Corporate Partners Program

Your company wants top talent, and Purdue ME students want the top jobs.  The Corporate Partners Program joins forces, so you have access to the best and brightest of Purdue ME’s 1,400 undergraduate students.  The demand on your workforce has never been greater, and with the Corporate Partners Program, the opportunities have never been better!

Current ME Corporate Partners



Eli Lilly


Sandia National Laboratories


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Norfolk Southern
Phillips 66
Ensign-Bickford Industries


Air Products


Host an Exclusive Company Day

Meet our students one-on-one during your own exclusive recruiting event at Purdue ME!  Set up your booth during the day, and have your own special presentation or networking event in the evening.  We’ll advertise on our website, video screens in the building, and social media channels.


Engage Students in the Classroom

Become a Guest Lecturer

Get maximum exposure by guest-lecturing in a freshman-level class, such as How Stuff Works (ME199), or the required Sophomore Professional Seminar (ME290).

Serve as a Judge

Lend your expertise to student design competitions.  Intro to Mechanical Engineering Design (ME263) features teams of students who create new products from scratch, conduct the engineering review, create a budget and a marketing plan, and build a prototype.  You can serve as a judge for these teams, determining whose product has the best innovation.

Receive Priority Invitations

Corporate Partners will receive priority invitations to student engagement classroom opportunities each semester.


Connect to Student Organizations

Student organizations are where you’ll find the most driven achievers.  As a Corporate Partner, you’ll have a single point of contact to coordinate with all student organizations:

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 
  • Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering Honor Society)
  • Purdue Mechanical Engineering Ambassadors (PMEA)


  • Recognition on ME website and video screens

  • Advertisement of jobs and company events

  • Single point of contact to manage benefits

Purdue ME Fast Facts

  • Purdue is the #4 public university in the nation (Wall Street Journal)
  • Mechanical Engineering program is #5 for undergraduates and #5 for graduate students among public universities (US News & World Report)
  • 98% placement rate
  • 91% of students graduate with industry and/or research work experience
  • 45% of students participate in global engineering programs


Cost: $5,000/year (or $4,000/year if pre-paying for three years)



Contact me to get started!

Julia King
Director, Office for Industrial Experience
585 Purdue Mall, Room ME2007E
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-5702