Having pride in the place that you attend school is not just wearing T-shirts with logos or attending basketball (or your favorite sport) games. That is a fun part of it and can definitely show case how you feel about Purdue! There are other facets to taking pride in Purdue University that you can take part in!
1. Attend events on campus. There are so many different opportunities that Purdue offers their students and staff for free! Take a look each week at who is speaking on campus or what musical/Broadway act that is here that might interest you. Attending sporting events is definitely a part of this but they are not the only events that are located on campus. These events could help you in the long run or just give you time to escape and enjoy a show.
2. Get involved with an organization. Find an organization that is related to your major or choice of career path. There are groups for almost everything. Join a few if you have time. Not only do these groups help you make more friends and connections in your field on campus, they also look great on a resume.
3. If you love your school, shout it from the rooftops. Okay, that was an expression but I’m sure you get the general idea. When people ask me where I graduate from, I answer proudly and confidently, “Purdue University.” From a future employer’s standpoint, being proud of where you came from and what you accomplished is important. It’s nice to see that you show loyalty to an organization like Purdue University.
These are just three ways to show your love for Purdue but there are so many more. Tweet us @ResLifeAtPurdue, Facebook us http://www.facebook.com/UniversityResidences or comment here with your ideas, questions or additions! Enjoy the weather!