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Student Success Center

College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

You don’t have to go it alone.

College is a big deal, and you can’t do it all alone, which is why we’re here for you whenever you need us. When you need help, turn to the Student Success Center.

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Peer Support

Mastodons helping Mastodons.

Effective learning is a process with multiple elements. Your professors are an important part, of course, but so are your peers. In the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science, we take your education seriously, which is why we offer two distinct peer support options—the Help Corner and the LEAD Peer Mentor Program. Whether you’re looking for help or want to help, check out what we have to offer.

Help Corner

Find a tutor.

The Help Corner offers tutoring services for ETCS students by ETCS students. Our tutors have proven academic success inside the classroom and are trained to provide a quality service to their peers. In-person tutoring is a drop-in process, no appointment needed. Current tutors are listed below.

Major: Information Technology

Courses

  • Info Tech Fundamentals (ITC 110)
  • Programming Fundamentals I (ITC 130)
  • Electrical Fundamentals (ITC 145)
  • Computer Systems (ITC 220)
  • Computer Operating Systems (ITC 230)
  • Networks I (ITC 331)

In-Person Hours

  • Tuesday: 3–7 p.m. |  ET 151
  • Thursday: 3–7 p.m. |  ET 151

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Courses

  • Thermodynamics (ME 200)
  • Thermodynamics II (ME 301)
  • Fluid Dynamics (ME 318)
  • Heat Transfer (ME 321)
  • System Dynamics (ME 331)

In-Person Hours

  • Tuesday: noon–1:30 p.m. |  ET 151
  • Thursday: noon–1:30 p.m. |  ET 151

Major: Information Technology

Courses

  • Info Tech Fundamentals (ITC 110)
  • Programming Fundamentals I (ITC 130)
  • Electrical Fundamentals (ITC 145)
  • Computer Systems (ITC 220)
  • Computer Operating Systems (ITC 230)
  • Networks I (ITC 331)
  • Databases (ITC 350)

In-Person Hours

  • Monday: 9–11a.m. |  ET 151
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m.–noon |  ET 151

Major: Electrical Engineering

Courses

  • Engr Fundamentals I (ENGR 127)
  • Engr Fundamentals II (ENGR 128)
  • Linear Circuit Anly I (ECE 201)
  • Linear Circuit Anly II (ECE 202)
  • C/C++ Programming (ECE 229)
  • Intro Electron Anly Des (ECE 255)
  • Intro Digital Systems (ECE 270)
  • Signal and Systems (ECE 301)
  • Probabilistic Methods (ECE 302)
  • Power Electronics (ECE 460)

In-Person Hours

  • Monday: noon–2 p.m. |  ET 151
  • Tuesday: 1–3 p.m. | ET 151 
  • Wednesday: noon–2 p.m. ET 151 
  • Thursday: 1–3 p.m. |  ET 151

Peer Mentoring

Help yourself—and others.

Our LEAD Peer Mentor Program is your chance to improve your skills, enhance your college experience, and prepare you for career success. You can also share your knowledge and help a fellow Mastodon. Read more about the program and consider becoming a mentor or mentee.

  • Connect students to industry mentors, their peers, and their faculty through a variety of academic, career development, and social activities and events
  • Guide students in feeling more connected to the campus and their educational goals
  • Support students to improve their ability to articulate and formulate plans to actively pursue and achieve their academic and career goals
  • Help students to develop or refine their study skills and time-management abilities
  • Help students in their transition to the college environment and navigate their programs of study
  • Make students aware of resources available to them on campus and in the community and encourage them to make use of those resources
  • Inform students of the organizations and clubs the university has to offer, help them to get involved, or even start their own club if they feel that one is needed but not offered
  • Enhance student leadership skills
  • Monitor academic performance
  • Provide opportunities for students to build academic, social, and professional networks through seminars, events, cocurricular activities, and industry mentors
  • Foster a growth mindset—we want to help students accept that there are things they do not know and develop a tool kit of strategies and resources to help them bridge the gap between what they do not yet know and all there is to know about themselves and their disciplines

Becoming a mentor offers many opportunities:

  • Earn $10 per hour to network with new Purdue Fort Wayne students
  • Share your insights learned through experience, build camaraderie, and help to support your fellow students
  • Take advantage of the multiple opportunities to mingle with current professionals in ETCS fields
  • Develop your leadership and management skills
  • Gain recognition for your skills and experience
  • Enhance your CV or résumé
  • Make new friends across class levels
  • Improve communication and personal skills
  • Make personal and professional connections in the career you plan to hold by attending sponsored events

If you have any questions or would like to become a mentor, contact Ranesha Smith, program coordinator, at [email protected] or 260-481-6391.

Becoming a mentee offers many opportunities:

  • Benefit from the experience of the LEAD peer mentors
  • Benefit from the opportunity to interact and network with industry mentors: current professionals working in ETCS fields
  • Participate in a variety of social events (e.g., team-building workshops at Crazy Pinz, de-stress event with free massages, welcome back mixers)
  • Develop your academic, social, and/or career-preparation skills
  • Develop strategies for dealing with academic issues and personal difficulties, and balancing life responsibilities of work, school, and family
  • Identify personalized goals and a clear plan to achieve them
  • Learn how to get involved on campus in a way that will further your education and enhance your career readiness
  • Make personal and professional connections in the career you plan to hold

All mentees are required to meet the following expectations: 

  • Commit to a minimum of one full calendar year of participation in the program.
  • Meet and communicate regularly with your mentor (answer all correspondence).
  • Work with your mentor to create a list of smart goals for each semester that the mentor can provide support to help you to achieve
  • Participate in a minimum of three ETCS or university events each semester with one of the mentors
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Do not enter into a romantic relationship with mentor; these are inappropriate and not permitted
  • Attend all classes; if an emergency arises, please notify your professors prior to missing class or as soon as is possible
  • Assume personal responsibility for your academic and professional growth and development; use your resources and follow through with suggestions/directions from your mentor

If you have any questions or would like to sign up to be matched with a peer mentor, contact Ranesha Smith, program coordinator, at [email protected] or 260-481-6391.

Mentors and mentees in the LEAD Peer Mentor Program are expected to attend a minimum of three ETCS or university events together during the course of each semester. These events will be helpful to each participant through building academic, career-focused, or social skills. They can also be used to complete requirements for students seeking CASE certification (for a recommendation on their LinkedIn profile, recognition on the ETCS website, or certificate of completion for their portfolio). Contact Ranesha Smith, program coordinator, at smitr[email protected] or 260-481-6391 with any questions.

Ranesha Smith
LEAD Peer Mentor Program Coordinator
Student Success Center
ETCS Building, 229D
[email protected] 
260-481-6391

Contact us

Have questions?

 

Contact the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science at [email protected].