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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, 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.

Showcase your passion for Science while raising up and empowering other undergraduate women by applying to serve as a member of the Women In Science Program (WISP) Leadership Team and/or WISP Mentor.  If you will be returning for the 2021-2022 academic year as a full-time student in the College of Science at Purdue University, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and are passionate about the promotion of women in STEM, you are encouraged to apply.  View our website HERE for more information about WISP.  It’s our responsibility to proudly give back and help foster our WISP legacy!

WISP Leadership Team members – plan and facilitate monthly events on topics of science, academia, industry, and life skills; build relationships with and advise approximately two dozen mentor/mentee pairs; network with faculty and staff members, etc.  Those applying are preferred to have served as a WISP Mentor.  Please apply HERE by Monday, 3/15/2021 at 11:59pm.  Selected candidates will be interviewed late March-mid April.  This application will also serve as your mentor application, if needed.

WISP Mentors – encourage, support, and challenge a first-year female student in the WISP learning community to aid in her successful transition to Purdue University and the College of Science, while offering and partnering in personal and professional development opportunities, experiences, and discussions.  Please apply HERE by Monday, 3/15/2021 at 11:59pm.  All candidates who submit a completed application will receive an update as to their status in mid-April.

An email will be sent to women in the College of Science who have earned a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA to learn more information about applying to be a tutor for WIEP-WISP.

WISP Tutoring
Need some assistance in classes, homework, concepts, formulas, etc? Head on over to WIEP-WISP tutoring Sunday-Thursdays 7-10pm online or in the University Residences Support Center in Shreve Hall 113A.  You got this!!
  • Location: Click Here Sign in and then you will be given the link to the online session.
  • When: Sunday – Thursday from 7 PM to 10 PM EST
  • What to Bring: book, calculator, homework, class notes, etc.
Find out more on our Facebook page

COSINE Free Tutoring

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- 

  • If this is your second semester at Purdue and you participated in a career exploration experience such as a first-year seminar, honors seminar, or learning community during the fall 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 last semester---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 (TABLES) or at the LBC BrightSpace site (Brightspace) to determine whether what you have done fits the criteria.

If you wish to apply for an LBC grant to support an LBC activity, complete our electronic application form at: APPLICATION

Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)? Enroll today!
Click Here  

If you have questions, contact LBC at

Get Global Experience -- Remotely

Campus Events
CCO info on Virtual Career Fair
Virtual Purdue Entertainment, Computer Graphics & User Experience Job Fair
March 10, 2021
Time: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Registration Link

Fidelity Spring Hiring Webinar Series
Customer Relationship Advocate Apply HERE

Sales: Workplace Planning Associate Apply HERE

Mental Health Action Week (MHAW)
Mental Health Action Week (MHAW) is a campus-wide initiative started by Purdue Student Government (PSG) and Purdue Graduate Student Government (PGSG) during the spring semester of 2020.  It is dedicated time for students, faculty, staff, and administrators to come together to destigmatize the topic of mental health and work together to create change. The overall mission of the week is to cultivate a community of care by taking action towards meaningful mental health and well being systems, practices, and processes that allow members of our community to thrive. Through town halls,  keynote speakers, 80+ campus-wide events and the introduction of newly added campus resources, we intend to equip members of the community with the tools they need to actively uplift and prioritize their mental health and overall well being.
Click HERE for more Information

International Engagement & Development Course

ROBIN DiANGELO, academic, consultant, author of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism

Thursday,March 4, 7:00pm

This event is sponsored by the Honors College Visiting Scholars program.  Dr. Robin DiAngelo is an American author, consultant, and facilitator working in the fields of critical discourse analysis and whiteness studies. In 2011 she coined the term White Fragility in an academic article which has influenced the international dialogue on race. She has numerous publications and books. Her 2018 book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list upon its release and has remained there for over two years. To date, it is being translated into 10 languages.
DiAngelo is an Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington. She is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. In addition to her academic work, DiAngelo has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice.
Additional support provided by the Black Cultural Center; Latino Cultural Center; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center; and the Asian American and Asian Resource Cultural Center.
For more information on the Honors College Visiting Scholars program, please visit their website. 
Register for this free event HERE.

Moderated by Dr. Megha Anwer

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, Purdue Honors College
For more information on Dr. Anwer, please check here.

Sonoco Products College Internship Opportunity
The Sonoco internship program is designed to “test the waters” of working in the manufacturing and packaging industry. You will spend your summer working in a specific division on impactful projects, establishing an understanding of Sonoco's culture and processes, as well as developing a business mindset.

The program is a blend of hands-on experiences and opportunities.  Throughout the program you can expect to gain a better understanding of your future potential at Sonoco through valuable project work. Our internship program is designed to be a step towards joining the Emerging Leaders Program or other entry level positions upon graduation.

Apply Here

Steps to Leaps Student Discussion and Dialogue
How to Eat Well During a Pandemic
Tuesday, March 9, 5:00pm - 5:30pm


CoS Research Scholarships
Please Apply HERE

Undergraduate Research Conference Spring 2021

2021 Summer Internship Opportunity
The interns do a variety of seasonal tasks, including mosquito collection and identification, surface water quality testing, and public outreach. Any students interested in this internship will need to be a science major (biology, environmental science, public health, etc.), have a valid driver’s license, and reliable transportation. The position is paid and is 36 hours a week May-August. The internship will be posted on to myCCO, however students must apply through Elkhart County’s website. The application can be found HERE under the title ‘Part Time Seasonal Environmental Technician’.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Jessica Daub at, Ashley Scholl at or Carrie Brunson at