College of Science
Attention All First Year College of Science Students
The CoS Career Specialist Is Available To Help You
Follow Career Services on Social Media
COSINE - Free Tutoring Program
Enhance Your Career Portfolio
Jandos Scholarship Application
WISP Tutoring
Looking for a Purdue Faculty-led Study Abroad for 2022?Campus Events
Call for Student-Authored Submissions to the Purdue Journal of Service Learning & International Engagement
Job Opportunity with Travel & Leisure Company
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Student Workforce to Experience Research Program
OUR - Office of Undergraduate Research
Summer Research Seminar Session
Current OUR Connect Projects for Spring 2022
2022 Summer Internship at UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Marine Physical Laboratory
Questions about the Newsletter email
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. 
Global Science Partners

Now that you have almost completed your first semester in the Purdue College of Science, it's time for you to step out of your comfort zone.

Join us during the spring semester for monthly dinners, trips, and activities (free for you!) that are designed to help you learn about other cultures...while having fun!

To find out more about GSP, please check out our webpage

To join Global Science Partners, Follow this link

If you have questions, please contact Terry Ham at
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- 

Follow Career Services on Social Media
COSINE - Free Tutoring Program
Enhance your Career Portfolio
It is time to update your Learning Beyond the Classroom portfolio. For instance, did you participate in a first year seminar?  …a learning community?  Were you a T.A.?  Did you perform community service?  You have done lots of experiential learning, so take some time and submit reports on activities already completed

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, see the comments section for an explanation.  If requested, 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

If you have questions, contact LBC at

For more information and to enroll, CLICK HERE

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.
WISP Tutoring
Looking for a Purdue Faculty-led
Study Abroad for 2022?
Please attend our on demand study abroad fair by clicking HERE. You will find links and information about study abroad scholarships and program opportunities.
Campus Events
Proposals and articles are currently being accepted for consideration in the ninth volume of the Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement (PJSL). Publication in the Fall 2022 issue of the journal requires proposals be received no later than January 15, 2022, and complete article submissions no later than March 1, 2022. Submissions are made directly to the PJSL website at Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, and those received after the deadline will be considered for the following 2023 issue.
Job Opportunity with Travel & Leisure Company
At Wyndham Destinations our mission is simple: to put the world on vacation. With a spirit of caring, creativity and fun, our teams help families and friends create memories that last a lifetime. As the world’s largest vacation ownership company and part of Travel + Leisure Co., we’re shaping the future of the travel industry.

We are currently recruiting for an Inventory Management & Pricing Analyst position. The position involves overseeing a portfolio of inventory (territory) and ensuring that inventory is priced to reflect supply and demand. The analyst will be responsible for implementing strategies that drive inventory utilization and maximize yields.

Please see the full job posting here.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate, Office of University Programs, Professional Opportunities for the Student Workforce to Experience Research Program
How to Apply:  Click to start your journey!
Summer Research Seminar Session
Considering summer research at Purdue or other institutions? Yes, you can conduct research at other universities and organizations during the summer and get paid for your time. (Some programs offer housing, transportation, and/or meal allocations, too.) Learn how to search and apply for these opportunities!

Dec. 2: Searching for Summer Undergrad Research Programs

HIKS G980D | 4:30-5:30p
Current OURConnect Projects for Spring 2022 (Open until filled)
OURConnect, Purdue's undergraduate research application system, is designed to connect undergraduates with research mentors with open opportunities. OURConnect is divided into undergraduate research programs that you could apply into and individual research opportunities with research mentors. Check out the OURConnect website here for these openings.
2022 Summer Internship at UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Marine Physical Laboratory


  • Visit to complete the application online.
    Applications will be accepted online through 4 p.m. Pacific time on January 14, 2022.
  • Applications are not reviewed until after the application due date.
  • Applicants may be notified by email as early as February 2022. 
  • All applicants will have been notified by email by the end of April.