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 Terry Ham, International Student Integration and Retention Specialist, Natasha Harris, Associate Director of Science Diversity, Danielle Sheese, Career Development and Retention Specialist, Laura Starr, Director for Experiential Learning and Student Success, and Connie Kaspar Wise, Associate Director of Science Diversity. 
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Welcome Back Students
College of Science
Multicultural Science Programs (MSP) and Emerging Leader Science Scholars is hosting a “Winter Clothing” drive
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 (Virtual)
  • Name: Danielle Sheese
Once an appointment is made a virtual 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-https://www.purdue.edu/science/careers) 

Network with Alumni & Receive College Credit


  • Plan your 2022 beyond-the-classroom activities now!  Explore opportunities in the Career and Professional Development, Service, Citizenship, and Leadership, and Diversity categories. Test yourself in the real world!
  • May 2022 graduates: remember that you must have completed the program by the end of January 2022 in order to earn the LBC certificate.
  • 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, look at the feedback to see what questions you have been asked to answer.  Resubmit your report with the required information so that your LBC points can be updated.
  • Do you need financial support to pursue an experiential learning activity?  Are you going to a conference?  Studying abroad?  Doing community service?  Apply for an LBC grant.  For details on the application process: Click Here
  • Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)? Enroll today! Click Here  
  • For more information,Go Here
Attention First Year Students!
Are you interested in learning more about WISP? If you are a first year student, consider applying for the spring semester! We currently have a few openings for students in the following majors:
Biology, Computer Science, Data Science, and Neurobiology & Physiology, Please contact Connie Kaspar Wise at brophyc@purdue.edu and visit https://www.purdue.edu/science/wisp/index.html
for more information

Jandos Scholarship Application
The application process for the Jandos Scholarship is now open through February 1, 2022 click HERE.

To qualify for the Jandos Scholarship, you must be a continuing student in the College of Science; classified as a semester 2 – 6 (number of semesters of attendance at Purdue, not credit count) during the Spring 2022 semester, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Scholarship recipients must meet the following requirements to receive the Jandos scholarship:

1. Maintain enrollment in the College of Science at the West Lafayette campus for the 2022-23 academic year.
2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
3. Actively participate in both monthly Jandos Scholarship cohort and Women In Science Program (WISP) meetings, while serving as an engaged WISP mentor for the 2022-23 academic year.
4. Champion diversity efforts within the College of Science.
The Jandos Scholarship is a one-year scholarship award, which is not renewable.
Intern Abroad This Summer in the Purdue London Internship Program
The London Internship Program combines a three-credit unpaid internship with a three-credit academic course over a seven-week period. The London Internship Program is designed to allow students to study and work in an international setting while developing an appreciation for British culture. Interns will live in London, one of the world's most cosmopolitan and international cities, and commute to work by 'tube.' London is filled with museums, art galleries, and major tourist attractions, including Big Ben, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, that can be explored leisurely on weekends. Students will be able to take advantage of London's theater productions and musical performances, visit designer stores and chic restaurants, stroll in Hyde Park, take 'high tea,' and explore the many ethnic neighborhoods which make up this historic and diverse metropolis.

To sign up to attend a virtual call out on Friday, January 14, and for more information Click Here.
Campus Events
CCO International Student Workshop Series
Beyond Campus
Paid Research Opportunity with Global Sustainability Scholars