Help Navigating IUB – EDUC-X159

EDUC-X159: Connecting with Campus Resources13 weeks, 2 cr., 1st years-Seniors, Open to all majors

VT: You@IU

Will you be navigating IU’s beautiful campus pretty much for the first time this Fall? Wondering how help resources will work now – and how to feel more comfortable using them? Seeking to expand your college experience beyond Canvas and Zoom meetings? Building those personal connections is the central focus of EDUC-X159!

Here’s what we do:

  • ​Take trips and invite guests to discover all the amazing opportunities at IU.
  • Help you figure out fun and useful ways to get involved in campus life.
  • Share our experiences with each other in a warm, supportive environment.
  • Make some new friends!

Openings in the following sections:

  • MW 11:15-12:10 (20388)
  • MW 1:45-2:40 (20387)
  • TR 10-10:55 (17504)
  • TR 12:30-1:25 (17505)

Feel free to reach out to Anthony Guest-Scott ( for more information!​​

Electives for your Major – Materials Chemistry

Hi everyone – as you are starting to think about signing up for classes for the Fall,  we want to make sure that you know about the undergraduate Materials Chemistry classes – C321 (Lecture) and C427 (lab) that will be co-taught by Profesors Trevor Douglas and  Xinchen Ye.

Here are links to videos describing the courses:  C321 and C427 ( and

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have: and

National Survey of Student Engagement – Looking for your Feedback

SENIORS AND FIRST-YEARS: As of March 16th, the NSSE survey is open for your feedback! The survey only takes 15 minutes to complete and can help influence IU administrators’ decisions about programming, support services, living-learning communities, facilities and renovations, and more.

As a token of appreciation, you’ll be AUTOMATICALLY entered into weekly drawings for $20 Amazon gift cards (750 total drawings), 20 drawings for $100 Amazon gift cards, and a chance at 1 of 4 Grand Prize Packages that includes lifestyle swag, a leather padfolio, free professional headshots, and more! Check your email and Canvas inbox for more details and your unique survey link.

New Minor in the School of Public Health – Personal Well-Being

As we know, health and well-being are about much more than the absence of disease. Although there are resources on campus to acquire health and fitness knowledge, most students cite “not having enough time” as the reason they do not participate in on-campus opportunities.  In this one-of-a kind minor, students are educated through a wide spectrum of topic choices involving physical activity, nutrition, behavioral and social choices as well as recreational options. The courses assist students in gaining scientific knowledge related to well-being and personal immersion in order to promote intelligent healthy choices throughout life. The minor also amplifies the curriculum for students who may work in health or mental health professions or hope to be engaged in public health policy related to health and wellness.

Personal Well-Being Minor Requirements:  Students must complete 15 credits; achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0; and earn a minimum grade of C- or better in the prescribed courses. For detailed information, see the 2020-21 SPH Bulletin:

Summer Science Program – Job Opportunity

Are you a junior or senior with undergraduate research experience who would like to work with talented high-school students this summer? The Summer Science Program is looking for a Teaching Assistant in its Biochemistry Program. It is a full-time job for six weeks. The participants in the program essentially complete a 400-level project lab in biochemistry, while the faculty, including the TAs, support them by teaching them the chemistry and biochemistry they need to complete the project. Due to the pandemic, this year’s project will be online.  TAs last year, including two IU graduating students, found the program extremely rewarding. The salary is about $1,000 per week for six weeks.

For more information, visit or send an e-mail to Prof. Martha Oakley (

Paid Peer Career Coach Positions at the Walter Center

To Apply: Visit IU Jobs and search staff positions by job #293778. The job title is “Part-time Student Peer Coach”. For priority consideration, please apply by April 12, 2021.

Some duties include

— Coach undergraduate students on career preparation-related topics such as resume writing, cover letter writing, job search strategies and interviewing preparation

— Research and collaborate on projects for the Walter Center on a variety of topics, which may include: assessment phone calling, marketing, blog writing, data entry, employer relations, and alumni relations

Free Membership for Graduates to ACS (American Chemical Society)

Free three-year membership to graduates with an ACS-certified degree.

Benefits: Access to important resources and networking opportunities within the field of chemistry. This includes a digital weekly subscription to Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), weekly ACS Webinars® covering the latest topics in chemistry, and the ACS Career Navigator™ suite of programs to help chart your career path.   

For more information:

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Vanderbilt University Graduate School Information Session

The 2021 Virtual VSSA: 

We are excited to announce that we will be offering the 2021 Virtual VSSA! This is an openly available seminar program for any undergraduate interested in pursuing a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD, regardless of if they applied to the VSSA or not! During each seminar, two individuals will discuss both their personal journey, explaining their motivations, goals, and reasons for pursuing their path, as well as a professional story that illustrates their passion. Our goal is for you to build an understanding of the diversity of the community. We will complement these seminars with professional development seminars to help you know how to prepare for your next step! 

To sign up for notifications about this program, especially if you have not applied to the VSSA, please complete this brief survey 

Tentative Schedule: 

Seminars all at 12:00 CST
PhD FocusMD FocusMD/PhD Focus
week of14-JunProgram Introduction
21-JunEarly-career Students
28-JunLate-career Students
12-JulPost-graduate Trainees
19-JulCareer stage Individuals
26-JulApplying Tips & Tricks

UnderGrads: A PhD Application Workshop: 

Our Vanderbilt Graduate Students are also offering a seminar for those interested in pursuing a PhD (flyer attached). At this event, we will discuss getting involved in research, summer programs, and other ways to help you become an ideal candidate before applying. You will have a chance to have all of your questions answered by a panel of current graduate students. If you are uncertain about whether or not you want to apply to graduate school in the future, this event is for you! 

This will be held on April 7th from 7:30-9:00 CST. You can register here