Hi everyone, my name is Gina Zaccagnini and I am a Senior here at Purdue studying Natural Resources and Environmental Science. I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania… (yes, I am a huge Steelers/Pirates/Penguins fan), and I plan on graduating from this incredible university in May of 2018… so soon! Here at Purdue, I am involved in several different clubs/organizations such as being an Ambassador for the NRES Program, the External Philanthropy Chair for Kappa Delta Sorority, I was a Team Leader for Boiler Gold Rush, I am a member of the University Choir with Purdue Musical Organizations, and I was on the Outreach Committee for PUDM last year, and I have done many more activities on top of that! Over the course of the summer, I was grateful to have been offered a summer internship with a private engineering and consulting firm in Indianapolis. All in all, after a great, busy summer, I was extremely excited and happy to be back at Purdue to take on my final year. So far, senior year has been a busy semester, but it sure has been memorable already. It is hard to believe that it’s November (…and extremely cold) already, and soon it’ll be May and I will be standing there waiting for my name to be called for graduation…. I still cannot believe that, but for now, we just have to make it through finals week!
Anyway, for those who are looking to attend Purdue in the coming future, all I can say is that you are making a fantastic decision by choosing this impeccable institution. Yes, this university will challenge you in every way possible; however, it also makes you into an independent, responsible, and successful adult. Some advice that I would like to give to these prospective students is that this college offers anything and everything. From internships, to study abroad opportunities, to being able to decide on what club, out of 900 clubs on campus, would you want to be a part of during your years here, Purdue has it all. If you have questions about anything, there is always a faculty member or even any upper classmen who would love to help you in any way, shape, or form. Every student here at Purdue takes pride in the fact that we have the incredible opportunity to attend such a prestigious, well-known university. Do not be afraid to put yourself out there and achieve your goals! All in all, I wish you all the best of luck with the rest of your semester, and don’t forget to enjoy the holidays with your family!
Boiler Up and Hail Purdue