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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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
Apply 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.
Study Abroad in Morocco!
Would you like to study abroad, but don’t have time to do a full semester? The College of Science is hosting “Science Innovation & Culture Morocco Study Abroad Experience” during Spring Break, March 9th-17th, 2024. If you want to learn more about it, please attend one of the call outs in September or October. For any questions, please contact Natasha Harris at harri326@purdue.edu
Study Abroad in Berlin!
The College of Science is offering an exciting opportunity for students to spend Spring Break 2024 exploring science, technology and innovation in Berlin, Germany! Explore artificial intelligence and technology in museums, tour research centers and experience an exciting culture in one of the largest tech hubs in all of Europe!

For more information visit our website!
Thinking about studying abroad?
Explore Yonsei University
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As the oldest university in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885. The university is particularly fortunate to have a spacious, quiet, and well-wooded campus located just 20 minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of the Seoul metropolitan area. It has 16 graduate schools, 18 colleges, and 111 subsidiary institutions. With its student body comprised of the top 1 percent of high school graduates in Korea, Yonsei University is proud of its long history as the leading institution of higher education in Korea, as well as of its reputation as the most international university in Korea.

Seoul is mega-modern and appealingly ancient. Partially destroyed by Japanese and Manchu invasions in the 16th and 17th centuries, and almost totally flattened in the Korean War, most of the city has been rebuilt since the 1950s. Peeking out from among the 12-lane freeways, overshadowed by high-rises, Seoul still retains a hidden history of centuries-old temples, palaces, pagodas and pleasure gardens. It also has luxury accommodation, excellent public transport and cultural experiences aplenty, and that's why most visitors to South Korea never get past its city limits.

South Koreans attribute much of their cultural heritage to the binding agents of Confucianism, language and pride. The stunning landscape has also played a big part in creating a cohesive Korean identity. For Korean culture, art, and history, the city of Seoul offers museums, palaces, walls, gates, libraries, and living memories. It is a fascinating city of traditional and modern contrasts.

For more information about Yonsei University check out this website.

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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 here.
  • Not enrolled in Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC)? Enroll today!  Sign up Here
If you have questions, contact LBC at 
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
WISP Tutoring
Need some assistance in classes, homework, concepts, formulas, etc?  Head on over to WIEP-WISP tutoring Sunday-Thursdays 7-10pm in the University Residences Support Center located in Shreve Hall C113A, C107 or check us out online. Bring your books, calculator, homework, class notes, etc.
For more information click here!
CoS Academic Supports
Campus Events
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There are still available OUR Scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year. Check OURConnect under "OUR Scholars" to see if projects are available.

OUR Scholars receive a $1,000 scholarship ($500 per semester). Recipients will present their work during the Spring Conference in April 2024 and complete a one-credit online course each semester.

Units with available scholarships include:

  • Agriculture
  • Daniels School of Business
  • Engineering
  • John Martinson Honors College
  • Libraries & School of Information Studies
  • Science

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
Fall 2023 Seminar Series
Sept. 14 at 10am: Marketing Yourself for Undergrad Research
Learn how to describe yourself on your resumé/CV, within emails, in your interviews, during networking events, and on your online profiles that could help you locate research positions.
Register for this seminar.
Workforce Recruitment Program
for disabled students
Registration now OPEN!
The Workforce Recruitment Program for Students with Disabilities (WRP website) is a recruitment and referral program that connects Federal Government and select private-sector employers nationwide with highly motivated current undergraduates, graduate students and recent alumni with disabilities seeking internships or permanent jobs. Only US citizens are eligible to participate.

Applying to the WRP is an excellent way to:

  • Find an internship or permanent position
  • Explore careers in the federal service
  • Gain interviewing experience
The WRP is now open for student registrations! Apply here at the Student Registration Page.  I am hosting four info-sessions via Zoom to discuss the application process and deadlines, and to share what participants can expect from the WRP. Interested folks are encouraged to sign up for the earliest session they are able to attend! These are also listed on the CCO calendar: Questions about the WRP?
Email Amruta Inamdar at ainamda@purdue.edu

Check Out these Student success stories her on our webpage.
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Beyond Campus

We have officially posted US Foods’ IT 2024 summer internship opportunities!

Our roles are posted on our company page in Handshake and are as follows:
Define possible with Northrop Grumman
We’re looking for a diverse group of curious students, who are ready to forge the future of STEM. Joining our team here at Northrop Grumman means working with a diverse set of perspectives to define possible every day. Our interns and early career employees get exposure to how some of the top minds from across many different industries turn ideas into outcomes. They work on projects in many categories including:
  • Aerospace
  • Cyber
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Information technology
  • Business management
  • Logistics
  • And other functions across the enterprise
Are looking for a career that makes a difference, beginning day one, we encourage you to point them to apply with us here.
JCP Suit-Up & Purdue CCO Online Event
The Center for Career Opportunities & JCPenney Suit-Up Event is here!

This collaboration between Purdue CCO and JCPenney continues to offer an extra 30% off coupon towards your online or in-store purchase. Coupon available for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and family members!

This coupon can be used either online or in-store for a one-time purchase between August 26th and October 28th , 2023.

Use this coupon for yourself and/or share the attached flyer and information with your students, groups, add to e-newsletters, print & post on bulletin boards, and other communication outlets.

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30% off coupon – Text BOILERS to 67292 to receive an individual one-time use coupon code

August 26th – October 28th, 2023
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