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
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College of Science
Apply to join the Global Dialogues Program
Attention: College of Science Sophomores,
Juniors, and Seniors!

You are invited to apply for the College of Science Global Dialogues Program.

If you would like to:
  • Add value to your Purdue Degree, by transforming the ways you view yourself & the world.
  • Stand out from the crowd.
  • Improve cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Develop intercultural competence.
Check out our webpage for more information.

The first dinner meeting is January 23, 2023 6:00pm -7:30pm

There will be a total of 8 dinner meetings during the semester and they will be held on Mondays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

To sign up for this great experience register here.

If you would like additional information, feel free to contact Terry Ham at hamt@purdue.edu.
Global Science Partners
Attention all first year College of Science students!

Now that you have almost completed your first semester in the Purdue College of Science, it’s time for you to step out of your comfort zone.

Join us during the spring semester for monthly dinners, trips and activities (free for you!) that are designed to help you learn about other cultures……..while having fun!

To find out more about GSP, please check out our webpage.

To join Global Science Partnerships Learning Community, please register here.

If you have any questions please contact Terry Ham at hamt@purdue.edu.
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Interested in Joining WISP as a Mentee?

For over twenty years, the Women In Science Program (WISP) have been striving to build a cohort of women, non-binary gender and male advocates by offering 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 aids in persistence towards earning an undergraduate degree in science from Purdue University.

The WISP Learning Community:

• 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.

For more information, please visit our website. Due to available mentors, applications are open for first year students within College of Science (specific departments currently available are Biology and Physics) the application is located here, and must be completed by Wednesday, 12/7/2022 at 5pm.

Thinking about studying abroad?
Explore the 2023 Maymester in Tanzania
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Program Leader: Jill Newton
Email: janewton@purdue.edu
Phone: 269-214-0103
Thinking about Studying Abroad?
Explore SFS - Chile: The Patagonian Winter
Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
With June comes the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, a significant period of the year for both ecology and society. Join SFS Chile in the rugged landscape of Southern Patagonia, at 51 °S latitude, for a deeply interdisciplinary exploration of how ecology and society intertwine to usher in the new season. Travel to the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park to study how terrestrial and freshwater plants and animals have adapted to meet this yearly challenge in the land of glaciers. Celebrate the indigenous New Year on the night of the Winter Solstice and learn how life ways adapt to the extreme southern environment. Take time to explore the various facets of winter at the southern end of the Americas.*Spend three days in Torres del Paine National Park, where you’ll see guanacos, flightless ñandús, and traverse the broadleaf evergreen forests of coigue and canelo trees near the ice wall of the Grey Glacier.

For additional information got to our website.

Enhance Your Career Portfolio:
Learn Beyond the Classroom

  • It is time to update your Learning Beyond the Classroom portfolio. For instance, did you participate in a first year seminar?  …a learning community?  Were you a T.A.?  Did you perform community service?  You have done lots of experiential learning, so take some time and submit reports on activities already completed.
  • May 2023 graduates: remember that you must have completed the program by the end of January 2023 in order to earn the LBC certificate
  • If you have submitted a report, check and see if you have been asked to supply more information.  If you find that you have received “0” points on a report,see the comments section for an explanation. If requested, resubmit your report with the required information so that your LBC points can be updated.
  • Do you need financial support to pursue an experiential learning activity?  Are you going to a conference?  Studying abroad?  Doing community service?  Apply for an LBC grant.  For details on the application process look here.
    If you have questions, contact LBC at   lbc@purdue.edu
    For more information and to enroll, CLICK HERE.
    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
    Check out the Self-Directed
    Career Development Guide
    Building at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    Personalize Your Career Plan
    Career Exploration
    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!
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