August 21, 2023

EEE Welcome Back Reception

The EEE Welcome Back Reception will be held on Tuesday, August 29; 5-7PM in STEW 218. 
Join EEE students, faculty, and staff to celebrate the beginning of the academic year! 
Appetizers, desserts, and beverages will be provided, and you may come and go as needed.  The dress attire is casual. 
Please see the attached flyer for details.

EEE Research Seminar - August 29

The speaker for the EEE Research Seminar on Tuesday, August 29 is Dr. Erika Espinosa-Ortiz, Assistant Research Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Montana State University.
Please see the attachment for more details.

Job Corner with Ms. Whelton, PE

This section is prepared for the newsletter by Ms. Margaret Whelton, PE.  She is the EEE Manager of Industrial Experience.  The responsibilities of this position include working with industry to secure internships, co-ops, and full time job opportunities for students; developing real world senior design and research projects; and facilitating partnerships between industry and Environmental and Ecological Engineering. She has twelve years of experience as a practicing environmental engineer prior to becoming part of EEE.  She is a registered professional engineer in Indiana, Virginia, and Alabama. 
There are several ways we will notify you about job opportunities or networking opportunities. 
  • Throughout the school year there will be emails sent out in regard to networking opportunities or jobs.  If you receive an email from Ms. Whelton it will be in regard to job opportunities or other opportunities for you to connect (and potentially land a job) with companies.  Please pay attention to these emails.  Networking opportunities may also come from other EEE faculty and staff. 
  • Opportunities could also be given in the EEE newsletter.  All newsletters are archived on the EEE website so you can refer to past newsletters for key information including job opportunities.  
  • Another way EEEs may let you know about opportunities is on social media.  Like “Purdue University EEE” on Facebook and “Purdue University Environmental and Ecological Engineering” on Linked In, and “Purdue EEE” on twitter if you haven’t already. 
  • SEEE (the undergraduate student group Society of Environmental and Ecological Engineers) also maintains a Linked In group where EEE alumni post job opportunities.  Follow “Purdue Environmental & Ecological Engineering Alumni Network” to connect with current EEEs, alumni, and learn about job opportunities. 
  • Some companies contact the CCO (Center for Career Opportunities) directly about job opportunities.  You should create your myCCO account and upload your resume.  There are many opportunities for EEEs through the CCO and we encourage companies to post jobs for EEEs wherever they are most comfortable.  More information on and how to sign up for myCCO is here:
  • Career fair season is starting soon and Industrial Roundtable is right around the corner.  To prepare for this and other job-oriented events, I am hosting a seminar where you will learn (and can have your questions answered) about resumes, interviews, networking, and more.  The “Job Tune-Up” seminar will be Thursday September 7 at 3:00pm in POTR 234 (Fu Room).  
  • Speaking of your resume, this is a great time to update it with your summer experiences, current GPA, and current coursework.  It is good to get in the habit of updating your resume at the beginning of every semester before you get inundated with schoolwork.
In addition, websites I suggest specifically for government positions include ORISE (for internships and fellowships which are generally fulltime positions) and USAJobs. A good search engine for state government jobs can be found here
Linked In and well-known job search engines like Indeed are beneficial employment opportunity sources and have been helpful to EEEs in the past.  Additional search engines suggested by the CCO for opportunities on and off campus are found here

DOE Careers in Engineering Information Session

The Department of Energy is hiring all careers levels in various duty locations across the United States and remotely. A webinar for more information will be held on Thursday, August 24th, from 2:00-3:30PM. 
More information and registration for the webinar may be found here

Eli Lilly Day, August 30th

Purdue Students are invited to join us at the annual Eli Lilly Day on campus on August 30th. Those attending can network with recruiters to learn about career paths at Lilly.
More information about this event and registration may be found here.

EEE Main Office in POTR 364: Hours of Operation

The EEE main office is located in POTR 364. Office hours are currently: Monday through Friday 8am-4pm. 

POTR Building: Hours of Operation

POTR building hours of operation are 6:00am – 11pm, 7 days a week.
If doors are locked during these posted times, contact the Purdue Police non-emergency number at 49-48221.

EEE Student News Submisssion

Have you accomplished something noteworthy (award, scholarship/fellowship, publication, poster presentation, internship, full-time job) that you’d like to share with EEE? Please send Jess Mehr the basic info, high-quality photo, and a quote about your honor and she will likely (not guaranteed) promote it on social media or choose to write an article for the web site.
Please see the attachment for more details.


If you have questions related to the EEE Graduate Program, please e-mail