Purdue Pursuits

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A variety of programs, workshops, fellowships and trainings are offered to Purdue faculty and staff each semester. How can Purdue employees use these opportunities as small steps in reaching their personal and professional goals? Purdue Today's "Purdue Pursuits" series will share employees’ stories of growth and development during their experiences as active participants of their campus communities.

Suggestions for the "Purdue Pursuits" series may be emailed to PurdueToday@purdue.edu.

pt-pierce-daniel-800x450‘Purdue Pursuits’: University Residences Faculty Fellows program

When Daniel Pierce moved into McCutcheon Hall as a freshman in the fall of 2000, he knew little to nothing about the University Residences Faculty Fellows program. He certainly didn’t envision he would be serving as the senior faculty fellow in the same residence hall 15 years later.

pt-toastmasters‘Purdue Pursuits’: Toastmasters at Purdue

For some, the thought of public speaking can be enough to trigger a flurry of nervousness, discomfort and anxiety. Zhenhua Zeng is no stranger to those emotions, but after spending eight years mastering the craft as a member of Toastmasters at Purdue, he embraces — even anticipates — new opportunities to grow as a presenter, communicator and leader.

Krystal Hans and Jennifer DeBoer‘Purdue Pursuits’: Societal Impact Fellows and Scholarship of Engagement Fellows programs

The Office of Engagement offers multiple ways for Purdue faculty and staff to use their work to foster and enhance connections with community partners, pursue research grant funding and take their careers to the next level. Opportunities like the Societal Impact Fellows and Scholarship of Engagement Fellows programs are helping Krystal Hans and Jennifer DeBoer do just that.

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