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Abigail Eck

2021 Graduate

Majors: Communication, Law & Society 
Minor: Psychology

Abigail Eck

Hi! My name is Abigail Eck! I am studying Communications and Law and Society. I also have a minor in Psychology. I am from a small town about a half-hour southeast of Indianapolis called Boggstown.

Other than being a Liberal Arts Ambassador, I am involved in Greek life and am a Purdue Ambassador. I also have a job at the Purdue CoRec, the gym facility on campus. Purdue has given me tons of opportunities to build my resume including multiple internships! I have been involved with two internships and was already offered another before winter break.

I have worked with the Johnson County Fair and the 92nd National FFA Convention, which is one of the largest conventions in Indiana! This summer, I have a full-time internship with the Indiana Corn and Soybean Alliance, where I will also be working at the Indiana State Fair. I am excited to see what else is in store for my future career!

In my experience, the faculty is super understanding and wants the best for the students. I had to miss a full week of class to work for the FFA Convention and all of my professors were understanding and made sure I did not fall behind in class.

I came to Purdue in another major and was unsure what I wanted to do when I got older. During my STAR day, where you make your freshman-year schedule, I realized the classes I signed up for did not seem interesting to me. My mom and I went to the liberal arts office and they gave me a counselor to talk to. I told them about my situation and what I was interested in. They helped me figure out a major I would love and showed me the different classes I could take.

From that day, I knew that I made the right decision to be a liberal arts student at Purdue University. I have taken interesting classes and learned things that I would have never expected to know. I feel well-prepared for the future and have learned more about what I want to do or be involved in.

One of my favorite things about being a College of Liberal Arts student is how important they make you feel. If I have a question about what classes I want to take or am confused about something, then my counselor will help me figure it out with my best interest in mind.

My favorite thing about Purdue is all the opportunities available and how such a big campus becomes so small. There are over 1,000 clubs to be involved in and you meet so many different people. I will be walking to class and see several friends. It makes me feel comfortable and loved in such a different atmosphere. You still get the big-school feeling while having a sense of community. There are so many different people from all over the world. You can learn so much from the people around you. Purdue is the best decision I have made, and I am proud to call myself a Boilermaker.

Boiler Up, Hammer Down!