Stories of Purdue

Matt Stone's imageConnections that pay off — it starts at Purdue

An engaging and collaborative culture of learning was top of mind when Matt Stone pondered a college decision during his senior year in high school. So, the New Yorker decided to take a weekend getaway with his parents to visit a wild card school in the Midwest.


Eesha Patel's imageEmployability, alumni connections — that made my giant leap possible

To Eesha Patel, connections defined her selection of Purdue University and the success of her time at the Big Ten university. And it helped launch the career of the May 2020 graduate as a financial analyst for Microsoft at its Seattle headquarters.


Cassie Brown’s imageFinding the right fit — that made my giant leap possible

Clubs and organizations played key roles in Cassie Brown’s experience at Purdue University — not just for learning but leadership and working in teams, too. And finding that fit helped launch her career in sales and account management during an economy stressed by a pandemic.


Image of Hailey PikeBuilding a life you love. A home that’s your own.

Hailey Pike may have always envisioned a big school for her college experience, but that didn’t make the move to Purdue feel any smaller. It wasn’t her vision that made it feel closer-knit. It was her people, and that started with her academic program.


Image of Myra Fu Taking giant leaps in pharmaceutical research, together

A lot of people might hesitate to attend school in the middle of the United States when they come from somewhere as far away as Vancouver, British Columbia. But Myra Fu says it’s 100% worth it.


Image of Ashley Fritz Exploring the world of communication

Ashley Fritz has visited 11 countries since third grade, including France through Purdue University’s Study Abroad program.


Image of Maria BernsteinMaking herself at home on Purdue’s campus

Those first-year jitters many students face when starting college faded quickly for Purdue University sophomore Maria Bernstein.


Image of Moises Martinez Meeting the health needs of vulnerable people — that’s my giant leap

Moises Martinez is passionate about helping patients who are especially vulnerable. In order to effect real change, he knew he would need a pharmacy program that’s serious about equipping their graduates with real-world experiences, study abroad opportunities and internships. Purdue University hit the mark.


Image of Jack KlinkPursuing a passion for filmmaking

Purdue University graduate Jack Klink seized the opportunity to virtually edit segments for three “Saturday Night Live” episodes.


Finding the next right step, together

When Skylar Clingan was applying to college as a high school senior, he only applied to Purdue.


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