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Student Profile: Mina Reising

The Joy of Discovering the Perfect Fit

By Haley Baker

For as long as she can remember, Mina Reising has loved everything that embodies communication: English, writing, speaking, and more.

“Writing is really my passion,” the sophomore agricultural communication major said. “I’d be happy if I could do that the rest of my life”

Photo of Mina Reising The agricultural communication major is a perfect fit for Mina Reising. It combines her love of agriculture with her love for writing. Photo by Haley Baker

But Reising also grew up loving the agriculture industry. She was raised in a family of farmers and Boilermakers, so she always dreamed about going to Purdue. Initially, Reising wasn’t too sure about what she wanted to study in college, but it didn’t take long until she found agricultural communication in the Purdue Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication.

“I was really happy to discover AgCom, because right from the beginning, it was like, ‘Yeah, I know this is what I want to do,’” Reising said.

When Reising started exploring majors, she came across a lot of areas that sounded great, but they focused far more on science than she wanted. So, when she found AgCom, she knew she had found her perfect fit.

“I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, here’s a major that combines agriculture with my love of writing,’” Reising said.

Before Reising was a student at Purdue, she talked to an advisor who showed her that not only did this degree combine the two things she loved, but it also offered a wide range of options after graduation.

“We can take our careers a lot of places,” she said. “And through different classes and things at Purdue, I’ve realized that’s definitely true.”

Reising said the range of opportunities extends to the College of Agriculture, too. Reising said some of the classes she’s taken are helping her develop different skills, and while they may not all necessarily be related to agricultural communication, they’re all going to help serve her in her future career.

“Pursuing a degree in Agricultural Communication has already given me countless opportunities to develop both academically and professionally,” Reising said. “I'm looking forward to seeing how the next three years at Purdue will sharpen my skill set and prepare me for a career after graduation.”

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