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
Boilermaker Special and Engineering Fountain Spring time
College of Science
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.
Boilermaker Special and Engineering Fountain Spring time
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
WISPers gathered for our March cohort event to solve the "who dun it" mystery and go behind the crime scene as we investigated forensic science.  Dr. Krystal Hans, the Director of Forensic Science and an Assistant Professor of Forensic Entomology, explored insightful details to the inner working of this intriguing field.   Students learned how our vast science backgrounds can relate to solving crime/careers relating to crime and science.  We also recognized the difference between how forensic science is portrayed in the media vs in real life.  A special thanks goes to the leadership team for their creativity with this event!

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?
    the University of Bristol, UK
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    The University of Bristol attracts students from all over the world, creating a rich and exciting international community. The university is located in a vibrant, dynamic city with a reputation for creativity and sustainability. University of Bristol students engage with intellectually challenging courses that encourage independence of mind. Bristol students always say how much they love the city of Bristol - from its friendly people and fantastic music scene to its vibrant harbourside, green spaces and buzzing center. Best of all, Bristol is the perfect size, offering all the excitement of a big city packed into an area you can easily explore on foot or by bike, just two hours from the heart of London.You can choose units (classes) from across the University to create a personalized academic program. You can take units in your major and minor, as well as other subjects that interest you. For more information about the University of Bristol check out this website!
    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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    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.

    Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 -9:00 pm - The Undergraduate Research Pitch Competition Event in Fowler Hall - What giant leaps are undergraduate researchers completing at Purdue? The Undergraduate Research Pitch Competition highlights undergraduate researchers' projects while promoting concise and effective storytelling during this event celebrating undergraduate research.

    Tuesday, March 28 at 11:00 am - Graduate School 101 - Learn all you need to know about Grad School in less than 60 minutes! What it is, should you do it, how to prepare for it, and how to get paid to go. Presented by Dr. Janet Beagle, Sr. Director of Graduate Programs for Purdue University’s College of Engineering. Dr. Beagle previously served as the director of graduate admissions for Purdue’s central graduate school overseeing more than 100 graduate programs on 4 campuses. If you’ve ever wondered if graduate school is right for you, come hear what she has to say! Register for this seminar.

    Tuesday, April 5 at 12:30 pm - How to Avoid Common Fellowship Application Mistakes - Prepare for Fellowship Season by learning how to avoid common mistakes that graduate students and postdocs make in their applications. This webinar will cover the difference between academic journal writing and fellowship writing, as well as how you can make a good impression with reviewers. Register for this workshop.
    Beyond Campus
    Online MCAT Free Practice Test
    The Princeton Review is offering an MCAT Free Practice Test online for Purdue University on Sunday March 26th at 9:00am.  Since it is an online test, students can take it at any time after they register for up to 3 months.

    Please register here!

    Northrop Grumman Career Opportunities
    We’re looking for a diverse group of curious students, who are ready to forge the future of STEM. Joining our team here at Northrop Grumman means working with a diverse set of perspectives to define possible every day. Our interns and early career employees get exposure to how some of the top minds from across many different industries turn ideas into outcomes.If you are looking for a career that makes a difference, beginning day one, we encourage you to to apply with us here.
    INScribe Hiring Medical Scribes
    Apply to be a medical scribe at Indiana Scribes.
    Grant's House Hiring Event
    Grant's House Hiring event April 5th 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Can't make the event no problem see how to apply online below.