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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.
Global Science Partners
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 Global Science Partners, Follow this link: Purdue University: College of Science: Global Science Partners

To sign up for GSP, please click HERE.

For more information contact Terry Ham at:

New students always have many questions, and we feel that you can be a valuable partner in helping them navigate their first steps at Purdue and the College of Science. We are asking you to participate in an email exchange with a first-semester student.

If you participate in this program, you will be required to exchange four or five emails beginning in July through the 2nd week of classes. Entering students will be informed that this is an email-only relationship.

Your role will be to respond to questions about your major, the College of Science, and Purdue in general. You will not be expected to answer any questions about academic requirements and if you find your freshman partner has any, please refer him/her to their advisor.

If you would like to be a part of this program, please fill out the survey HERE.

It’ll look great on your resume!

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions. 

Thank You,

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- 



What is a Career Ambassador?  Career Ambassadors are leaders with a high level of professionalism, time management skills, initiative, attention to detail, and strong work ethic.

What do Career Ambassadors do?
  • Event hosting
  • Website updates/maintenance
  • Social media: content creation, updates, monitoring, and marketing (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite)
  • Marketing material design
  • Career Presentations/Workshops (preparation and presenting/hosting)
This is a paid position and the time commitment is roughly 4 hours per week.  There is currently 1 position available and the primary focus is Social media: content creation, updates, monitoring, and marketing.  All ambassadors are expected to work individually and as a team.  Rate of pay is $7.25 per hour.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Danielle Sheese at ASAP, notification will be over the summer break.  The deadline to apply is July 12, 2021.  Your cover letter must indicate your interest in the position and your experience using social media platforms in a professional capacity (e.g. a job, internship, or club, etc.).


Remain a step ahead by exploring these summer options for professional development
  • Develop transferable and technical skills
  • Summer school
  • Study abroad
  • Internship
  • Part-time job
  • EPICS/VIP programs
  • Teaching assistant
  • Conducting research
  • Attend a conference/webinar
  • Volunteering
  • Networking
  • Create your elevator pitch
  • Job searching
  • Prepare for grad school
  • Informational interviews
  • Job shadowing
  • Explore career or major

Self-Directed Career Development Resource Guide
To access the guide click the picture above or here
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.
  • Remember that If you plan to graduate in December 2021, you will need to finish and submit your LBC reports by September 19, 2021.

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

Campus Events
Purdue Dining & Culinary Job Opportunity
On behalf of Purdue Dining & Culinary, I would like to inform you that Dining & Culinary is currently hiring student employees for the fall.  We are very flexible with scheduling around student classes.  Most students work 10-12 hours a week.   Those students working for Dining & Culinary gain the following skills to put on their resumes, time management, communication skills and teamwork. Here is a link to the dining page if interested in employment.

Click here to apply!
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