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Earning my Bachelor of Science degree in Movement and Sports Sciences at Purdue University in May 2017, I feel thoroughly prepared to continue on to graduate studies in occupational therapy. My high GPA is reflective of my enthusiasm and dedication to this field of study. I enjoyed the wide variety of challenging classes from medical terminology to abnormal psychology. I excelled in anatomy classes, as these were my favorites. In addition to the classroom, the insight I have gained while participating in an array of therapy settings, are all stepping stones on my journey to becoming a well-rounded therapist. My first formal observations were as a freshman working with the athletes at Purdue. It was my introduction to a preventative care approach for these athletes. I witnessed therapeutic methods such as taping, ultrasound, and massage techniques. This was my first exposure to preventative care rather than restorative strategies. Entering my senior year, I shadowed a general rehabilitation outpatient clinic. Contrary to the lifelong developmental therapy I witnessed with my brother, I was in awe of how quickly the therapist could work with a patient over a span of only a few weeks to completely rid discomfort and promote full motor function.
Purdue University has more than adequately prepared me for a promising career not only because of the extremely difficult, yet also stimulating, curriculum, but also because of the experiences they offer outside of the classroom. Purdue is well known for its engineering program, which more than adequately prepare students to excel in an industry or research based setting. What set my college experience apart, though, were the opportunities to participate in the CoOp and Study Abroad programs. I was able to work for a company for four semesters during my college tenure, each with growing responsibilities. I was even able to experience a three month international work session. I had exposure to product design, manufacturing, testing, sales, and project management during my tenure at my internship. In addition to professional development, Purdue offered financial backing for students interested in studying abroad. I was lucky enough to study in Australia, while also visiting New Zealand, Tasmania, and Thailand. By allowing me to experience all of these different cultures and geographic locations on top of my professional development, I can safely say that Purdue has provided me with a fantastic college experience and a foundation for an incredible career.
I'm glad I went to Purdue. The classes were challenging and the student body was diverse. Greek life is big at Purdue both social and business fraternities. They are a great way to meet students. The night life at Purdue was pretty good. The campus is pretty nice as well.
I believe that being success in college is all about communication between students, professors, and advisors. It takes a lot of organization and proper schedule to make sure that all those things happen, but I really believe that it is one of Purdue's strong points. Everyone is very willing to help you as soon as they can and they really try to understand who you are as a person and what you need as a student. I was at Purdue for 4 and a half years and went through a lot of changes with my schedule and classes trying to determine my major and two minors. But in the end, thanks to my advisors and I was able to graduate early while playing volleyball for 5 seasons majoring in Movement and Sport Sciences and double minor in Biology and Classics. Now, I am continuing my education in the fall in medical school and it is thanks to the great education that I received at Purdue. Boiler Up!
Purdue was the best decision even though I was initially against it merely because it was a public-state university. As soon as I set foot on the campus, I knew I had judged it too quickly. The faculty in the Anthropology program are all leading their fields. I was personally mentored by the man who developed the very techniques I was learning in other classes. They push you to shine where you find your interest. Get out in the dirt and find yourself along the way.
Overall I had a very good experience at Purdue. All professors are very knowledgeable in their fields, although some are there only for research. I highly recommend getting involved beyond just the normal classroom experience. Excellent campus atmosphere and top notch academics.
Purdue is a place filled with wonderful opportunities. My education there prepared me for my career and gave me the skills necessary to enter law school. My only disappointment is the lax attitude toward diversity and diversity education. Often time minority students do not feel welcome or safe due to hate crimes. The administration says little to nothing about the incidents. Purdue is a wonderful place to get an education, but needs direction when it comes to diversity and inclusion.
Purdue is a great university that tests the abilities of their students. Despite the rigor and high expectations, the degree you obtain ha prepared you above and beyond to compete in the world after graduation. Resources at Purdue are unlimited as well.
Purdue had one of the best communities I have ever seen on a college campus. The mall was alive with students engaged in all sorts of activities when they weren't attending class and the classrooms were filled with eager minds. I found my voice at Purdue as both the manager of the softball team and a member of the Reamer Club (spirit club who takes care of the Boilermaker Special). Between the two jobs I was able to balance 18-20 credit hour semesters, join intramural sports and other clubs, and still have time to give back to the community through school-sponsored events. Purdue University was an incredible school as it not only provided me with endless opportunities but supported and guided my decisions so that I could be the best person when I left.
I really like the university because not only does it challenge me, but the professors are very helpful, and the student to teacher ratio are pretty small, so the professor knows the students names. Having lived in Indiana for most of my life, I have always heard from family and friends that if I wanted to receive a science degree, I should go to Indiana University (IU). Even after I chose to go to Purdue as a science major, I was asked why I did not got to IU. One of the main reasons I chose to go to Purdue over IU is because I wanted to challenge myself. Getting an A at IU is not as hard as getting an A at Purdue because Purdue University is adamant on not inflating grades. I know that when I receive an A in class at Purdue it will mean so much more than an A in other colleges as they are very like to have inflated their grades. There are very few colleges that do not inflate grades, and Purdue is one of them. When I go to professional school and they will know that I have worked really hard to get the good grades that I got because Purdue is a hard university to get A's in. Every professor that I have had are really helpful. It is easy to tell that the professors where focused on their teaching just as much as they were on their research. At many of the top colleges, it is hard to find a professor who actually cares about the students, and is willing to help them, but at Purdue it is not that hard to find. Also, besides the major courses that everyone has to take, the class sizes are pretty small, and close to what a high school classroom looks like, but the bigger class split up into smaller sections with teaching assistants to it is easy to ask for help. One last reason that I chose to go to Purdue, is because a Purdue degree means something. In the real world when looking for jobs, the name of the college a person went to matters. Although Purdue is known for its engineering program, it also has an amazing science program that is tough in rigor and challenges people to get ready for the real world.