College of Science
Use Your Summer to Learn Beyond the Classroom

Planning to Study Abroad?

Questions about the Newsletter email

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.
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

Planning to Study Abroad?
The Study Abroad Office is now accepting applications for spring and summer 2022

The Study Abroad Office offers online scheduling for remote advising meetings. Students can fill out a brief survey on the Study Abroad website to request an appointment. Based on their interests, they will be matched with a Study Abroad advisor and invited through BoilerConnect to schedule a phone or video call.   Click Here
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- 



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
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:

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!