Pursuing Passion, Exploring Careers and Creating Memories – AgEcon Senior Shares her Experiences as a Boilermaker 

Name: Chyenne Deno 

Hometown: Brook, IN 

Major & Concentration: Sales and Marketing 

Why did you come to Purdue: I saw how much pride students held for this university and wanted to be a part of that. I know this might sound cheesy, but I truly feel as if Purdue has been a second home for the woman I have grown to become.   

Favorite Purdue tradition: My favorite Purdue tradition is jumping over the train tracks outside WALC at the beginning and end of your college career.  

Top three influences at Purdue 

  1. Amy Cochran, Instructor and mentor 
  2. The idea that Purdue brought me so many of my forever friends
  3. Jodie Thomas, Academic Advisor 


snow trip


Top five memories of your time at Purdue: 

  1. Late night trips to the dining halls freshman year with my dorm roommate
  2. Doing a fountain run 
  3. Seeing two students run through my freshman chemistry lecture hall dressed in gorilla suits 
  4. Sledding down Slayter Hill in the wintertime 
  5. A memory I will never forget is being able to take one of my best friend’s graduation pictures all over campus. 


welcome event


Places you have been as a Purdue student: As a Purdue student I have been able to travel to Kansas City several times in order to participate in the Agriculture Futures of America Leaders Conference.  

Favorite club/organization: AFA 

Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Ag Week 

Favorite Purdue event: Grand Prix 

Favorite Social Activity: Midnight Pancake Breakfast  

Favorite place to study: Krannert  

Favorite spot-on campus: Loeb Fountain  

Favorite thing about CoA: My favorite thing about the CoA is that they truly care about student success. I have built such a strong friendship with my academic advisor and other CoA staff. The people within the CoA work to see you has a person and not just a student. On a campus so large I feel special because of the CoA.  

Favorite thing about your major: The AG Econ advisors  

Favorite class: FS 470 

Coolest project: I loved the AGEC 331 Ready-Set-Sell project. I truly showed me how much I want to work in sales and with people.  




Three biggest accomplishments 

  1. Working my way through school by juggling 2-3 jobs at once throughout my college experience.
  2. Being a TA for the AGEC 331 Class
  3. Working along side the winemaker at Carpenter Creek Cellars for 2 summers 

Where do you want to end up: I have a goal to obtain a salesperson position within the Beer, Wine, and Spirit Industry.  

Advice for underclassman: The advice I would give to underclassman would be don’t be afraid to take some time for yourself. There will be times you feel beyond stressed and it is okay to take a moment alone to digress.  


Chyenne Deno


Biggest takeaway from Purdue: During my time at Purdue, I can truly say I have made friends for life. The memories I was able to build with people will stick with me. Because of Purdue not only will I get to do what I love for the rest of my life; I will get to share it with people I love.