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, 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
Boilermaker Special and Engineering Fountain Spring time
College of Science
Science & Spices of Morocco
Study Abroad Experience
Join students from the College of Science and Health & Human Sciences in a cultural immersion of science and spices. We will explore the world of spices and how it has been used in medicine/healing to cooking and much more. We will visit Casablanca, Rabat & Meknes to name a few.

You can also contact Natasha Harris, co-lead at harri326@purdue.edu or 765-494-1765 for more information

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
Career Skills Workshops
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

Follow the Roadmap: Learn Beyond
the Classroom

  • Use Learning Beyond the Classroom as a roadmap for figuring out the activities in which to participate. 
  • Would you like to attend a conference, study abroad, or participate in another LBC activity for which you need some funding? Submit an LBC grant application. 
  • Graduating in May 2023? The LBC Certificate must be completed by the beginning of the spring semester. Plan Ahead!  
Enroll today!  Sign up Here
If you have questions, contact LBC at 
Thinking about studying abroad?
Explore the Purdue Internship Program
in London or Sydney

Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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. 
Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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. 
September 21st, 6-7pm on zoom, register here
November 8th, 6-7pm KRAN G004 
WISPers gathered for our first monthly event focusing on getting involved in the classroom and beyond.  We learned tips on how to best relate and build connections with faculty from our speakers panel of Professor Dunsmore from Computer Science, Professor Kenney from Mathematics and Professor Gardner from Biology.  Afterwards, our mentors shared their involvement on campus and offered suggestions on ways to blend academics and social time.  Thanks to all who offered wisdom!

We proudly will be wearing our new WISP t-shirts thanks to the generosity of alumna, Eileen Clark.  We will be guided by the impactful words of Mae Jemison, first African American woman astronaut in space, chemist, biologist, linguist, dancer, and humanitarian… “Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity.  It’s YOUR place in the world; it’s YOUR life.  Go on and do all you can with it and make it the life YOU want to live.”

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.
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, or check us out online. Bring your books, calculator, homework, class notes, etc. For more information click here!
Campus Events
Most Purdue colleges are still seeking student applications for the OUR Scholarship program. Faculty with research positions will also be adding additional research projects through Sept. 19. Be sure to check back to see if research projects fit your interests by applying on OURConnect and searching for "OUR Scholars" projects.

Selected researchers will receive a $1,000 scholarship ($500 per semester) for the 2022-23 academic year. As an OUR Scholar, researchers will present their work during the Spring Conference in April 2023 and complete a one-credit online course each semester.

Northrop Grumman
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.

If you are looking for a career.... we encourage you to 
apply here .

Want to learn more about Northrup-Grumman and what they do?
Watch this video!
Beyond Campus
JCPenney Suit-Up Event
Fall 2022 Purdue JCPenney Suit-Up Online Event August  24th – October 30, 2022. Take advantage of an extra 30% off on select merchandise and it can be used either online or in-store. If you prefer to wait to use your coupon, it will be valid for a one-time purchase now – October  30, 2022.

30% off coupon – Text BOILERS to 67292
to receive an individual one-time use coupon code.
August 24th – October 30th
Shop online or in-store