Purdue offers students more than 1,000 student organizations, including those specific to your college or major. These diverse organizations give students rich opportunities to:
- build friendships
- improve interpersonal communications
- network and develop business connections
- pick up additional skills
- practice teamwork
- develop leadership
- learn about problem-solving, and
- have fun
Here are some organizations specific to TLI majors that can help you get involved.
- Purdue Association of Leadership (PAL): PAL is an organization dedicated to honing a student's leadership and professional skills. PAL is open to all students looking to enhance their supervision abilities; most of its members have a major or minor in organizational leadership and supervision or are management students.
- Student Chapter of Society for Human Resources Management: The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at Krannert was created to bring students and staff together with a career interest in Human Resource Management. It is a student chapter of the professional organization SHRM. The focus of this club is on professional development: discussing current issues and applying theoretical elements to practical situations, but we always strive to remain active in our community and on campus, and to have fun in the process!
- Professional Association of Industrial Distribution (PAID): The Professional Association for Industrial Distribution was first organized in 1995 in order to get students involved in all aspects of Industrial Distribution. The club provides opportunities for leadership roles, as well as to socialize with faculty, staff, leaders in the field and other students.
- Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE): NAIT is responsible for the promotion of industrial technology in industry, education and government. The group provides an avenue for students, faculty, and industry leaders to meet and network.
- Technology Education Collegiate Association (TECA): TECA is responsible for the professional development of future Engineering/Technology Teacher Educators Nationwide. The organization provides professional development through both their local Purdue University chapter and Nationwide through the International Technology Education Association by networking at state and International conferences and competing in regional and International competitive problem-solving events.
Additional opportunities are available through the technology diversity programs office and various career resources through the college's departments and the University.