based riddles, ciphers, logic puzzles, and even an escape room. All puzzles are created and tested by members of the Puzzle Day team, to create a customized, exciting experience for all participants.

Click Here to register!

Learning Beyond The Classroom
  • If this is your second semester at Purdue and you participated in a career exploration experience such as a first-year seminar, honors seminar, or learning community during the fall semester you may write a career and professional development report on that experience and earn 1 point toward the LBC certificate.
  • Or, perhaps, you attended a leadership development conference or were a teaching assistant last semester---that will earn you points in service, citizenship, and leadership. 
  • Were you a mentor or did you attend, plan or lead a domestic or international diversity event?  Those activities count toward experience with domestic and international diversity.
There are many more pursuits in which you could have taken part that are eligible for LBC points.  Take a look at the tables that are on the CoS website ( or at the LBC Blackboard site ( ) to determine whether what you have done fits the criteria.

If you wish to apply for an LBC grant to support an LBC activity, complete our electronic application form at:

Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)?  Enroll today!  Click Here If you have questions, contact LBC at

Study abroad deadline: March 1 for most summer, fall and academic year programs.  There are some programs with earlier deadlines (February 1) so check with the study abroad office so as not to miss out.   Planning on going abroad this summer or for the fall semester?

Apply for a College of Science Study abroad scholarship:

Campus Events
Purdue Student to Microsoft Executive

Conversation with Matt Booty


The Spring Undergraduate Research Conference Poster Symposium is on Tuesday, April 14. If you are  interested in volunteering to help with this event please sign up through the qualtrics link below. We will have breakfast for the set-up crew and lunch will be served for those who are working morning and afternoon shifts.

Volunteer sign up link:
Submission Deadlines:

March 1, 2020 at 11:59pm to be considered for an oral presentation

March 15, 2020 at 11:59pm to be considered for a poster presentation

Purdue University’s Counseling Psychology Program
Each spring semester, Purdue University’s Counseling Psychology program offers a course in which students facilitate groups in order to gain real life experience in group facilitation. They are currently looking for students to participate. Groups will run for eight weeks, and will be on Mondays from March 2 to April 27 (with the exception of March 15, which is Purdue’s spring break). Below is the information that is given to potential members. If you would like additional information, please email Rachel Ploskonka at

If you are stressed about classes or struggling after a romantic breakup, the Purdue Counseling and Guidance Center (PCGC) can help. The PCGC will be offering discussion groups on each of these topics on Monday nights beginning Monday, March 2nd and will run until April 27th. The groups will be from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. For more information and/or to sign up, call 765.494.9738. Our email address is Please know that space is limited. A brief description of each group is below:
  • Romantic breakup discussion group—opportunity for college students who have recently experienced a breakup to talk about their reactions and responses, with an emphasis on the losses and gains that are often connected with the ending of significant relationships.
  • Academic stress discussion group—opportunity for college students who are experiencing academic stress to talk about their worries and concerns, with an emphasis on the common course-related challenges that students often face.

Intel on Campus
Feb. 26 9:30A - 11:30A  Masters & PhD  Office Hours ARMS 3115
Feb. 26 3:30P - 5:30P
Masters & PhD Technology Talk ARMS 1109
Feb. 27 12:00P - 3:30P Intel Lobby Day EE 117

Rush University Medical Center

Health Programs Expo

Spring 2020 Career Fairs
Center for Career Opportunities Career Fairs

Forestry & Natural Resources Career Fair MORE INFO
Health Programs Expo MORE INFO
Teacher Recruitment Day MORE INFO
Social Impact Career Fair MORE INFO
Just In Time Job Fair MORE INFO

Social Impact Career Fair