Danielle Render

Danielle Render, B.S. Interdisciplinary Engineering '17

Danielle Render was a very involved member in the Purdue community, and emerged as a leader in several organizations. She served three years as an Ambassador for the College of Engineering, which consists of about 30 students who are involved in areas including student recruitment to Purdue Engineering Alumni relations. She was also an active participant in the Minority Engineering Program (MEP), where she often took part in recruitment programs, encouraging underrepresented minority students to apply for and confirm their enrollment in Purdue's College of Engineering. Having been involved in the Mother Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) since she was a freshman, she rose to being the 2016-17 Region IV chairperson.

In January 2017, Danielle was awarded the Interdisciplinary (IDE) Outstanding Service Award, which is given each year to a senior who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service skills. In addition to these accolades, Danielle served in the Zeta Theta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as the Corresponding Secretary and the Sergeant-at-Arms.

Danielle's current and future plans starts with continuing to serve in NSBE as the 2017-18 Chair Emeritus of the Region IV Executive Board. She will begin working full-time with Accenture as a Digital Business Integration Analyst starting in August of 2017. Danielle also plans to obtain an MBA in 2-3 years to complement her professional career.

Danielle wanted to share one piece of advice with the generation that follows her − it doesn't take being "smart" to get through engineering. It takes diligence.

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