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The art of creating your best self is the Technology Leadership & Innovation Learning Community which provides students with the unique opportunity to explore various elements of personal development through activities and presentations about career exploration. This Learning Community gives our students the opportunity to identify strengths and skills associated with their career interests and goals. The Technology Leadership and Innovation LC is a one-semester opportunity ensuring a successful start to college. The career decision-making process will include weekly meetings, a Gateway course, and personal exploration exercises/activities. It is possible to participate in the Women in Technology Learning Community in combination with the TLI Learning Community.


  • First-time beginning students admitted to the Purdue Polytechnic Institute with majors in Information Technology Systems, Engineering Technology or Supply Chain
  • First-time beginning students admitted to the Purdue Polytechnic Institute
  • First-time beginning students admitted to Exploratory Studies

Residential Component

  • OPTIONAL in McCutcheon Hall
  • Information about this residence hall can be found here
  • If you choose this option, your roommate in most cases will be a member of the LC
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for the LC


Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Associated Classes

Fall - TLI 11100, TLI 29900

Spring - No courses

Events and Activities Included:

  • Purdue Polytechnic Institute Family Day
  • Athletics tour
  • Video game night
  • Cultural center tours
  • Periodic meals with faculty members
  • Industrial Roundtable Fair speakers
  • Leadership mentoring activities
  • Various workshops on leadership skills and career prospects
  • Purdue Convocations Productions

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

Learning Communities ERHT 1275 1st Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906 - (765) 494-5785 or (765) 494-8571,

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