Ian Campbell

Ian Campbell

Senior
Majoring in History and Creative Writing with minors in Classics and Medieval and Renaissance Studies | School of History  


What is your dream job and what do you hope to do after graduation?

I would love to be a novelist. In my own life, I have been greatly impacted by literature and would enjoy the opportunity to contribute to it. After Purdue, I will attend either Law School or an MFA program, the eventual goal being to write in one capacity or another. 

What have you participated in as a student?

I have been a part of archery club, a bunch of intramurals, and have made liberal use of the Co-Rec rock wall. I’m the vice president of the History Honors Society. I am also a Dean’s Ambassador for the College of Liberal Arts, and have truly enjoyed getting to talk up Purdue to prospective students.

How did you choose/decide on your major?

History and Creative writing have been my favorite subjects for most of my life. Going into
college, it only made sense to study what I was truly interested in.

What are you most proud of?

Academically, probably the completion of my honors thesis.

What are you most looking forward to as a student at Purdue?

My Purdue experience is nearly over. I’m looking forward to enjoying my final year, then going out into the world and putting the education I received here to good use.

What is your favorite or most memorable Purdue tradition/memory?

I saw a trombone playing, mohawk sporting, proto-punk band play at a local coffee house. Which was about the only item on my college bucket list.

Which class have you taken (or are going to take) that you are most excited about and why?

This is a hard one because almost all my classes were ones I was really interested in. Within my program I would have to say Advanced Fiction Writing. Outside my majors, I took an Intro to Jewish Studies class that I picked somewhat on a lark, and it turned out to be one of my favorite classes.

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