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, Giselle Salina-Bender, Diversity Program Administrator, Danielle Sheese, Associate Director for Career Development and Retention,  and Laura Starr, Director for Experiential Learning and Student Success
Questions about the Newsletter email sss@purdue.edu
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College of Science
Meet The Student Success Team

Terry Ham

International Student Integration and Retention Specialist
Email: hamt@purdue.edu

Natasha Harris

Associate Director of
Science Diversity

Email: harri326@purdue.edu

Connie Kasper

Associate Director of
Science Diversity

Email: brophyc@purdue.edu

Giselle Salina-Bender

Diversity Program Administrator
Email: gsalina@purdue.edu

Danielle Sheese

Associate Director for Career Development and Retention
Email: dsheese@purdue.edu

Laura Starr

Director for Experiential Learning and Student Success
Email: lstarr@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
Planning to Study Abroad? 

The Study Abroad Office is accepting applications for Winter Session 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024. The application deadline for most spring semester study abroad programs: September 15.The university wide Study Abroad Fair is scheduled for Thursday, August 31st from 10:00-2:00 in PMU South Ballroom.

Follow the Roadmap:
Learn Beyond the Classroom

  • Are you graduating in December 2023? Make sure to have completed all LBC reports by September 17, 2023.
  • 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 St. Andrews
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St. Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413. Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centers for teaching and research. This exchange program is not for the faint of heart.  This academically rigorous institution is intellectually demanding and requires an independent approach to course work.You have to be able to hold your own in a class with some of the best students in Scotland and the U.K.  In addition, St Andrews students are expected to undertake their own unsupervised independent study. The ethos of independent learning allows students to study topics in great depth and helps to develop analytical and problem-solving skills.

For more information about the University of St. Andrews check out this website.
Welcome to Fall 2023! A new semester filled with adventures, learning, friendships, growth, advocacy, fun, and so much more! Take advantage of these opportunities 🙂

WISP began our first week spending time with our 100 upper-class mentors as we prepare to welcome our incoming students. Some are serving for the first time while others are returning for their second or third year. Thank you in advance for the impact you will make on our cohort this year! The leadership team devoted their summer to creating the inspiring monthly schedule of science and life-skills based topics. Our four committees of newsletter, outreach, social and social media are gathering to plan engaging activities and bring awareness to happenings in science and uplifting women.  Exciting!
Welcome Science Scholars Cohort 4!
On Saturday, July 8th, College of Science – Multicultural Science Program welcomed Cohort 4 to the Science Scholars Family! The Science Scholars is a comprehensive four-year experience designed to maximize student potential for recipients of the Emerging Leaders Scholarship enrolled in the College of Science. Students participated in Early Start, a five-week summer academic session earning up to 9 credit hours towards their degree requirements putting them ahead of schedule for degree completion. During the summer, students participated in a variety of co-curricular activities that foster a sense of community and belonging.
Check Out the ELSS Website here !
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.


Lily 3102 ( New Location)


Monday - Thursday 6:00-9:00pm August 28 - December 7, 2023
For optimal tutoring results, bring your text books and class notes.

We tutor the following:
MA 153, 158, 161, 162, 16010, 16020, 165, 166
BIOL 110, 111, 121
CHM 111, 112, 115, 116, 12901
Campus Events
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The OUR provides 1-credit online, asynchronous courses for students at any point in their careers. Course syllabi for the following courses are found on Course Insights.
  • Looking to get started in research (GS19501/ILS180)
  • Those involved in research (GS29501/ILS280 and GS39501/ILS380)
  • Students applying to graduate or professional school (GS49501/ILS480)
  • Current or past student researchers who want to be trained as a peer mentor (ILS495) 
The Fall Research Roundtable will host research programs, mentors, and administrators for students to learn more about research opportunities. This event, similar to a career fair, will feature virtual booths for students to get more information and ask questions about available positions.
Thursday, Sept. 7
Virtual via Discord
Directions will be sent for using Discord
RSVP to receive information
Beyond Campus
INScribe is hiring Medical Scribes
To apply at INScribe start here!