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
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College of Science

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
    Science & Spices of Morocco
    Study Abroad Experience
    Interested in how spices and herbs contributed to the medical discoveries? Join us on a study abroad experience to Morocco. The College of Science is hosting Science and Spices of Morocco, spring break 2023 from March 11 – 19, 2023. This experience will give students an overview and background on the geography, culture, and the impact of spice on the history of Morocco. This course will explore principle geographic features, customs, traditions, and much more. This study abroad experience is a real-world learning laboratory!

    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.
    Thinking about studying abroad?
    Explore the 2023 Maymester in Tanzania
    Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    Check out this quick video
    Program Leader:
    Jill Newton

    Email: janewton@purdue.edu
    Phone: 269-214-0103
    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
    For additional information
    scan the QR code or go to our website.
    Ace the Interview
    Access via mycco or scan the QR code.
    Review your Resume
    Access via mycco or scan the QR code.
    WISPers enjoyed a much-needed Fall Break after crushing papers, labs, quizzes, and tests!  This week, we continue to get to know each other through conversations during crafts of painting pumpkins.  Additionally, we are engaging in a follow-up session to our 10/4 monthly event of Developing our Professional Toolbox as Undergrad with Danielle Sheese, CoS Associate Director of Career Development, on resume building.  Add to that toolbox!
    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!
    Need Help with Science Classes?
    Campus Events
    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

    Preparing for Careers in Healthcare and Law
    Pre-Professional Advising in the Center for Career Opportunities
    Purdue Pharma & Life Sciences Career Fair
    Tuesday, October 25th
    10:00AM - 3:30PM
    Purdue Memorial Union
    Employers will be hiring Undergraduate, and Graduate students for Internships, CO-OP,
    Full-Time Opportunities.
    Beyond Campus
    Bernice Wahler Landscape Internship Opportunity
    Bernice Wahler Landscapes is a boutique design practice located in the seaside village of Sandwich, MA. Our work is informed by the landscapes that surround us. With a deep appreciation for contextual design and the desire to create, we have been fortunate enough to design award winning landscapes throughout New England and have some fun along the way.

    We are seeking an intern to entry level designer to join our team. The ideal team member’s relevant professional experience should include:
    0-3 years of experience in the field of landscape design
    Understanding of earth sculpting and grading
    Excellent written/verbal communication skills
    Excellent time-management and organizational skills
    Comfort level and confidence to communicate with clients and collaborators.

    We are a dog-loving, Mac based office of 4 designers using Auto cad, Sketch-up, Adobe Suite, and soft leaded pencils.
    Take a look at our work.

    If you think you could be a good fit, would love to hear from you. Please reach out to jenna@bernicewahler.com
    Statehouse Internship for
    Spring 2023 Deadline 10/31
    The Indiana House of Representatives Republican Internship Program offers paid, spring semester internships at the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis. This internship is a unique opportunity to gain practical knowledge of state government through active participation in the legislative process. Working closely with legislators, interns develop professional skills while strengthening their political knowledge. The experiences gained while interning with the House Republican Caucus will benefit students’ academic growth. During the legislative session, House Republican interns are a part of a governing body that produces laws and shapes public policy for Indiana's 6 million residents. For more information and to apply go to our website.
    The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus offers paid, spring-semester internships to recent and current college undergraduates as well as graduate students. Interns work directly with Indiana legislators at the Statehouse, located in downtown Indianapolis. This internship is a unique opportunity to gain practical knowledge of state government through active participation in the legislative process. The Indiana Senate was named the 2014 Employer of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Indiana INTERNnet program. For more information and to apply go to our website.
    Intern with the Indiana House Democrats, this unique learning experience gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to work alongside state representatives at the Indiana Statehouse during a session of the Indiana General Assembly. Full-time, paid internships are offered int he policy, communications, fiscal analysis and member service divisions of the caucus. For more information and to apply go to our website.
    Interns working with the Senate Democratic Caucus are assigned to assist legislators and staff, to expand their knowledge of the Indiana General Assembly and the legislative process. Senate interns work full-time assisting staff in various departments. Based on individual qualifications, interns will be placed in the communications office, member services division, policy analysis, attorney’s office, or with tax and fiscal policy staff. Each intern’s responsibilities will depend on the legislators and staff with whom he or she is assigned. For more information and to apply go to our website.
    Rush University
    Master of Science in Respiratory Care
    information Sessions