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
Once an appointment is made a webex meeting will be set-up.  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-
Community, Social Distance, Creativity

If you ever thought it's time to get your resume, cover letter, elevator pitch or portfolio in order and found something else to do, well now there is no running away...😀 Use this time of social distancing to finally scrap that off your career to-do list. Don't worry, we got you! Check out the amazing resources below we've handpicked for you to help you have successful #stayathome days. 🙌   

Fall 2020 College of Science
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

Learning Beyond The Classroom
Build Your Portfolio --- Learning Beyond the Classroom
  • Use your LBC reports when preparing  for interviews or writing applications for internships, jobs, and graduate and professional schools.
  • 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 have submitted a report, check and see if you have been asked to supply more information.  If you find that you have received “0” points on a report, click on your score and you will see what questions you have been asked to answer.  Resubmit your report with the required information so that your LBC points can be updated.
  • In preparation for the transition of LBC to Brightspace, please make sure that you have copies of all the reports you have submitted. Although we don’t anticipate losing anything, it is a big job and we’d rather play it safe. If you are graduating in May and want your reports for future reference for applications, interviews, etc. download copies before you are locked out of the system.
Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)?  Enroll today!  Click Here .

If you have questions, contact LBC at

Campus Events
Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunity
Apply by April 24, 2020

Click Here to Apply

TechPoint’s Sales Bootcamp Program
TechPoint’s upcoming Sales Bootcamp program, is kicking off on May 14th, 2020. Applications are open now!

Sales Bootcamp is a four-week program for new grads and career changers designed to train and provide a first-hand experience working on the sales teams at several Indy tech companies. The application closes on Friday, April 24th. I’d also like to note that, after completing nine Sales Bootcamp cohorts we’re proud to say that we have a 90% placement rate.

You can find more information here at to learn more and apply.

Should you have questions regarding the program, please contact to connect with the TechPoint team running point on the program.

Rush University Medical Center
Updated Information!

Purdue LSAMP Call for Applications
Application Deadline is April 7, 2020

Submit your application online HERE

For additional information please contact Dr. Ignacio Camarillo, Purdue LSAMP Program Director, at

Inventing the Future of Medicine
For more information click HERE