Assem Imangaliyeva

Assem Imangaliyeva

Almaty, Kazakhstan
Majors: Environmental Health Science, Occupational Health Science

Tell us why you chose Purdue University for your undergraduate education

Purdue has a good reputation, especially in the fields of science and engineering. I wanted to study here because I knew I would get a great education.

How would you describe the faculty and staff in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS)?

I love the faculty and staff members in the College of Health and Human Sciences! It’s reassuring to know that I can always talk to them when I have a need. My professors and academic advisors have been extremely helpful throughout my Purdue journey. 

What advice would you give international students who are about to start their first year at Purdue?

Pursue your passions. Ask for help when you need it. Take advantage of the many opportunities you are given while at Purdue. 

What is your favorite thing about Purdue?

Purdue offers students many things to explore. Students are given a wide variety of academic and career development opportunities.

Tell us about some of your activities at Purdue.

During my sophomore year, I wanted to push myself to step outside my comfort zone. I decided to become a founding member of the Upsilon Chapter of Omega Phi Chi Multicultural Sorority. Before joining Omega Phi Chi (OPC), I was very shy and kept my opinions to myself. Serving as a founding sister of OPC significantly increased my confidence. I began to participate in all kinds of campus activities and became more comfortable sharing my thoughts and opinions. In addition to OPC, I participated in undergraduate research during my junior and senior years. The experiences I’ve gained from working in a research lab have gone beyond my expectations. I’ve learned many lab skills, started my own research project, and have presented at several poster sessions. I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given while at Purdue!