Student Resources

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College of Technology Academic Advisors

Academic advising is a collaborative process where you and your advisors are partners in ensuring your academic success. If you have questions, please reach out. If you need to schedule an appointment with the advisor assigned to you in your myPNW Plan, you may use this link.

You can also contact Lori Staack, Administrative Assistant, (lstaack@pnw.edu or 219-785-5619) who can help you make an appointment with any one of the College of Technology advisors.

Also be on the lookout for drop-in advising times held during open registration. Emails are sent periodically when drop-in virtual advising will be taking place.

Amy Bishop

Academic Advisor


mcgarvey@pnw.edu

(219) 785-5556

  • Primary Advising Focus (Hammond Campus):
    • Computer Information Technology (CIT)
    • Construction Engineering and Management Technology (CEMT)
  • Primary Advising Focus (Westville Campus):
    • Computer Information Technology (CIT)
    • Construction Engineering and Management Technology (CEMT)
    • Computer Graphics Technology (CGT)
    • Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)
    • Mechatronics Engineering Technology (MTB)
    • Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS)

Jonathan Dackow

Academic Advisor


jdackow@pnw.edu

(219) 989-2484

  • Primary Advising Focus (Hammond Campus):
    • Computer Graphics Technology (CGT)
    • Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)
    • Mechatronics Engineering Technology (MTB)

Amber Rose Schuler

Academic Advisor


arschule@pnw.edu

989-4123

ANDR 211

  • Primary Advising Focus (Hammond Campus):
    • Computer Information Technology (CIT)
    • Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS)

Student Organizations

Involvement in student organizations is an excellent complement to the academic experience found at a university. Joining an organization helps students develop networking and leadership skills that will be invaluable to their education and their future.

College of Technology

Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. Membership into Tau Alpha Pi is by invitation only to engineering technology students in ABET-accredited programs. Students are reviewed for invitation criteria (based on GPA and length in program) each spring semester with invitations being mailed in March.

Faculty Advisor: Susan Scachitti, Jay Lee, Gregory Neff
Visit the Department of Engineering Technology in the Anderson Building, room 143 for details

Our mission is to promote the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques. Our purpose is to foster a membership community whose core values help them to catalyze the innovation and application of computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Faculty Advisor: Ge Jin
Visit the Department of Computer Information Technology and Graphics in the Anderson Building, room 145 for details

CITIA consists of two student clubs: the Information Security Club and the Cyber Incident Response Club. Our mission is to promote information assurance programs here at PNW and cybersecurity technologies in the field. We foster an information-assurance community whose core values improve awareness across campus and encourage members to master practical skills.

Faculty Advisor: Michael Tu, Keyuan Jiang
Visit the Department of Computer Information Technology and Graphics in the Anderson Building, room 145 for details

Founded as a social organization to aid student development and increase professional contacts in the construction industry, PUNCO is open to current students and graduates of the Construction Engineering and Management Technology major. Student membership also includes student memberships in the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Faculty Advisor: Tony Gregory
Visit the Department of Construction Science and Organizational Leadership in the Anderson Building, room 212 for details

The Society of Automotive Engineers is about more than engineering and manufacturing. It’s an adventure for all PNW students. A cross-functional team of students gets together to lead, plan and implement solutions to problems that face the selected project.

Faculty Advisor: Rick Rickerson
Visit the Department of Engineering Technology in the Anderson Building, room 143 for details

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers serves its members and the international manufacturing community through the advancement of professionalism, knowledge and learning.

Faculty Advisor: Gregory Neff, Mohammad Zahraee
Visit the Department of Engineering Technology in the Anderson Building, room 143 for details

Internships and Industry Partners

Juniors and seniors in the College of Technology are encouraged to participate in experiential learning opportunities to build on practical, hands-on experience. Looking for an internship, project or other career-based learning activity? Our director of industrial relations and experiential learning is here to help!

Debbie Blades

Director, Industrial Relations and Experiential Learning


bladesd@pnw.edu

(219) 989-2611

Debbie can assist with resumes, cover letters, interviewing, salary negotiation, understanding your offer letter and connecting students to industry. We recommend contacting Debbie prior to beginning your internship or job search.

Employers

Employers seeking to promote internships, projects or entry-level engineering opportunities are encouraged to contact Debbie Blades as well in addition to posting their positions on Handshake.

Please Note

The College of Technology makes no representations or guarantees about positions listed on its website, campus job board, in the Career Center and share with students and alumnus via electronic media; and is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of employment.

It is the student/alumnus responsibility for all necessary precautions when interviewing for or accepting positions and he/she is solely responsible for obtaining necessary information concerning the employer. The Career Center abides by the principles set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).