Graduate Student Organizations
Whether you’re building your professional network or looking for a social break, get started by meeting your graduate student colleagues. Join your program’s graduate student organization or get involved in the university-wide Graduate Student Government. You’ll also find groups focused on diversity, academic careers, and more.
Each school of Engineering has a graduate student organization dedicated to enhancing your student experience through social and scholarly networks, professional development, and opportunities to mentor others or serve. Connect with your organization through the list on the Engineering Graduate Student Organizations (GSO) page.
Graduate students are welcome at the more than 1,000 student organizations across campus open to all students, and numerous organizations specifically focus on graduate students. Two of the most prominent organizations that advocate for graduate students include the Purdue Graduate Student Government (PGSG) and the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA). Learn more about these two organizations by visiting their websites, and search the database of all student organizations to find other graduate student organizations.
Whether you already know you want to become a professor or are interested in learning more about what this career path might look like, the Engineering Academic Career Club can help. This dynamic club provides insight, support, and professional development opportunities for engineering graduate students who are exploring and preparing for academic careers.
Connect with other female engineering graduate students as well as practicing engineers and alumnae. This supportive network can help you navigate both the graduate school experience and the launching of your career. GWEN is also affiliated with Purdue’s Women In Engineering Program (WIEP), which was the first such program in the nation and has become a model for numerous other universities.