Seeking CoT student stories
See also: Request for “5 Students Who” nominations
The college's student recruitment efforts are the most effective when its students and young alumni tell their stories of success. Finding those stories has proven to be the biggest challenge, said Jason Mucher, director of communications.
"We are looking for the poster children of the college, those who best exemplify the ideal College of Technology student and alumni," he said. "Who is excelling in the classroom, in the lab, in an internship, in a career, or in life?"
The office is looking for students and alumni with stories that could make a high school student say: “I can relate to them. I want to do that. I want to go there.”
Here are examples of the types of stories that are being sought:
- Students who have gotten extensively involved in undergraduate research
- Students who are solving global challenges
- Students who have been influenced by their interaction/connection with alumni
- Students who have used an internship to help guide their career selection
- Students who have received national recognition for research, a presentation, a publication or a competition
- Students who have gotten extensively involved in CoT/Purdue organizations
- Students who are starting their own businesses
- Students who have overcome great personal obstacles to succeed
- Students who are making a difference in the lives of others
- Students who have been influenced by diversity (of ideas or culture)
- Students who appreciate the global nature of their major
- Students who have been involved in engagement with industry
- Young alumni who have received high-profile jobs right after graduation
Send the names and basic details about what makes the students ideal for CoT marketing materials to Jason Mucher.