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, Associate Director of Science Diversity. 
Questions about the Newsletter email sss@purdue.edu
College of Science
The Intercultural Competence Passport Project (ICPP)
Career Skills Workshops
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:30 p.m.
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 Thursday, February 17, 2022 5:30 p.m.
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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) 

Study Abroad Deadline: March 1

The deadline for most summer, fall and academic year programs is March 1, 2022. Planning on going abroad this summer or for the fall semester? Apply for a College of Science Study Abroad scholarship HERE

Thinking About Taking a Semester Abroad? Explore the University of New South Wales
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of Australia's great universities. The main university campus is in Kensington, a suburb of Sydney about 20 minutes by bus from the main central railway station and 30 minutes from the harbor and ferry terminals. It is close to shopping areas, restaurants, beaches and parklands. UNSW is a modern, urban university with extensive sporting and recreational activities to complement its reputation for scholarship and research. The University's host city, Sydney, is the largest, oldest, and perhaps the most beautifully situated city in Australia.

For more information: Go Here



  • 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!
  • 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 at brophyc@purdue.edu and visit https://www.purdue.edu/science/wisp/index.html
for more information.

Deadline to apply is Monday, February 14, 2022 by 5:00 pm.

In celebration of the International Day of Women in Science on 2/11/22, WISPers and the Women in Government will discuss questions and responses that address the use of state policy to advance women and girls in science via a Twitter Chat!  We look forward to connecting and advocating positive change.
Need some help? Free Evening Tutoring is available
COSINE - Free Tutoring Program
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 January 17 - May 6

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 C123.  Bring your books, calculator, homework, class notes, etc. Learn more by clicking HERE!
Campus Events
Quantum Programming Workshop for Purdue Women Engineers and Scientists
PCGC Support Groups
The Purdue Counseling & Guidance Centre (PCGC) will be offering two support groups this Spring, both facilitated by doctoral students in Purdue’s Counseling Psychology program. Both groups will be run virtually from 4:30-6pm on Monday evenings.
The Groups being offered are as follows:
  1. The Students of Color Support Group: This group, which is run by students of color, is open to any undergraduate, graduate, or professional students of color on campus. In this space, students are welcome to talk about any topic from academics, pandemic(s)-related stress to racial and ethnic identity
  2. The Grief Support Group: This group is open to any undergraduate, graduate, or professional students on campus who are managing grief related to the death of a loved one. In this space, folks are welcome to discuss anything related to their grief process and well being as a result of the loss.
Groups are scheduled to start on February 14th and end on April 11th. To participate, you must be physically present in the state of Indiana due to licensing and supervision restrictions.  
To join the groups, please book a brief 30 phone screening appointment here: https://calendly.com/pcgc-1/30min  
If you have any questions, please email us at: pcgc@purdue.edu
Mortar Board Senior Honor Society
Mortar Board Senior Honor Society has numerous awards available for undergraduate students, student organizations, faculty, and staff. Applications are due in February and March. Applications can be accessed by logging into BoilerLink and visiting Mortar Board's BoilerLink page. Email powers85@purdue.edu with any questions.
Steps to Leaps Discussion and Dialogue Series

Learning Communities Can Help Students Grow Within All Steps to Leaps Pillars - Student Discussion and Dialogue

Learning Communities give you an opportunity to learn within a community, taking classes and participating in experiences outside of the classroom with a cohort of students with a similar interest. Faculty members work with staff members to provide an immersive experience. When you need help and support your community is there to help you. Come learn how you can join a Learning Community and why your peers joined their community and what they've gained from participating.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Click here to RSVP (Not Required)

Click here to access the presentation

How Networks are Created in Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life - Student Discussion and Dialogue

Purdue University is home to 11 cooperative houses and more than 80 fraternities and sororities. All of these offer amazing opportunities to build a Network with fellow Boilermakers. The organizations also give students the opportunity to lead, learn and give back to their community with peers looking for the same type of community. Come learn how FSCL helps build the strongest bonds on campus.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Click here to RSVP (Not Required)

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OUR - Office of Undergraduate Research


The Undergraduate Research Pitch Competition highlights students' projects while promoting concise and effective storytelling.

March 24, 2022 from 7-10pm

Fowler Hall and Live streamed

The Pitch Competition is open to any currently enrolled Purdue WL student involved in a research or creative endeavor in any major and discipline. The work can be an independent project or when working with a research mentor. 

Students should upload their 3-minute research pitch to apply to the Research Pitch Competition by
March 4.



Beyond Campus
Fidelity's Spring Hiring Webinars
Fidelity Investments is hosting 2 webinars to share information about our Customer Relationship Advocate (CRA) and Workplace Planning Associate (WPA) roles. We are actively recruiting undergraduate talent for this roles. During these webinars will share information about who Fidelity is and provide more information on the CRA and WPA opportunities. We will also have current Fidelity associates on the webinar to share their day-to-day experiences in the role and why they chose Fidelity.

Register here for Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Information on CRA Click Here

Information on WPA Click Here
JCPenney Suit-Up Event Spring 2022
Suit up is now online. Check out the latest styles and trends here.
To receive your extra 30% off coupon, text BOILERS to 67292.