AGEC Senior Spotlights
Their Purdue careers nearly complete, our Agricultural Economics seniors have experienced, lived, learned and grown with us. Their achievements never cease to astonish us, and without fail - year after year - we are proud to see them graduate and move on to brilliant, bright futures. Our Senior Spotlight gives you insights into who these bright students are, what they do and what makes them tick. Click on their pictures to read the full interview. Enjoy!
Immediately fell in love with Purdue when visiting; then came, got involved, traveled, discovered her passions, and now pursuing them
Emma "Bethany" Bielecki
Discovered passion for law during Ag Econ class; now headed to Law School. Desires to one day be corporate counsel in the food sector
Proud to be a Boilermaker and thankful for all of the opportunities and experiences Purdue has brought into her life!
Got involved, left comfort zone, explored new opportunities; taking much experience back to family farm
After dabbling in a variety of experiences, recommends to "seek out opportunities"
Passionate about agriculture, when it came time to pick a university, this Indiana native said Purdue was the "obvious choice."
Wrestling, ag, and faith guided this boilermaker throughout his time at Purdue. His biggest takeaway, "Don’t take your time for granted because it goes by really fast."
Cherishes the memories and friendships created while traveling the world; now intrigued by the challenges of feeding a growing population
Discovered passion for wine industry through study abroad, internships and her Purdue Ag classes
Left comfort zone coming to Purdue and met many close friends; one ended up being fiancée
City Native Finds Her Home at Purdue and in the Agricultural Industry
Encourages peers to take advantage of abundant opportunities available
Now that Crops Judging career is wrapped up, headed home to manage family farm
Enjoyed agriculture’s diversity and high quality (and had a lot of fun too!)
Recommends underclassmen to get involved, find your niche, and trust your gut
Became passionate about the advancement of technology and innovation in agriculture; accepted employment in equipment industry
Dual major student wasn’t exactly sure what she wanted to be when she grew up; now that’s much more clear
Double major reflected back on many experiences: “Purdue takes you out of your comfort zone and helps you reach your infinite potential”
Found diversity and applicability of the classes to real-world agriculture, as well as many ways to serve others through agriculture
Biggest takeaway was lifelong friendships and connections; recommends that younger students take advantage of opportunities
AGEC Senior Derek Berkshire is passionate about helping others tell their story and has great advice for his fellow students
Jacobs experiences more at Purdue than she ever dreamed and even accepts full-time employment before her senior year
Came to learn about Commodity Marketing; leaving with a network and knowledge in many more areas