GET INVOLVED AND MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT PURDUE
Name: Jackson Daftari
Hometown: Fishers, IN
Majors/Minors/Certificates: Agribusiness Management major, Political Science minor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate
Why did you come to Purdue: I came to Purdue because of their world-renowned agriculture program. When I toured campus, everyone made me feel welcome and I instantly knew that Purdue was where I belonged.
Favorite Purdue tradition: My favorite Purdue tradition is going to basketball and football games with my friends.
Top three influences at Purdue:
- Farmhouse Fraternity
- My Peers
- My advisors and professors
Top five memories of your time at Purdue:
- Rushing the field when Purdue beat Michigan State
- Tailgating before football games
- Attending basketball games in Mackey Arena
- Meeting new people and making new friends
- Intermural sports
Places you have been as a Purdue student:
- AFA Leadership Conference
- Stillwater Farms
- Internship with the Office of U.S. Senator Todd Young
- Internship with the Indiana State Police
- Internship with Indiana Farm Bureau
Favorite club/organization: FarmHouse Fraternity
Favorite student-led event/initiative: Purdue Ag Week
Favorite Purdue event: Purdue football games
Favorite place on campus/Favorite place to study: Purdue Memorial Union
Favorite thing about the College of Ag: My favorite thing about Purdue ag is that while we attend a large school, the college of ag is a close community. Many of my peers that I’ve had classes with since freshman year are still in the same classes with me 3 years later.
Favorite class: AGRY 375
Favorite teacher: I have had a lot of great professors during my time at Purdue. My favorite is Dr. Corey Gerber who teaches AGRY 105.
Three biggest accomplishments at Purdue:
- Serving in various leadership positions around campus including Purdue Student Government and as a justice for IFC
- Conducting undergraduate research with Dr. Corey Gerber
- Being selected for competitive internships
Something about you that is not listed on your resume: What's not listed on my resume is that I've been playing the guitar for five years, and I'm also an avid fisherman and hunter.
Future Plans: After graduating I plan on furthering my education by attending law school.
Advice for lower classmen: My advice for lower classmen is to get involved and meet new people. There are endless opportunities at Purdue so take advantage of them. Four years at college may seem like a long time, but it sure does fly by, so make the most of it.
Biggest takeaway from Purdue: Although you may encounter challenges along the way that can make your path difficult, they ultimately contribute to your long-term growth and success as an individual, and better prepare you for the future.