Welcome to the College of Science Student Success Scene, a bi-weekly newsletter featuring activities and opportunities especially relevant for science undergraduates.
Questions about the Newsletter email sss@purdue.edu
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College of Science
Meet The Student Success Team
Natasha Harris
Associate Director
Science Diversity

Email: harri326@purdue.edu

Laura Starr
Director for Experiential Learning and Student Success
Email: lstarr@purdue.edu
Boilermaker Special and Engineering Fountain Spring time
Connie Kasper
Associate Director of Science Diversity
Email: brophyc@purdue.edu

Terry Ham
International Student Integration and Retention Specialist
Email: hamt@purdue.edu
Danielle Sheese
Associate Director for Career Development and Retention
Email: dsheese@purdue.edu

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 on the College of Science Careers Website
Resume Nights
Resume 101
Thursday, September 8, 2022
6 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting

Advanced Resume Topics

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
6 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting
Career Skills Workshops
Career Fair Prep
What to Say and Do?
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
6 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting

Research / Job / Internship

Search Strategies & Resources
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
5:30 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting

Interview Like a Pro

What Should I Consider?
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
6 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting
Planning to Study Abroad? 
The Study Abroad Office is accepting applications for Winter Flex 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023. The application deadline for most spring semester study abroad programs: September 15.The university wide Study Abroad Fair is scheduled for Thursday, September 8th from 10:00-2:00 in PMU South Ballroom.

Follow the Roadmap:
Learn Beyond the Classroom

  • Are you graduating in December 2022? Make sure to have completed all LBC reports by September 18, 2022.
  • Did you complete an internship, undertake research, study abroad, or participate in another activity eligible for LBC points over the summer? Be sure to write your reports before you get too busy.
  • Would you like to attend a conference, community service, or participate in another LBC activity for which you need some funding? Submit an LBC grant application
  • Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)? Enroll today!  Sign up Here
If you have questions, contact LBC at 
Thinking about studying abroad?
Explore the University of Canterbury
Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Founded in beautiful New Zealand in 1873, the University of Canterbury is now a modern autonomous university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The university is located on a modern, suburban campus that offers extensive sporting and recreational activities to complement its scholastic reputation. With an enrollment of 10,000 students, the university is host to more than 100 clubs and societies on campus, covering interests in the sporting, cultural, social, religious, and intellectual fields. Only 10 minutes away is Christchurch, a city of 300,000 people that is often called the Garden City of New Zealand because of its many parks, natural reserves, trees, and flowers. The city also has a reputation for being the most English city outside England, largely because of its traditional architecture and expansive parks. The Cathedral in the central square is its focal point.

For more information go here!

The Women in Science Program serves and develops a cohort of 200 students who identify as women, non-binary individuals, and male advocates within the College of Science throughout their undergraduate studies. From the first-year application process to graduation day, WISP exists to strengthen Science student experiences — not only in the lecture hall or lab but through mentoring and networking as well. We are excited to learn and grow together!

Our first year WISP mentees attending BGR/arriving on campus early will gather for a fun event to learn how they will be supported this year and get to know one another prior to classes.  Our upper-class mentors will gather during the first week of class to review expectations regarding positive ways they can connect with and assist their mentee.

Need some help? Free Evening Tutoring is available
COSINE - Free Tutoring Program
Cosine Tutoring Fall 2022
COSINE (College of Science Instructional Nightly Enrichment) is a FREE tutoring program to help students succeed in first year science courses. COSINE offers evening tutoring right in your own backyard. Our goal is to help you develop problem-solving skills needed to do your homework. Please visit us in Shreve for assistance.


Shreve Hall
Room C113B
University Residences Support Center


Monday - Thursday 6:00-9:00pm August 29 - December 8, 2022

For optimal tutoring results, bring your text books and class notes.
Campus Events
Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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.
Lilly Day at Purdue
IDA+A Undergrad Position for Fall 2022
Student - Data Governance position(s)
Department: Institutional Data Analytics + Assessment (IDA+A

Institutional Data Analytics + Assessment (IDA+A) performs research, statistical and predictive analysis, and reporting for campus leaders and decision makers in support of evidence-based planning, evaluation, and assessment. We participate in ensuring that well-defined, quality data are available.
As part of the Office of the Provost, we directly support the academic enterprise as well as the campus at-large.   https://www.purdue.edu/idata/index.php

Job Summary
Assist in system administration tasks for Data Cookbook metadata software.
Designed for higher education, Data Cookbook is the enterprise metadata source for Purdue. It allows the institution to discuss, agree upon, document and share definitions and report specs. Having a well-documented data dictionary and catalog of official, standard reports allows for the efficient use of the abundance of institutional data. It is a key component of the data governance program.
Assist in creating written system documentation related to Data Cookbook
Will meet regularly with IDA+A data governance program manager, as well as content and metadata management specialist
May participate in planning as well as project team meetings involving staff from multiple departments.


  • Strong organizational, time management skills, emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • General knowledge of computers
  • Experience in MS Word, Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to learn new software quickly
  • Writing experience desirable
  • Experience with software administration desirable
Additional Information
  • Will be hiring multiple students.
  • Hours are flexible.  5-12 hours per week
  • Hours available fall and spring, additional hours during summer 2023, if desired
  • Pay is $13 / hour
  • Student must have access to a computer
  • Starting fall semester, August 2022
  • Fully remote option available, office space available in YONG Hall on a reservation system
  • Potential opportunity to co-present at state-level institutional research conference
  • Interviews and hiring decision will occur by late August 2022, to start immediately
To Apply
Send resume and cover letter by August 19, 2022, to: sarah@purdue.edu

Sarah Bauer
Institutional Data Governance Program Manager