What is the YDAE graduate experience? A few students have shared their perspectives with us.
"YDAE has been a great fit for me because of the diversity of opportunities available such as working with other departments and faculty, attending conferences, and having flexibility in what research I do." Melissa Voigt, Doctoral Student, Minnesota
“YDAE has prepared me for my future by offering classes that are relevant to my career goals, while giving me career development opportunities. In my first semester here I have been given the opportunity to present at a national conference, as well as attend training seminars and represent the department in campus-wide volunteer opportunities.” Lindsay Myers, Master’s Student, Indiana
“YDAE is a good representative of fulfilling the land-grant mission. It serves disadvantaged groups and strives for benefits of Indiana communities. Also it emphasizes knowledge-based research and exploration.” Qi Ding, Doctoral Student, China
“Interacting with faculty in YDAE has really given me the experience and insight into how an academic community functions. The mentorship I have received from faculty and staff has helped me to reach my highest potential as they provide support to assist me in attaining my professional goals.” Bekah Nortrup, Master’s Student, Indiana