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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.
Recently, WISP held two wonderful events for our cohort.  We learned how to make our resumes great by Sally Luzader, Manager of Corporate Relations in the Computer Science Department.  She shared that resumes should be easy for employers to read, follow, and apply to a future role for applicant.  We should think of a resume as your life’s story in a concise manner.  Dr. Shalini Low-Nam, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics taught us about Intersectionality and how our personal and professional science identities connect in making us into amazing people.

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- 


Are you interested in using your major in a biology or chemistry related career field?

Then reserve your spot for...

Coffee & Conversation

When: Thursday, March 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Students must RSVP-link at the bottom of email

This event is for College of Science students ONLY.

 What is Coffee & Conversation (C&C) VIRTUAL?

C&C brings students together with Purdue alumni and esteemed professionals from a particular career field.  Once everyone gets into Zoom, we’ll divide students into 4-5 groups, with 5-6 students and one alumni/professional for each group.  The alumni/professionals will begin by introducing themselves to those in the room.  After introductions, the speed-networking portion of the event will commence!  Each group will meet for approximately 15-20 minutes, in which time students will have the opportunity to ask questions.  Alumni/professionals are encouraged to tell students about their personal, academic, and career path, as well as advise students on how to make themselves competitive for today’s job market.  Once the time is up, each alumni/professional will rotate and move to another group of students and repeat the process.  This will give students the chance to get multiple perspectives on their questions.  Participation will allow you to establish connections with these professionals in an informal setting!

Reactions from Student Evaluations of Previous Events:
  • “This event helped me scope out what I am interested in and also helped me understand different career paths”.
  • “I loved all the information; it was very helpful.”
  • “I enjoyed networking with my peers and the guests.”
  • “It gave me more knowledge on what options I have as a student in the College of Science.”
  • “This was a really great no pressure opportunity to network”.
  • “It was good to see all of the different career opportunities available with similar degrees.”
  • “I learned different perspectives for preparing and finding a future career.”
  • “I like to learn how people with different degrees get to where they are today.”
Alumni/Professionals Attending the Event:
  • Dr. Andrew Golden, Clinical Associate and Medical Education Fellow— University of Chicago
  • Spencer Hahn, Research Scientist—Acme Biosciences.
  • Susan Kindig, MD, JD, Senior Medical Director of Pain, Neuroscience & Internal Medicine, Global Patient Safety— Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Brittany Oliver, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist, Saint Joseph Health System
  • Jonathan Snyder, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Vaccines—Elanco Animal Health.

SPACE IS LIMITED.  RSVP is mandatory for this event.  Check your calendars and exam schedule before signing up for this event. 

  • 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

Campus Events
Columbian Park Zoo - Fall Internships
We are now accepting applications for Fall 2021 Interns!  The deadline for submission is Friday, April 2  by 5:00pm.  Applications can be downloaded by visiting
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AgriNovus Indiana Field Atlas Ambassador

AgriNovus Indiana is excited to expand our Field Atlas Ambassador position for the Fall 2021 semester. AgriNovus’ mission is to promote and accelerate the growth of the Indiana agbioscience sector - where food, agriculture, science and technology converge. 

 Ideal candidates for the Field Atlas Ambassador position are current students enrolled at an Indiana post-secondary institution that are looking for make a difference with a part-time internship during the semester. Ambassadors will work 5-10 hours/week ($12/hour) on their campus networking with staff and students to increase awareness of careers in agbioscience and Field Atlas. Attached you can find a detailed job description for the Field Atlas Ambassador position as well as a promotional flyer. Candidates interested in making a difference and helping their peers can find the application at 

 The position has already been, or will short be, posted on your campus’s job board. However, I would appreciate if you shared this opportunity with students in your program and any other candidates that would be a good fit for the position. I would be happy to explore additional opportunities to connect this opportunity with student on your campus. If you or any candidates have questions, please feel free to contact me at

Nyle DiMarco, deaf activist, winner of America's Next Top Model and Dancing With the Stars and Chella Man, YouTube personality, act, model and activist.

When: Tuesday, March 23 @ 7:00 pm

For more information and to register click HERE

Nyle DiMarco
Since winning the 22nd season of Dancing With The Stars and the 22nd cycle of America’s Next Top Model, Nyle DiMarco has been an ambassador for the Deaf community and works to influence audiences that with a sense of community, commitment to your goals and a belief in yourself, you can accomplish anything. Born into a multigenerational deaf family, he is an honorary spokesperson for Language Equality and Acquisition of Deaf Kids (LEAD-K) and founder of the Nyle DiMarco Foundation, which works to improve the lives of deaf people around the world. DiMarco produced the 2018 Broadway production of Children of a Lesser God, and was a creative collaborator on The ASL App, created by native deaf signers to teach conversational American Sign Language.  Believing that his deafness is “an asset rather than a limitation,” his work continuously strives to build bridges between the deaf and hearing by shining a light on the struggles and triumphs of Deaf culture.

Chella Man

Being deaf, genderqueer, trans masculine, Chinese, and Jewish, Chella Man found he did not have role models to look up to, so he decided to be his own representation. The motto of, “Be your own representation,” has become a pillar of his work and teachings. Since beginning his collegiate studies at the New School in Manhattan, he has built a following of 245,000 YouTube subscribers, written for Condé Nast’s first queer publication Them, and launched a radically inclusive clothing line in collaboration with Opening Ceremony. Man also signed as the first deaf and trans masculine model with IMG Models, and was cast as a superhero in DC Universe’s live-action series Titans. Through his talks, he opens up about his experiences transitioning on testosterone, navigating the world with a disability, and facing isolation while growing up in a small, conservative Pennsylvania community.

This event is being sponsored by the American Sign Language Club at Purdue. The program would not be possible without the financial support of the Purdue University Student Fee Advisory Board. Additional support provided by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center.

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
CoS Research Scholarships
Please Apply HERE
Purdue Undergrad Research Pitch Competition
For more information click HERE