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Student Parent Support Fund

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017


Span Plan’s new support fund aims to reduce financial burden on student parents Purdue sophomore Carlos Ortega gets about three hours of sleep each night. It’s the only time left for the father of two, who spends his days taking a full course load in aeronautical engineering technology and his nights working full-time at Subaru. […]

Passion for science and environment inspires pursuit of second bachelor’s degree

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017


Meg Zuercher had nearly finished earning her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts when she discovered an unexpected passion for science and conservation. After graduating, Zuercher worked on a variety of conservation and environmental projects, which further fueled her interest. Somewhere along the line, she began to consider the idea of returning to school. “Science and […]

New ‘Classroom to Career’ mentoring program pairs nontraditional students with working professionals

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017


It was only a few years ago that Kinnari Sejpal, Purdue’s senior manager of market research, was an international student looking to start her career in the U.S. Sejpal recalls the struggles and challenges she faced in receiving work authorization, especially in looking for employment outside STEM-related fields. But more than the struggles, she remembers […]

Inspired by Span Plan, Purdue professor turns nontraditional student experience into lifelong passion and career

Friday, November 18th, 2016


Bev Davis had been out of school for more than 10 years when a work injury left her unable to perform her job at a manufacturing plant. Moments after receiving a small parting settlement from her employer, Davis drove straight to Purdue University. She needed a new professional direction, and she was convinced that education […]

Family Friendly Campus Toolkit Initiative

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016


Yep, We’re looking out for you. Purdue Span Plan is making great strides to raise awareness about the needs of student parents. Check out the Journal and Courier article to find out more about what we’re working on. http://www.jconline.com/story/news/college/2016/09/23/purdue-student-parents-face-barriers-graduation/82383458/

Students with children invited to participate in upcoming focus groups to help make campus more family friendly

Thursday, September 8th, 2016


As part of an ongoing effort to provide additional support to families on campus, Purdue is inviting students who have children to participate in three upcoming focus groups, scheduled for Sept. 19 and 22. The focus groups are part of the Family Friendly Campus Toolkit (FFCT) initiative, developed at Endicott College in Massachusetts, which aims […]

Need help prepping for the Job Fair?

Thursday, September 1st, 2016


The Purdue Writing Lab is holding a workshop next week on résumé writing.       Prepping for Job Fairs: Résumés and Cover Letters Wed., Sept. 7th | 1:30 – 2:30 PM HEAV 220 This workshop is helpful for first-time or experienced résumé and cover letter writers. We’ll give you advice for shaping your applications for job […]

Connect with Span Plan’s Mentoring Program

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016


Classroom to Career Mentoring Kick your education up a notch and become part of the Classroom to Career Mentoring program from Span Plan! Span Plan Nontraditional Student Services is launching a new mentoring program – matching our nontraditional students with professionals in the working world. Mentor pairs are matched by similar majors, career goals, or interests. […]

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016


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Monday, August 15th, 2016


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