Boilermaker is blessed with his time at Purdue including the friendships and memories he made 

Dawson Jacoby 

Hometown: Rossville, IN

Major & Concentration: Agribusiness with a concentration in Agribusiness Management

Why did you come to Purdue: Purdue has always been a large part of my family. There have been multiple people in my family who have attended Purdue, and I wanted to add my name to the list. I grew up watching basketball and football and the atmosphere from those sporting events drew me in even more. 

Favorite Purdue tradition: Game days in Mackey

Top three influences at Purdue:

  1. Family and Friends
  2. Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
  3. Purdue Men’s Basketball Team

Top five memories of your time at Purdue:

  • Hanging out with friends doing anything. It’s the small experiences you have that you look back on and they have the largest impact.
  • Rushing the field after Purdue upset Michigan State in football.
  • Being able to play basketball in Mackey against other managers from different teams was always a great time.

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  • Going to basketball and football games.
  • Sledding down Slayter Hill when it seemed like the whole university was there.

Places you have been as a Purdue student: I’ve had the privilege of traveling to Minnesota and Wisconsin in my time at Purdue. I went to Minnesota for an internship I had with Land O’Lakes. I was able to go to Wisconsin with the Men’s Basketball Team for an away game as well.

Favorite club/organization: Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity

Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Grand Prix

Favorite Purdue event: Basketball and Football games

Favorite Social Activity: Fraternity events

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Favorite place to study: In my room wherever I was living at the time.

Favorite spot on campus: Mackey Arena

Favorite thing about CoA: I love how close everyone in the college is. It is a very special community where everyone is valued.

Favorite thing about your major: I like how my major gives me the opportunity to go in so many different directions with my career path. I can basically do whatever I choose which is great.

Favorite class: AGEC 296

Favorite professor: Ryan Musselman and Corey Gerber

Coolest project: AGEC 330 project where I analyzed a company and decided whether to invest in the company or not. 

Three biggest accomplishments 

  • The friendships and memories I was able to make.

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  • >The internships I obtained.
  • Achieving good grades throughout my time at Purdue.

Things on your resume not listed above: I was in a Discovering Agribusiness Learning Community where we traveled to different Agribusiness companies to learn about the business, and people from the industry came to speak to us as well. I have also held multiple positions in my fraternity throughout my years at Purdue.

Accepted employment: I've accepted a Warehouse and Field Operations Supervisor position with Peterson Corn Genetics in Atlanta, Indiana.

Advice for underclassman: Make the most of your time at Purdue. Life doesn’t slow down when you get into college so have fun and make memories.

Biggest takeaway from Purdue: Networking with as many people as possible is a very good advantage. Developing relationships with people will help you anywhere you decide to go in life.

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