Elinor 'Elle' Purrier '18 is a nutrition major and is also a 17 time America East Champion, 10 time All American, and won the Indoor Mile at the 2018 Indoor National Championships.
Her athletic training major is a great step toward becoming a physical therapist. The Goffstown New Hampshire native has spent hours, some of them in the pouring rain, working the UNH men’s soccer team.
Health & Physical Education
“UNH has been able to offer me so many opportunities that involve meeting new people and participating in new experiences. It is in these moments where I grew as a person holistically. UNH has given me more than I ever expected.”
History & Justice Studies
“I’ve had a lot of really meaningful experiences, like doing research, and really taking charge of my own education. I’ve had the opportunity to travel a lot, and I think traveling really opens my eyes to this much bigger world and the bigger issues we need to tackle.”
"The most worthwhile experiences I've had at UNH have been the ones where I've challenged myself. I came here thinking I'd never be a leader, now I'm happy to say I proved myself wrong. UNH showed me how growth happens outside of your comfort zone – that's a lesson that will stay with me for life."
Psychology & Justice Studies
“I applied to the UNH Washington Center internship program and ended up working for the U.S. Marshals Service. I knew I would make really great connections if I decided to go into federal law enforcement and what better place to be than Washington D.C.? It was the best thing I have done through UNH to date.”
Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular biology
Why would a biochem major be learning about venture capital, private equity and angel funding? For Rachel Yee ’20, it’s the merging of two career interests, and she’s getting a lot of experience in both as an associate with UNH’s Rines Angel Investment Fund.
"UNH and Paul College helped me reach my full potential. I never thought I'd get an internship offer from an accounting firm – but I received offers from three of the 'big four' firms. I never thought I'd be a dean's ambassador – but I was nominated and selected to be one of only six. At this point when I set a goal for myself, I know I will achieve it. "
Mathematics & Philosophy
“I had my reservations about UNH; it was a state school, and it was my state school, meaning that there would be a lot of my graduating high school class here. All my fears were dissuaded when I realized how big the school is, and how many opportunities are afforded to me by virtue of just being a student at UNH.”
"During my time at UNH, I’ve become more determined and better informed. The opportunity to study challenging issues around climate change, health care systems and global justice, has improved my ability to think critically, inspiring me to create positive change."
"The most important lesson I have learned is to not be afraid to try new things and to be yourself! I don't know where I would be this year if it weren't for all the clubs and organizations I have been a part of. There are always new things to try out on campus. When you get more involved, more doors open up for great opportunities."
Finance & Information Systems
"Being from Norway, it was a tough decision to fly across the world to go to school away from family and friends, but I am extremely happy I made the choice. I've made life-long relationships, taken many unique courses, and made full use of the countless opportunities that UNH provides."
"One of the outstanding opportunities UNH offers is research. I've been involved in three major projects and have presented at multiple research conferences. These experiences allowed me to network with professionals in my field, get to know esteemed professors on a personal level, and learn valuable skills to advance my career."
Mechanical Engineering & International Affairs
"I love the fact that we can create a sustainable difference in communities by applying engineering concepts to real life."
"UNH has challenged and pushed me to excel. I have grown academically, athletically, and spiritually in ways I did not think possible. My mentors, professors, coaches, teammates and friends have all played a significant role in shaping me into the individual I am today and I can’t thank them enough."