College of Science
Meet the Student Success Team
Follow the Roadmap: Learn Beyond the Classroom

Planning to Study Abroad?
Science Data Management Student Job Opening

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.
Meet The Student Success Team
Follow the Roadmap: Learn Beyond the Classroom

  • Are you graduating  in December 2021? Make sure to have completed all LBC reports by September 19, 2021.
  • This summer did you complete an internship, undertake research, study abroad, or participate in another activity eligible for LBC points? 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!

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
Science Data Management Student Job Opening

The College of Science Office of Data Management is looking to hire for the position of Data Assistant to begin Fall 2021 and continue thru Academic Year 2021-22 with the possibility to continue through AY 2022-23.  This posting represents two open positions.  These positions are hybrid with at least five hours in office between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday with an additional two to five hours of remote work (for a total of 7-10 hours per week).

These positions will be part of a team of data assistants, working to support the Strategic Data Manager by creating, updating, and modifying administrative reports and dashboards; validating records and reports; collecting and formatting data; and documenting reporting and analysis processes. 

We are looking for someone who meets the following criteria:
  • Solid logical reasoning and analytical skills
  • Detail-oriented, meticulous, and accurate
  • Ability to maintain security of sensitive data
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite, especially in Excel

 Desired but not required criteria:
  • Experience in R and R Studio for data cleaning and transformation with a desire to work with a current data assistant to further their skills
  • Familiar with Purdue’s undergraduate science programs
  • Working knowledge of Tableau or experience in data visualization or a desire to learn
  • Preference will be given to candidates with availability to continue into academic year 2022-23.

 This is a part-time position working as needed 7 to 10 hours per week during the academic year (Summer 2022 hours available but not required).  Starting salary is $10 per hour.

If interested, please email résumé and Fall 2021 availability to Kendal Kosta-Mikel, by Friday, August 27th.
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- 

The Women In Science Program (WISP) is excited to welcome our cohort of 200 upper-class and first year students who identify as women, non-binary and male advocates this year! Together, we will learn, teach, grow, network, and have a blast!

For over twenty years, WISP has been striving to offer support and a sense of belonging while addressing issues of isolation in the male dominated field of STEM.  Additionally, WISP promotes the development of personal and professional identities, facilitates networking and connections and aid in persistence towards earning an undergraduate degree in science from Purdue University.

The WISP Learning Community of 100 first year students:
  • Builds a supportive community of students interested in science, allowing for the formation of natural study groups, and eliminating the isolation first-year female students may face.
  • partners each first-year student with an upper-class mentor enrolled in the College of Science.
  • holds monthly programs which address topics of interest in science and life skills and allow for networking among students, staff, faculty and invited guests from academia, alumnae, and industry.
  • sponsors a tutoring program, together with the College of Engineering, for all students enrolled in first year courses, where Honors science tutors serve as models of persistence.
WISP Tutoring
Campus Events
Homecoming 2021 Pillars of Excellency
The application can be found on Boilerlink by searching "2021 Homecoming Pillars of Excellency" or follow this link.

All materials due by 11:45 pm on 8/27/2021
Purdue Solutions
We are currently accepting applications for our Mount Vernon, Indiana location for the summer of 2022 and have several internships available for students majoring in a math or science-related field including:
  • Project Management Intern
  • Quality Assurance/Compliance Intern
  • Quality Control Intern
  • Validation Intern
For more information about these position please click HERE.
ITSEW 2021
The National Institute of Statistical Sciences is proud to sponsor the INTERNATIONAL TOTAL SURVEY ERROR WORKSHOP (ITSEW) 2021, themed Total Survey Error in the Age of COVID-19.  After a hiatus in 2020, ITSEW returns this year as a series of three virtual weekly seminars with the goal to promote discussion of questions of research, methodology and practice relating to Total Survey Error (TSE) and Total Survey Quality.  Each session will be comprised of relatively short presentations and catalyzing discussion by a designated discussant, followed by floor discussion among all participants.
NISS EVENT TYPE: Affiliate Award Fund Eligible, NISS Hosted, and NISS Sponsored
Sponsors: National Institute of Statistical Sciences, RTI International, and Westat
Cost: $25 US for students and $50 US for all others - for all three sessions
Website:Register for this event through EventBrite or NISS website
Location: Virtual Conference
JCPenney Suit-Up Event