Office of Recruitment, Retention and Diversity

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WHAT WE DO

  • PromotePurdue Polytechnic RRD Staff the mission, vision and academic opportunities of the Polytechnic Institute
  • Encourage awareness and appreciation of diversity
  • Endorse educational opportunities across campus
  • Establish avenues for students to be involved on campus
  • Provide opportunities for the success of all Polytechnic students
  • Implement engagement and outreach activities for students to explore Polytechnic degrees
  • Improve student retention and success through student organizations, academic support services and mentoring programs
  • Guide prospective students’ search for a Polytechnic degree matching their interests and career goals

Learn more about our commitment to diversity.

 Meet the 2020 graduates who helped our office staff make exciting things happen in the Polytechnic!

 

EVENTS & RESOURCES FOR PROSPECTIVE/INCOMING STUDENTS AND COUNSELORS

Virtual Information Sessions

Learn more about the unique educational approach the Polytechnic uses in the 30+ majors of our six academic areas and review our degree programs in high-demand career fields.

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Tech Experience

Polytechnic staff take hands-on activities to high schools and demonstrate what our college departments offer.

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Admitted Student Day

During this highly interactive day, admitted students and their guests tour the departments and labs, sample lunch from the award-winning dining facilities, meet current Polytechnic students and learn about study abroad opportunities. Watch for an invitation via email after you are admitted.

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Virtual Counselor Sessions

During our virtual "Discover the Polytechnic” Counselor presentations, you’ll hear about our 30+ tech-centric majors in our six engaging interest areas and a we will have a live Q&A feature to answer your questions We’ve scheduled several days and times to fit your schedule. Each session is about an hour long, and it’s free.

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Female high school students are discovering the Polytechnic!

There are nearly 1000 female students in the Polytechnic who are interested in innovation, are intrigued by how things work and want to use their creativity to make the world a better place.

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Diversity benefits everyone!

Every day, we see the most creative and innovative ideas and solutions resulting from the connections made between students from different backgrounds and experiences.

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SUMMER AND DIVERSITY CAMPS

We host seven summer and diversity camps for high school through incoming students.

Learn more about our camps.

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RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

We’ve compiled a list of campus resources and helpful links, especially for you!

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EVENTS & RESOURCES FOR CURRENT STUDENTS

Welcome Week

Join us the first week of classes for free food and fun activities in and around Knoy Hall. Learn about student groups, cultural centers and recreational sports.

Learning Communities

Extend your interests beyond the classroom and connect with other students.

Study Halls

Study sessions and snack breaks encourage students before finals. Look for information about these events on social media.

Technology Seminars

First-year students learn study strategies.

  • TECH 100: Students receive an introduction to support services and strategies to help students succeed in classes.
  • TECH 101: Students meet women employed in technology-related fields to hear their personal stories and gain real-world insight.

Student Organizations

There are student groups across Purdue for just about every interest. A few opportunities are:

B.E.S.T. Academic Support (Building Excellence for Students in Technology)

A free service for Techies to learn one-on-one from students who have already had academic success in the same courses.

STAY IN THE KNOW:

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CONTACT US:

Knoy 150
401 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

techrecruit@purdue.edu
765-494-4935

WHO WE ARE

Everyone in our office is eager to help Polytechnic students navigate their paths through college. Take advantage of the services we offer.

 

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Antonia (Toni) Munguia
Director of Recruitment, Retention, and Diversity

 

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Ryne Kerchner
Associate Director of Recruitment

 

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Cyndi Lynch
Associate Director of Retention and Diversity

 

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Cathy Pullings
Assistant Director of Diversity and Recruitment

 

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Guillermo Morgado-Rodriguez
Administrative Assistant