Research, mentorship shape experience for Purdue SLHS student
Written By: Madison Chin
I chose Purdue’s College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) because of its abundance of opportunities and resources, both academic and social. Coming to Purdue, I often worried I would never truly fit in and questioned my capabilities, so I was hesitant to push myself academically for fear of failure.
My major has provided me with an amazing support system consisting of my academic advisor, faculty and other students. I have learned how the course material is applied outside the classroom through my professors sharing their personal experiences in the field. It is inspiring to hear about our faculty’s impact on their patients.
Outside of coursework, I participated in the First-Year Undergraduate Research Program, which allowed me to explore research and its processes. Initially, I was intimidated, but through this program, I have gone further than I could have imagined. I am now involved in the Purdue Infant Speech Lab, where I have received the best mentorship.
Ultimately, Purdue has given me a sense of belonging. Through these opportunities, I have connected with a wide variety of people who share my interest in helping others. I was also able to find new passions through clubs and elective courses. Through finding where I belong at Purdue, I feel great pride in being a Boilermaker.