Third-annual Lilly day at Purdue

Dozens of Purdue students flocked to the memorial union Wednesday for the third-annual Lilly Day.

Posted: Aug 29, 2018 10:58 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- It's never too early to start thinking about the future, especially when you're a college student.

Dozens of Purdue students flocked to the memorial union Wednesday for the third-annual Lilly Day.

The Indianapolis-based company puts on the event to introduce students to the pharmaceutical organization, as well as to explore career opportunities.

CEO of Lilly, Dave Ricks, sat alongside Purdue Men's Basketball Coach Matt Painter, they call it a 'Team Huddle.'

Ricks is a Krannert School of Management class of 1990 alumnus, and Painter graduated from the College of Liberal Arts in 1994.

During the huddle, the two Boilermakers discussed the elements of success, and talked about their own success post-Purdue.

While these two may have different styles, they both preached on the value of teamwork and being yourself. 

And Matt Painter sure knows how to run a team.

"I think as a coach the one thing you always continue to do and continue to strive to is learn," Painter said. "I'm always trying to get better, I'm always trying to improve, and anytime you fail or there's adversity it's a great time for growth."

Lilly employs more Purdue graduates than any other university. According to a media release from the university, the company has employed nearly 1,700 boilermakers.

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