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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- 

Career Closet Announcement - Fall 2020
The CCO is pleased to announce the 2020 Purdue - JCPenney Partnership. With news that the JCPenney store in Lafayette will remain open, the CCO is delighted to once again collaborate in co-hosting the JCPenney Suit-Up event. With the Career Closet closed for the Fall 2020 semester in response to the safety and risk of staff and students associated with COVID-19, this event will provide students with steeply discounted attire suitable for interviewing with prospective employers. More details regarding the September 2020 JCPenney Suit-Up event will follow.

Learning Beyond The Classroom

Complete LBC Reports in Purdue Brightspace

  • Learning Beyond the Classroom has moved to Purdue Brightspace. You should find that all the points you have accumulated so far in Blackboard, are reflected in the Grades section of Brightspace. Eventually, the reports well be moved as well, but haven't as of this writing.
  • Take advantage of the summer months to build your portfolio: job shadow, volunteer, join a diversity organization, and get to know people who are different from yourself.
  • Submit LBC reports on activities you completed during the school year.
  • If you are graduating in December 2020, you must have completed the reports on your activities by September 16, 2020.
  • Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)?  Enroll today!  Click Here For more information,

If you have questions, contact LBC at

Study Abroad
Online scheduling available for remote advising with Study Abroad.

The Study Abroad Office is now offering online scheduling for remote advising meetings. Students can fill out a brief survey on the Study Abroad website to request an appointment. Based on their interests, they will be matched with a Study Abroad advisor and invited through BoilerConnect to schedule a phone or video call
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Campus Events

Student Lunch and Learns
Steps to Leaps Student Lunch and Learns

Steps to Leaps provides direction toward the tools at Purdue that can help bolster student’s fortitude and success.  You can learn more about the program here:

Are you wondering how you’re going to receive these tools this fall?  Do you want to hear about how departments are going to serve you this upcoming semester?

Join us for the first two in our series of Steps to Leaps Student Lunch and Learns!

July 21 at 1PM EDT – The Leadership and Professional Development Initiative

The Leadership & Professional Development Initiative (LPDI) is a campus-wide framework for intentionally developing students' leadership and professional development knowledge and skills. How are you going to find resources to help support your leadership and professional development this fall?  Come and find out from the staff and students who are going to help you gain the Steps to Leaps tools as defined by the Leadership and Professional Development Pillar.

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WebEx link

August 3 from 1-1:30 – The Black Cultural Center

Purdue University's Black Cultural Center is a vibrant element of University life, offering a wealth of programs and services for the entire campus community. We bring together the wonderful diversity of the Purdue family by nurturing and presenting the rich heritage of the African American experience through art, history and cultural understanding. Come and hear how the BCC will offer programs in our new paradigm that support all of our Pillars including how to build your Networks.

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Virtual Summer Research Symposium
The Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held virtually from July 30 - August 7. All Purdue-affiliated undergraduate researchers are invited to present! This means Purdue students working with non-Purdue mentors and non-Purdue students working with Purdue researchers are eligible, too. The deadline to submit abstracts will be July 24, 2020.

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Summer 2020 Seminar Series
The Undergraduate Research Seminar Series is valuable to prospective and current undergraduate researchers.

August 7 - The Keys to Your Next Steps to be Successful at 10am on WebEx Current undergraduate researchers will learn how to utilize their research experiences to navigate career development and graduate school selections while focusing on utilizing and developing professional networks. Email to receive the link.

Protect Purdue Student Ambassadors

Discovery Park announces DURI projects for fall 2020 student applications being accepted
Discovery Park has posted new research projects for Fall 2020 as part of the Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship (DURI). The DURI program provides opportunities for undergraduate students to work with Discovery Park-affiliated faculty on cutting-edge research in the areas of global security, health, and sustainability. Here, solutions will be researched by combining faculty and students with two or more distinct disciplinary strengths.

Undergraduates can see the current list of DURI projects and apply for the Fall 2020 session on the DURI website. The student application deadline is Aug. 10. Faculty project supervisors will then review all eligible student applications before making final selections. Students will be notified of their acceptance after that date, with a target of the first day of classes (Aug. 24).

Students selected this fall will be responsible for pursuing their research projects, culminating with a poster presentation in the Fall Research Expo and a one-page abstract/summary of their results. Assuming all requirements are met, each participating student will earn a $1,000 fall semester fellowship from the DURI program.

For more information, see or email

Virtual Student Federal Service Projects
The Virtual Student Federal Service is a project based initiative brought to us by the US Department of State. After partnering with them for two years, the program has matured and now has 660 available projects. Students can form teams, or work solo, and bid on projects and are then paired with project mentors to complete their projects between August 1st and August 31st. Because of the way in which COVID-19 has impacted students’ ability to complete or obtain internships, this is a great possibility to increase student professional development and experience. Important links are below.

Who can participate?
VSFS Website
All currently available projects
Where can students apply?