Polytechnic Live Q&A

Upcoming  Replays

Hello, future Techies, current Techies, and all friends of Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute! 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 … and occasionally alumni and/or industry representatives
  • Answers to questions you submit via YouTube's live chat feature or sent in advance to techrecruit@purdue.edu (or a special address, when listed for specific broadcasts)

Upcoming Broadcasts

Dates, times, topics & panelists of future broadcasts are subject to change. For earlier broadcasts, see the index of replays, sorted by topic, below.

How to ask questions while watching live: A chat function will be available on YouTube while the broadcast is live. To participate in the chat, you will have to create and log into a Google account, and then connect that account to YouTube. But don’t worry: you don’t have to submit any videos or do anything with that YouTube connection after the broadcast.

Aviation – Management, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Aeronautical Engineering Technology

February 7, 2023 • 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Learn about most majors in our School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, including Aeronautical Engineering Technology, Aerospace Financial Analysis, Airline Management and Operations, Airport Management and Operations, Aviation Management, and Unmanned Aerial Systems. (To learn about Professional Flight, see the February 14, 2023, broadcast.) Mike Suckow and Nathan Rose (professors) and current students Dutch Byrd, Alexander Jeynes, and Brandon Snyder will answer questions about plans of study and career opportunities. Vicki Gilbert, recruiting and placement coordinator, will serve as moderator.

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Aviation – Professional Flight

February 14, 2023 • 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Learn about Professional Flight, a popular major in our School of Aviation and Transportation Technology. Professors, an academic advisor, and/or current students will answer questions about flight-related coursework, double-majoring, and Purdue’s fleet of aircraft. Vicki Gilbert, recruiting and placement coordinator, will serve as moderator.

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Organizational Leadership & Human Resource Development

February 28, 2023 • 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)

This broadcast is especially for students admitted to Organizational Leadership or Human Resource Development — majors offered by Purdue Polytechnic’s Dept. of Technology Leadership & Innovation (TLI). Nathalie Duval-Couetil and Scott Hutcheson, who are professors in TLI, will discuss our degree programs. Rebecca Yoder, assistant director of recruitment and diversity, will serve as host.

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Women in Technology

March 7, 2023 • 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)

In this special edition of our Live Q&A, learn about valuable resources, organizations and success strategies especially for young women who are studying in Purdue University's Polytechnic Institute. Our student panelists will discuss how their interests led them to majors in the Polytechnic, extracurricular activities where students meet friends, and more. Toni Munguia, director of recruitment, retention and diversity, will lead the discussion.

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Diversity in the Polytechnic

March 8, 2023 • 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Let’s discuss diversity in our college and at Purdue, in and out of the classroom. Our panelists will share their experiences with transitions to Purdue and the Polytechnic and talk about resources and opportunities available to get the most from your college experience — including the Minority Technology Association (MTA), which is dedicated to excellence in academic, personal and professional growth. Cathy Pullings, the Polytechnic’s assistant director of diversity and recruitment, will lead the discussion. Levon T. Esters, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion, and current students will help answer questions.

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Engineering Technology

March 21, 2023 • 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Admitted to a major in Purdue Polytechnic's School of Engineering Technology? Join us to learn more about our popular Engineering Technology majors — 12 majors in the fields of electrical, industrial, manufacturing, and mechanical engineering technology. Our panelists will include professors, an academic advisor, and/or current students. We will answer questions about plans of study and the brand new Gateway Complex building (Dudley & Lambertus Halls) with its many new engineering technology labs, among others. Rebecca Yoder, assistant director of recruitment and diversity, will serve as host.

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Construction Management Technology

March 28, 2023 • 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Let’s focus on the School of Construction Management Technology at Purdue University, including the namesake major Construction Management Technology, plus the Design and Construction Integration and Building Information Modeling majors. Panelists included Luciana Debs, Clark Cory, Mark Zimpfer and Bryan Hubbard (professors), Danielle Gilbert (academic advisor), and Harley Barta (student success specialist). They will discuss why companies compete to hire our graduates and answer questions about plans of study and student organizations. We will talk about the Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex (Dudley & Lambertus Halls), a new $140 million facility open as of January 2023 that is the new home of the School of Construction Management Technology's labs and offices. Rebecca Yoder, assistant director of recruitment and diversity, will serve as host.

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Computer and Information Technology

March 29, 2023 • 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Join us to learn more about Computer and Information Technology, Computing Infrastructure and Network Engineering Technology, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Technologies and Applications, and Systems Analysis and Design — all of the majors in our Department of Computer and Information Technology. Our panelists will include Dawn Laux, Romila Pradhan, Phil Rawles and Paul Thomas (professors), Melody Carducci (academic advisor), and Phoenix Dimagiba, Catherine Morales and Evan Holland (current students). Our panelists will discuss plans of study, internships, career opportunities, life on campus and more. Rebecca Yoder, assistant director of recruitment and diversity, will serve as host.

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Animation & Games in Computer Graphics Technology

April 11, 2023 • 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Learn about Animation and Visual Effects as well as Game Development and Design, two of the majors in Purdue University's Department of Computer Graphics Technology (CGT). Our panelists will include professors, an academic advisor, and/or current students. We will answer questions about plans of study, computer recommendations, and job opportunities in these fields. Rebecca Yoder, assistant director of recruitment and diversity, will serve as host.

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Current Students Discuss Life at Purdue & Last-Minute Questions for Fall 2023

April 12, 2023 • 7:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Why will you like it here in Purdue Polytechnic? There’s no better way to find out than from current Polytechnic students! Broadcasts in previous weeks covered the logistical aspects of our majors (e.g. “can I double-major in this and that” or “what kind of computer is good for my major”) … so for this broadcast, we will focus on things more personal. Our students will share why they chose their majors in the Polytechnic, why they like it here, and the opportunities they've found as college students to set them on the path to success. We will also discuss getting involved in student organizations — and provide advice for future students. Rebecca Yoder, assistant director of recruitment and diversity, will serve as host.

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Watch this space!

We are planning our full schedule for spring 2023 now, and additional broadcasts will be added here. Meanwhile, check out the many replays below! And click over to our replays archive page to see complete descriptions of each broadcast and the names of the students, faculty and staff who participated.

Replays, Sorted by Topic

We’ve been broadcasting for several years! If we didn’t cover a specific topic in one broadcast, there’s a chance we talked about it previously. Here are links to archived YouTube broadcasts, sorted by topic.

Of course, the older the broadcast, the greater chance that some of the information presented might be out of date. Be sure to check for current information on our prospective students and current students pages — and contact the Polytechnic’s Office of Recruitment, Retention and Diversity with your questions.

Everyone is welcome to watch any of these broadcasts, whether you’re a high school student thinking about your future or a senior who has applied and been admitted to Purdue. Broadcasts about our six academic schools/departments and their majors were originally aired for admitted students, but all prospective students are welcome to watch and learn more about the Polytechnic’s academics.

 


Aviation and Transportation Technology

March 2022 (Aviation Management, Unmanned Aerial Systems & Aeronautical Engineering Technology)

February 2022 (Professional Flight)

March 2021

April 2020


Computer and Information Technology

February 2022

April 2021

April 2020


Computer Graphics Technology

April 2022 (UX Design, Data Visualization, & others)

March 2022 (Animation and Visual Effects & Game Development and Design)

March 2021

April 2020

March 2019 (UX Design)


Construction Management

April 2022

March 2021

May 2020


Engineering Technologies

February 2022

March 2021

April 2020


Technology Leadership & Innovation

March 2021

May 2020


Diversity and Inclusion

March 2022

April 2021

February 2021

May 2020


Student Life at Purdue

April 2022

April 2021

April 2020


New Beginners

June 2021

June 2020

Replays Archive

We’ve been on the air since 2017! Our replays archive page will take you on a blast through our past. See the detailed list of all our previous broadcasts, in reverse-chronological order.