Growing up in Purdue’s back yard this boilermaker flourished
Name: Seth Hartman
Hometown: Attica, Indiana
Major: Agriculture Economics
Minors or Certificates: Entrepreneurship
Why did you come to Purdue: Purdue was a no brainer for me. Growing up in Attica, Purdue was practically in my backyard. With on top of that being one of the best schools in the nation, and having a top ag program.
Top three influences at Purdue:
- Ag Econ Department
- My Roommates
- Entrepreneurship certificate
Memories of your time at Purdue:
- First football game after Covid
- Sledding at Slayter Hill
Places you have been as a Purdue student: With my degree I was able to work at Case IH this summer in Racine, Wisconsin. Traveling the Midwest promoting their harvesting equipment such as combines and hay equipment. My role as Harvesting Marketing intern has been a great learning and professional experience.
Favorite club/organization at Purdue: Ag week
Favorite student-led event/initiative: Grand Prix
Favorite Purdue event: Grand Prix
Favorite place to study: Krach Leadership building
Favorite thing about the College of Ag: The diverse range of classes available from sales to agronomy
Favorite class/teacher: Rick Davis Entr 201 class
Biggest accomplishments at Purdue:
- Graduating with a bachelor and a certificate
- Making dean's list freshman year
Something about you that is not listed on your resume: I enjoy helping my family with their small show pig operation.
Future Plans: I have not accepted employment, but I am looking for a job in agriculture, in sales and marketing.
Advice for lower classmen: Go out to events at campus like football or basketball games. Don’t spend all your time in the classroom.
Biggest takeaway from Purdue: Always be optimistic and hope for the best.