Professional M.S. Program at Purdue

The Professional M.S. Program (PMP) in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University can help launch your career and increase your earning potential! The program prepares students from both chemical engineering and non-chemical engineering undergraduate backgrounds for successful careers in industry, providing them with the technical skills they would acquire in a traditional MS program, while also developing skills needed in industry, such as leadership and management skills, business and financial skills, oral and written communications, teamwork, and defining and managing projects. Upon completing the program, graduates are prepared to be technical managers and can communicate, negotiate, and lead people and projects within a global engineering enterprise.

Distinguishing features of the program include:

  • 1-1.5 Year Program: Students take a combination of advanced technical and management courses, earning a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering.
  • Specially Tailored Coursework: Students choose from 6 concentration areas to gain specialized knowledge suited to their interests and goals.
  • Real-World Problem Solving and Innovation: Students work with industry leaders and our world-renowned faculty on a 6-credit hour capstone project. This capstone project is the cornerstone of program, providing you with relevant, real-world experience.
  • Advanced Professional Development Programs: Students receive one-on-one counseling and career development to prepare for success at Purdue and beyond.
  • Career Catalyzation: Most graduates enter careers in diverse fields, often on advanced leadership tracks, while some students pursue further education, such as a PhD or MBA.​​​​​​

Purdue is inviting our students to attend one of its upcoming virtual information sessions to learn more about the program and see if it is the right. Register for a date that fits your needs using the links below.

Once you register for a session, you receive a link and instructions on how to join using WebEx, an online video conferencing site.

Gap Year Opportunities Fair

Looking for Gap Year opportunities that allow you to build your resume for graduate or professional school, while also making an impact on the world? The Career Connections: GAP-Year Opportunities event helps students identify ways to take a 1 or 2 year “break” from academics to explore their goals, their professional field, or to just give back in a meaningful way before heading to graduate or professional school.

Join representatives from approximately 30 organizations around Ohio and Nationally at this ASC Career Success Career Connection. Career Connections events consist of networking sessions focused on popular career community destinations. Students will learn about career paths related to their interest and gain insight on job search tactics to use for entering the field.

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Location: Ohio Union, Great Hall
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Register on Handshake: https://osu.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/13449/student_preview

OSU Pharmacy Summer Research Opportunity

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF) is a fellowship program for undergraduate sophomore and junior students who would like to know more about the discovery, use or mechanisms of drugs, and who would like to experience working in a lab. Students conduct research in the areas of pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacy practice or medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy.

These fellowships also include a $4,000 stipend. Research activities can be directed by any faculty member in the College of Pharmacy who is willing to mentor a student for the summer. Additional information about research in these areas can be found under the About / Academic Divisions section of the College of Pharmacy website.

The application deadline is March 1. For questions, please contact Jessica Costic.4

Apply for SURF.


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

OSUCCC Summer Research Opportunity

CREATES-Undergrad is a full-time (40 hours/week), paid summer research experience for Ohio State undergraduate students interested in cancer research careers. Participants will conduct work in state-of-the-art research laboratories at OSUCCC – James and health sciences colleges at Ohio State.

The program includes a $4,000 stipend and student mentoring programs.

The application deadline is March 1. For questions, please contact Drs. Chris Coss.16 and Nicole Kwiek.1

Apply for CREATES.


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

TEDxOhioStateUniversity – Magnify

TEDxOhioStateUniversity will hold its annual event on February 22. The theme this year is Magnify. This theme comes from desire to highlight groundbreaking concepts as well as scrutinize the seemingly smallest of details on the TEDx stage.

There will be 12 speakers – a mix of professors, grad students, and undergrads who are all Ohio State affiliated speaking on a wide variety of topics spanning from animation techniques to cellular stress response.

Light breakfast and light lunch will be provided. On Saturday, February 22, registration and breakfast will begin at 10:30am. The conference will conclude at 4:15pm.

Tickets are $15 for students or $20 for non-students. Ticket sales end Saturday, February 22 at 10:00am.

Additional information can be found at tedx.osu.edu or on Twitter at @TEDxOhioStateU.

Peer Tutoring Job Openings

The Office of Student Life is accepting applications for Fall 2020 Peer Tutors. Peer Tutors assist students with drop-in tutoring at several locations across campus.

Peer tutors make $9.50 an hour and only have to work 4-8 hours a week. Tutoring shifts are on campus from 7-9pm on Sunday-Thursday nights, or 1pm-3pm on Tuesday-Thursday afternoons. If you have earned a B or higher in a math, chemistry, or physics class you are eligible to tutor in the subject.

More info on the job and how to apply can be found online at: https://housing.osu.edu/jobs/peer-tutors/

The application closes March 1.

Master’s in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics

The University of Kentucky is accepting applications for it’s Master’s in Forensics Toxicology & Analytical Genetics. The program has two areas of concentration: forensic toxicology and analytical genetics. Through the common core curriculum, students in both concentrations will have foundational information and skill set in advanced forensic science, writing, communication, professionalism, ethics, legal perspectives, and workplace-specific laboratory skills. The curriculum contains two internships which provide students with hands-on experiences necessary to be competitive in the job market upon exiting the program.

Tuition for this program is assessed at a special rate for all students (in- and out-of-state), which represents significant savings for out-of-state students. Graduates will be competitive for workforce deployment in the areas of: private industry drug testing, private DNA analysis, forensic governmental divisions, or hospital clinical labs.

Applications submitted by April 1 will be given priority for admission. Applications submitted after April 1 will be considered for any remaining openings. Learn more and apply here.

Questions can be directed to the department at toxandcancerbio@uky.edu or directly to Morgan Rothermel, morgan.rothermel@uky.edu.