Healy thrives in college’s responsive atmosphere
Congratulations on being accepted into the College of Technology! My name is Erika Healy, and I am a sophomore studying mechanical engineering technology. I am originally from Hammond, Indiana, and I chose the College of Technology because of the vast amount of support offered by this college.
Choosing the right university can sometimes be overwhelming. So, I’m here to inform you that the College of Technology is not only a college, but also a home away from home. The people truly care about your well-being and want to see you excel in your interest areas. As I walk down the halls, the doors of my professors’ offices are always open. If I ever have a problem, whether it relates to their class or not, they are always willing to offer me their knowledge and advice.
The classes are fun, too! I thoroughly enjoy my classes because the College of Technology emphasizes “learning by doing.” You learn about theories and concepts in lecture, but then you get to go into the laboratories and practice what you’ve learned. The reiteration really pays off come exam time because not only have you read about something, you’ve actually done it with your own two hands! I’ll never forget when I got to manufacture my own football in my Materials and Processes lab!
I will be spending my summer in Cleveland, Ohio, working as a manufacturing engineer intern for Eaton Corporation. One of my professors gave my name to an Eaton recruiter, and the recruiter invited me to attend the Purdue homecoming football game. After enjoying watching the Boilermakers beat Illinois, he offered me a job on the spot. Our professors are contacted by recruiters all the time. The college has a great reputation for educating great technologists, which means students are highly sought after.
The opportunities are endless here at Purdue University in the College of Technology. I’d like to congratulate you again on your acceptance and wish you the best of luck with your decision-making process.