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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 in 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- 

Use Your Summer to Learn Beyond the Classroom

  • Use your LBC reports when preparing for interviews or writing applications for internships, jobs, and graduate and professional schools.
  • Take advantage of the summer months to build your portfolio: job shadow, volunteer in your community, join a diversity organization, and get to know people who are different from yourself.
  • Submit LBC reports on activities you completed during the school year.
  • 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 updated.

Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)?
Enroll today!  Click Here
If you have questions, contact LBC at


WISP co-sponsored an event featuring Dr. Rita Colwell who highlighted her experiences in her book: A Lab of One's Own: One Woman's Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science.  We appreciate her vulnerability in sharing her challenges and triumphs
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
Campus Events
Steps to Leaps
Student Discussion and Dialogue - Religious Organizations

Religion and faith are important to so many students at Purdue.  To help build a Network, there are university religious organizations that can help you find a community. Come hear from students who are members of many of these organizations about why they joined and how their involvement helps them thrive at Purdue.

April 20, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Click Here to register.

Dr. Shelby Steele

When: Monday, April 20 @ 7:00 pm

For more information and to register click HERE

Dr. Shelby Steele is the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He specializes in the study of race relations, multiculturalism, and affirmative action. Dr. Steele has written widely on race in American society and the consequences of contemporary social programs on race relations. In 2006, Dr. Steele received the Bradley Prize for his contributions to the study of race in America. In 2004, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal. In 1991, his work on the documentary Seven Days in Bensonhurst was recognized with an Emmy Award along with other accolades. Dr. Steele also received the National Book Critic’s Circle Award in 1990 for his book The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America.

Dr. Steele has published more than a handful of books, written extensively for major publications like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and is a contributing editor at Harper’s magazine. In this discussion, Dr. Steele will discuss the role of race as power in American life.

Dr. Steele holds a PhD in English from the University of Utah, an MA in sociology from Southern Illinois University, and a BA in political science from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Conversation moderated by Dr. John Gates, Purdue University’s Vice Provost for Diversity & Inclusion

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
Just In Time Virtual Job Fair
Big Interview
JCPenney Suit-Up
Fall 2021 Opportunity-Rush University Master of Science in Respiratory Care Program
Science & Environmental Studies Graduate School Virtual Fair
For more information click HERE
Valeo Job Opportunity
At Valeo Financial we have an extensive apprenticeship program to train our graduates to be masters of their craft.  We predominantly work with high net worth clients who require more complex tax, estate and investment strategies.  A career at Valeo Financial Advisors provides a healthy balance of longer-term intellectually-stimulating problem solving with short term gratification of making a measurable positive impact on people’s lives.

Interested candidates can apply here:
MS Finance Info Session