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, Danielle Sheese, Career Development and Retention Specialist, Laura Starr, Director for Experiential Learning and Student Success, and Connie Kaspar, Associate Director of Science Diversity. 
Questions about the Newsletter email sss@purdue.edu
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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?
Would you be willing to mentor a new College of Science student  {1st year, transfer, or exchange)?

Join us Fall 2022 for monthly dinners,
trips and activities {free for you!) that are designed to help you learn about other
cultures........while having fun.

Check out the Global Science Partners webpage.
To sign up fill out this quick form
For all questions contact Terry Ham
Career Specialist is Available Over the Summer
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
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 6-8 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.  The rate of pay is $10.00 per hour.  The position will begin virtually in early to mid-August, prior to the start of the academic year.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Danielle Sheese at
dsheese@purdue.edu, notification will be over the summer break.  The deadline to apply is July 11, 2022Your 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.).
Check out the Self-Directed Career
Development Guide
Go here for the full Career Development Guide
SCI 49000: Dean's Leadership Forum

Take Advantage of the Summer to
Learn Beyond the Classroom

Students Studying
  • 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.
  • If you are graduating in August 2022, make sure to have completed the requirement for the certificate by June 20th.
  • If you wish to apply for an LBC grant to support an LBC activity, complete our electronic application form here.
Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)?
Enroll today on our webpage! 
If you have questions, contact LBC at   lbc@purdue.edu
Thinking about studying abroad?
Consider Yonsei University
Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
As the oldest university in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885. The university is particularly fortunate to have a spacious, quiet, and well-wooded campus located just 20 minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of the Seoul metropolitan area. It has 16 graduate schools, 18 colleges, and 111 subsidiary institutions. With its student body comprised of the top 1 percent of high school graduates in Korea, Yonsei University is proud of its long history as the leading institution of higher education in Korea, as well as of its reputation as the most international university in Korea.

Seoul is mega-modern and appealingly ancient. Partially destroyed by Japanese and Manchu invasions in the 16th and 17th centuries, and almost totally flattened in the Korean War, most of the city has been rebuilt since the 1950s. Peeking out from among the 12-lane freeways, overshadowed by high-rises, Seoul still retains a hidden history of centuries-old temples, palaces, pagodas and pleasure gardens. It also has luxury accommodation, excellent public transport and cultural experiences aplenty, and that's why most visitors to South Korea never get past its city limits.

South Koreans attribute much of their cultural heritage to the binding agents of Confucianism, language and pride. The stunning landscape has also played a big part in creating a cohesive Korean identity. For Korean culture, art, and history, the city of Seoul offers museums, palaces, walls, gates, libraries, and living memories. It is a fascinating city of traditional and modern contrasts.

For more information about studying abroad in Yonsei University check out this website
The Women In Science Program is preparing for our 28th annual ScienceScape residential academic camp at the end of June.  The goal of our five-day/four night ScienceScape camp is to increase interest in science by exposing incoming 7th and 8th graders to scientific exploration and discovery.  Campers will explore their scientific curiosity through various hands-on labs focusing on each of the seven disciplines within the College of Science.  Participants will also research, create and present highlights of the curriculum learned and fun we experienced as well as eight female scientists that have shaped our field to family members held during our final session.