Replays Archive

Replays Archive

Purdue Polytechnic Live Q&A on YouTube has been on the air for several years. This page presents an archive, in reverse-chronological order, of all our past broadcasts. Those older than a year or two might contain information that is out-of-date, so be sure to check for current information on our prospective students and current students pages — and contact the Polytechnic’s Office of Recruitment,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.

Regardless of the year that one of these archived shows originally aired, the enthusiasm you’ll see from our students, faculty and staff is timeless!

2021

Real Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion

April 19, 2021

Join us for a real conversation about diversity and inclusion on Purdue’s campus and in technology fields with students, alumni, and faculty from Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute, who discussed their own, unique academic and career success stories, shared roadblocks they’ve overcome and offered advice for fellow underrepresented minorities who want to pursue technology majors and careers. Our panelists were current students Zahra Al-Awadi (electrical engineering technology) and Lindsay Harper (computer and information technology), alumni Frankie Long (BS organizational leadership and supervision ’12, lead total rewards consultant at Nike, Inc.), Abby Perez (BS UX design ’18, user experience engineer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise), and Tim Stroud (BS construction management technology ’19, project engineer at Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.). Anthony Sparkling, assistant professor of construction management technology, hosted the conversation.

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Current Students Discuss Life at Purdue & Last-Minute Questions for Fall 2021

April 13, 2021

Why will you like it here in Purdue Polytechnic? There’s no better way to find out than from a group of current Purdue Polytechnic students! Broadcasts in previous weeks covered the logistical aspects of our majors (e.g. “can I double-major in this and that” or “how many credits of this particular subject are in such-and-such plan of study”) … so for this broadcast, we focused on things more personal. Our students shared 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 career success. We discussed living in the residence halls and getting involved in student organizations — and advice for future students. Our student panelists were Jacob Bartholome (professional flight), Trevor Craig (construction management technology), Evan Holland (computer and information technology), Claire Settlemyre (building information modeling), Leah Smyle (cybersecurity), and Daniel Yang (aviation management). Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, was the host.

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Admitted Students (Computer and Information Technology)

April 6, 2021

For students admitted to a major in Purdue Polytechnic's Dept. of Computer and Information Technology (CIT), this super-sized broadcast had it all: professors, an academic advisor, a current student, and graduates working in industry! Nicole Hands, Phil Rawles, and Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar (professors), along with Angie Murphy (senior academic advisor) discussed CIT's programs. Current students Andrea Sanchez (president of the CIT Student Council) and Evan Holland shared their perspectives. Two graduates who are industry partners also joined us to discuss how studying here prepared them for success on the job: Troy Davis (Microsoft Corp.) and Nicholas Miller (Eli Lilly and Company). Cathy Pullings, the Polytechnic’s recruitment and diversity coordinator, was the host.

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Admitted Students (Aviation and Transportation Technology)

March 30, 2021

(This is a super-sized episode!) Mike Davis and Brian Dillman (professors), Jon Ziulkowski (senior lecturer), and Kasey Richardson (academic advisor) discussed the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology and its majors. Jacob Bartholome and Peter DeNatale (current students) shared their perspectives on studying in aviation technology-related majors. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, hosted.

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Admitted Students (Computer Graphics Technology)

March 23, 2021

This was a super-sized broadcast! Vetria Byrd, Colin Gray, Ray Hassan, and Rosemary Astheimer (professors), along with T.R. Oneal (senior academic advisor), discussed the majors in our Dept. of Computer Graphics Technology at length, touching on the unique aspects of our programs, career placement, internships, computer recommendations, and more. Current students Olivia Olin (Visual Effects Compositing) and Bridget Schafer (UX Design) shared their perspectives about majoring in one of CGT's programs. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, hosted.

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Admitted Students (Technology Leadership & Innovation)

March 16, 2021

This broadcast is especially for students admitted to engineering-technology teacher education, human resource development, or organizational leadership — majors offered by Purdue Polytechnic’s Dept. of Technology Leadership & Innovation (TLI). Nathalie Duval-Couetil, Regena Scott, and Greg Strimel, who are professors in TLI, discussed our degree programs. Lindsay Drake, a current student who is studying organizational leadership, shared her experience and advice. Cathy Pullings, the Polytechnic’s recruitment and diversity coordinator, moderated the discussion.

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Admitted Students (Construction Management Technology)

March 9, 2021

Especially for #FutureTechies admitted to Purdue University, this broadcast focused on Purdue Polytechnic's School of Construction Management Technology. Panelists included Luciana Debs, Anthony Sparkling, and Mark Zimpfer, who are all professors in the school. “Z” Torbica, head of the school, discussed why companies compete to hire our graduates. Gloribel Rosales-Burdin, academic advisor, will answer your questions about plans of study and registering for classes. Current students Isabel Richey and Orlando Hernandez shared their experiences and advice. We also described the Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex, a new $140 million facility opening in January 2023 that will be the new home of the School of Construction Management Technology's labs and offices. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, served as moderator.

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Admitted Students (Engineering Technology)

March 2, 2021

Admitted to a major in Purdue Polytechnic's School of Engineering Technology? This broadcast is especially for you. To discuss our Engineering Technology programs, panelists included Mark French, April Cheung, Jason Ostanek, and Anne Lucietto, who are all professors in the school. Ken Burbank, head of the school, joined us. Tamara Groll, academic advisor, answered questions about plans of study and registering for classes. Emmani Ellis, who is majoring in mechatronics engineering technology and robotics engineering technology, shared a current student’s perspective. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, was the host.

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Women in Technology

February 23, 2021 • 7 p.m. (Eastern Time)

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 Polytechnic. Our student panelists discussed how their interests led them to majors in the Polytechnic, extracurricular activities where students meet friends, and more. Meet current students Alia Kabba (automation and systems integration engineering technology), Bridget Schafer (UX design), Delaney Smith (mechanical engineering technology & aeronautical engineering technology), Melanie Sperrazza (cybersecurity), and Taylor Younkins (computer and information technology). Alumna Emily Stoy (BS’19 organizational leadership and supply chain management technology), an employee the Midwestern supercenter chain Meijer Inc., provided her unique perspective as a Polytechnic graduate. Toni Munguia, director of recruitment, retention and diversity, moderated the discussion.

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Minorities in the Polytechnic – the Students’ View

February 16, 2021

Diverse students from various majors in the Polytechnic came together to discuss what it means to be a student in and out of the classroom. The panelists shared their experiences with transitions to Purdue and the Polytechnic and talked 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. Our student panelists included Emmani Ellis (mechatronics engineering technology), Joshua Garcia (aviation management), Lindsay Harper (computer and information technology), and Lauren McDaniel (animation). Alumnus Mel’Dre King (BS’16, industrial engineering technology), manager of global supply planning at Target Corporation, shared his unique perspective as a graduate of our college. Anthony Sparkling, assistant professor of construction management technology, joined us. Cathy Pullings, the Polytechnic’s recruitment and diversity coordinator, moderated the discussion, and Toni Munguia, director of recruitment, retention and diversity, helped answer questions. (Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, the broadcast ended abruptly just short of the full hour that we had planned.)

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Boiler Cold Rush: Polytechnic Welcome for New Students & Transfer Students

January 15, 2021

Boiler Gold Rush Polytechnic WelcomeThis broadcast for new Polytechnic students and transfer students in spring 2021 featured Gary Bertoline, dean of Purdue Polytechnic, Nathan Mentzer, associate professor of technology leadership & innovation and one of the TECH 120 course's professors, Dawn Laux, clinical associate professor of computer and information technology, Tamara Groll and Lauren Lucas, academic advisors, and Toni Munguia, director of recruitment, retention and diversity. We discussed what we learned during the fall semester with a mix of in-person and online learning and what to expect as the spring semester begins. We’ll discuss how class structures have adapted for the pandemic. Viewers learned how to stay connected and get support when you need it … and how to get involved and have fun as Polytechnic students.

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2020

Boiler Gold Rush Polytechnic Welcome

August 21, 2020

Boiler Gold Rush Polytechnic WelcomeGary Bertoline, dean of Purdue Polytechnic, welcomed new students to Purdue and our college. Nathan Mentzer, one of the TECH 120 course's professors, discussed maintaining good classroom etiquette and integrity. We discussed what the Polytechnic is doing to prioritize your health and safety during in-person classes and lab sessions. Professors talked about being active this year in multiple learning environments (discussion-based, project-based, labs, lectures, etc.) Academic advisors discussed staying connected and getting support when you need it. We also talked about how to get involved and have fun as Polytechnic students.

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Protect Purdue & Academic Adjustments for Fall 2020

July 14, 2020

Gary Bertoline, Ryne Kerchner, Sarah Leach, Alejandra Magana, Patrick Connolly, Abrar Hammoud and April CheungIn this important edition of our Live Q&A for Fall 2020’s new and returning students, we discussed changes to life as a student starting this August due to the pandemic. Gary Bertoline, dean of Purdue Polytechnic, and Pat Connolly, associate dean of undergraduate programs, discussed the overall adjustments that Purdue and the Polytechnic are making to prioritize the safety of the campus community. You’ll hear about Purdue’s up-to-date good-health practices (requirements for face masks, seasonal flu shots and social distancing) and the Protect Purdue Pledge. Four professors serving on the Polytechnic’s “dream team” of exceptional teachers also joined us. Sarah Leach discussed how instructors will use technology to deliver course content in different ways. April Cheung discussed how teaching and learning in the Polytechnic can be top notch, whether in classrooms and labs, online, or a hybrid format. Alejandra Magana talked about how professors will use best teaching practices while ensuring social distancing. She also discussed how you, as students, can stay connected with professors and your peers as you engage in teamwork. Abrar Hammoud talked about how the Polytechnic is surveying students and professors about how to best help with everyone’s all-around needs.

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Purdue Polytechnic Virtual STAR

Toni Munguia, Guillermo Morgado-Rodriguez, Cyndi Lynch, Ryne Kercnher and Cathy PullingsJune 17, 2020

Set yourself up for success during your first year on campus! Especially for first-year students in Polytechnic majors, this edition of our Live Q&A introduces you to many helpful resources available in Purdue Polytechnic and across campus. You'll meet our college's "go-to" team — Toni Munguia, Guillermo Morgado-Rodriguez, Cyndi Lynch, Ryne Kerchner and Cathy Pullings — who will help you any time during your stay at Purdue, no matter if your needs are personal, academic or professional.

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Minorities in the Polytechnic – the Students’ View

May 13, 2020

This special edition of our Live Q&A brought together diverse students from various majors in the Polytechnic to discuss what it means to be a student in and out of the classroom. The panelists shared their experiences with transitions to Purdue and the Polytechnic and talked 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. Founded in 1985, the motto for the MTA is "We Strive, Endure, Achieve ... Always!" Our student panelists included Marcus Baker, who is majoring in cybersecurity, Erin McCreary, who is studying construction management, and Christa Serratos and Samantha Fowler, who are majoring in mechanical engineering technology. Alumnus Mel’Dre King (BS’16, industrial engineering technology) also participated, sharing his unique perspective as a graduate of our college. Cathy Pullings, the Polytechnic’s recruitment and diversity coordinator, moderated the discussion. Cyndi Lynch, associate director of retention and diversity, helped answer questions.

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Women in Technology

May 12, 2020

In this special edition of our Live Q&A, learn about living, studying and having fun at Purdue University from young women who are studying in Purdue Polytechnic. Our student panelists were Alia Kabba, a junior in automation and systems integration technology, Milan Patterson, a junior majoring in building information modeling, Mia Stoffel, a sophomore studying cybersecurity and networking, and Alexandra Small, who is studying professional flight and cybersecurity. Alumna Emily Stoy (BS’19 organizational leadership and supply chain management technology), an employee at Meijer Inc., a supercenter chain in the Midwest, also also joined us. They discussed 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, moderated the discussion.

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Construction Management Technology

May 7, 2020

Admitted to a major in Purdue Polytechnic's School of Construction Management Technology? This broadcast is especially for you! Danielle Gilbert, senior academic advisor, Mark Zimpfer, assistant professor of practice, and current student Dalton Southard, along with Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, as moderator, discussed Construction Management Technology and its programs.

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Technology Leadership & Innovation

May 5, 2020

Admitted to a major in Purdue Polytechnic's Dept. of Technology Leadership & Innovation (TLI)? This broadcast is especially for you! Nathalie Duval-Couetil, professor, Steve Elliott, professor and interim department head, Abrar Hammoud, clinical assistant professor, Nathan Mentzer, associate professor, Regena Scott and Greg Strimel, assistant professors, and Jennifer White, academic advisor, participated. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, moderated the discussion about TLI’s programs, which include Engineering-Technology Teacher Education, Human Resource Development, and Organizational Leadership.

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Engineering Technology

April 30, 2020

Admitted to a major in Purdue Polytechnic's School of Engineering Transportation Technology? This broadcast is especially for you! Lindsay Haugland, senior academic advisor, Brittany Newell, assistant professor, and Grant Richards, assistant professor of practice, along with Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, discussed our Engineering Technology programs.

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Computer and Information Technology

April 28, 2020

Admitted to a major in Purdue Polytechnic’s Dept. of Computer and Information Technology (CIT)? This broadcast is especially for you! Angie Murphy, senior academic advisor, Lauren Lucas, academic advisor, Phil Rawles, associate professor, and current students Adit Mukherjee, Andrea Sanchez, Jason Arisa, Matt Thomas, and Taylor Younkins participated. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, moderated. CIT's undergraduate majors include Computer and Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Network Engineering Technology, and Systems Analysis and Design.

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Aviation and Transportation Technology

April 23, 2020

Brian Dillman, Michael Holbrook, Timothy Ropp and Ryne KerchnerAdmitted to a major in Purdue Polytechnic's School of Aviation and Transportation Technology? This broadcast focused on all aviation-related programs in our college. The panelists included Brian Dillman, associate professor, Michael Holbrook, student flight instructor, and Timothy Ropp, associate professor of practice. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, moderated the discussion. Undergraduate majors include Aeronautical Engineering Technology, Aerospace Financial Analysis, Airline Management and Operations, Airport Management and Operations, Aviation Management, Professional Flight, and Unmanned Aerial Systems.

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Computer Graphics Technology (CGT)

April 21, 2020

Rosemary Astheimer, Victor Chen, Ray Hassan, and T.R. OnealAdmitted to a major in Purdue Polytechnic's Dept. of Computer Graphics Technology (CGT)? This broadcast is especially for you! CGT’s Rosemary Astheimer, assistant professor,​ Victor Chen and Ray Hassan, associate professors, and T.R. Oneal, senior academic advisor, discussed our CGT programs. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, moderated the discussion. CGT’s undergraduate majors include Animation, Building Information Modeling, Data Visualization, Game Development and Design, UX Design, Virtual Product Integration, Visual Effects Compositing, and Web Programming and Design.

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Current Students Discuss Life at Purdue & Last-Minute Questions for Fall 2020 Admits

April 14, 2020

Jacob, Erin, Lindsay H., Lindsay D., and OrlandoCurrent Purdue students Jacob Bartholome, a professional flight major, Erin Cook, junior in animation and game development design, Lindsay Drake, studying organizational leadership, Emmani Ellis, double-majoring in mechatronics and robotics engineering technology, Lindsay Harper, junior in computer and information technology, and Orlando Hernande, a construction management technology major, discussed how their interests led them to majors in the Polytechnic and about their relationships with professors. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, moderated the discussion.

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Academics in the Polytechnic

March 24, 2020

Ryne Kerchner, Melody Carducci, Mark French and Tamera GrollAs a student admitted to a Polytechnic major, you might wonder what to expect when it comes to academics. To help you learn more about studying at Purdue University, we discussed courses and plans of study and explained what classes and labs are like. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, moderated the discussion. Panelists included Melody Carducci, academic advisor in the Dept. of Computer and Information Technology, Mark French, professor of mechanical engineering technology, and Tamera Groll, academic advisor in the School of Engineering Technology. (Our panelists broadcasted remotely.)

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2019

Current Students Discuss Life at Purdue & Last-Minute Questions for Fall 2019 Admits

April 16, 2019

Ryne Kerchner, Lindsay Harper, Brandon Thomas & Emily StoyOur panelists discussed how their interests led them to majors in Purdue Polytechnic. They also talked about what it's like in classes and in the residence halls plus the academic support options available to students. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, moderated the discussion. Our student panelists were Lindsay Harper, a sophomore in cybersecurity, Brandon Thomas, a senior in electrical engineering technology, and Emily Stoy, a senior in organizational leadership and supply chain management technology.

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All About our User Experience (UX) Design Major

March 27, 2019

Colin Gray, Austin Toombs, Will Kaufman, Rhea Manocha & Adam KaufmanProfessors and students in our User Experience (UX) Design major were here to discuss the program in great detail. Our panelists were Colin Gray and Austin Toombs, assistant professors of computer graphics technology, plus Will Kaufman, Rhea Manocha and Adam Kaufman, students majoring in UX Design.

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Academics

March 19, 2019

Cathy Pullings, Darcy Allen, T.R. Oneal & Tami LynchAs a student admitted to a Polytechnic major, you might wonder what to expect when it comes to academics. To help you learn more about studying at Purdue University, Polytechnic academic advisors discussed courses and plans of study and explained what classes and labs are like. Cathy Pullings, recruitment and diversity coordinator, moderated the discussion. Our panelists included Darcy Allen, academic advisor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology, T.R. Oneal, senior academic advisor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology​, and Tami Lynch, senior academic advisor in the School of Engineering Technology.

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2018

Why choose Purdue Polytechnic?

August 14, 2018

Ryne Kerchner, Tami Lynch, Gary Bertoline, & Sara ZaloudekRyne Kerchner, associate director of recruiting, moderated a discussion with Gary Bertoline, dean of Purdue Polytechnic, about how our unique learning methods, lab experiences and internship opportunities can prepare you to excel upon graduation. Tami Lynch, senior academic advisor, answered questions about scheduling classes. Sara Zaloudek is majoring in systems analysis and design, and she shared her experience as a Polytechnic student.

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Current Students Discuss Life at Purdue & 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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Academics

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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2017

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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Current Students Discuss Life at Purdue & 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. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, was our host and moderator.

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