Student Resources

Specialty scholarships, student organizations, collegiate competitions and internship opportunities—see how we can help you succeed.

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.

See Technology Scholarships

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.

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.

Patrick Leser

Academic and Student Success Advisor

(219) 989-4123

Make an Appointment
Hammond, ANDR 211

  • Primary Advising Focus:
    • Construction Engineering and Management Technology
    • Electrical Engineering Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • Mechatronics Engineering Technology
Aric Rodriguez

Aric T. Rodriguez

Academic and Student Success Advisor

(219) 989-2484

Hammond, Anderson 209

  • Primary Advising Focus:
    • Computer Graphics Technology
    • Computer Information Technology
    • Cybersecurity
    • Organizational Leadership and Supervision

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

Mechanical Engineering Technology

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.

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.

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

Debbie Blades

Director, Industrial Relations and Experiential Learning, College of Technology

(219) 989-2611

Hammond, Anderson Building 205A

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 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).