For many life moments and decisions, there is no cookie cutter path to follow nor is there one correct destination to come to. I have found that this is especially true throughout your collegiate career.
Like many students, I changed my mind a time or two about what I wanted to study. I had vet school in mind, and later set my mind on Animal Sciences focusing on nutrition. Then, a month before starting my Junior year, I met with my adviser and set my heart on Ag Comm.
Today, I couldn’t be happier with my decision, but hindsight is 20/20 and in the midst of making those big decisions it’s nice to know that other students also took a winding path toward Ag Comm (or whatever major they chose). In a blog post by Abigail Maurer, she shared her story of changing majors and why she chose Ag Comm. Like me, she took a winding path.
Abby talks about how she started in speech therapy, then switched to English education all before finding her passion in Agricultural Communication. And, her reason for studying Ag Comm is simple, “I love food. I love people. I love words. And that’s what ag comm is all about.”
As I continued to read her post, I also connected with her overall Purdue experience:
“But studying ag comm at Purdue is wonderful for more reasons than food, people and words. In my major, I found the academic experience I always wanted college to be. Classes that stimulated my mind and moved my heart. Professors who cared about my life. Friends with whom I could sit in classes and attend club meetings.”-Abigail Maurer
Being about a month away from graduation, I can’t imagine getting a degree in anything else, and I have loved my Purdue Ag Comm experience. I love learning about all aspects of agriculture, I love sharing stories about Ag, and I love that my major has taught me about communicating across a variety of platforms.