Be curious about all fields; the future belongs to those who can connect creativity to technology. - Walter Isaacson
Find a tribe. Find other Extension professionals who you relate to, whether at Purdue or across the nation. Find your tribe for support and idea sharing throughout your Extension career. You might find value in Purdue Extension Slack. This is open to all Purdue Extension professionals to collaborate, share ideas, and ask questions. Join specific channels about topics like technology, urban ag, or food insecurity.
Get to know Qualtrics. Qualtrics is a powerful survey tool with lots of features. It can do everything from handle a simple registration form for an event to an in-depth needs assessment. All Purdue staff have access to Qualtrics.
Say hello on Skype for Business. Skype for Business is standard on Purdue-leased computers. You can use Skype for Business to chat with coworkers and ask and answer quick questions (or just vent!), share files, and, probably the best feature, share your screen and take control of others’ screens which is helpful when demonstrating tasks and tools on your computer.
Free/affordable software available to you. Visit communityhub.purdue.edu and check out “Software Downloads” for lots of free or very affordable software such as antivirus software and Camtasia for your personal computers.