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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 22, Number 1, Spring 2017

While traveling through Senegal in West Africa, Laura Willis watched a farmer pick a small, round fruit, unpeel its rough, brownish yellow skin with his tongue and teeth, and kindly smile as he offered her a bite. Read more.​

Volume 21, Number 2, Fall 2016

Cameron Hardin will admit that he was uncertain what he wanted to study when he started at Purdue. But he loved the opportunities college offered. “I love meeting new people and hearing their stories,” Hardin said.​ Read more.​

Volume 21, Number 1, Spring 2016

Micah Wallace walked into the classroom on the first day of school feeling both nervous and excited. In another first, she would stand on the other side of the desks and be “Miss Wallace.” Read more.​

Volume 21, Number 1, Spring 2016 (Web Only)

Carlee Glassburn’s first job after earning a Purdue bachelor’s degree in agricultural communication in 2015 was not entirely what she expected it to be. Read more. Read more.​

Volume 20, Number 2, Fall 2015

On a typical morning, Allison Kingery glides calmly but swiftly from one station to the next in Purdue’s Ford Dining Court kitchen. Watching Kingery work, you might assume she was born to run a kitchen. Maybe, but it was a talent that took her a while to discover​.

Volume 20, Number 1, Spring 2015

Plants have amazed Sasha Broadstone since she was very young. After graduating from Purdue, she took her affinity for plants one step further: she began using them to fight for the basic human right to fresh, healthy food. Read more.

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​​