Academic Enrichment Toolkit

This page contains resources for students that go beyond the classroom.

Email Etiquette

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab answers frequently asked questions about effective and appropriate email etiquette.

Jumpstarting your Career

The Stuckert Career Center has included presentations on its website to help students who are searching for a career. Topics include preparing for a career fair, developing your resume, and eNetworking.

Letters of Recommendation

Chellgren Fellows often seek letters of recommendation from our office. If you would like to request a letter of recommendation, send an email to and include the following: a vita or resume, transcript, description of the program for which you are seeking a letter, and contact information, both for the sponsoring organization and yourself.

Joe Schall's article, References Available Upon Request, offers tips for students who are requesting letters of recommendation.

Skype Interviews

Skype has transformed the way we communicate. It is opening new opportunities in health, education, and business. This article discusses how to avoid common mistakes during a Skype interview.

Writing Thank You Notes

Although saying "thank you" when you receive a letter of recommendation may seem sufficient, writing a thank you note makes a lasting impression. This article discusses why it is important to always write a thank you note, and shows readers what to say, when to say it, and what to write it on.