Boilermaker is blessed with his time at Purdue including the friendships and memories he made
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:
- Family and Friends
- Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
- 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.
- 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
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.
- 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.