Hey there everyone!
Sorry, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged but I’ve been quite busy these past few weeks. Senior year is going great but it’s going by so fast and I don’t want it to end. I can’t wait to start my career in May wherever that might be but right now I’m trying to live up my senior year at Purdue!
So why have I been so busy? I like to get involved with student organizations and other activities here at Purdue and within the College of Technology. It keeps me busy and I enjoy helping out. I’ve been able to give several tours of Knoy Hall this semester to prospective students and parents. I love giving these tours because I get to meet so many new people. A lot of the students that take these tours aren’t quite sure what major they want to take or if they even want to be in the College of Technology at all. I’m able to give them a little insight on everything and anything that is the College of Technology. So hopefully after the tour they know that CoT is for them.
So what else have I been up to? Last week, a select group of other students and I held our first meeting with the new dean of the college, Dean Bertoline. He took over this summer following Dean Depew. Dean Bertoline has formed a special group of students he calls the Dean’s Advisory Council. We are the eyes and ears for Dean Bertoline among the students. He wants us to spread the word that if any student has a question, comment, or concern about the College that they can make their voice heard. Personally, I want to extend that invitation to every CoT student. Seriously, if you have a concern about a class or something that deals with college, email me and we can meet and discuss what can be done to address your concern. Also, the Dean is holding his first open forum on November 30 at 3:30pm in STEW 206. This forum is open to all students and the dean urges you to come and just talk with him, he wants to know what’s going on with you and your experiences in the college.
And then there is this weekend. Every year since I have been here the Women in Construction Management (WICM) student organization has held their Girl Scout Day. Usually around 100 girl scouts ranging in ages 8-11 come to the construction lab located in the basement of Knoy to earn their Miss Fix It badge. During their time here the girls will learn how to repair drywall, learn about electrical & mechanical construction, learn about the crane in our lab, and other activities throughout the morning. I love volunteering for this event because it really allows me to give back to the community and help spread the word about safe construction work practices.
All of these events and others keep me pretty busy and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Have a great weekend everyone!