Recruiting and Career Services

Recruiting and Career Services

You need talent, and we have it! Purdue engineers are known for their rolled-up sleeves and strong technical knowledge. They're creative and inventive. And they graduate from our top-ranked programs ready to work in multi-continent, global corporations.

The Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) offers a variety of services designed to facilitate easy access to Purdue University's top quality students and alumni. In working with the CCO, your company will be able to build a campus presence which will create a pipeline of talent for your organization and ensure organizational vitality. The CCO is here to help answer your questions and open the door to many University resources that can help you build your workforce for future success.

The Center for Career Opportunities has just begun its new 21st Century Partnership initiative. Participating companies are provided an opportunity to gain greater visibility with students and alumni and partner with the CCO to enhance its delivery of career services to Purdue University students. In becoming a 21st Century Partner your company will have preferred access to the most talented of Purdue students. View their brochure on the their 21st Century Partners initiative. (332Kb PDF)

Aside from the 21st Century Partnership Initiative, the CCO offers many other service options which include:

  • On-Line Profile
    Create an on-line profile through which Purdue students and alumni can learn about your organization. This state of the art on-line recruitment management system allows you to post job descriptions, view student resumes, and provide links to your Web site.
  • Career Fairs
    Attend industry and discipline tailored career fairs to establish relationships with a broad pool of potential employees.
  • Employer Information Sessions/Interviews
    On campus presentations allow you to showcase your organization, discuss opportunities within your company, and meet one-on-one with qualified applicants.
  • Campus Organization or Event Sponsorship
    Sponsor a student organization or campus event to strategically align your company with a student audience who meets your employment needs.

Internships and Cooperative Education: Establish cost effective internship and cooperative education programs to personally evaluate the performance of potential employees. For more information visit the Professional Practice Program web site.