Student Resources

The Department of Construction Science and Organizational Leadership have many resources to ensure that our students get the financial, academic and social help they need for academic success.

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Explore Technology Scholarships

Visit PNW’s scholarship database to search for scholarships dedicated to students in the College of Technology. Scholarships are available for incoming freshmen and transfer students who are admitted into a Technology program.

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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.

Dell Bannister Dumas, M.S.

Academic & Student Success Advisor


dumasd@pnw.edu

(219) 989-2484

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

Shawna Gallagher

Academic & Student Success Advisor


galla103@pnw.edu

(219) 989-4123

ANDR 211

  • Primary Advising Focus:
    • Computer Information Technology (CIT)
    • Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS)
    • Construction Engineering and Management Technology (CEMT)

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.

Construction Management or Engineering Technology major with a minimum college GPA of 2.75, minimum enrollment hours of 6, grade level of junior or senior and shows creative promise.

Merit Based: Please note: There is no need to submit a separate application. If you have already completed PNW’s general scholarship application, you will automatically be considered for this scholarship, if eligible.

Construction Management or Engineering Technology major with a minimum enrollment hours of 9. Entering Freshmen; New students must have a high school average of “B” or better.

Merit Based: Please note: There is no need to submit a separate application. If you have already completed PNW’s general scholarship application, you will automatically be considered for this scholarship, if eligible.

Application Deadline – March 31 of each year

Applicants must be majoring in Construction Engineering and Management Technology (CEMT) and be an incoming freshmen to qualify. You must answer the questions in the application by providing a 1 to 3 paragraph answer to each.

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Construction Management or Engineering Technology major with a minimum college GPA of 3.00, minimum enrollment hours of 12, grade level of undergraduate.

Merit Based: Please note: There is no need to submit a separate application. If you have already completed PNW’s general scholarship application, you will automatically be considered for this scholarship, if eligible.

Construction Management or Engineering Technology major with a minimum college GPA of 3.00, minimum enrollment hours of 12, grade level of undergraduate.

Merit Based: Please note: There is no need to submit a separate application. If you have already completed PNW’s general scholarship application, you will automatically be considered for this scholarship, if eligible.

Application Deadline – February 2nd of each year

Construction Management or Engineering Technology major with a minimum college GPA of 3.50, minimum enrollment hours of 12, grade level of undergraduate.

Need and Merit Based: Please note: This specialty scholarship requires a separate application. Even if you’ve already applied for a PNW admissions scholarship, you need to submit a separate application to be eligible.

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

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.

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

Founded as a social organization, an aid to further student’s development and to increase professional contacts within the construction industry, PUNCO membership 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).

Visit the Department of Construction Science and Organizational Leadership in the Anderson Building, room 212 for details