21 Questions for Kyle Schmidt

1.    What is your hometown?   Noblesville, IN
2.    Where did you go to high school?   Noblesville High School
3.    What is your major/concentration?   Animal Sciences- Pre-Veterinary Medicine
4.    What is your expected graduation date?   May 2018
5.    Why did you choose Purdue for undergrad?   Purdue Veterinary School, a 10 year 4H-er and Purdue strongly supports 4H- as a kid, came to campus a lot for workshops, was impressed with the faculty, attended Boiler Vet Camp, and lots of family members went to Purdue
6.    What are your plans after graduation?   Purdue Vet School then own a mixed animal practice back in Noblesville as well as have a small hobby farm of goats to make cheese and goat milk soap
7.    What is your ‘spirit animal’?   A goat or a puppy
8.    What is your favorite organization joined at Purdue?   Purdue Bible Fellowship based out of Faith West Church- it fosters faith development and has been a source of many friends/future roommates
9.    What is your proudest achievement while at Purdue?   Putting on the state-wide Purdue Goat Club workshop for 4H-ers.  Investing in other people to give them an impactful experience took lots of time and coordination and offered an opportunity to bond with others through service and investment to make the program better for attendees
10.  What was your favorite class taken at Purdue?   1) ANSC 230- Physiology of Domestic Animals, interesting material presented in a fun way and 2) ANSC 102- Introduction to Animal Agriculture, because it showed a lot of different areas that agriculture touches and way eye-opening to lots of practices and fields
11.  What is your favorite Purdue tradition?   Fountain runs
12.  What is the best thing about College of Ag?   The people.  It’s one big family and there is a respect and appreciation for hard work and good work ethic.
13.  What is the best thing about Department of ANSC?   ANSC feels like a family and there is a bond in the shared love of animals among people in the department.  ANSC also offers unique opportunities like the ASREC farms, research, meat labs and the Butcher Block, and our own career services coordination, Barry Delks, who is so passionate about finding people opportunities for careers and summer internships.
14.  What is the best on-campus study spot?   The grad student kitchen in Lilly- great place to meet people since professors come and go (and sometimes there’s free food!)
15.  What is your favorite place in town?   Columbian Park Zoo- they have goats!  You can go in the pen, sit down, and hang out with them- it makes for a great therapy session!
16.  What is the most important thing you’ve learned outside of the classroom?   Time management and balancing/prioritizing activities; investing in other people is very important
17.  If you studied abroad, where did you go/what did you do?   Hasn’t studied abroad but would love to go to Toulouse, France or on Dr. Ebner’s Romania trip
18.  What internships have you had?   Have worked in several vet clinics in the past and this summer (2016) will work for Baetje Farms, a dairy goat creamery in southern Missouri at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains
19.  What is your favorite quote?   “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters.”  Psalm 23: 1-2
20.  What are your hobbies?   Goats, photography, volunteering, teaching Sunday School, Purdue Goat Club
21.  What advice would you give to incoming students?   Meet your professors and get to know them well because they are here to help you succeed. 
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