December 8, 2023

Fuel for Finals - December 11-12

Attention College of Engineering undergraduate students! Fuel for Finals will be Monday, December 11 and Tuesday December 12 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Dudley/Lambertus Hall Atrium. Stop by for snacks and words of encouragement.

Purdue Staff Winter Recess 

Purdue University will be closed for Winter Recess beginning 5PM ET Thursday, December 21 until 8AM ET Tuesday, January 2. All campus operations will be closed during this time. Students should plan accordingly for any assistance they think they may need over the break.

Spring 2024 Registration - Open Registration began 12/4/2023

The deadline to submit the CRF for PreReg has now passed.  Open Registration began Monday, December 4 for those who missed the CRF deadline, had registration holds, or wish to attempt manual adjustments via Scheduling Assistant. Need assistance? Click to see instructions in the EEE Registration Spring 2024 newsletter.

Summer 2024 Registration

The full Summer 2024 Schedule of Classes will post in your myPurdue portal on December 11. A tentative list of courses can be found here now.  Students manually schedule themselves in the Schedule Assistant for summer session (not PreRegistration/Batch process) during their assigned time ticket and/or later during Open Registration.  See dates here. A student's specific time ticket to enter Scheduling Assistant for summer will be posted in this path in myPurdue portal after fall grades post and credits add into students' records.  myPurdue>Registration Tab>Registration Status & Time ticket. How to Find Your Time Ticket video

The summer PIN will be needed and it is the same as the spring PIN that you received for Spring 2024.  Students are welcome to make an appointment with their primary advisor in BoilerConnect if they are unsure what courses to take, but students are not “required” to do mentoring, etc.     

Job Corner with Ms. Whelton, PE

LinkedIn Profile Tips

In the past I have discussed the importance of LinkedIn and how many recruiters are using this as the main way to identify potential employees.  Many jobs are posted through LinkedIn (see the “jobs” category on the bar of options at the top of the screen) and you can set your preferences for location, experience level, etc., on the career interests tab.  It is important to have your LinkedIn profile polished and up to date if you want to be found and stand out.  Below are some key tips to help you set up a great LinkedIn profile:

  • Use keywords in your headline that a recruiter or hiring manager would use to search for a job candidate
  • Add a meaningful job title to attract as many recruiters or hiring managers as possible
  • Add a value statement

Check out this link for the full blog post of tips: How to Write a LinkedIn Headline That Attracts Recruiters – Purdue CCO Blog ( You can also use AI in Linked In to help write your “about” section.  I used AI for mine, but like using an LIM for anything, you need to check and correct to make sure it is accurate. I had to make multiple changes, but it the AI version gave me a first draft for an about section.  

Spring Career Fair Prep

To get ready for Expo Career Fair at the start of spring semester, you may want to use winter break to prepare for interviews.  I have included some resources on preparing for interviews below: 

  • Find tips from the CCO about preparing for an interview here.
  • Big Interview is a mock interview platform for you to practice and record yourself answering the questions.  Access a variety of interview questions by categories such as industries, majors/fields, and skills-based typed questions. 

Don't forget to check your email for anything I receive over break. I'm here between the semesters except when Purdue is closed.  If you have any questions, would like to talk or meet about something job related, contact me. Congratulations to our fall graduates! We hope you all enjoy a relaxing and restful break.

Co-op Information Callout

Are you interested in a participating in a Co-op? There will be a callout for Purdue students interested in learning more about what a co-op entails on Wednesday, January 10 at 6PM in Loeb Playhouse in the Stewart Center. There will also be an additional EEE specific co-op callout on January 11 from 5-6PM in POTR 364C. These sessions will help answer questions you might have about how to find a co-op program that is right for you or how a co-op program might fit into your time at Purdue. 

SURF Application Open

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is an immersive research experience where selected students will conduct research at Purdue for 10 weeks over the summer. Important dates to be aware of for this program include:

  • Student Application Period: December 1, 2023-Feburary 1, 2024
  • Priority deadline: January 26, 2024
  • Program period: May 20-July 26, 2024

If you are interested in learning more about the program, please visit the SURF webpage.

Next Gen Professional Development Program

Next Gen is a professional development program of New Buildings Institute for undergraduate students, designed to foster the next generation of diverse buildings industry leaders, and in doing so, bolster inclusivity in the buildings industry at large. Over the course of the program, students will work with each other as part of a Next Gen cohort and have the opportunity for advanced learning, resume building, one-on-one mentorship, networking, the opportunity to attend the 2024 Getting to Zero Forum, and more. The program is completely free for students and applications are open now. If you have any questions about Next Gen, please email Emma Riccardi at Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until spaces are filled:

New Phone? Lost Phone? 

Your step-by-step guide to reconnecting with Purdue services can be found here

EEE Student News Submission

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.

LEAD Competencies Resources

The LEAD competencies were established to provide a cross-discipline model of leadership and development for all boilermakers. Numerous resources, programs, and trainings for incorporating the outcomes across curricular and co-curricular experiences are developed and provided by the LEAD department, including a video series highlighting Purdue alumni sharing how the competencies have been relevant in their careers and beyond. To learn more information on the lead competencies, visit

Level Up Your Academic Success Workshops

The Helen Bass Williams Academic Success Center is presenting a 4-part workshop series to help students overcome academic setbacks as they start the spring semester off.  Flyer attached. The workshop series will take place on the following dates, at 5:30pm in the Academic Success Center:

  • Tuesday, January 16 
  • Thursday, January 18
  • Tuesday, January 23
  • Thursday, January 25

Register for the workshop series here.

CAPS Services Fall 2023

Learn about the new services CAPS is offering this semester and find one that works best for you. The newest resource offered is Therapy Assisted Online (TAO), which offers a variety of well-being and mental health resources. To learn more about TAO, drop-in workshops, and other ways to seek support through CAPS see the attachments below:

CAPS Welcome Letter Fall 2023  

TAO Sign Up

EEE Main Office in POTR 364: Hours of Operation

The EEE main office is located in POTR 364. Office hours are currently: M-F 8am-4pm. Unscheduled “drop-ins” are discouraged. Instead, make an appointment with your EEE advisor, either Tammi Thayer or Kennedy Hall, via BoilerConnect. For other staff or faculty, reach out direct via email to arrange an appointment.

EEE Computer Lab in POTR 360

The EEE Computer Lab is available for all EEE students and is located in POTR 360; next door to the main EEE office. See attached agreement for student conduct and use protocols.  

**Key Pad Entry Code – 389426** which corresponds to FU ZHAO for Prof. Fu Zhao.  Prof. Zhao instructs EEE 530 in fall semester, and rotates teaching EEE 360 in spring.

EEE maintains this computer center for academic & social activities. Its use is a privilege reserved for EEE students and those enrolled in EEE courses to work, study, and access dedicated EEE computers. There are 12 desktop computers with internet access and a printer/scanner. The room contains additional tables, chairs, and whiteboards.

Hand sanitizer has been placed by each computer station.

In general, be respectful to others and the property. Always log off of computers before leaving the room. Do not lock a computer for later use. Do not move or alter any of the computer systems.

If you wish to place items on the wall, ask in the EEE Office for appropriate tacky putty. (No tape or staples.)

Use discretion when determining if to print and how many copies to print.

Please report any room or equipment issues to

Purdue Calendars

2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Various drop/add calendar with deadlines, and future years of academic calendars can be found at

How to Schedule an Appointment with EEE Advisors

EEE and other Engineering students can access the Environmental and Ecological Engineering appointment calendar via BoilerConnect. EEE currently has In Person and Virtual appointments, depending on the time and day.

There are training resources available to students in BoilerConnect on the login page. Click ‘For Students.’  Advisors and service offices across campus use BoilerConnect for making appointments, so these instructions are generalized. 

Student Self-Help Guides:

Registration Troubleshooting

Having trouble registering, adding, or dropping? Need an override for a class? There are many resources on the EEE Registration Tools page, such as instruction links for Scheduling Assistant:

The Registrar page also has links for most common registration issues at

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