I like how dynamic my major is. It has lots of concentrations to choose from, and this let me be a more rounded student. I love that my program has teachers who care about the students and will work with you to succeed.
Maggie Sheerin
Computer Information Technology

Maggie Sheerin

Computer Information Technology

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

I like how dynamic my major is. It has lots of concentrations to choose from, and this let me pick a minor in management. With this minor I am able to meet more people, take business-focused classes, and be a more rounded student. I love that my program has teachers who care about the students and will work with you to succeed. 

What has been one of your favorite class projects?

One of my favorite class projects was being assigned to create a program of some significance. My group was able to make a program that connected to Google Maps API to show a student where their dorm is on a map. It would also calculate their cost of living based on the dorm and meal plan they picked.

What other activities are you involved in on campus?

I am on the Women's Club Volleyball Team which is a fun way to travel and play volleyball. I am also involved in Women in Technology and Purdue Polytechnic Peer Mentor Experience. 

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

Be ready to make the most of your time in college. It really does fly by. 

What made you decide to choose your specific major?

I chose my specific major because I like programming and databasing. My major has let me meet some of the best people and I enjoy doing group projects for my classes. It is a very dynamic major that lets you pick the concentration that is best for you! 

Have questions? Email me at msheerin@purdue.edu