Bug Bytes - News for Purdue Entomology Students

June 28, 2017

News & Events for Undergrads

Fall 2017 AG Career Fair! Save the Date!!

Mark your calendars and plan to attend! The fair is open to all students and alums at Purdue and Ivy Tech.​


The Career Fair is not just for graduating students, it is for freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are exploring career paths or internship opportunities. The Career Fair is a great way to explore careers, pick-up company information and network with future employers and ask questions. The only person who can get you a job or an internship is you.


October 2, 2017- get ready for the career fair at the Resume Blitz, 11:00- 1:00 and 1:00 – 3:00, and the Employer panel 5:30-7:00 pm. Locations TBA.


College of Agriculture Fall Career Fair - Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Cordova Recreational Sports Center.

College of Ag Fall 2017 Career Fair Booklet coming September 2017.


Student Employment Opportunity at CERIS

The Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems (CERIS) is looking for an undergraduate student in Agriculture who has the ability to scan documents, perform web searches, post articles and update user information for the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) information services project. This is a 15-40 hours a week temporary position through the end of the 2017 summer semester, with a possible extension into the 2017 fall session.  The CERIS offices are located in the Purdue Research Park. Pay is $10/hour. To apply, please go to the Purdue University Student Employment Services job postings site. The position is listed under CERIS. 


News & Deadlines for Grads

Register for Fall Classes and Candidacy Now!

Registration is open for the Fall 2017 semester. Add any courses and your research credit now. If you are planning to graduate, please let Amanda know as soon as possible so you can add candidacy to your schedule! See the Graduate Registration document for detailed instructions.

Fall 2017 New Graduate Student Orientation

The Office of Graduate Admissions, in coordination with the Purdue Graduate Student Government, has planned the agenda (see attachment ) for the Fall 2017 New Graduate Student Orientation


This convocation is the morning of Friday, August 18.   With a lineup of excellent speakers and a resource fair involving almost 50 Purdue University and community partners, this is one event that no incoming graduate student should miss!

FireFly Social!

Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to help us welcome our new graduate students at this year’s Fire Fly Social! Monday, August 28- more details here

Summer 2017 Dates and Reminders

·         Saturday, August 5, 2016: Preliminary Exam Deadline (Doctoral Students Only)

·         Friday, July 21, 2017: Final Exam Deadline for CAND 99100 Registrants

·         Friday, July 28, 2017: Thesis Deposit Deadline for CAND 99100 Registrants

·         Saturday, August 5, 2017: Commencement


Students who miss any of the deadlines in red may incur a $200 Late Graduation Deadline Fee if they would like to maintain their candidate status for the summer session. Candidates who request to make updates to an already deposited thesis or dissertation, or who have been listed on the candidate roster for the same degree more than two consecutive sessions, may also incur this fee. These dates, as well as other key 2016-17 deadlines, are available online on the Graduation Deadlines Calendar webpage for your reference. They have also been posted on a new “Announcements” page in the Graduate School Database.

Summer 2017 Commencement Participation

Major Professors can register to sign up to participate in his or her student’s commencement story per and email that was sent out by the graduate school. To particicpate, you must register by July 24th, 2017, 10:00 pm. Answers to general questions you or your candidate may have regarding graduation may be found at https://www.purdue.edu/commencement/. Ph.D. candidates who wish to participate in a future commencement ceremony as a returnee must email the request to commencement@purdue.edu prior to the end of the term in which they graduate. 


Scholarships & Awards

Rocco BAsile Scholarship opportunity

Who Is Eligible?
1. High school students graduating this calendar year who have been accepted into an accredited college, university, trade school, or design school.
2. Students currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, trade school, or design school.

3. All majors and areas of studies are encouraged to apply

How Can We Apply?
Rocco Basile Giving wants to hear your answer to this question: How can the power of photography change the world?
Please also include one photograph you have taken that best exemplifies this scholarship to you.
Applicants do not have to be pursuing a photography degree, nor have to be experts. We’re looking for students who will be inspired by the prompt and perhaps even continue photography and an interest in social consciousness long after they’ve submitted their application.

To apply:

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2018

Garden Club of America Scholarship

Every year, The Garden Club of America extends an invitation to qualified students at the undergraduate and Post graduate levels to apply for one of their 27 merit based scholarships, fellowships, internships, and awards. The GCA website at www.gcamerica.org/scholarships provides a comprehensive listing of their offerings, application requirements, deadlines, and funding levels, or see the flyer  to learn more about the botanical scholarship offerings.


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