As a student leader in Purdue's Boiler Out Volunteer program, I-Fan Lin has accumulated over 300 hours of volunteer work. He still remembers the event that started it all.
"On Thanksgiving Day in 2012, I attended a free lunch at a church. I saw the Purdue students serving and wanted to get involved. I was told to apply for Purdue's Boiler Out Volunteer Program," he says.
Since being accepted to Boiler Out in 2013, he says, "I've had so many opportunities to give back to the community. In addition to being a student leader for Boiler Out, I've served as president of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student Association (ECEGSA) and president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), Beta Chapter."
I-Fan says that he's enjoyed every service, even when it's challenging. "Whether it's a tree planted or a meal served — if hard work puts a smile on someone's face, then it's all worth it."