Emagen Grubbs

Emagen Grubbs
Network Engineering Technology & Cybersecurity (CIT)

What made you decide to choose your specific major?

I went to a Purdue GenCyber camp in 2018 and really enjoyed it.

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

I really like being able to figure out what is wrong with my code and learning about the different troubleshooting methods. I also really like how helpful and approachable the professors and teaching assistants are.

What has been one of your favorite class projects?

One of my favorite class projects happened in the fall of 2020 in TECH 120 (Design Thinking in Technology), which is an innovation class. My group chose to find an innovative solution to give access to pure water in the older dorms, where some of the water fountain’s water isn’t the best. I enjoyed figuring out what solution worked best and working with people I’ve never worked with before.

What other activities are you involved in on campus?

I am involved in the Women in Technology club and the WiTty Sisters program within that club. I am also in the WiCyS (Women in CyberSecurity) club here at Purdue and I am a member of national WiCyS. For non-academic clubs, I participate in the gymnastics club on campus.

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

I wish I had known that there would be a lot more memorization than I thought there would be in this major.

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

One piece of advice I would give is to utilize the office hours of the teaching assistants and professors. Reaching out to them helps you understand the material better and helps form connections that can be reached back upon later.

Have questions? Email me at eggrubbs@purdue.edu