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Elizabeth Byers-Doten

Animal Sciences 

  • Senior Academic & Career Advisor
Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences Room 1058 C
270 S Russell Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

 General Information

Education: B.S. Agricultural Communication, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
M.S. Student Affairs Administration, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

• Organized networking socials, mock interviews, guest speakers, and seminars for students with industry professionals to enhance student’s professional development skills and career understanding
• Advised the Purdue Dairy club, providing guidance for students during events and meetings
• Gathered and tracked data of ~120 graduating seniors to determine percentages of students who experienced a transformational experience during college
• Enhanced and developed a job posting webpage, posting new internship, research, full and part-time positions for students in a timely manner, enhancing job visibility and applications for employers
• Communicated weekly with students via newsletters, sharing information about campus and department events, job postings, and career tips
• Guided ~130 undergraduate students in the areas of class exploration, conflict management, career exploration and academic concerns
• Met with prospective and accepted students and families, enhancing college visit experiences and academic planning

ANSC 18100: Orientation to Animal Sciences, Spring 2018 - Present
ANSC 29300: Special Topics in Animal Sciences, Spring 2018 - Present
ASEC 43100: Planning for International Engagement Methods (Formerly YDAE 43100), Fall 2016 - Fall 2018
ASEC 49100: Agricultural Communication Internship Experience, Fall 2018
AGR 12100: Introduction to Agriculture Sciences Education & Communications, Fall 2015 - Fall 2017

Purdue Advisor Development and Professional Training Team, 2020 - Present
Purdue Career Advising Council, 2016 - Present    
Dairy Superintendent, Tippecanoe County 4-H, 2016 - Present
Foods Superintendent, Tippecanoe County 4-H, 2018 - Present
Board Member, Tippecanoe County Extension Board, 2016 - Present
• Secretary
Member, Purdue Academic Advising Association (PACADA), 2015 - Present
• Professional Development Committee, Chair 2018-2020
Young Dairy Leaders Institute, U.S. Holstein Foundation, 2019 - 2020
Intercultural Pedagogy Workshops, 2017
National Association of Colleges and Employers, Career Coaching Intensive Workshop, 2017
QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Program, 2017

Awards and Recognition:
College of Agriculture Professional Development Grant Recipient, 2020
PACADA Grant Recipient, 2019
Bravo Award, Purdue University College of Agriculture, May 2017, May 2019
PACADA Outstanding New Professional, 2017

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