Welcome to the Chemical Engineering Professional Master's Program!

Fall 2020 Professional MS Orientation Schedule

August 17- August 21, 2020

All new students are required to attend the MANDATORY Orientation Program, as they will help you become acquainted with the University, the School, the Program and your classmates!  If possible, plan to arrive in West Lafayette a few days before the Orientation Program so that you have time to settle in. 


Monday, August 17

Attire: casual, as lunch will be outside

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Welcome
Dr. David Corti, Executive Officer, ChE
Forney Hall, G140

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
School Information and Introductions
Dr. David Corti, Executive Officer, ChE
Forney Hall, G140

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Women in Engineering Program Information Session
WIEP Representative
Forney Hall, G140

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
ChE Graduate Student Organization and Professional Graduate Student Organization Introductions
GSO and PGSO Representatives
Forney Hall

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Building Tour
GSO and PGSO Representatives
Forney Hall, G140

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Travel time to GSO/PGSO Lunch

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
ChE Graduate Student Organization and Professional Graduate Student Organization Lunch
GSO and PGSO Representatives
Cumberland Park

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Travel time from GSO/PGSO Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Building and Safety Overview
Dr. Gabriela Nagy, Director of Industrial Education, ChE

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Professional Master’s Program Overview and Introductions
Dr. Bill Clark, ChE Professional Master’s Program Director
Forney Hall, G140

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Graduate Office Overview
Corwin Green, ChE Professional Master’s Program Administrator
Forney Hall, G140

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Pathways to a PhD
Dr. Letian Dou, Assistant Professor, ChE
Forney Hall, G140

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
PGSO & Student Panel
PGSO Representatives
Forney Hall, G140


Tuesday, August 18

Attire: casual, as campus tour is outside

 

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome to Lafayette-West Lafayette
Ashley Gregory, Lafayette Visitor’s Center
Forney Hall, G140

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
CAPS Introduction & Services Overview
CAPS Representative
Forney Hall, G140

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Engineering Computer Network (ECN) Introduction
ECN Representative
Forney Hall, G140

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Campus Tour
PGSO Representatives
Forney Hall,  Atrium

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch – food provided
Forney Hall, G140

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Engineer to Executive
Bev Mentzer, ChE Industrial Career Counselor
Forney Hall, G140

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Industrial Roundtable Overview & Preparation
Bev Mentzer, ChE Industrial Career Counselor
Forney Hall, G140

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Advising – By Appointment
Dr. Bill Clark, ChE Professional Master’s Program Director
Forney Hall, 2158

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Registration – By Appointment
Corwin Green, ChE Professional Master’s Program Administrator
Forney Hall, 2037C

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Resume Review & Job Search Advising– By Appointment
Bev Mentzer, ChE Industrial Career Counselor
Forney Hall, G027


Wednesday, August 19

Attire: business casual

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
College of Engineering Professional Master’s Programs Orientation
College of Engineering Graduate Education Office
Various presenters, please see separate handout for detailed schedule of events
Forney Hall, G140


Thursday, August 20

Attire: business casual

 

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Registration – By Appointment
Corwin Green, ChE Professional Master’s Program Administrator
Forney Hall, 2037C

1:45 p.m.
Meet in Forney Hall Atrium to travel to Armstrong Hall
Forney Hall, Atrium

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Industrial Roundtable Practice Session
Bev Mentzer, ChE Industrial Career Counselor
Armstrong Hall, B098

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Interview Practice Session
Bev Mentzer, ChE Industrial Career Counselor
Armstrong Hall, B098


Friday, August 21

Attire: casual

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Convocation for All New Graduate Students
Purdue Graduate School
Stewart Hall, Loeb Playhouse

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Benefits Session
Purdue Graduate School
Stewart Hall, Loeb Playhouse

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
New Graduate Student Information Fair
Purdue Graduate School
Stewart Hall, Loeb Playhouse