Individualized experiences help Purdue HDFS student find belonging
Written By: Violet Worth
When I started at Purdue, I knew I wanted to pursue a helping profession, but I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do. Throughout my first two years in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS), I explored various paths to my career.
After taking HDFS 10000, I decided wanted to focus on developmental and family sciences. In HHS, you have so many opportunities to explore your interests and find what fuels your passions. There are endless ways to maximize your experience — join a club, assist on a research project, or attend a study group. Last summer, I was able to work as a sensory-motor coach at a child development center. It was such a unique experience HHS prepared me for.
What makes HHS special is that no matter how large your class is, you always feel seen and important. My professors and teaching assistants always made time to provide me with individualized experiences. I remember how nervous I was to come to college, but the HHS community has assured me that I made the right decision. As I am applying to graduate school now, I look back and am thankful for all the experiences I have had.