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Why are you proud of being a Purdue alum or student?

It's kind of boring with no sports to discuss and the passing of our most famous Boilermaker set me to thinking about what a Purdue education has meant to me.

It has given me the opportunity to travel the world while working for some of the best companies in the world such as Hewlett-Packard, Phelps-Dodge, and Kimberly Clark and also prepared me well for starting and managing my own business which is what I have been doing for the past couple of years. Purdue wasn't an easy school to get through but I have always thought that once I made it through I could probably do just about anything. I have always said that when I look at my accomplishments in life, I am most proud of my wife and kids, but being a Boilermaker is a close second.

For you current students...

The power of a Purdue education is hard to overstate. When I was a student both faculty and alumni told me that Purdue was known worldwide and had an incredible reputation, at the time I didn't realize just how true that is. I know that the perception outside of Indiana that Purdue is an Ivy League school has become a cliche, especially among IU people who do not enjoy a similar misconception, but after having lived away from Indiana for 20 years I can say that it is fact. I had no idea until I graduated what Purdue on a resume really means. I have never interviewed with a company or had a recruiter look at my resume that they didn't say, "Wow! Purdue is a great school", and by that I mean good companies, not pizza parlors or fast food joints.

Living away from Indiana for as long as I have I can honestly say that no one here gives a shit about the other schools in Indiana, except for Notre Dame, but EVERYONE knows Purdue by academic reputation. Wearing a Purdue jacket or shirt never fails to elicit a "Purdue's a great school", they all know us. I am immensely proud of my alma mater and will be ever grateful to be a Boilermaker.

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