Biggins reflects on her three and half years at Purdue
Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Major & Concentration: Dual Major in Animal Sciences (Concentration: Agribusiness) and Agribusiness (Concentration: Management)
Why did you come to Purdue: I chose Purdue due to the personalized education I could receive. I had a split interest between business and animal sciences. Here at Purdue, the advisors were more than willing to help create a study plan that incorporated all of it. Everything felt right when visiting and meeting the faculty and staff.
Favorite Purdue Tradition: The Boilermaker Special
Top three influences at Purdue:
- Mr. Barry Delks
- Malcolm DeKryger (Board of Trustees member and Mentor)
- Both the ANSC and AGEC department advisors for always being there for me
Top five memories of your time at Purdue:
- Greyhouse coffee and the countless hours spent there
- Being a TA for ANSC 114 and meeting incoming freshman and helping with their transition into college
- Purdue sporting events with my friends
- Packing meals for Hammer Down Hunger with so many other students
- Finding a home in Campus House and meeting so many amazing people
Places you have been as a Purdue student:
- DeMotte, IN (Belstra Milling Company Internship)
- Multiple locations within Kansas and Colorado (Cargill Grain Operations Management Internship
Favorite club/organization: Unhurried Club
Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Ag Week
Favorite Purdue event: Purdue Football games
Favorite Social Activity: Ice Cream Social
Favorite place to study: Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences
Favorite spot on campus: Greyhouse
Favorite thing about CoA: The diversity of the classes and people that we can learn from.
Favorite thing about your major: I can apply both of my degrees and utilize them in whatever career field I want to go into.
Favorite class: ANSC 32400: Applied Animal Nutrition
Favorite professor: Dr. Ron Lemenager
Coolest project: Ready Set Sell in AGEC 331
Three biggest accomplishments:
- Being on the Dean’s List and Semester Honors for every semester
- Helping lead Unhurried for 2 years and watching the club grow
- My internships and the unique experiences and impact they had on me
Things on your resume not listed above: Internship at Purdue ASREC Feedmill, Animal Sciences Peer Advisor
Accepted employment? No accepted employment at this point
Where do you want to end up: I want to end up in the feed industry in some aspect. I love working for the customer and the animals.
Advice for underclassman: Be open and willing to change. College is about embracing what you truly want to go after in life, so be okay with your goals changing and adapt from there. Get involved, get intern experience, and make connections with those around you.
Biggest takeaway from Purdue: Embrace the changes that come with life. Plans and priorities change and be able to adjust from there. Take on what is current in the day and worry about tomorrow, tomorrow.