Graduating Senior shares her Memorable Experiences as a Boilermaker
Name: Sydney Wiesehan
Hometown: Seymour, IN
Major & Concentration: Agricultural Economics, Commodity Marketing
Minors or Certificates: Farm Management
Why did you come to Purdue: I have always known that I wanted to have a degree and career in agriculture. Purdue Agriculture is one of the best agricultural colleges… perfect match!
Favorite Purdue tradition: Den Pops!
Top three influences at Purdue:
- Study Aboard (Ireland)
- Sigma Alpha
- AGEC Department
Top five memories of your time at Purdue:
- Studying Abroad in Ireland
- Attending Football and Basketball Games
- Sledding down Slayter Hill
- Sigma Alpha Big/Little Reveal
- Making lifelong friendships
Places you have been as a Purdue student:
- Ireland – Study Abroad
- Kansas City, MO – AFA Leaders Conference
- Minneapolis, MN – Cargill Internship
- Louisville, KY – National Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference
Favorite club/organization: Sigma Alpha
Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Ag Week
Favorite Purdue event: Grand Prix
Favorite Social Activity: Moonlight Pancake Breakfast
Favorite place to study: RAWLS
Favorite spot on campus: Purdue Horticulture Garden
Favorite thing about CoA: The College of Ag feels like a tight knit community. Everyone is always welcoming and friendly.
Favorite thing about your major: I love the AGEC department faculty and advisors! Everyone in the department wants you to succeed and excel. They go above and beyond to make sure you thrive as an Ag Econ student.
Favorite class: AGEC 321 and AGEC 421
Favorite professor: Dr. Mallory
Coolest project: Ag Econ Commodity Club – CME Group Trading Challenge
Three biggest accomplishments:
- Making Dean’s List and Semester Honors every semester
- Graduating debt free because of scholarships
- Completing a Grain Origination Internship with Cargill
Things on your resume not listed above: I am a member of several student organizations, including the Ag Econ Commodity Club, Agribusiness Club, and Purdue Collegiate Farm Bureau. Additionally, I serve on the Sigma Alpha Executive Board.
Where do you want to end up: I plan on working for an agricultural company as a commodity merchandiser or originator.
Advice for underclassman: Network! Attend every career fair and networking opportunity you find. You never know when you will meet someone who opens a door to a new opportunity.
Biggest takeaway from Purdue: My time at Purdue has gone by quickly. I have made lasting friendships and memories that I will cherish forever. My biggest takeaway from Purdue is to value my time and experiences and live in the moment.