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
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 the Purdue Internship
Program in London or Sydney

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London: Interns will live in London, one of the world's most cosmopolitan and international cities, and commute to work by 'tube.' London is filled with museums, art galleries, and major tourist attractions, including Big Ben, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, that can be explored leisurely on weekends. Students will be able to take advantage of London's theater productions and musical performances, visit designer stores and chic restaurants, stroll in Hyde Park, take 'high tea,' and explore the many ethnic neighborhoods which make up this historic and diverse metropolis. The London Internship Program combines a three-credit unpaid internship with a three-credit academic course over a seven-week period. The London Internship Program is designed to allow students to study and work in an international setting while developing an appreciation for British culture. 

For more information about London check out this website.
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Sydney: Sydney is one of the most exciting cities in the world, an invigorating multi-cultural metropolis which blends an intoxicating contemporary energy with a fascinating history and a stunning natural site. Purdue's summer program will be located at CAPA's Sydney Center, which is located in the Ultimo neighborhood, a trendy and popular urban residential area. The Sydney Internship Program combines a three-credit unpaid internship with a three-credit academic course over a seven-week period. The Sydney program is designed to allow students to study and work in an international setting while developing an appreciation for Australian culture.

For more information about Sydney check out this website.

London & Sydney Internship Call out
Sep 26, 2023 06:00 PM on Zoom
Go HERE to register!
Thinking about studying abroad?
Explore the 2024 Maymester in Tanzania

Next call-out: October 3, 6 PM. BRNG 3276


Follow the Roadmap:
Learn Beyond the Classroom

  • Use Learning Beyond the Classroom as a roadmap for figuring out the activities in which to participate.
  • 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 
WISPers learned strategies and techniques to Communicate with Confidence from our speakers, Dr. Qing Deng, Associate Professor in Biology and Dr. Christine Schertz, Senior Academic Advisor in Chemistry.  Our topic included understanding how to communicate professionally both verbally and in writing, learn how to approach professors and superiors about growth opportunities and improving our ability to market our skills and interview well.
Check out our amazing 200-person cohort group photo wearing our 2023-24 t-shirt... Women belong in all places where discoveries are being made.  Show your pride for Women In Science and become a positive advocate!
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!
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Campus Events
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Fall 2023 Seminar Series
Oct. 5 at 4ap: How to Write an Abstract and Apply to the Fall Expo

In preparation for the Fall Undergraduate Research Expo abstract submission deadline on October 16, this seminar will discuss how to write an abstract considering common components, and how to submit it for the Fall Expo. Additionally, this seminar is open to those who want to learn how to write an abstract and may not be applying to the Fall Expo.

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.
Public Health Prospective Graduate Student Day
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Leading Women Toward Space Careers
Join the Data Mine!
Check it out at " The Data Mine "
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.

JCPenney Suit-Up

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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