My name is Olivia Murphy! I am a junior at Purdue University and a Visitor Information Specialist intern at Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette. Alongside my fellow interns, we have compiled a list of the top 10 reasons why everyone should want to be a boilermaker!


1. Traditions to show off that Boilermaker spirit

2. Outstanding Career Preparation from one of the 13 colleges 🤓

3. Big 10 Sports 🏈🏀

6. Largest mascot of any college...Boilermaker Special 🚂

"Purdue has so many study abroad programs, which is fantastic. Getting the opportunity to travel and have enriching educational experiences, all while earning credit towards your degree is one of the unique opportunities that students have in college. Purdue does a wonderful job of integrating curriculum into life experiences during Study Abroad. There are internship abroad opportunities in addition to traditional programs too!  Studying abroad is a life-changing experience and Purdue’s many programs give students unbridled access to take part in this age old college tradition. For me, traveling around Italy and living in Florence allowed me to be immersed in a new culture, meet new friends, and grow as a person and a student!"

- Visitor Information Specialist, Margaret O'Connor

7.  Local resturants to the Lafayette-West Lafayette area

8. Studying, dining, or staying at the Purdue Memorial Union Hotel

9. Breakfast Club #21+ #GoUglyEarly

10. Never wear Red! 🖤💛🖤💛