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, Giselle Salina-Bender, Diversity Program Administrator, 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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Students voted to bestow the Outstanding Teacher Award 2022-23 on Dr. Andrew Freed from the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.
Welcome Giselle
The College of Science Multicultural Program’s newest team member is Giselle Salina-Bender, Diversity Program Administrator. Giselle is a first-generation college student born on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. She graduated from St. Joseph’s College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology . After completion, she attended the University of Saint Francis, receiving her Master’s in School Counseling. During her time at Purdue University, she served the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an academic advisor. Prior to coming to Purdue University, she served as a school counselor in K-12 for eight years in rural Indiana.
Giselle is in room 918 of the MATH Building, email gsalina@purdue.edu
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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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

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 activities 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.
  • 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, look at the feedback 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 updated.
  • If you wish to apply for an LBC grant to support an LBC activity, complete our electronic application form; click on Get Funding
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 National University of Singapore
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    Over a century ago, the National University of Singapore (NUS) was established in a bustling metropolis at the crossroads of Asia. Today, NUS is consistently ranked in the top 30 universities around the world and among the top three universities in Asia. Take advantage of attending a comprehensive university with seven main participating faculties offering courses from engineering to history and physics. Take courses in Asian languages, cultures and history as well. Singapore is easy to explore independently. The best way is on foot, wandering the streets to discover small shops, a special house, or a temple, or just to observe the daily scene. 
    For more information about the National University of Singapore check out this website!
    WISP Happenings
    WISPers gathered this past week for our March social event planned by the Social Committee. We spent the evening getting our creative juices flowing by creating our own customized tote bags and conversing with other cohort members. Additionally, we played trivia themed around influential women in the science field!

    To commemorate Women’s History Month, the Social Media Committee created a series highlighting women in today’s society who have made an impact in the science community. Six women of various fields were showcased on the undergrad WISP Instagram page. These women included Dr. Fei-Fei Li (Computer Science), Dr. Jennifer Doudna (Chemistry), Dr. Kristen Marhaver (Marine Biology), Dr. Sunetra Gupta (Epidemiology), Dr. Cynthia Kenyon (Biochem & Biophysics), and Dr. Sara Seager (Astrophysics & Planetary Science). This was a great way to bring awareness to achievements and academics of those making a difference and striving for a better future for all women in STEM. Click on their names to learn more about the scientist and her work!
    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
    Undergrad Research Seminar Series
    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.
    Celebrate Purdue's Thinkers,
    Creators, and Experimenters
    Celebrate Purdue's Thinkers, Creators, and Experimenters Celebrate allows undergrads in research or creative endeavors to engage attendees by showcasing their work in this up-close symposium to win awards! This "non-poster, poster session" encourages participants to bring their research to the PMU South Ballroom for attendees to learn what they are working on through the five senses. Participants can be individuals working on their own projects, student teams, competitors, mentored researchers, artists, or course activities.
    Beyond Campus
    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.