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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


Department of Animal Sciences, 270 S Russell Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-4808

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