Global Ambassador Stories

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Tips for Life as a Grad Student

Story by Deepti Tagare

Global Ambassador, Deepti Tagare, shares her top tips for surviving life as a graduate student.

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Nearby Walking Trails

Story by Nokwanda Grava

Indiana has beautiful parks all across the state, and there are quite a few options very close to Purdue’s campus.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Graduate School Experience

Story by Ola Wasel

This Ambassador Story is to present some tips to graduate students to gain the most out of their journey at graduate school.

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Landing a Summer Internship

Story by Maria Leonor Pacheco

Getting some real-world experience as a graduate student can be incredibly valuable to prepare you for life after grad school.

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The Best Cafes to Study and Eat Around Campus

Story by Jenny Woo

There are countless of libraries and study spaces on Purdue’s campus. Though, sometimes you might crave an atmosphere that is a little more casual where you can have a study session with your friends, and eat some food at the same time!

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Research Amid a Global Pandemic

Story by Isaiah Mensah

As Purdue Boilermakers, we tackle challenges with strength, perseverance, and brute force. It is with this spirit that we have been able to successfully navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How Do I Get There? Transportation at Purdue

Story by Akane Ota

Akane Abbasi, Global Ambassador and Purdue Ag student, shares her top 3 tips for getting around town.

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Leadership Experience at Purdue: Go for it, Learn from it, Take Advantage of it

Story by Mohammad Shams Duha

A leadership experience can benefit you in so many positive ways, both in the short and long term. I would like to highlight three of them.

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Why Did I Choose Purdue for Grad School?

Story by Juliana Pereira

I remember making my list of things that a graduate school should have to deserve my dedication to the application process. I applied to five different universities, but Purdue was always my first choice.

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Finding the Best Graduate School for You

Story by Elena Robles-Molina

Graduate school was always something I considered but was not sure about. If I were to start grad school again, I would consider 3 essential things in my checklist.

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From In-Person to Online Learning

Story by Daniel Madrinan Chiquito

These times are difficult for all of us, but there are many good things to learn from this experience as well.

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International Center: Place to Meet Friends and Learn Languages

Story by Alina Nesen

Whether you are working on your English, learning a brand new language or just looking to make friendships with people from other countries, you should definitely check out the International Center at Purdue.

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Want to Start a New Sport? Climb with Us!

Story by Akane Ota

A year after I came to Purdue, my friend took me to the bouldering wall in CoRec. It didn’t take me weeks to fall in love with climbing.

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Funding: Where to Search for Money

Story by Juliana Pereira

I believe, for most of the students who are looking for a graduate school, funding is one of the main concerns. At least it was my biggest fear.

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Do You Want to “Survive” Graduate School?

Story by Robert Nyaga

As a Ph.D. Candidate myself, I have experienced some of the challenges of being in graduate school, and I am glad to share tips that can help current and/or prospective graduate students be successful.

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The International Friendship Program at Purdue: What It Is and Why You Should Sign Up ASAP

Story by Anastasiia Vasiukhina

Moving to a new place is always difficult. Typically, making friends really helps with the transition, but how do you make friends with Americans in the first place? That's where IFP can help!

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Three Minute Thesis Competition – a great opportunity for graduate students to stand out

Story by Akane Ota

The Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) is kind of a speech contest for graduate students.

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Experiences as an International Graduate Student Parent at Purdue

Story by Ola Wasel

Pursuing graduate studies is a big decision for anyone. Unlike their peers, graduate students spend years in graduate school before they start their professional career.

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Interested in Graduate Schools in the USA? Here are Some Tips to Consider

Story by Robert Nyaga

Joining graduate school is a life-long dream for many people. However, many people lack enough information about what the application process entails, and some of the considerations to make when looking for schools.

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Are You Joining Purdue in the Spring Semester? Tips to Survive Winter

Story by Robert Nyaga

For those joining Purdue in the spring semester, there is always an extra challenge to acclimating- that of having to deal with cold weather.

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Service to the Greater Lafayette Community

Story by Shamila Janakiraman

Being a student at Purdue University does not necessarily mean only doing assignments, writing research papers, conducting research, being a good research assistant or exceling in teaching as a TA and taking part in student organizations and clubs.

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