Grew up fan of Purdue Athletics, enjoyed time during career practicing against Purdue Women’s Basketball team

Alex Cybularz
Hometown: Defiance, Missouri         
High school: Francis Howell High 
Major: Agribusiness Management 
Why did you come to Purdue: My father graduated from Purdue so I grew up being a huge Purdue fan and came to many games. When it came time to choose a college I knew I wanted to get away and enjoyed the campus more than other schools I visited. 
Coolest spot on campus: Engineering Fountain
Favorite spot in Lafayette: The downtown as a whole 
Favorite local eatery: DT Kirby’s 
Best place to get coffee: My Kitchen 
Top three influences at Purdue:

  • Professors
  • AGEC 430
  • Purdue's history/reputation 

Five words to describe Purdue: Opportunities, Hard, Adventure, Satisfying, Family  
Favorite involvement at Purdue: Purdue Women’s Basketball RIP Squad & in CoA: Alpha Zeta 
Top five highlights of your career:

  • Seeing Purdue win a football game
  • Winning an intramural championship in sand volleyball
  • Becoming President of Alpha Zeta
  • Moving to Kansas City
  • Landing a 540 on a wakeboard

Something you wish you would have done at Purdue: Studied Abroad in Australia 
Places you have been as a Purdue student:

  • Kansas City for Job and Conference
  • Raleigh, North Carolina for a conference
  • Indianapolis

Favorite Company you interned for: KC Watersports 
Beef, Pork, Chicken, Seafood: Beef 
John Deere, Case, New Holland, Caterpillar: John Deere 
Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Toyota: Ford 
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: Summer 
Planting, Growing, Harvest: Growing 
Baby, Weaned, Market, Reproducing: Market 
Favorite thing you like about Agriculture: How it impacts the world.
Where would you have gone to school if you couldn’t chose Purdue: Mizzou
Have to redo college in a major not in Ag: Supply Chain Management
Favorite club/organization: Alpha Zeta 
Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Ag Week
Favorite Purdue event: Basketball Games 
Favorite dining court: Wiley 
Favorite place to study: Upstairs Krannert 
Over your career where were you most likely to be found on campus: Krannert 
Favorite spot on campus: The Union
Favorite thing about CoA: The tremendous amount of opportunities it opens up for you 
Favorite thing about AGEC: Feels like a family 
Favorite thing about your major: Wide variety of classes that comes with it 
Favorite class: Personal Finance 
Favorite professor: Jim Gothard 
Coolest project: Capsim business simulation in AGEC 430
Three biggest accomplishments:

  • Transitioning to Purdue as a transfer my sophomore year
  • Getting a job offer before graduation
  • Proving to myself that I belong here. 

Things on your resume not listed above: Practicing with the Women's Basketball Team
Three words to describe you: Determined, Passionate, Outgoing 
What are you passionate for: Making a better life for others 
What intrigues you about the Ag industry: How food gets from the farm to the table; all of the processes in-between 
What motivates you: Knowing that people are looking up to me
Favorite quote: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard
Personal Motto: Work hard, play hard. 
Accepted employment: Farm Credit Mid America as a Financial Specialist in Louisville Kentucky 
Where do you want to end up: On the coast of Florida going out for a cruise on my boat every morning 
Advice for underclassman: Don't take it for granted that you're here, make the most of your opportunities!
Biggest takeaway from Purdue: Becoming a well-rounded person and being prepared for the next chapter in my life.​​​

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