Spring 2019 Graduate Career Fair Flyers and Workshops

Please see below for professional development opportunities for grad students:

(1) there is a great new workshop this semester called “Career Fair 101” for graduate students who may not have attended career fairs in the past and are not sure if or how to to attend one,

(2) students that register for the fair on the CCO website will be invited to the professional networking event the evening before the fair!


2019 Symposium Callout!

Are you interested in participating in our sixth annual Graduate Industrial Research Symposium?

Then come to our callout on December 11, 12:00PM-1PM in LILY G401.  There will be free food!

Our next Symposium will be March 25, 2019. Develop your leadership and management skills by volunteering to chair one of our Symposium committees!  We are looking for grad students interested in being marketing, 3MT, session, and poster chairs.

This year, our departmental Symposium will partner with Purdue’s 150 Years of Giant Leaps and other departments on campus so this will be an excellent opportunity to meet new people.  The theme will be Sustainability.

Time commitment:  1-2 hours per week.  Typically, we will have biweekly-weekly meetings during the Spring semester.

The mission and goals of our Symposium can be found here.


Symposium Planning Committee, Feb 8 2018

Next Generation Scholars – Poster Presentation Opportunity

On November 28th at 8:30-9:45am, PGSG will be hosting the Next Generation Scholars Program where they will bring high school students and have them listen to graduate and undergraduates present their posters. If students sign up, they will not only get free breakfast and a t-shirt, but also have their poster printed for free.

If someone has a poster and would like to get more practice, they are more than welcome to sign up as well. I know it’s a bit early in the day, but K-12 outreach is a great service component that could be added to a CV, and is a good opportunity to practice public speaking. If y’all could get the word out about this, that would be great. Sign up link is:  bit.ly/2Phkret . 

Alpha Epsilon-ABE GSA Tailgate

Alpha Epsilon is planning on having a tailgate event with the goal of providing undergraduate students a casual and social environment where they would be able to discuss any questions they may have about graduate school. We are hoping this will be orthogonal to many of the other graduate school Q & A events at Purdue.
We are planning on having this even prior to the start of the Purdue Wisconsin football game on November 17th from 1:30-3:30PM in the CoRec parking Lot O.
Please encourage any other graduate students and undergrads to attend our event as we are interested in increasing the awareness of AE at Purdue.
If you have any specific questions about the event, feel free to email Casey Hooker (hookerc@purdue.edu) or Madalyn Alm (malm@purdue.edu)

Fall Cookout

This Saturday (10/27) we will be having our annual Fall Cookout from 3pm-6pm. ABE GSA will be covering the cost of food (burgers, hot dogs, etc.) and drinks.
If you think that you may be going or may need help finding transportation to the cookout then please a few seconds to fill out this short survey (https://goo.gl/forms/kH62y6c54wTgk6of1). This is a great chance to get to hangout with the rest of our graduate students and their families. We hope to see you there!!!!

College of Agriculture Outstanding Graduate Mentor and Teaching Award

Did you have a great teacher or graduate mentor in the College of Agriculture at Purdue?  Then consider nominating them for the College of Agriculture Outstanding Graduate Mentor and Teaching Award!


Outstanding Graduate Mentor and Teacher Award (Purdue College of Agriculture)


Nominees must demonstrate sustained and significant contributions to graduate education through activities that demonstrate

  • a record of excellence in teaching, mentoring, coaching, and developing graduate students
  • a commitment to the long-term professional development of graduate students
  • evidence of innovation and creativity that enhances the graduate experience

Previous recipients of this award are not eligible to be nominated.


Nomination documents: (12 pt minimum, Times New Roman Font, at least 1” margins)

  1. A cover sheet with nominee’s name, contact information
  2. Nominee’s reflection on involvement in various aspects of graduate education (1-2 pages); this section would include, but is not be limited to, innovations in graduate teaching, mentoring, and administrative service towards graduate education and include scholarship of teaching & learning, if applicable.
  3. Letters of support from: Three letters from either past or current students (~1 page each)


Recipients will receive $2500 in S&E money plus a plaque. The recipient is eligible for further consideration for the Purdue Graduate School Faculty Mentor award.


October 31st, 2018 11:59 PM

Word format is preferred

Send nominations to daly24@purdue.edu


Fall 2018 Philanthropy Events

Here are the upcoming philanthropy events that GSA will be hosting!  We’ve got lots of good things coming up this semester and we need your  help! More details will follow about each of them.

Tuesday October 30th, 3-4 pm: Hanna Community Center (in
Lafayette); helping kids with homework (2000 Elmwood Avenue,
Lafayette, about a ten minute drive from campus)

This is a great opportunity to help inspire kids to want to keep
learning! It sounds like they would love all the help they can get, so
we may be doing more with them in the future. Look for more details .

Saturday November 10th, 9-2pm: Purdue Winterization (meet at
Purdue); prepping yards in the community for winter. See details here: https://www.purduewinterization.org/ We will be helping local residents clean up their yards to prepare for the winter. Registration for our group is now open! If you want to join, click “Volunteer Registration” and select ABE GSA when asked about your group. We’ll be doing the first wave, so come at 8 am if you want breakfast (I think you can come a little later if you don’t care) and they do serve lunch. Also, we meet on-campus and go from there so don’t worry about rides.

November 1-December 8: Toy drive! Give a child a toy for
Christmas! Collection spots will be set up around departmental areas.

Here’s a survey!
It seriously can be done in one minute or less, and it would really
help us know how we can help you help other people. Please take it!

Email Jenny Stevens with any questions! steve238@purdue.edu


Logan Readnour, Alyssa Christoffer, and Jonathan Mills, Winterization, Nov 11, 2017

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