Many prospective, new and current faculty members within Purdue’s College of Engineering have a spouse or partner who is talented professional with valuable skills. We understand finding a suitable career for your spouse or partner may be a crucial factor in your decision to come to Purdue and to stay. Our program can assist in the job search efforts. Together, we can explore employment opportunities for your spouse or partner at Purdue, the Greater Lafayette and the surrounding area.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for dual career job search assistance, you must be a spouse or partner of a College of Engineering current or prospective tenured or tenure-track faculty member.
Whom do I contact?
Director, Faculty Recruitment and Concierge Program
Professional consultation on his/her specific employment needs.
Career counseling with evaluation of career goals, interests and values.
Assistance with cv/resume writing, cover-letter preparation, interview coaching, and offering of annual professional development workshops.
Assistance identifying career opportunities at Purdue and area employers depending on his/her willingness to commute.
Reaching out to hiring units to express his/her interest in a position and highlight his/her current dual career status.
Exploring networking opportunities with hiring entities at Purdue and the surrounding area employers, when feasible.
Ability to publish a short candidate bio on our university website for hiring units and employers to view.
How do I acquire these services?
Please make your request for job search assistance to the department head or the Director of the Concierge Program. After the request has been approved, the spouse or partner will be contacted to complete an intake form to gather basic information. After completion, an initial consultation meeting will be scheduled. The Concierge Program can provide job search assistance, however, the program does not guarantee employment. His/her own job search efforts are critical in securing suitable employment. If you have questions, please contact the Director of the Concierge Program.