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Every Boilermaker strives to leave their footprint and world-changing examples can be found throughout Purdue’s rich history.

Impact, refers to having a significant or major effect on something or someone.

By learning strategies to create impact, we at Steps to Leaps hope to empower you to influence the world around you.

To help you along, we've curated a collection of content geared toward helping you develop this crucial  pillar of well-being.


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Take self-improvement into your own hands with our self-guided learning modules.

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Read about the many individuals who made an Impact on those around them and improved their holistic well-being. 

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Each week, the members of our Research Collaborative share valuable advice on improving your personal well-being and overcoming the challenges of life.


Impact Related Research

Read research that explores the importance of how making an Impact improves our overall well-being.

Learning Modules

Whether you're on your journey towards personal growth or you're a campus leader seeking to improve the overall well-being of the Purdue community, we have resources for you.

With our fully scripted, easy-to-follow guides, anyone can apply these teachings in a group or individual setting.  


Check out our resources firsthand by viewing our sample learning modules. Our remaining resources require a valid Purdue career account username and password to access.

To access current learning modules and lesson plans, please click on the lessons provided below or view the entire Steps to Leaps catalog by visiting Training@Purdue


Add a Steps to Leaps learning module to your Brightspace account by following the directions below:

  1. Select a lesson plan below or visit Training@Purdue to view our entire catalog of programs.
  2. Select your desired lesson and under "Section Details", click "Add to Cart"
  3. Log in to Training@Purdue using a valid Purdue University username and password.
  4. After accepting the Terms of Use, click "Submit" to checkout.
  5. After confirming your checkout, the course material will be accessible to you in Brightspace and will expire in 12 months.

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How Does One Make an Impact?

Carter Mayhan, a junior studying mechanical engineering with a minor in management, is passionate about what he can bring to the table at Purdue. Outside of the classroom, Carter is a project manager for Purdue Solutions Consulting, a student-led technology and management consulting operation. In addition, Carter serves as a tour guide for the Office of Admissions Ambassador program. 

“I believe that sharing my Boilermaker passion on my tours can help potential new students understand what Purdue University has to offer and see if it is the right fit for them,” Carter says. 

Once students commit to attending Purdue, Carter takes the next step in welcoming them by serving as a student mentor for the First Year Undergraduate Mentor Corps.

Continue reading about Carter...

Student Spotlights

Here are some outstanding students that have found ways to make an Impact.

Ways to Make an Impact

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Optimize your Well-Being with Thoughtful Reflection and Inspired Action

As we approach the end of the semester, you might be feeling a bit tired and weary. The end of the semester and end of the year are suddenly upon us, and it’s often a busy time for students, faculty, and staff. The upcoming holiday season also brings additional stress and a variety of emotions, both positive and negative. I enjoy this time of year to reflect on my personal well-being and encourage you to do the same. Assessing your well-being can be useful in promoting health and wellness during this season and starting the new year off on a positive note.  

Continue Reading this Well-Being Tip...

Well-Being Tips

Here are some tips featuring ways to create an Impact.

Student Testimonials

Learn more about the first-hand impact of Steps to Leaps, as students and others share their experiences with the initiative and how they have incorporated the Impact well-being learning pillar into their daily lives. (Purdue login required for access.)

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What does the research say?

The following research discusses the importance of Impact on well-being.