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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

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

    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)

    Department Scholarships

    Department level scholarships require that students complete an application specific to that scholarship in order to be considered. These scholarships also have program specific eligibility requirements. The following scholarships and contacts for their applications are listed below.

    Computer Information Technology majors must be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident. Students must be enrolled full time and be within three years of graduation with a GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
    Contact: CITG Office, ANDR-145

    Computer Information Technology majors must be 18 years of age or older, must be a citizen of the United States at the time of application, and must have completed at a minimum the first two years of an undergraduate degree program and be eligible to (a) begin either the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree program; (b) begin the first or second year of a Master’s degree program; or (c) pursue doctoral studies.
    Contact: CITG Office, ANDR-145

    Computer Information Technology majors enrolled full time Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors.
    Contact: CITG Office, ANDR-145
    Deadline: March 10th

    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).

    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. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than 30 years by Engineering Technology educator Frederick J. Berger, Tau Alpha Pi is open to both associate-degree and baccalaureate candidates. 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 for initiation being mailed out each March. So make sure to look for your invitation next Spring!

    Visit the Department of Engineering Technology in the Anderson Building, room 143 for details.

    Computer Graphics Technology

    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.

    Visit the Department of Computer Information Technology and Graphics in the Anderson Building, room 145 for details

    Computer Information Technology

    The CITIA student organization consists of two student clubs, the Information Security Club and the Cyber Incident Response Club. Our mission is to promote the information assurance (IA) programs here at Purdue University Northwest and cyber security technologies in the IA field. The purpose is to foster an information assurance community whose core values will help to improve the IA awareness across the campus and encourage the members to master information assurance practical skills.

    Visit the Department of Computer Information Technology and Graphics in the Anderson Building, room 145 for details