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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.
Are you interested in making friends from around the world? Are you interested in increasing your marketability by improving your intercultural competence? Do you enjoy learning about other cultures AND sharing things about your own culture? Join us Fall 2021 for monthly dinners, trips, and activities (free for you!) that are designed to help you learn about other cultures……..while having fun!

To find out more about the Global Science Partners, click HERE

To sign up for GSP, please click HERE.

For more information contact Terry Ham at:
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- 

Explore Lab: What Can I Do With My Major In Physics?
Build Your Portfolio—Learn Beyond the Classroom
  • Use your LBC reports when preparing for interviews or writing applications for internships, jobs, and graduate and professional schools.
  • There are many pursuits in which you can take part that are eligible for LBC points. Take a look at the tables that are on the CoS website ( or at the LBC BrightSpace site ( to determine whether what you want to do/have done fits the criteria.
  • 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, click on your score and you will see what questions you have been asked to answer.  Resubmit your report with the required information so that your LBC points can be update.

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

To celebrate Women's History Month, each Monday in March a slideshow was sent to our WISP graduate and undergraduate cohorts focusing on one female role model per discipline within the College of Science.  Take some time to learn about these 35 women role models HERE.

How Will you be a role model in science?

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
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Steps to Leaps
Student Discussion and Dialogue - What Are your Rights?

If you are an undergraduate, graduate or professional Purdue student and have a legal issue, Student Legal Services (SLS) is here to help.Join staff from Student Legal Services to hear how they can provide support for you!
When: April 6, 4:00 pm

Click Here to register.

JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS, journalist, author, and filmmaker

When: Thursday, April 8 @ 7:00 pm

For more information and to register click HERE

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and Tony-nominated producer. Vargas rose to prominence in 2011 with his groundbreaking essay in the New York Times Magazine, which revealed and chronicled his life as an undocumented immigrant. In 2012, he penned a follow-up essay and appeared with other undocumented immigrants on the cover of Time Magazine.

Since then, Vargas has written several books, including his best-selling memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. He also produced and directed Documented, an autobiographical documentary that received an NAACP Image Award nomination, directed White People, an Emmy-nominated television special on what it means to be young and white in a demographically changing America, and co-produced the Tony-nominated play What the Constitution Means to Me.

Vargas is also the founder of the non-profit media and culture organization Define American, a culture change organization that uses the power of narrative to humanize conversations about immigrants and advocating within news, entertainment, and digital media to create an America where everyone belongs.
Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference
The virtual Spring Undergraduate Research Conference is April 12-19, 2021. This annual judged event is Purdue's largest celebration of undergraduate research with 350+ presentations and judges from all disciplines at Purdue. Plan to watch the presentations to learn what projects are currently being conducted by Purdue undergrads.

If you are seeking
research positions, we highly encourage you to plan to watch the presentations for this year and read past abstracts to learn who has served as research mentors to past undergraduates.

For more information click
Locating Research Seminar
Undergrad Research 101: Locating a Research Opportunity

Learn how to search and apply for undergraduate research opportunities at Purdue. This presentation will discuss the various types of research opportunities, how to find programs or potential mentors, and how to approach the application/email process.

When: Sunday, April 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
To register click
Just In Time Virtual Job Fair
Big Interview
JCPenney Suit-Up
Fall 2021 Opportunity-Rush University Master of Science in Respiratory Care Program
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

Fidelity is Hiring
Fidelity Investments is actively hiring for our Personal Investing Business. The Customer Relationship Advocate (CRA) and Workplace Planning Associate roles are our preeminent and primary entry level roles into Fidelity and the financial services industry. We are conducting virtual interviews NOW for students and graduates who may be interested in this opportunity. 

Please apply here for Customer Relationship Advocate (CRA)

Please apply here for Workplace Planning Associate
Northrop Grumman Job Opportunity
Associate Embedded Software Engineer

Defense Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you’ll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world’s most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

For more information Click HERE