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,  Connie Kaspar, Associate Director of Science Diversity, Danielle Sheese, Associate Director for Career Development and Retention, and Laura Starr, Director for Experiential Learning and Student Success
Questions about the Newsletter email sss@purdue.edu
Boilermaker Special and Engineering Fountain Spring time
College of Science
Science & Spices of Morocco
Study Abroad Experience
Join students from the College of Science and Health & Human Sciences in a cultural immersion of science and spices. We will explore the world of spices and how it has been used in medicine/healing to cooking and much more. We will visit Casablanca, Rabat & Meknes to name a few.

Visit our website for more information.

You can also contact Natasha Harris, co-lead at harri326@purdue.edu or 765-494-1765 for more information.
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 on the College of Science Careers Website
Get Experience: Find a Job
For additional information
scan the QR code or go to our website.
Get Experience: Internships and Research
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Ace the Interview
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Review your Resume
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Score Some Points:
Learn Beyond the Classroom

  • It is time to update your Learning Beyond the Classroom portfolio and score some points.  You have done lots of experiential learning, so take some time and submit reports on activities already completed
  • May 2023 graduates: remember that you must have completed the program by the end of January 2023 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, 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.
  • Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)? Enroll today!  Sign up Here
  • 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 log in here.
    If you have questions, contact LBC at   lbc@purdue.edu
    Thinking about studying abroad?
    Explore the 2023 Maymester in Tanzania
    Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    Program Leader: Jill Newton
    Email: janewton@purdue.edu
    Phone: 269-214-0103
    Last week, approximately 25 WISPers gathered to have fun and showcase their trivia knowledge…fun was had by all these smarties!  This week, we “Developed their Professional Toolbox as an Undergrad Student” from our very own Danielle Sheese, Associate Director for Career Development and Retention, as well as Marissa Gargano, Actuary with Nationwide Insurance and past leadership team member, Jinan Ayub, who is currently attending medical school.  The trio shared experiences, insights, and strategies for students to market themselves for post-graduation that can be applied now.  WISPers are meeting as a mentor/mentee pair with their leadership team member before fall break to receive an additional layer of personal and professional support.
    Need some help? Free Evening Tutoring is available
    COSINE - Free Tutoring Program
    Cosine Tutoring Fall 2022
    COSINE (College of Science Instructional Nightly Enrichment) is a FREE tutoring program to help students succeed in first year science courses. COSINE offers evening tutoring right in your own backyard. Our goal is to help you develop problem-solving skills needed to do your homework. Please visit us in Shreve for assistance.


    Shreve Hall
    Room C113B
    University Residences Support Center


    Monday - Thursday 6:00-9:00pm August 29 - December 8, 2022

    For optimal tutoring results, bring your text books and class notes.
    WISP Tutoring
    Need some assistance in classes, homework, concepts, formulas, etc?  Head on over to WIEP-WISP tutoring Sunday-Thursdays 7-10pm in the University Residences Support Center located in Shreve Hall C113A, or check us out online. Bring your books, calculator, homework, class notes, etc. For more information click here!
    Campus Events
    Fall Undergraduate Research Expo
    Students who are currently working on or have completed research, scholarly, or creative projects can submit project abstracts to present during the Fall Undergraduate Research Expo from November 14-21. Abstracts must be submitted by Monday, October 17 at noon via the application website. Presenters can select if they want to present in-person or virtual. The in-person poster symposium will be Nov. 14 in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms with two presentation options: 10am-11:30am and 1pm-2:30pm. The in-person research talks will be Nov. 16 in Stewart Center 214 with a schedule created based on selected presenters’ availability. Awards will be dispersed to top presenters at this year’s Fall Expo.Research projects do not have to be completed by the time of the Fall Expo. The presentation would include what has been accomplished so far.
    Experiential Ed Scholarships
    The Office of ExEd has a scholarship opportunity for students participating in experiential education. Student must be participating in an experiential education opportunity offered by Purdue University. To qualify, students must be a Purdue West Lafayette undergraduate or PharmD student, in good academic standing, enrolled full-time or part-time, and meet the financial aid citizenship requirements. Scholarships can be awarded in amounts of up to $2000. The amount awarded may vary depending on the type of experiential education opportunity and expenses related to the experience. Scholarships are merit-based, and these funds are intended to supplement other scholarship funds or a student’s own personal funds

    To qualify, applications must be submitted by the appropriate due date as listed below:
    • For winter term and spring funds, applications are due by   November 1 
    • For summer 2023 funds, applications are due by February 22 

    To apply, students will need to complete the Experiential Education Scholarship application found on the
    ExEd website