College of Science

Student Success Scene
Newsletter 12.03.2019


Welcome To the College Of Science Student Success Scene
Enhance Your Career Portfolio
College of Science Global Dialogues Program
Attention All First Year CoS Students
Intercultural Competence Passport Project

WISP Offers Free Tutoring
The CoS Career Specialist Is Available To Help You
Career Research Portal
End of Semester Wellness
Campus Events
OUR Summer Undergraduate Research Search Process
Register NOW for the 2019 Indiana Student Advocates Conference

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.

Learning Beyond the Classroom
  • May 2020 graduates: remember that you must have completed the program by the end of January 2020 in order to earn the LBC certificate.
  • If you participated in a career exploration experience such as a first-year seminar, honors seminar, or learning community this semester you may write a career and professional development report on that experience and earn 1 point toward the LBC certificate.
  • Or, perhaps, you attended a leadership development conference or were a teaching assistant---that will earn you points in service, citizenship, and leadership.
  • Were you a mentor or did you attend, plan or lead a domestic or international diversity event?  Those activities count toward experience with domestic and international diversity.  

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.


Global Science Partners

Intercultural Competence Passport Project
Please contact Terry if you have any questions:

Career Specialist

Career Research Portal
The Career Research Portal is a free,online resource that supports job and interview seekers through phases of the job search process by providing employer research,salary data, and interview and resume guides.
CLICK HERE to access the portal!

End of Semester Wellness
What: Wellness options for you at Purdue

Why: To help you find resources to balance your academics and overall health as Final Exams approach

Options include:
  • Massage Therapy
  • Light Therapy
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Nutrition Counseling


Campus Events
Final seminar of the semester

Summer Undergraduate Research Search Process
Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 4:30-5:30pm | HIKS G980D
Current researchers and those interested in a summer research program will learn how to search and apply for programs. Bringing a personal device is encouraged to begin the search process at the end of the session.

Please join us for the 5th Annual Student Advocates Conference.

This annual conference serves as an opportunity for Indiana college advisors, mentors, student leaders and other advocates to discover innovative practices, share success stories, and learn about state policies and initiatives impacting college completion and student success

The 2019 Indiana Student Advocates Conference is generously sponsored by Strada Education Network.

Register here.

2019 Student Advocates Conference


Monday and Tuesday, December 16-17, 201
Indianapolis Marriott North
3645 River Crossing Pkwy, Indianapolis | Indiana | 46240


The Indianapolis Marriott North has held a small block of rooms for conference participants on Sunday, December 15 and Monday, December 16. A link to reserve this will be sent to registered conference attendees in mid-November.

The call for proposals is still open through Friday, November 1. You can submit a proposal here.

For questions, contact

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