What WiE are Involved In?
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by Purdue WIEP
3d ago
As the home of over a thousand registered student organizations, Purdue has something for everyone. These clubs, teams, and groups provide an ideal way for students to supplement their academic pursuits and explore passions and facets of themselves outside of the classroom. While everyone has their individual preferences, the following student organizations are some of my personal favorites. CHAARG CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes + Actions to Recreate Girls) is a national women’s fitness community with a chapter at Purdue that hosts a wide range of exercise and social events. Weekly worko ..read more
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What It Means to Be a Purdue Engineer
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by Purdue WIEP
1w ago
    As I get ready to graduate and reflect on my previous three years with Purdue University, I’ve come to realize that the engineering program and college involvement here is truly something special. Whether it's the iconic bell chimes while students head to their next class or the late night studying sessions with friends in Armstrong Hall, Purdue always offers excitement and new discoveries. So what sets Purdue University apart from other colleges? Read more to learn about the community, network, and innovation that defines the Purdue experience! Purdue’s Women in Engine ..read more
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Purdue Culture Shocks: An Out-of-State Student Experience
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by Purdue WIEP
1w ago
Purdue students hail from all over the world. Students here come from all 50 states and 130 different countries. Out-of-state students make up a majority of Purdue’s student body, and I am one of them. Coming from Colorado, there were a lot of things I was not expecting about Indiana and Purdue itself. Here are just a few to acquaint you with Purdue’s campus, and the Midwest as a whole, if you are not from the area. Indiana Weather and Climate Colorado has its cold days and I thought it would be similar to Indiana's winter weather, but I was not as prepared as I thought I would be. I was used ..read more
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What is First Year Engineering (FYE) Really?
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by Purdue WIEP
1w ago
At Purdue University, the College of Engineering has what we call First Year Engineering (FYE). This is something that isn’t as commonly seen at other universities, and we often get many questions about how First Year Engineering works, and why it works so well. This blog will hopefully answer many of your questions about FYE. First Year Engineering means that you do not decide what Engineering discipline you will pursue until after you have completed FYE. The benefit of this is it allows you time to truly understand what engineering has to offer before having to worry about specific classes ..read more
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Purdue Questions Answered: An Autocomplete Interview with a Purdue Engineer
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by Purdue WIEP
2w ago
Do you have questions about Purdue Engineering? If you do, you are definitely not alone! When deciding whether I wanted to attend Purdue, I scoured the internet, looking for all the answers to my many questions. Even though I was able to find some answers, I wasn’t completely satisfied. I appreciated all of the information provided on various Purdue websites, but what about the student perspective? What was it truly like to be an engineering student at Purdue? As a Purdue engineer myself, I wanted to answer some of the most common questions about Purdue and the engineering program in an auto ..read more
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A Guide For Incoming First Generation College Students
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by Purdue WIEP
3w ago
Embarking on the adventure of college life as a first-generation student is an exciting yet undoubtedly challenging experience. A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree. This means that you are the first person in your family to attain a bachelor's degree. Regardless of whether or not your family went to college, beginning college can feel like diving into something totally new and terrifying. I know, because I was in those shoes just a year ago. After a few semesters of settling into college, I've written about a few ..read more
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How Boilers Give Back
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by Purdue WIEP
3w ago
    As we have often highlighted on this blog, there are over a thousand clubs and organizations here at Purdue for students to get involved in. Many Boilermakers are involved in volunteering and service activities through these groups or even groups in the greater Lafayette area. In this blog post, we are sharing the stories of how students have been able to serve their community. Bek - Undergraduate Research Volunteering Sometimes, volunteering can overlap with other opportunities such as undergraduate research. Undergraduate research is a great way to get involved in resea ..read more
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Welcome to Purdue: Answering Frequently Asked Questions From Prospective Students
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by Purdue WIEP
1M ago
Choosing a college can be a daunting choice, and even once you’ve chosen where to go you still probably have a lot of questions. Knowing this, I went through and found some of the most common questions we get asked by prospective students and answered a few of them. What are the benefits of First-Year Engineering? Purdue’s first-year engineering program (known as the FYE program) means that all first-year engineering students take similar core curriculum classes to one another regardless of intended major.  There are first-year engineering classes as well taken by all FYE students, w ..read more
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Why did I choose to make Purdue my home?
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by Purdue WIEP
1M ago
It is officially the time of year when college decisions are released. All of the waiting is finally over and the ball is back in your court. As decision season approaches, I am reminiscing on that time in my life. Why did I choose Purdue? What made Purdue stand out when compared to other prospective schools? In this blog, I want to highlight a couple of the many reasons why I fell in love with Purdue University and chose to make it my home. Purdue Engineering When making my college decision, I prioritized my education. I wanted to choose a school that would challenge me and give me oppo ..read more
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What to do now that you're admitted to Purdue!
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by Purdue WIEP
1M ago
Congratulations and welcome to the Boilermaker family! I remember being where you are four years ago: refreshing my email after school until my admissions decision from Purdue finally came in. Opening up my portal to read “Congratulations! You’ve been offered admission to Purdue University”, I felt a huge sense of relief. I was going to college! However, soon after opening my offer letter, I was unsure of what to do next. You might be facing a similar feeling. Let this blog serve as a guide to some next steps to take in your college decision process! Visit Purdue’s Campus One of the best w ..read more
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