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, Danielle Sheese, Career Development and Retention Specialist, and Laura Starr, Director for Experiential Learning and Student Success.
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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
Check out the Self-Directed Career
Development Guide
Go here for the full Career Development Guide

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 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 DIS-Copenhagen: Health, Science and Engineering Programs
Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, has a rich history influenced by more than 800 years of Danish settlement. Copenhagen is rare in that it combines the economic, scientific, and cultural life of a modern city with a relaxed, small town atmosphere. Copenhagen is the seat of Danish Parliament, the central government, international, organizations, research libraries, national museums of art and history, and the national media. It is the center of musical and cultural life. Students may take advantage of the city's superior transportation system to get around town. Trains and buses run day and night. DIS administrative and classroom buildings are located in the heart of Medieval Copenhagen. Facilities include but are not limited to a reference and student library, student lounges, computer labs, a student information desk, and student support services.

DIS offers strong students the unique opportunity to study in Copenhagen and combine their studies with courses in psychology, bioethics, environmental studies, and European history, culture and politics.

The programs within Health, Science & Engineering are:
  • Bio-medicine
  • Child Development & Diversity
  • Environmental Science of the Arctic
  • Medical Practice & Policy
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Sustainability
 For more information go to the study abroad website for DIS-Copenhagen.
The WISP undergraduate leadership team is preparing the details for an exciting and engaging 2022-23 academic year!  We've determined our monthly topical science and life skills-based events and working on learning outcomes and content. We'll be partnering with Graduate WISPers this fall for a joint event. Mentors selected for next year, please reply to a short summer survey sent this week to your email regarding your return to WISP and an invitation for you to share your Science involvement during our September event. We look forward to learning from you!  Committee chairs will be meeting in July to begin discussing a plan of action.  Incoming mentees receive their housing assignments this week and our expectations survey to join WISP. Teams and pairs will be sent via email and Google Drive in mid-August.  Enjoy your summer and practice those open ended questions and listening skills! 
Campus Events
Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
The 2022 Purdue Summer Undergraduate
Research Symposium
The 2022 Purdue Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

July 28, 2022
In-Person Poster Symposium: 11am-2pm in PMU South Ballroom
In-Person Research Talks: Between 9am and 4pm in Hicks
Undergraduate Library

July 28, - August 4, 2022
Virtual Presentations

RSVP to receive updates about the Summer Symposium!


The Undergraduate Research Seminar Series

Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 4:30 pm - Creating and Presenting a Research Poster.
Novice and expert poster designers are invited to learn best practices in anticipation of the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. Those who plan to present either in-person or virtually are encouraged to attend. Register for this seminar.

Monday, July 18, 2022 at 4:30 pm - Creating and Presenting a Research Talk/Oral Presentation.
Novice and expert research talk presenters are invited to learn best practices in anticipation of the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. Those who plan to present either in-person or virtually are encouraged to attend. Register for this seminar.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 9:00 am - Presentation Work Day.
Want to get feedback on your presentation for the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium? This can also be useful for individuals who will present at conferences outside of the Purdue symposium. This is a come-and-go style seminar if you only need certain questions answered. Register for this work day seminar.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 9:00 am - Marketing Your Research Experience.
Conducting research develops many skills and highlighting those skills, experiences, and results is key for leveraging the hard work you have put into your project when applying for additional research projects, internships, graduate programs, and/or jobs. Learn how to market yourself with a focus on your research experiences on your resume/CV, in your interviews, during networking events, and on your online profiles. Register for this seminar.
Discovery Park District has posted new research projects for Fall 2022 as part of the Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship (DURI). Undergraduates can see the current list of DURI projects and apply for the fall session on the DURI website. The student application deadline is July 21. Faculty project supervisors will review all eligible student applications before making final selections. Students will be notified of their acceptance after that date.

For more information, visit the DURI website or email duristudent@purdue.edu.
The OUR provides 1-credit online courses for students who want to get involved in research (GS19501/ILS180), those who are actively involved in research (GS29501/ILS280 and GS39501/ILS380), and those applying to graduate or professional school (GS49501/ILS480).

All of these courses will be offered during the fall semester and are asynchronous. Check out the syllabus and course descriptions here.