Day in the life of a freshman

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Sometimes a day at Purdue goes by so fast, it’s almost a blur! Check out this video of a day in the life of a Krannert freshman. Payton Warren is a Krannert student majoring in Marketing and Management, minoring in Communication and completing the Entrepreneurship Certificate. She is involved in College Mentors and Purdue University […]

How a Purdue freshman conquered her homesickness

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

A friend once told me that homesickness is just that – a sickness. It is different for all people. It could last a few days, or a few months. I have always been a homebody. I am an only child, and my parents are my best friends. I have been very dependent on them my […]

Boilers win Big Ten Championship in Our House

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Mackey Arena, home of the Boilermakers…but after last night’s victory over IU…home to the 2017 BIG TEN CHAMPIONS seems more fitting! While nearly 15,000 Boilermaker fans caught the action in person here is an insider’s view in case you missed it: The Pregame Yes, the pregame. While it understandably cannot compete with the intensity of […]

How to keep New Year’s resolutions alive

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Okay, it is that time of year again where our New Year’s Resolutions start disappearing and the same old habits begin to creep back in. Like many people my resolutions include eat healthier, work out more, read every day, start a journal, and get more sleep. I wanted 2017 to be the year I improve […]

SMEF senior shares 4 tips for the job search

Friday, February 24th, 2017

And just like that, my last SMEF career fair has come and gone. Navigating through my final semester at Purdue means experiencing a lot of “lasts” and my time in SMEF is no different. Coming into college I knew I wanted to get involved with an organization that allowed me to grow professionally and give […]

Interact with Krannert faculty at Town Hall Forum

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

One of the best events of the year is coming up: The Krannert School of Management Town Hall Forum. Sponsored by the School of Management Council, the Town Hall Forum gives students the opportunity to have their voices and ideas heard. Students can discuss ideas with Krannert Dean David Hummels and Associate Dean of Undergraduate […]

Purdue Accounting Association offers social, professional events

Friday, February 17th, 2017

The Purdue Accounting Association is a great way for accounting students and non-accounting students to learn more about the accounting profession and meet great people. Considering joining us? Here are a few things you should know: What are the benefits of being a member? – A few of the benefits are being able to meet […]

Six apps every Purdue student should have

Monday, February 13th, 2017

One challenge of attending a large university such as Purdue is staying organized and on top of things. Like many people my age, I quickly turned to smart phone apps. Here are some of my favorite apps I use as a Purdue student: The Purdue App – This app is your lifeline for information about […]

Making new friends as a college freshman

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Before coming to college, I constantly wrestled with a dreaded thought: What if I don’t make friends? To be honest, I liked my friends from home. I did not want to leave them, even though I love meeting new people. The thought of being alone surrounded by 30,000 strangers terrified me. But, if I could […]

California student on Indiana winters

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Moving to a completely new part of the country for college was scary for many reasons – a big one being the different weather. Winters in my hometown in southern California consisted of temperatures between 55 and 70 degrees, with little rain and nothing ever getting below freezing. I knew that coming to school in […]

8 tips for a successful spring career fair

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

I am no expert, but with the spring career fair this week, I thought it would be a good idea to share my Biannual Career Fair Routine with you all. I have been attending since the first semester of my freshman year, and now as a junior, I would not go as far as to […]

Taking on the career fair as a freshman

Monday, January 30th, 2017

A few of my initial thoughts about attending the School of Management Employers Forum career fair last September: • “I don’t really need an internship yet.” • “There is no point in going; it’s not like I am going to get a job or something.” • “I have been in college for like 2 weeks, […]

‘Hidden Figures’ author speaks at Purdue

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

You have probably heard of the box office hit Hidden Figures, which tells the story of three amazing African-American women who served as computers (completing mathematical computations) for NASA’s Langley Research Center. Well yesterday, January 25th, I along with many other Purdue students got to see the phenomenal author of the book, Hidden Figures, Margot […]

Krannert students experience democracy firsthand at inauguration

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

The presidential inauguration is truly an event and experience unlike anything four kids from Indiana ever could have imagined. When we decided to attend the event, for no specific reason at all, I do not think any of us comprehended the history we would be witnessing. After one of the most efficient road trips I […]

Surviving my first college case competition

Friday, January 20th, 2017

What is a Case Competition? Honestly I had no idea coming into Purdue. The first I heard of it was in my Management 190 class, an introductory class for freshman, but it was definitely something new, exciting and a bit nerve racking. I entered my 8:30 a.m. class ready for whatever Dr. Kalish was going […]

Study entrepreneurship and innovation at Purdue

Friday, January 13th, 2017

When I started at Purdue University the first thing I was focused on was my major. I wanted to be a successful businesswoman and I didn’t think much about the benefits of studying entrepreneurship. As a freshman, I kept hearing about the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Some students and advisors in the program came […]

Italy study abroad caps freshman year

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

“It would be so cool if you guys came to Italy with me,” my friend said to me last spring semester before our Econ lecture. After class, I called my parents and told them about the thought – and they said, “Go for it!!” I was shocked at even the idea; studying abroad was something […]

December grad asks: What if you fail?

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Graduating in December is not as romantic as it sounds. It’s true that your parents will have less trouble finding a parking space at the ceremony, but there’s also one problem. People, especially “uninvited to the commencement but show up anyway” relatives, would like to know why you are graduating in December instead of May. […]

12 Days of Christmas – Boilermaker style

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

On the first day of Christmas Purdue gave to me: A Chance at a College Degree On the second day of Christmas Purdue gave to me: Two Hail Purdues and a Chance at a College Degree On the third day of Christmas Purdue gave to me: Three Den Pops Two Hail Purdues and a Chance […]

Flashback Friday: My first fountain run

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Everyone has heard about the famous fountain runs at Purdue, but they do not exactly know what they are going to experience going into this adventure for the first time. As I ran through the Engineering Fountain a burst of energy struck me as I knew this was going to be a moment I would […]

How to afford college books on a student budget

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Have you ever found yourself adding up the cost of college, while trying to make it all work on a student budget? Whether you are planning to attend Purdue or another university, here are five tips to reduce your book costs each semester: 1. Look online – There are many different websites that sell books […]

Best study spots on and off campus

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

With a campus as large as Purdue, there’s plenty of study spots to go around. Here are some of my favorites in order from quietest to noisiest. Quiet – When I need dead silence to get my work done: Basement of Hicks Library Lilly Library Parrish Library in Krannert Top floor of the Union Black […]

Finding school/life balance at Purdue

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

For so long I struggled with the school/ life balance that so many people talk about when coming to college. Never would I have thought that my organized and detail-oriented self would just now be figuring out this “key to life” a year and a half into college. Though it looks different in everyone’s life, […]

Gratitude for the little things at Purdue

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

It’s the little things in life that mean the most, and it’s no different at Purdue. Everyone talks about getting a top-notch education, being able to join over 1,000 clubs, going on fountain runs, and despising Bloomington. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are a few little things at Purdue that […]

My first time playing for Purdue Women’s Volleyball

Monday, November 21st, 2016

The above photo is significant to me not because it shows that I am on the Purdue Women’s Volleyball team, but it happens to be the first time that I ever put on a Purdue uniform. That feeling that you are one step closer to accomplishing your dreams of playing on a Big 10 team […]

From study buddies to best friends

Friday, November 18th, 2016

I am so glad I made the decision to go to Purdue even though it is 2,000 miles away from home. Purdue University and West Lafayette are exactly opposite from what I am used to back home in San Jose, California. Things move fast in San Jose. There are crowds and more startup businesses per […]

My first weeks at Krannert

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Krannert has already become a really comfortable place for me, and along with my dorm, I consider it to be my new home. Krannert offers so much and has recently been ranked as one of the top business schools in the world. I’d like to personally tell you why that ranking reflects my feeling towards […]

Break out of your college bubble

Monday, November 14th, 2016

College seems like one big bubble. It can be easy to forget that you have family back home, and that your friends at school are just as stressed as you. I am absolutely guilty of living in my own world at times, and I neglect to realize what is really happening in the world. Here […]

How I became part of Purdue’s All-American Twirling Team

Friday, November 11th, 2016

I have been twirling baton for 12 years now. Upon being accepted into Purdue during my senior year of high school, I decided to try out for a twirling position with the All-American Marching Band. I ended up receiving one of the six spots on the All-American Twirling Team, but the audition process for this […]

Why I love living in Owen Hall at Purdue

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Owen Hall is a great atmosphere to live in because the open door policy allows you to connect and meet so many new friends. This picture is me and three buddies that I met living in Owen Hall. We all had a common interest, which is obvious in the picture above: The Cubs! They happened […]

First semester survival tips

Monday, November 7th, 2016

WELCOME TO PURDUE!!! I know you have probably already been told that roughly 999 times, so let me be the one to make it an even 1,000. Purdue is amazing and even better than you can possibly imagine. But don’t be fooled: college is a huge adjustment and you will face challenges along the way. […]

Top 3 perks of having a Krannert mentor

Friday, November 4th, 2016

As a new college student, I have experienced a lot of change in the past couple of months. Living in a new place, having a roommate, and needing an ID for just about everything I do are just a few items on a seemingly never ending list. With work piling up alongside the obligations I […]

Orientation was great, but now what?

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Now that we’ve been through Boiler Gold Rush, we have a general sense of how things are going to be, or not quite. Now that we’re in the routine of work and class how can we still achieve a social circle like BGR? Try stuff! As simple as that sounds, the only way to go […]

Friendship begins with memorable lunch in Purdue dining court

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Everyone’s goal coming to college is to meet new people. I, of course, was one of those people, trying to branch out from my high school ways and get out of my comfort zone. During Boiler Gold Rush, I met two guys named Tom and Colin who were both from out of state, and one […]

Fallin’ for you, Purdue

Monday, October 24th, 2016

We have officially made it to fall here at Purdue. Fall means Pumpkin Spice Lattes, sweaters, actually enjoyable walks to class without sweating, and cute pumpkin decorations. Many people claim that fall is their favorite season, and it does not take a genius to see why. The trees are glowing with color, flannels are abundant, […]

A Purdue foodie shares her favorites

Friday, October 21st, 2016

If you’re a foodie like myself, it is important to know the best places in town to eat at. Here is my a list of all my favorite spots and their specialties: Best coffee shop — Isn’t this obvious? Hands down Greyhouse is the best coffee shop in town. With the cozy atmosphere, emphasis on […]

Choosing a college

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Picking a college can be very exciting and quite overwhelming. I remember how long the process took last fall when I was filling out applications, and then in the spring when I was trying to figure out which school to go to. I chose to come to Purdue and study Management at Krannert, and it […]

Freshman guide to Purdue dorm personalities

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Living in the residence halls can be an awesome experience. There are tons of students ready to make new friends. There is easy access to Purdue’s delicious dining court food. And, most of the time, classes are just a short walk away. But, each dorm is a little different. I asked students that have all […]

A sophomore’s advice for freshmen

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

It is hard to forget your first weeks at Purdue, the numerous club and organization callouts, and endless social events available to freshmen. For someone beginning their college career, it’s like a tidal wave. However, after completing and loving my first year as a Boilermaker, I know how manageable and enjoyable that wave can be. […]

Late-night thoughts at Purdue

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

9:00 pm – I should start my essay, study for my 2 exams this week, and finish my math homework. 9:15 pm – OMG my BFF from home is Facetiming me! 10:30 pm – Ah, so glad I got to catch up with her. 10:31 pm – Okay, time to focus. 10:32 pm – … […]

Early job offer an honor, relief for Purdue senior

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

The fact that I’m a senior still bewilders me. Each year, time went by a little faster, and while many are saddened by the idea of leaving college or anxious about where they may go upon graduation, I am eager to graduate and start working for Nielsen, a company that specializes in data analytics. I […]

Mentor key to surviving first weeks of college

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Welcome to Purdue! While you are still trying find your way to class and figure out how to get along with your roommate, the rest of the student body is hitting the ground running! Club fairs, call-outs, internship interviews, rush, and more. Blink and you miss all the opportunities thrown at you during the first […]

Summer internship an amazing experience

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Here is just a little taste of the amazing experiences I had this summer working as an intern for Land O’Lakes. I am incredibly grateful to be a Purdue Krannert student, as it gave me the opportunity to have such an amazing internship, and in turn allowed me to travel the world learning about and […]

Why I joined Purdue University Dance Marathon

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Why do I dance in the Purdue University Dance Marathon? All proceeds benefit Riley Children’s Hospital, and my mom is one of the many, many people who has been helped by the hospital. She had a tumor removed from her hip in the 2nd grade by doctors at Riley. I also dance because of another […]

Intramural sports for everyone at Purdue

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Many people are intimidated by the idea of playing any kind of sport at a Division I school, but intramural sports are designed for students to have fun. Unlike club sports, all of your intramural games will be played on Purdue’s campus against other Purdue students. Almost everyone that plays intramurals is there just to […]

Madrid trip more than two week econ class

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

When I initially told my friends and family that I would be spending part of my summer studying abroad in Spain, every one of them assumed I was studying Spanish. Many people asked me why I would fly across the world to take an econ class for two weeks. There are many reasons why I […]

Spain study abroad experience builds confidence

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Sitting in the Madrid, Spain airport next to two great friends of mine, a bittersweet feeling overcame me. Two weeks earlier I didn’t even know these two individuals, yet now I was able to call them close friends. I was sad to be parting ways and that my study abroad experience had come to an […]

Krannert students study European Economics in London during Brexit

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

I was one of about 30 Purdue Krannert students who participated in the Business Studies in London program this summer. The huge debate over Brexit happened and heightened the whole time we were in London. I took courses in British Business and European Economics. Both my British instructors covered and talked about the Brexit debate […]

Three reasons to get the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is an incredible opportunity for students in any major to learn about entrepreneurship in a hands-on, interactive manner. This Purdue entrepreneurship program is one of the few multidisciplinary programs of its kind in the U.S.! As a very recent alum of the certificate program and Purdue, I want to […]

Year in review: Krannert students on video

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

There are many big events that happen on Purdue’s campus and within the Krannert School of Management. But, what happens day-to-day may be just as fun and exciting to experience. This video is a compilation of 1-second videos, every day, for an entire school year and follows the lives of several Krannert Ambassadors, including myself. […]

What I’ve learned at Purdue

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

People always ask me what I’ve learned at Purdue. Many times I find myself speechless. After all, education is the reason we’re here, right? But did what I learn actually make my time worth it? Did all the accounting rules or math equations I learned make me a better person? Well, yes and no. Indeed, […]

What you can do with a management degree

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Recently, I had the opportunity to dine at Westwood – the house of Purdue University President Mitch Daniels – as Krannert hosted David Gregory, author and reporter, while he was on campus for a speech. My table consisted of myself, Krannert Dean David Hummels, a couple who are supporters of Krannert, and my friend Matt […]

Vlog of spring break in Cartegena

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

You wouldn’t believe what a quick search on Purdue Study Abroad can turn into. I thought I was just looking for something to do over my sophomore year spring break, but what I found was an an experience of a lifetime. Abby Adair is a sophomore in the Krannert School of Management studying Management and […]

Six tips for surviving finals

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Spring finals week can be a scary time for a college student. It means the end of the school year is almost here, and that it’s time to remember all of the information you learned way back in January. Fall semester finals week was rough, but I learned some valuable lessons that could have helped […]

Consider online classes this summer

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

What are your plans for this summer? I know the last thing you want to hear is advice to take summer classes. Summer is supposed to be for relaxing in the sun and having fun with friends or getting that dream internship, right? But there are also many benefits of taking summer classes. Summer classes […]

Six reasons to apply now for study abroad

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

1. It is not as expensive as you think! With the help of scholarships, my entire trip to Taipei, Taiwan cost the about the equivalent of a week-long round-trip plane ticket to Taipei! It is a great once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that does not have to empty your bank account. 2. Experience a new cultural atmosphere. From […]

Q&A with the best advisor on campus

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Your advisor is your life line at Krannert. They help keep you on track, answer questions, and are great listeners. Debbi Bearden, Coordinator of Management Honors and Direct Admit Programs for Krannert, has been key in my academic journey through my four years in Krannert. Never questioning and always supportive, Debbi has helped me navigate […]

A senior’s advice for freshmen

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

As I think back on my four years at Purdue, I can’t help but reflect on the number of ways I have grown, developed, and learned from mistakes along the way. In reflecting on my experience, I have some advice for the next group of incoming Krannert freshmen: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. […]

Paris study abroad on a budget

Monday, April 4th, 2016

$111.50 That’s how much my trip to Paris cost me. $32 for trip insurance and $79.50 for flight (well, plus 60,000 frequent flyer miles). For a week, I had the opportunity to travel around and study in the City of Lights. Usually this trip costs $1,732 plus flights, but thanks to scholarships the trip was […]

Purdue scholarship leaves student ever grateful

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

The Trustees Scholarship is so much more than assistance paying tuition expenses. This scholarship has given me immense confidence and countless opportunities. When you don’t know anyone at Purdue, and especially when you’re an out-of-state student, it’s easy to fall into the trap of underestimating your abilities and holding back. I was scared to get […]

Watching Boiler basketball with Krannert’s dean

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Over the course of the last basketball season, Krannert Dean David Hummels has been inviting students to be his guests at the game. A few weeks ago, it was my turn. The opponent was #10 Maryland. Purdue just came off of a rough loss, but we were still holding on to our top 25 ranking. […]

Join the Purdue Gymnastics Club and become part of the family

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

It’s been a long while since I’ve stuck a landing, but landing a backflip to my feet still gets my team to yell and cheer for me. The Purdue Gymnastics club encourages gymnasts from brand new beginners to the most experienced of gymnasts. While last year at nationals we took second place, and this season […]

Three reasons Purdue is great for out-of-state students

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

If you’re going to go out of state for college, you have to choose wisely and find the best place for you. This was especially important for me, since I was going to move 2,000 miles away from home in California. Luckily, I chose correctly. Here are three reasons why Purdue was the perfect fit […]

Parrish Library equipped for Krannert students

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

I’ve spent a lot of time at the Parrish Library during my four years at Purdue. Through the countless hours of studying, work, class, and endless group meetings, I realize the library is equipped for almost any need of a Krannert student. My favorite part about the Parrish Library is its modern and relaxing feel. […]

Top three reasons to join a Krannert learning community

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Here at Purdue, there are eight different Learning Communities open to Krannert students. I was fortunate enough to be part of the Global Business Learning Community, which I greatly benefited from in my first semester of college. Krannert Learning Communities offer many different opportunities to incoming freshman. Here are the top three: 1. Get to […]

Making the most of your four years in college

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

As I enter my 4th semester at the greatest university in the world, I’d like to share five things not to miss during your time at Purdue: 1. Boilermaker Gold Rush (BGR) BGR is the orientation program for freshmen at Purdue the week before classes start in the fall. This exciting week is filled with […]

Opportunity to help Special Olympics athletes at Purdue Polar Plunge

Monday, February 15th, 2016

A few years ago, my high school tennis coach introduced me to her daughter, Jessica, a Special Olympics athlete who became a part of our tennis team. Through Jessica I learned the definition of courage and hard work. Although athletes work and train hard to prepare for competition on the field or court, Jessica and […]

Krannert student from Texas gives cold weather tips

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Even though Mr. Punxsutawney Phil may not have seen his shadow, he can’t hide the fact that it’s that time of year again, the time of year you have been dreading: winter. As a native southerner, I rarely saw snow my entire 18 years of growing up in Houston. In fact, my senior year we […]

Freshmen be prepared: Bring a suit

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

“All I’ll need for my freshmen year of college will be this one nice business dress and a blazer. I doubt I’ll need a lot of business outfits,” I said to my mom while shopping for new clothes and supplies for college last August. Little did I know, being in Krannert put me right into […]

My favorite class my first semester at Purdue

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Sitting on a sloppily made bed, staring at the ceiling, and half listening to the daytime court show playing a few rooms down from mine, I started to become more aware of the thoughts bouncing around in my head. Exactly one year ago I was a senior in high school and a completely different person. […]

Women in Business conference explores how to make your dreams reality

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Do you ever space out in class and ponder your future and dreams, but then reality hits and you’re back in class thinking your dreams are too big to ever achieve? You’re not the only one, and Purdue Women in Business can help you change that pessimistic attitude. The annual Women in Business Conference on […]

Five things to look for in an internship

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Sometimes, figuring out what is important in an internship can be confusing. With all the positions, locations, and salary and housing offerings there’s a lot to consider. Hopefully, the following list will provide a starting point as you consider internships offered by companies at the upcoming SMEF Career Fair. 1. Gives a Realistic Look at […]

Three unexpected benefits of Krannert

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Like many people I was worried about starting college. I didn’t know what exactly to expect when I entered the Krannert School of Management at Purdue. Yet my time here has been incredible. I’ve learned, worked, made friends, everything you’d expect to do in college. But there have been a few unexpected benefits from my […]

Learning about courage on Mount Kilimanjaro

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Ever since I got back from climbing Aconcagua last winter break, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about which mountain I should climb next. Should I shoot for some higher peaks in the Himalayas, or should I do an easier but still big mountain like Kilimanjaro? I chose Kilimanjaro. Everything seemed right. It’s good […]

Three pieces of advice for a perfect semester

Friday, January 15th, 2016

1. Plan As a senior I can look back at some semesters and say, “That was a great semester.” Other times I look back and go, “What was I doing for those 26 weeks? Why couldn’t I keep everything together?” The answer is simple: Planning. While these first two weeks may seem like a great […]

Taking my startup to the next level at Purdue

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

It all started about three years ago after a breakup left me heartbroken. I was over at my grandma’s house mourning what had happened when I noticed that she was making a blanket. I proceeded to steal a crochet hook and some yarn and I got to work. That night, my first product, a headband, […]

Performing in my final PMO Christmas Show

Monday, December 21st, 2015

It all starts falling into place right when the semester begins getting a little crazy. Finals are just around the corner, and while the rest of campus takes to the library to study, over 250 Purdue students are taking to the stage in preparation for the PMO Christmas Show. I’m sure you’ve all seen that […]

Krannert students share the warmth this holiday season

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

There’s a lot of joy at Purdue this time of year with the giant gingerbread house in the Union, Christmas decorations in the dining courts, and lights all around. The holiday season is a time to give back, especially because we are fortunate enough to attend such a wonderful University. The Management Ambassadors’ way of […]

Eight tips to ace your finals

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Hey fellow Boilermakers! If you’ve showered in the past 24 hours and aren’t delirious from lack of sleep you aren’t doing Dead Week right. The infamous “Dead Week” is that special time of year when you have to kick it into high gear because finals can make or break your semester. If you’re struggling, don’t […]

From California to Purdue

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Moving thousands of miles away from home is a crazy idea. However, it isn’t until you move that you realize how amazingly terrifying it is. Born and raised in California, I lived the stereotypical Southern Californian life – always spending time with my friends and family outside in the sun. I lived in a nice […]

The seven best things about being a Krannert student

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

1. Academic Advisors: The advisors at Krannert are the cream of the crop. They make it known to students from the get-go that they are there to make life easy, and boy do they! Krannert advisors have students’ best interests in mind and make it so students can optimize their college experience. 2. Study Abroad: […]

The three best places to hang out at Purdue

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Coming to Purdue, I was intimidated by how large the campus was. I knew that there were fun places to hang out, but I had no idea how to locate them. So, I set out to find which spots are the best to hang out in on campus. Here are my top three: 1. You […]

The College Choice, Four Years Later (or Why I’m Glad I Chose Purdue)

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Four years ago, I was in the middle of the arduous process of applying for college. Here’s the good news, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. In a few months, the power will switch to you as you sift through your multiple offers and choose a school. To be completely honest, […]

International marketing class includes study abroad option, real-world project

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The International Marketing class at Krannert has taken on a project to market and ultimately help preserve the unique art of woodcarving in Southeast Asia. This project has given my classmates and me the opportunity to take marketing theories discussed in class and apply them to a real-world project. Each semester, a class takes on […]

Nine reasons to get your degree from Purdue

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

There are hundreds of reasons to pursue a degree from Purdue University, but here are my top nine: 1. Great holistic education – The University Core of required courses may seem crazy because they do not exactly relate to your specific major, but they are such a great asset. While you may be a business […]

Top 100 students attend leadership conference

Friday, November 13th, 2015

I was fortunate to be selected among Krannert’s Top 100 student leaders this year and spent Oct. 23 & 24 in Indianapolis at a leadership development conference. The Doster Leadership Conference (or DLC for short) is an annual event hosted by the School of Management Council. Participants this year were freshmen through seniors, and most […]

Being a freshman mentor at Krannert

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

I vividly remember stepping into Krannert for the first time as a freshman. There were new faces everywhere and so many opportunities ahead of me. I was thrilled about the possibility of joining clubs and organizations, gaining professional experience and creating valuable relationships along the way. As a junior, I had the opportunity to mentor […]

Krannert students take on the Ford College Challenge

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

If you spend a few minutes test driving a Ford Zipcar this Thursday, Riley Children’s Foundation will receive $20. It’s part of the Ford College Ambassador Challenge happening at universities across the country and right here at Purdue. This year I am Purdue’s team leader, working with three other talented Krannert students to compete in […]

How I built an app with industry professionals in Las Vegas

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

It’s funny how one good thing can lead to another. This spring I competed with four other Krannert undergraduate students in the Kraft Data Dive case competition in Chicago. After 23 hours of coding, we won the Segmentation division, received $5,000 plus an additional prize of being invited to attend the SAP TechEd (a five-day […]

Four things to do in the fall at Purdue

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Autumn is the season of outdoor activities, haunted houses and bonfires in the crisp, cool air. Purdue and Greater Lafayette offer some really fun events for students to enjoy in the fall. Here are four: Starry Night Festival is held in downtown West Lafayette in the early fall. Strands of lights are hung all throughout […]

Expand your world view through Purdue Model United Nations

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

When I chose the United States and Purdue University as my study abroad destination, I wanted to accomplish several different things: Meet new and diverse people that will help me grow as a person and enrich my experience with new cultures, ideas and opinions. Learn new things and acquire new skills that will help me […]

Study abroad friends are unlike any others

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Any of my friends on campus could tell you my favorite color, the name of my dog, the class I really enjoy going to, my favorite TV show, or that I have a twin brother. However, not many people know that before I take a big trip my living space has to be clean, and […]

Holidays and celebrations only at Purdue

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

A new school year means a new round of Purdue holidays. Sure, you’ve all heard about the big holidays like Christmas, Valentine’s Day or even St. Patrick’s Day. But, what about the holidays which are uniquely Purdue? Here are some of my favorite days on campus throughout the year: 1. Homecoming – Okay, so this […]

My experience as a Krannert student in the Honors College

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Having spent more than a year participating in the Honors College, I can say that it has become a huge part of my college experience. I never really thought that it would. I assumed that being a part of the Honors College only meant having priority registration and some cool honors classes, but being an […]

Krannert connection leads to national IT contest

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

This summer I competed in the National Black Data Processing Associates IT Showcase where I presented my six-month research on Cyber Security for multiple fortunate 500 companies. I was one of 10 finalist from all over the country who traveled to the competition in Washington D.C. I took third place, but more importantly I had […]

I did the tours, read the info, then chose Purdue

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Choosing a college can be one of the hardest decisions that a young adult has to make. I know for me it was. I did all the tours and read all of the information packets that they send to high school juniors and seniors. Even with all of this information, the decision was still difficult. […]

Top three reasons I’m glad I chose Krannert

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Why am I glad I chose Krannert? That’s a difficult question because the Krannert School of Management has so many incredible aspects to it. To narrow it down, I chose the top three reasons I’m happy with my choice. 1. The staff – Professors in Krannert are amazing. They want you to learn and are […]

15 reasons to study abroad

Friday, September 25th, 2015

I studied abroad through Purdue’s Business Studies in London program and you should consider it, too. You will: 1. Discover a new country first-hand – Learn an incredible amount and have fun immersing yourself in a foreign culture. 2. Improve your global mindset – The business world is becoming increasingly global and we need to […]

My summer IT internship at General Electric

Monday, September 21st, 2015

This summer I had an amazing 10-week experience with General Electric as an Information Technology Leadership Program intern. I discovered this opportunity by speaking with GE at the Computer Roundtable career fair held at Purdue in the fall. General Electric is a huge company and being a part of the corporate division allowed me to […]

The first in my family to go to college

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

I jumped out of my dad’s over-sized work truck, lost my footing, and ran into the door that was propped open. The thought of grabbing one of the big duffel bags that I had packed didn’t even cross my mind. To an outsider, I might have looked like the most excited college freshman on campus, […]

How to get the most out of the Krannert Career Fair

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

As the season of updating resumes and dusting off old blazers approaches, I thought it would be a great time to give out some unsolicited advice. A major boon of being a Krannert student is the opportunity to attend the killer career fairs put together by the School of Management Employers Forum (SMEF). More than […]

My summer accounting internship

Monday, August 10th, 2015

I was privileged to intern with Kimball International for a second summer in their Corporate Accounting Department in Jasper, Indiana. Kimball is an office and hotel furniture manufacturer. It was an honor to be a part of Kimball International during a special time in their history. In 2014, Kimball split its furniture and electronics divisions […]

How PMO prepared me for the business world

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Singing was a passion I wanted to continue to enjoy in college while pursuing a “more practical” degree in Management. So, when I was accepted to Purdue, auditioning for a spot in Purdue Musical Organizations was a given. I’ve been singing with PMO the past three years, and I never expected I would learn so […]

My summer marketing internship

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

This summer I am blessed with a great opportunity to intern at Purdue’s Marketing and Media Department. I heard about the internship during a Purdue Marketing Association meeting. I never had an internship before and wasn’t sure I had the credentials or what it took to be an intern, so I was a little hesitant […]

Perks of Summer School

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

While there is nothing wrong with spending a few months off of school and your studies for some relaxation time and to catch up with family and friends, I found that taking some courses over 8 weeks instead of a semester has its own perks. 1. It’s only 4-8 weeks There are two durations for […]

Seven pieces of advice from a senior

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

1. Get involved early – You’ll hear it a million times, but it really is true. I got involved in an organization within Krannert, a campus-wide organization, and something for fun. There are over 900 student organizations, so find something that interests you and get involved. Club Expo (pictured below) is a great opportunity for […]

What my Purdue scholarships have meant to me and my family

Friday, May 1st, 2015

There was never a doubt that I would go to college. What I didn’t know, however, is where I wanted to go. Despite being aware of the financial difference of an out-of-state school, my parents always supported my desire to leave Illinois for college. Visiting Krannert was a game-changer when it came to selecting a […]

Grand Prix a grand tradition at Purdue

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Purdue University is a campus filled with traditions passed down through the generations. Grand Prix is one of the biggest. Our beloved kart race began May 17, 1958 to allow engineering students to demonstrate their skills and compete. It is regarded as the “greatest spectacle in college racing” to this day. Any group of students […]

Why case studies are important

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

One of the absolute best things I have experienced at Krannert is an immersion in the world of case studies. A case study is a real-world business problem that students look at from all angles to devise a solution. Teams of Krannert undergraduate students have successfully competed against other universities in regional, national and international […]

Excitement of graduation brings out Boiler pride

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Graduation … everyone is congratulating you, asking you where you are going to go, asking if you are ready. On the outside, you smile and answer their questions. On the inside, you want to scream with excitement and fear. Leaving something you have known for so long to join a world you have yet to […]

Networking leads to opportunities

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

From the moment you step foot into Krannert, you begin to hear a piece of advice over and over: “start to build your network.” I will be honest, while I am more than willing to meet and interact with people at any point, I did not take that advice seriously for quite some time. Sure, […]

Taking Your Krannert Degree One Step Further

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

In February of my senior year of high school, I picked up a copy of Krannert Magazine and flipped open to an article that profiled a Krannert student. In the article, it mentioned that he was in the first year of a Krannert program that allows a student to complete their undergraduate degree and master’s […]

Five Great Tips to Graduate on Time

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

It’s that time of year where everyone is freaking out about their registration time slot and has their laptop pulled out in class to register for classes. With the strict requirements of my combined degree, I had to manipulate my schedule a few times to ensure that I got all my courses in properly. Here […]

How to build your resume this summer

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Now that Spring Break is behind us, we only have about eight weeks of school left until summer. Being so close, summer dominates the conversations that have been taking place around campus: How many more days until summer? Are you excited for summer? Are you going to miss Purdue this summer? And the dreaded – […]

Confessions of a graduating senior

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

The thought of graduating in May brings about several feelings, most of which are mixed and convoluted. It’s a sign that the end of another life chapter is drawing near, which is a big deal in my mind. In my situation there are three stages upon graduation that cause a variety of feelings. The first […]

Studying business in London (part two)

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

This is the second of two posts about Patrick Melnick’s study abroad experience in London. In case you missed it, here’s part one. Our classes were scheduled so that we could travel, and travel we did! We went to Ireland and Paris. We saw the Mona Lisa, and traveled to the top of the Eiffel […]

Studying business in London (part one)

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Arriving at Purdue freshman year I knew that I wanted to study abroad. In spring of 2014, Purdue began advertising the new travel grants given to students studying abroad: $1,000 for a 4-week program, $2,000 for 6-weeks and $3,000 for semester programs. With these travel grants, not only did studying abroad become possible for me, […]

The Krannert Prof who makes Tax Accounting exciting

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

“Have you had a class with Dr. Jason Stanfield yet?” was the question I would always get asked by fellow Krannert students. Until this semester, I hadn’t. But, now that I have, I can see why Dr. Stan is so well-liked by Krannert students. His vibrant, tropical-themed button-ups and attention-grabbing personality keeps you actively engaged […]

Four Perks of the Direct Admit Program

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

In last few years, Krannert has started its very own Direct Admit Program. Requirements for domestic students are based on SAT/ACT scores and GPAs; and SATscores, GPAs and TOEFL scores for international students. As a direct admit myself, I found that there are a few perks that really make the program desirable. 1. Debbi Bearden […]

The student job that changed me

Friday, March 6th, 2015

I am currently a second-year resident assistant for Windsor Hall. I can honestly say that this job has changed me for the better. Being able to be that role model for so many students is a responsibility I do no take lightly. This job has pushed me to really look into the person that I […]

My Boiler Gold Rush experience

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

A large crowd of freshmen made their way to the loading docks between Harrison Hall and McCutcheon Hall. We were about to find out who was in our Boiler Gold Rush group for the week, our very first week at Purdue. I heard my team leader’s name being called out. I followed the tie-dyed flag […]

International marketing experience increases global awareness

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Among the unique and exciting opportunities I have been privileged to experience during my time in Krannert, perhaps one of the most notable provided hands-on international marketing experience while increasing my global awareness. A Brand Management class taught by Chad Allred gave me an opportunity to work with and aid an artisan in Chiangmai, Thailand, […]

My favorite study spot at Purdue

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Throughout first semester, I tried to find the perfect place to study on campus. Personally, I have to study in an area that is completely silent. So I went to Hicks, HSSE library, the Union and a few other places where I could find a quiet area. Unfortunately, they were all about a 20-minute walk […]

Beta Alpha Psi at Purdue

Friday, February 20th, 2015

With my interest in sitting for the CPA exam upon graduation, I really wanted to get involved with an organization that could help me prepare for that goal. That’s why I joined Beta Alpha Psi. It allowed me to meet people who are taking the same coursework I am. We can talk about our struggles […]

Tips for adjusting to college

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Adjusting to college can be quite difficult for some people. It may mean moving hundreds of miles, separating from close friends and undertaking a higher level of intensity when it comes to academics. Whatever it may be, the transition has the potential to challenge and develop an individual. With that being said, here is my […]

Three ways to build a strong resume

Friday, February 13th, 2015

There are many valuable pieces of advice that we receive throughout our life about how to create a good resume and land our dream job. But one that I had personally overlooked was perhaps the simplest. We all need a high GPA, a proper educational program to align with our careers goals and extracurricular activities. […]

Three reasons to say “hi” to your classmates

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

After barely waking up at 7 a.m. to go to your first class, looking like a hobo, and sitting next to some stranger in your 7:30, the last thing you probably want to do is awkwardly look over and introduce yourself. I mean, the first day of class is awkward enough already, so why make […]

My favorite student organization – Purdue Accounting Assocation

Friday, February 6th, 2015

I joined the Purdue Accounting Association (PAA) my sophomore year. I didn’t know what to expect when I first joined, but I was impressed with how I much I enjoyed it. Each semester, the PAA requires members to attend all-member meetings (approximately 2), 4 professional events, 4 social events, 1 volunteer event, and pay dues […]

Career Fair: What not to wear

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

The Career Fair is one of the most amazing benefits that Krannert has to offer its students. It gives you an opportunity; it is your job to take it. So, with this in mind, I am going to give you some professional fashion tips to make sure you make the right first impression. 1. A […]

Five reasons Krannert clicked

Friday, January 30th, 2015

During my college search, to say I was clueless would put it lightly. Looking at colleges in 11 different states, I had vague ideas of what I wanted. But when I came to Krannert, several things just “felt right.” However, looking back, there are several reasons why Krannert has been the right choice for me. […]

Freshman 101

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Due to the absence of our nationally acclaimed orientation program, Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) spring semester, I have decided to welcome freshmen with this overview of what I learned last semester. It was only a few months ago when I, too, was stumbling across campus with the Purdue Map open on my smartphone, pretending not […]

Five things they don’t tell you about the career fair

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

The nerves are high, the new resumes are printed, and the suits are out of the closet (or the roommate’s). Thus approaches that daunting event of year: The Career Fair. If you’re a freshman, or if you haven’t been to a career fair before, it can sound like your worst nightmare, especially if you’re an […]

Get involved to get noticed

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

My second week of freshman year was the key that opened the door to all of the success I have had since then. It was during this second week that the Krannert Undergraduate Club Expo took place. Through the Club Expo, I joined Women in Business that led to travels to Boston and a network […]

Accounting student summits Aconcagua over semester break

Friday, January 16th, 2015

During semester break, I climbed a mountain called Aconcagua. It’s the highest point in the Southern and Western Hemispheres at 22,842 feet. I started the day before Christmas and summited on January 4, 2015. I got the idea of climbing this one a year ago. Then I did a lot of training, including a lot […]

OBHR 330: Not “just another class”

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

As a college student, I’ve often felt that there is a gap between what I learn in class and how to apply that material to a tangible career. Numerous times I have sat in a class and wondered, “How will I go about implementing this in a real-life setting with a client or company?” Although […]

Study for finals in the comfort of Parrish Library

Friday, December 12th, 2014

A spiral staircase among the classrooms in the Krannert Building leads to my favorite place to study. With finals quickly approaching, trying to find that perfect place to study is a crucial part of the study process. The wonderful thing about the Roland G. Parrish Library is that it is made specifically for Krannert students […]

My favorite dining hall meal

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

My favorite dining hall meal is breakfast at Wiley. Breakfast is served from 6-9:30 a.m. and I wake up for breakfast every day, regardless of what time my classes start (some days I don’t even have classes until 1:00). Everyday as I walk into Wiley I am greeted by the nicest ID-swiper named Bill. He […]

Business Opportunity Program: academics, friendships, support

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

I will admit that transitioning from high school to college scared me at first, and I was worried I wouldn’t have a good support network as a first-year Management major. Thankfully I was exposed to one of the best programs Purdue has to offer for people like me looking to enrich their experience as business […]

The 3 best places to hang out in the Union

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

1. Starbucks To warm you up on those cold winter walks to and from class, or if you just need a pick-me-up during the long hours of studying. Starbucks is the place to go, with the great customer service and plenty of study room next to it. It’s easily one of the most popular places […]

Thanksgiving meal about more than the food

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

In November a thing that comes to many of our minds is a holiday. Calories are the last thing in everyone’s thoughts. Yes, I am talking about Thanksgiving. We have all come to love the day where we get to eat all the turkey and mashed potatoes we want with the family that we love. […]

A Krannert mentor makes transition to college easier

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

My name is Margie Berkemeyer, and I am freshman studying management at Purdue. I have only been on campus for a couple of months, and Purdue and Krannert are already starting to feel like home. I have made many new friends from all over the U.S. and the world. One person who has really made […]

The 7 best things about being a Krannert student

Monday, November 17th, 2014

1. Opportunities within Student Organizations Krannert is home to numerous student organizations. For example, there are professional fraternities such as Alpha Kappa Psi, more specialized organizations such as the Purdue Accounting Association, and other clubs such as Women in Business, Management Information Systems Association, and ODIN Finance Club. Get involved to develop some leadership experience! […]

Adjusting to Purdue as an international student

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

I attended my very first football game my third week at Purdue. It was hands down, the most confusing thing I had ever watched in my entire life. Questions like, “Why are the players not using the entire field?” and “How are these people still cheering two hours into the game?” flew through my mind. […]

Why Purdue? Why Krannert?

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

As a student currently studying business at Purdue, this question always seems to come up. “Why did you choose Purdue over IU for business? Kelley is quite the business school!” For me, there were many reasons. 1. Krannert School of Management is ranked nationally for many of its business programs. For example, here are 2014 […]

How I met my best friend at Purdue

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Alex Hardenbrook is a junior in the Purdue Krannert School of Management majoring in Marketing and Management. He enjoys dreaming about traveling the world, film making and baseball more than any other sport. Follow him on twitter, @a_hardenbrook

Customize your Purdue education

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

As an ambassador for the Office of Admissions, I often get the question: “What is your best advice for incoming college students?” I have a laundry list of items, most of which my group has already heard. However, I always find that there is one piece of advice that tends to catch people by surprise, […]

My favorite class at Krannert

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Economics in general is usually a hit or miss subject with a lot of people. Many of my friends who I don’t share a major with usually give me a tired look and jokingly apologize for my life decisions when I talk about my major and my love of the subject. Many people find the […]

Making the most of an internship

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Hey, y’all! This summer I was blessed with a summer internship with USAA, a financial institute who serves members of the military and their families. As my first internship, I had no idea what to expect and I was so anxious and excited! USAA had a great program and people who helped me make the […]

The Top 5 places to study in Krannert and Rawls

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

1. Rawls Classrooms Rawls Hall is known, in my book at least, for having some of the most comfortable classroom seats on campus. Mix that with a lot of peace & quiet and good lighting, and you have yourself an ideal work space to hunker down and absorb some knowledge! Classes occur during the day […]

How I met my best friend at Purdue

Monday, October 20th, 2014

We’ve all heard the stories of the roommate from hell fed to us by books like “How to Survive in College” and “The Naked Roommate.” Books, which I, in my soon‐to­‐be-­freshman-infused elation, stocked-up on and read religiously. I was ready for the roommate that would throw up on my bed in a drunk hypnosis, the […]

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