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Destination Career is a series profiling recent Purdue Agriculture graduates.
The stories on this page have appeared in Destination Purdue. ​

Destination Career

Volume 19, Number 2, Fall 2014

Destination Career: Alum sinks his teeth into global projects
By the time he was 16, Ian Barnard was certain he wanted to become a veterinarian. But before he even earned his bachelor's degree in animal sciences from Purdue in 2011, he knew he wanted to pursue a different dream—one he could really sink his teeth into.

Destination Career: Fellowship encourages graduates to pursue entrepreneurship
Like many young professionals, Jackson Troxel texts, tags and tweets on his smartphone throughout the day. But chances are, Troxel is one of a select few Purdue graduates who have the staff of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence in his recent call list.

Volume 19, Number 1, Spring 2014

Destination Career: Summer zoo internship leads to a career
Purdue biochem major finds unexpected dream job working with exotic animals.

Volume 18, Number 2, Fall 2013

Destination Career: Greasy side of paradise fuels alum's career
Purdue alumnus takes to Hawaii for career in high-tech recycling.

Volume 18, Number 1, Spring 2013

Destination Career: Peace Corps takes alumna to Azerbaijan
Purdue alumna joins Peace Corps to help people around the world.

Volume 17, Number 2, Fall 2012

Destination Career: Grad making 'grrreat' snacks for Kellogg
Have you ever walked down a supermarket snack aisle and wondered who comes up with all this stuff?​

Volume 17, Number 1, Spring 2012

Destination Career: Vegan company's foods have 'bean' there
Entrepreneur develops foods made from soy.

Destination Career: Graduate plants seeds for success in fast-paced career
Salesman earns trust with customers and grows his client base.

Volume 16, Number 2, Winter 2011/2012

Destination Career: Wildlife alumna saving sea turtles
Alumna helps educate the public at a nonprofit based in Texas.

Volume 16, Number 1, Spring 2011

Destination Career: Grad views work as feeding the world
Product manager focuses on reducing fertilizer costs and greenhouse gases.

Volume 15, Number 2, Fall 2010

Destination Career: Entrepreneur serious about making a difference
AgEcon grad has started four small businesses.

Destination Career: Recent graduate is a real team player
Communicator educates public about a program featuring Dallas Clark.

Volume 15, Number 1, Spring 2010

Destination Career: Grad collects life lessons from each job
Hort science grad learns how to keep a healthy perspective and open mind.

Volume 14, Number 2, Fall 2009

Destination Career: Graduate delivers fresh fruit and laughs
Logistics expert keeps fresh fruits and vegetables on store shelves.

Destination Career: Singing seed salesman harmonizes careers
Graduate combines his love of music with his full-time job.

Volume 14, Number 1, Spring 2009

Destination Career: Win or lose, his work is always a victory
Seeing lots of baseball just part of what this graduate loves about his job.

Volume 13, Number 2, Fall 2008

Destination Career: Serving his country one animal at a time
This graduate is a different kind of Army vet.

Volume 13, Number 1, Spring 2008

Destination Career: Grad's career is turning steel plant green
Landscape project finds new use for slag material.

Volume 12, Number 2, Fall 2007

Destination Career: This grad's 'office' has a really great view
Forestry alumnus works to preserve Indiana's woodlands.

Destination Career: Putting her love of food on display
Graduate creates promotional items for Kraft Foods.

Volume 12, Number 1, Spring 2007

Destination Career: Food Science grad's job all over the map
Beverage company representative travels the globe as part of her work.

Volume 11, Number 2, Fall 2006

Destination Career: Helping young people to take the lead
Agricultural education graduate teaches the value of putting others first.

Destination Career: Keeping his career on the right track
Graduate's work is all about direction.

Volume 11, Number 1, Spring 2006

Destination Career: Graduate makes a career of snack time
Food process engineering alumnus develops chips and the machines that make them.

Destination Career: Feeding the bears - and the lemurs, and the penguins
Graduate makes sure zoo animals are eating healthy.

Volume 10, Number 2, Fall 2005

Destination Career: Alumnus finds success on The Hill
Eric Steiner, agricultural education

Destination Career: Opportunities make a strong case for legal career
Rebecca Figler, natural resources and environmental sciences​​

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