College of Agriculture's Academic Programs Highlights - 2017
There has never been a better time to be part of Purdue’s College of Agriculture. Never. We’re a great college — #8 in the world — in a truly great university. And we have tremendous students. When they graduate, Purdue Agriculture students are prepared to take on the world!
More than three-quarters of our students come from their home state of Indiana, because they know we offer a great education and great value to Indiana. We’ve also opened pathways for transfer students to come to Purdue after experiences at other schools. At the same time, our reputation brings students from around the country and throughout the world — students who create a rich and vibrant campus community.
At Purdue, our students find academic support, scholarship support, social support, and career counseling. More students than ever before graduate in four years with less debt and bright job prospects. Within the first year, 95% of 2016 graduates had jobs or were continuing in higher education.
This isn’t luck!
Employers seek us out, because they know Purdue Agriculture graduates are prepared. Faculty and staff members work with students to help them gain skills and learn concepts they’ll need in specific careers. They help them get hands-on experiences, find internships, gain international experience, seek out leadership experiences, connect with specific employers, and explore beyond their comfort zones. They care that their students succeed.
When they graduate, Purdue Agriculture students are prepared to take on the world.
Our fall career fair, the second largest in the nation, draws more than 150 employers. The rooms are jammed as students and employers get to know each other and exchange information about skills and company culture. In addition, some employers offer sessions for students, explaining company culture or coaching them on interviewing skills. Our spring career fair is smaller, but it gives students another chance to meet and get comfortable with potential employers.
Purdue Agriculture is home to many globally recognized, award-winning faculty and staff. The give-and-take among students, faculty, employers, alumni, and staff creates a rich environment for success. The supportive family-like atmosphere creates a place for intellectual and professional growth, as well as an environment where lifelong friendships and professional networks are birthed.
Yes, we are a great college, but the greatest part of being Purdue Agriculture is the chance it gives us to prepare students, faculty, and staff to make the world better. That makes the future better for all of us. Take a look for yourself and see why “it is a great time to be part of Purdue Agriculture.”
Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs