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The art of creating your best self is the goal of 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 learning community 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
  • First-time beginning students admitted to Exploratory Studies

Residential Component

  • Students from this learning community reside in Harrison Hall
  • Circumstances preventing a student from living in this hall, such as participating in the Honors College or living off-campus, will be taken into consideration when conducting the placement process
  • Your roommate in many cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Fall Semester

Associated Classes

TLI 29900 - Technology, Leadership, and Innovation Learning Community

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.

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