Kara McCarthy

Kara McCarthy
Electrical Engineering Technology (SOET)

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

In my program, there is a lot of hands on work. It is exciting learning concepts in lecture and then going to lab and physically doing it. It is a very rewarding process and is exciting to see yourself progress more and more each semester.   

What has been one of your favorite class projects? 

One of my favorite class projects was my 181 Final Project! We had to brainstorm, design, build, code, and wire a functional object. My group and I chose to do a baby toy. It was exciting being able to start the project from scratch with close to no restrictions. I also enjoyed working with a group because we were able to bring all of our strengths together and make an excellent final project.  

What other activities are you involved in on campus? 

I am apart of the Women in Technology club. This is for anyone who supports or who is a woman in the school of Polytechnic. I am also apart of the Higher Ground Dance company which involves several different types of dance. We have a performance at the end of every semester.  

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

EET is a very hand-on major. You will be working in groups in both lecture and lab. You are always going to be learning something new and you will always be building or working on something new each week.  

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

Get involved around campus! College is much easier when you have a great support group. Meeting people in and outside your major will make you feel at home here at Purdue. There is a club/organization for almost any hobby! 

What made you decide to choose your specific major? 

 I chose my major because of my father. He went to Purdue and had the exact same major as I am now. I always shadowed him at his work growing up and found that I loved this subject just as much as he did.  

Have questions? Email me at mccar126@purdue.edu