Andrew Kamlet

Andrew Kamlet
Cybersecurity (CIT)

What made you decide to choose your specific major?

Since high school, I've been drawn into the world of cybersecurity. Engaging in Capture The Flag (CTF) challenges and workshops deepened my interest as I became fascinated by the intricate challenges and tasks within the field. It was then that I knew I wanted to pursue an education in cybersecurity!

What are a couple of your favorite things about your program of study?

Purdue’s cybersecurity program is designed to equip its students with the skills needed for success in the field. This program offers a highly practical approach, incorporating hands-on labs and collaborative projects. These components foster creativity and develop a deeper understanding of cybersecurity.

What has been one of your favorite class projects?

For our TECH 120 project, our team collaborated extensively to address the eco-friendliness of our campus community. Engaging in hands-on work, we conducted research, brainstormed ideas, and refined solutions through constructive feedback. Our presentation, including a social media campaign, video advertisement, and team uniforms, showcased the practicality of our ideas while publicizing our message. This experience not only emphasized effective teamwork and hands-on learning but also underscored our commitment to making a tangible impact on our campus.

What other activities are you involved in on campus?

I am an Officer for the Purdue 3D Printing Club, a Team Leader for Purdue’s Boiler Gold Rush, and a brother of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity.

What do you know about your program of study now that you wish someone had told you when you were choosing a major?

Reflecting on my time here, I wish I had been given more advice on the importance of planning ahead. Whether it’s mapping out your plan of study, or deciding how you’re going to spend each day, having a clear sense of the road ahead is incredibly beneficial. Not only does it help to stay more organized but you will also feel more prepared!

What would be one piece of advice for prospective students or new Purdue students?

Help and support are always within reach! Whether you’re navigating an unfamiliar challenge or just seeking advice, this campus has plenty of resources, and they’re all just a short walk away! Becoming a Boilermaker means being welcomed into a community that wants you to succeed, embrace this support and you will find your time at Purdue to be highly rewarding!

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