November 17, 2023

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

The deadline to submit the CRF for PreReg has now passed.  Open Registration begins Monday, December 4 for those who missed the CRF deadline, had registration holds, or wish to attempt manual adjustments via Scheduling Assistant; which opens 12/4 for student use. Time Ticket access is rolling out across the day of the 4th, beginning with those with the most transcript credits (seniors down to freshman).  Your time ticket can be found via myPurdue > Registration tab > Registration Status.  Holds can also be found on that page as well. Hold instructions. For Students who still need to meet with their EEE mentor and EEE advisor, you'll need to take these steps first to get your PIN.  Click to see instructions in the EEE Registration Spring 2024 newsletter.

Job Corner with Ms. Whelton, PE

I am sure you are all ready for a break.  Thanksgiving vacation is a great time to apply for job opportunities and graduate school or to polish up your resume and LinkedIn account.  Putting in a little extra time over the holiday when you don’t have classes can really help with your job search.  While meeting with family and friends over the break, you could also practice your elevator speech and ask for their feedback.  Meeting and talking with a variety of people is a great way to “practice” your networking skills.  In addition, by speaking with people about EEE and your specific interests you might learn about a job opportunity!

Not sure how to network?  Here are some tips to get you started.  The tips at the end for starting conversation are in regard to noncareer fair discussions.  When you have a short time meeting with a recruiter you need to talk about your interests and skills and relate them to the company.   Some networking tips are found here

As we head into the end of the fall semester, many of you have or will be hearing from companies.  If you have a job offer, check out the CCO online.  The CCO gives some good information on evaluating job offers, negotiating aspects of your position, and even how to professionally accept or decline an offer:  The Career Portal provides online free support for the job search via employer research, salary date, and interview and resume guides.  If you have questions on an offer or on comparing offers and would like advice, contact me.  I have helped many EEEs with salaries and negotiating their offers.

Enjoy the break!

Spring 2024 Course: ENGR 10301 Engineering and Public Service - 1 credit

Looking for a Technical Elective or Free Elective credit?  This course aims to showcase the pathways for engineers in the public sector and highlight the intersectionality of engineering and government. Students enrolled in the course will learn about how their engineering knowledge can play a pivotal role in shaping public policy. Students will also gain insight into the opportunities in the engineering fields of aerospace, environmental, civil and more within the government and its agencies. 

Thursdays, 4:30PM – 5:20PM; CRN: 16459

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:

Charles C. Chappelle Fellowship

The Charles C. Chappelle Fellowship provides a one-year fellowship to students with undergraduate degrees from Purdue for the furtherance of postgraduate research at the University. Recipients are selected on the basis of character, intellectual ability and promise of degree attainment. This fellowship includes a stipend, graduate tuition scholarships, payment of most fees and a medical insurance supplement. 

Student application deadline: January 16, 2024 at 11:59PM

Applications now being received for graduating Purdue undergraduates who will enter a Purdue graduate program in 2024.

Students apply directly through the following link: Apply Here

Support details and timeline information are as follows:

$26,000 per year minimum.

One year of support from The Graduate School.

Law School

Thinking about going to law school after graduation?  An admissions counselor from IU McKinney School of Law will be on Purdue’s campus Wednesday, November 29 from 11am – 3pm to meet individually with students. She will also conduct an information session at 12:30. See attached flyer.  Interested students must register for an appointment or the information session here:

As a reminder, prelaw students can schedule appointments with a Pre-Professional Advisor through BoilerConnect to discuss preparing for a law career, the application to law school, preparing for the LSAT, and more. Students also are encouraged to take GS 49000 Law School Exploration offered fall and spring semesters.

SKY Happiness Retreat

The Sky Happiness Retreat is an immersive well-being that significantly reduces stress and depression. A study at Yale University found that SKY Happiness Retreat significantly has a long-lasting impact on mental health, depression, mindfulness, positive emotion and social connectedness. The SKY Happiness retreat introduces SKY meditation, an evidence-based meditation practice integrated with breath work that can significantly increase one's well-being and calmness, and significantly reduces anxiety and stress markers. The SKY retreat is fully funded for undergrad students and partially funded for graduate and PhD students. Availability is first-come-first-serve, by registration only and requires attendance to all sessions. Contact or Chinmay at 765-350-9207 with questions.

Option 1: Nov 17-19 2023

  • Location: Online on Zoom
  • November 17th (Fri) 6:15PM-9:30PM
  • November 18th & 19th (Sat & Sun) 1PM-4:15PM

Option 2: Dec 1-3 2023

  • Location: In-Person on Campus
  • December 1st (Fri) 5:30pm-9pm
  • December 2nd & 3rd (Sat and Sun) 1pm-5pm

Apply for either retreat 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

Art Therapy Group Flyer

Purdue Counseling and Guidance Center

Purdue Counseling and Guidance Center (PCGC) is the counseling service and training facility within the College of Education that is supervised by Counseling Psychology faculty at Purdue University. They provide free in-person and virtual individual counseling sessions to Purdue students on Wednesday afternoons and early evenings in the Fall semester. To schedule a screening scan the QR in the attachment

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

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.

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