Polytechnic Live Q&A

Hello, future Techies! Please join us during a LIVE BROADCAST on YouTube to get answers to your questions about Purdue Polytechnic, our majors, and our unique learning environment. Each Purdue Polytechnic Live Q&A broadcast features:

  • Discussion of specific topics by our faculty, staff, and/or students
  • Answers to questions you submit via YouTube's live chat feature or sent in advance to techrecruit@purdue.edu

We hope to talk with you soon!

Dates, times & topics are subject to change.

Upcoming Broadcasts

Why choose Purdue Polytechnic?

August 14, 2018 • 7:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Gary Bertoline, dean of Purdue Polytechnic, will tell you how our unique learning methods, lab experiences and internship opportunities can prepare you to excel upon graduation. Tami Lynch, senior academic advisor, will answer your questions about scheduling classes. Erin Cook, a sophomore majoring in animation and web design, will share her experience as a Polytechnic student. Erin is involved in Women in Technology, the Minority Technology Association, and the Purdue "All-American" Marching Band.

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Last-Minute Questions for Fall 2018 Admits

April 17, 2018

Maddox Williams, Erin Cook, & Brian TedeschiOur panelists were Maddox Williams, a first-year student majoring in cybersecurity, Erin Cook, a first-year student majoring in animation, game development and design, and web programming and design, and Brian Tedeschi, a senior in mechanical engineering technology. They talked about how their interests led them to majors in Purdue Polytechnic. They also discussed what it's like in classes and in the residence halls. The panelists also discussed the academic support options available to students.

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March 27, 2018

Rachel Kelly, Jacqueline Brown, & Toni MunguiaPurdue Polytechnic offers majors in a wide range of disciplines: aviation, computing and graphics, construction management, engineering technologies, technology education, and technology management. Rachel Kelly, academic advisor, Jacqueline Brown, director of advising, and Toni Munguia, director of recruiting, retention & diversity, discussed what it's like to choose plans of study and courses in the Polytechnic and answered a wide variety of viewer questions.

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Applying to Purdue Polytechnic

September 11, 2017

Amber Glaze, AJ Frigo, & Maddox WilliamsOur panel for this broadcast included AJ Frigo, assistant director of Purdue's Office of Admissions, who discussed the process of applying to Purdue University, with special attention to applying to Purdue Polytechnic majors. Also, Amber Glaze and Maddox Williams, first year students majoring in cybersecurity, shared their perspectives on choosing their major and applying to Purdue Polytechnic.

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Why choose Purdue Polytechnic?

September 5, 2017

Pat Connolly, Gary Bertoline, & Lucy GotwalsOur panelists were Gary Bertoline, dean of Purdue Polytechnic, Pat Connolly, associate dean for undergraduate programs and learning innovation, and Lucy Gotwals, a May 2017 graduate in computer and information technology. They discussed how majoring in Purdue Polytechnic prepares students for future careers. Lucy has accepted a consulting analyst position in San Francisco with Accenture, a global management consulting company.

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What is Purdue Polytechnic?

Nancy Denton, Gary Bertoline, & Vetria ByrdAugust 16, 2017

Our panelists included Nancy Denton, professor of mechanical engineering technology​; Gary Bertoline, dean of Purdue Polytechnic; and Vetria Byrd, assistant professor of computer graphics technology. They talked about our college's transformation, what classes are like, and how professors share their industry experience with students.

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Last-Minute Questions for Fall 2017 Admits

YouTube LiveApril 18, 2017

During a broadcast especially for students admitted to a major in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, current Purdue Polytechnic students Abhishek Balaji, Gabby Acosta, and Joshua Campbell answered viewer questions about their majors.

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The Student Experience

YouTube LiveMarch 28, 2017

Watch our first-ever live broadcast! Current Purdue Polytechnic students Lindsey Allen, Jake Leffler, and Ridhi Adyanthaya answered viewer questions about what it's like studying here.

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