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
Questions about the Newsletter email sss@purdue.edu
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Global Science Partners
Are you interested in making friends from around the world?
Are you interested in increasing your marketing ability by improving your intercultural competence?
Do you enjoy learning about other cultures and sharing things about your own culture?
Would you be willing to mentor a new College of Science student (1st year, transfer, or exchange) ?

Join us in Fall 2023 for monthly dinners, trips and activities (free for you!) that are designed to help you learn about other cultures ... while having fun!

For further information check out our website!

To sign up go to the application here.

For questions contact Terry Ham at hamt@purdue.edu.
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WISP Leadership Opportunities
WISP-WiE Program Honors Tutors are high-ability students earning 3.5+ cumulative GPA and have mastered entry level science and engineering courses and can serve as role-models for women in our Residential Learning Communities.  Applicants should possess good communication skills, an interest in helping other students, a strong academic record, and the ability to be a contributing member of a team.  Tutors work three to five hours per week, Sunday through Thursday nights from 7 - 10 p.m. in the Shreve URSC as well as online and will be paid $11/hour. Please access the application here by Friday, 3/24/23 at 5pm.    
WISP Happenings
Our February monthly event highlighted Nutrition by Rachel Clark, Clinical Assistant Professor within the Nutrition Science department, and Molly Winkeler, Registered Dietician for Purdue Dining & Culinary.  We learned about meeting nutritional needs as women while in college, gained confidence about maintaining a healthy balanced diet while also being fiscally responsible and on a budget as well as understood the importance of eating well while noticing concerns from unhealthy habits to eating disorders.  We now know the need to having a balanced approach to food and nutrition.

WISP held the first annual Purdue WISP Science Day this weekend, which was a complimentary, one-day program for high school students interested in the field of science to learn more information about the College of Science at Purdue University. Eighteen students engaged in two hands-on lab experiences within interest sessions based upon the departments within the College of Science while families interacted with campus partners from PUPD, Admissions and Financial Aid.  After lunch in the PMU Marketplace, a panel of current WISP members answered questions and provided insight into their experiences. Families ended their day with an optional tour of campus.  Kudos to the WISP Outreach Committee for planning this amazing experience

Strengthen Your Candidacy:
Learn Beyond the Classroom

  • 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 (Click Here) to determine whether what you have done fits the criteria.

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  

    If you have questions, contact LBC at   lbc@purdue.edu
    Thinking About Study Abroad?
    UMN-University of Auckland, New Zealand
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    Auckland, known as the "City of Sails," is New Zealand's most populated city with about a third of the country's entire population. The city offers a multicultural flair, natural beauty, a perfect setting for water sports, and tons of cultural events. New Zealand is situated in the southern waters of the Pacific Ocean, with a population of over three million. Known by the Maori as Aotearoa, 'land of the long white cloud', New Zealand is celebrated for its breath-taking scenery, ranging from sparkling beaches in the north, to majestic mountain ranges and fjords in the south. The University of Auckland's campuses offer the attractions of city life combined with the appeal of outdoor living - close to cafes, restaurants, cinemas, parks, quality clothing and craft shopping, yet within 30 minutes of some of the world's most stunning beaches

    Popular course clusters center on pre-med and public health, and marine, biological, and environmental science.

    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
    Check out the Self-Directed
    Career Development Guide
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    Personalize Your Career Plan
    Career Exploration
    Need some help? Free Tutoring is available
    COSINE - Free Tutoring Program
    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!
    Campus Events
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    Spring Undergrad Research Conference
    RSVP to receive more information to attend as the Spring Conference gets closer
    Undergrad Research Seminar Series
    Wednesday, March 22 at 10:00 am - Creating and Presenting a Research Poster - Novice and expert poster designers are invited to learn best practices in anticipation of the Spring Undergraduate Research Conference. If you are unable to attend, you can watch a previously recorded YouTube presentation.     Register for this seminar.

    Wednesday, March 22 at 1:30 pm - Creating and Presenting a Research Talk/Oral Presentation - Research talk presenters are invited to learn best practices in anticipation of the Spring Undergraduate Research Conference. If you are unable to attend, you can watch a previously recorded YouTube presentation. Register for this seminar.
    Beyond Campus
    State of Indiana Collegiate
    Talent Search Virtual Career Fair
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