Meet the Animal Sciences Peer Advisors

Each student was asked to give a piece of advice to students. Each was also asked to reflect on their favorite part of being a Purdue/College of Ag/Animal Sciences student, or their most memorable Purdue moment so far.

Ali
Class of 2023
Advice to Students: Always plan ahead and leave some wiggle room in your schedule.
Most memorable Purdue moment: Holding piglets during the swine lab in ANSC 102.
Anna
Class of 2021
Advice to Students: I encourage everyone to be kind. You will never know what new possibilities, friendships, or experiences that will come from it. Even the simplest acts of kindness can have the biggest impact.
Favorite part: My favorite part about being in the Animal Science Department is that it makes the campus feel smaller. You will always see a familiar face that wants to help you achieve your goals.

Ashley
Class of 2022
Advice to Students: Get involved in clubs outside of your major to meet people across Purdue. It's a great opportunity to make unique relationships!
Favorite part: My favorite part of being a student in the College of Agriculture is the family feeling and all the support I receive from my peers and staff.
Christina
Class of 2021
Advice to Students: Begin studying for a week before an exam and at least two weeks before a final. That way, you only have to study a little bit every day, and you will feel less nervous going into an exam.
Favorite part of being an ANSC student: All the hands‐on animal experience I get with my classes, such as shearing sheep or coding animal behavior of zoo animals!

Emily
Class of 2021
Advice to Students: My biggest piece of advice for incoming freshman is to push yourselves out of your comfort zones by getting to know new people, in and outside of your major, as well as getting involved in leadership seminars, clubs, research, work, etc.! You can learn a lot about yourself and gain more knowledge through various experiences!
Favorite part of ANSC: My favorite parts of being an Animal Sciences student have been the close‐knit, family‐like atmosphere and the opportunities to get hands‐on experience in and out of the classroom!
Kassidy
Class of 2023
Advice to Students: My advice for incoming freshman is that to come into Purdue with an open mind. There are so many opportunities here on campus to learn about areas you already are familiar with and so much more. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and try something new!
Favorite part: My favorite part of being a part of the College of Agriculture is getting to be involved with all of those around me through the different events that are put on.

Kirsten
Class of 2021
Advice to Students: Do not be afraid to make the changes to make you happy.
Best Purdue memory: Completing my undergraduate goal of being a co‐author of an article over research I conducted.
Kylee
Class of 2021
Advice to Students: Don't be afraid to talk to the professors, they aren't scary!
Favorite part of College of Ag: Being able to work with all the amazing animals and finding new interests of mine.

Madeline
Class of 2021
Advice to Students: Advice I have for incoming students is to put yourself outside of your comfort zone. Purdue has so many opportunities for you to discover, so be sure not to hold yourself back because you fear the unknown. College is such a wonderful time to find new experiences, friendships, and opportunities.
Favorite part: My favorite aspect of the Purdue ANSC department is the community the faculty and staff have established with students. Not only does our community make a big campus like Purdue feel smaller but also makes it challenging not to become an involved student!
Madison
Class of 2021
Advice to Students: Make the most out of your undergraduate time at Purdue because it will go by very quickly. It is important to remember to prioritize your schoolwork but also make memories you will remember forever.
Favorite part of being ANSC student: My favorite part of being an animal sciences student is all the opportunities available and the hospitality that my peers and faculty have demonstrated.

Mandy
Class of 2021
Advice to Students: In order to make your college experience the best possible, try to get involved in many activities, make new friends, and get out of your comfort zone. Keep your eye out for interesting summer jobs and always have a good attitude.
Favorite Purdue memory: Playing capture the flag in the middle of the night on campus with Purdue Bible Fellowship club.
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