International Student Peer Coaching (ISPC) Program
The International Student Peer Coaching Program (ISPC) is a team of engineering students with the desire to coach students with their transition into Purdue University. Our goal is to mentor engineering students to find a balance between personal, academic life and to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the professional world. All coaches are trained by the undergraduate education team in the College of Engineering.
We offer peer to peer coaching on:
- Time management
- Study skills
- Developing professional skills
- Balancing personal and academic life
- Adjusting to life in the U.S.
Alexis is a senior in Materials Engineering, hoping to go to graduate school. She is from Greenwood, Indiana. She is currently involved in GEARE and Purdue Students Against Alzheimer’s. Apart from engineering, Alexis enjoys playing soccer, tennis, and traveling.
Analiese M Long
Analiese is a senior pursuing a major in Materials Engineering, hoping to go into Quality Engineering. Analiese is from Chicago, Illinois. She is currently involved in Purdue University Material Advantage and is a Materials Engineering ambassador. Apart from engineering, Analiese enjoys playing water polo, hiking, and traveling the world.
Ishmeet is a junior in Computer Engineering with a minor in management. She is from New Delhi, India. She is currently a Student Ambassador for ECE at Purdue and also a Distinguished Student Ambassador for the Office of the Deans of Students(ODOS). She has also been a Teaching Assistant(TA) in the past. Ishmeet aspires to pursue a career in the field of autonomous driving and AI. Apart from engineering, she likes traveling, meeting people from different cultures, photography and trying beverages from different regions of the world.
Rahul is a senior in Computer Engineering and is from Bengaluru, India. He is passionate about embedded systems and has been involved in research teams working on processing at the nodes. Rahul also enjoys going to hackathons, and so far, he has been to 6 hackathons at 5 different Universities and hopes to go to many more. At ISPC, he has taken on many roles and is currently the Program Manager. Apart from Engineering, Rahul is also a Team Supervisor for the Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) orientation program. Rahul enjoys learning new languages, and interacting with new cultures.
Ren is a junior in Biomedical Engineering (BME) with a minor in Statistics. She is from Beijing, China. She is also currently a student ambassador for the BME department and was a student ambassador for Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPCIS) for two years. Ren is also an undergraduate student researcher dedicated to exploring the field of cardiovascular diseases. Apart from academics, Ren has been a team lead for Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) and a student speaker for Purdue Beijing Pre-orientation. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, playing badminton and interacting with people from various backgrounds.
Sabhya is a Senior in Mechanical Engineering. He is from Punjab, India. He is also pursuing a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Sabhya is involved in Pi Tau Sigma (ME honors Society) and is the Project Manager in Purdue Solutions. Apart from engineering, he enjoys traveling, adventure activities, reading and food.
Sai Sharan Sundar
Sai is a junior in Electrical Engineering. He is from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is passionate about physics and research in electromagnetics and signals and can speak 4 languages. Apart from Engineering, Sai enjoys public speaking, weight-lifting, languages, carnatic music, and interacting with new people.
Srinivas is a junior in Biomedical Engineering from Dubai, U.A.E. He is currently serving as the President of Purdue Medical, Innovation, Networking, and Design (MIND), which is an organization involved in creating projects to address current clinical needs. Additionally, he is also the Director of Projects in Project RISHI, an organization dedicated to achieving sustainable growth in villages in India. He also works as an undergraduate researcher in structural biology and is interested in developing alternatives to antibiotics to combat the antibiotic resistance epidemic around the world. Apart from engineering, Srinivas enjoys traveling, to learn about different cultures, playing soccer, and visiting national parks.
Yulia is a junior in Chemical Engineering and pursuing a minor in Computer and Information Technology and a concentration in Energy and Environment. She is from St Petersburg, Russia. She specializes in the Marketing and Mentorship. Yulia is involved on campus and holds leadership positions in organizations such as ChESAC, GEARE, and AIChE. Apart from academics, Yulia also loves Salsa and Bachata. She is an optimistic and energetic student and strives to motivate people to reach above their potential. Yulia identifies Teamwork as one of her strongest skills.
Zhenhan is a senior in Materials Engineering with a special focus on industrial operation and optimization. He is from Zhuhai, China. He is an enthusiastic weight lifter, and is certified as a personal trainer by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is a part of the Purdue Barbell Club. Zhenhan is also part of the professional and social fraternity, Theta Tau. Currently, he is exploring his career options and is ready to take on new challenges.
Darshini Render (ISPC Director)
Assistant Director of Student Success, College of Engineering Undergraduate Education
Darshini is a higher education scholar-practitioner with 8+ years of experience in working with international students; specializes in international student holistic counseling, career development and programming; skilled in cross-cultural competency development, teaching and research; and a national advocate for international student needs. She strives to empower international students for lifelong success in engineering and beyond.