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Careers and Professional Development

If you're wondering which engineering discipline is for you, or need to know more about what it means to be an engineer, we have a list of online resources that will show you the range of opportunities, as well as a list of positions that our recent graduates have taken.

Co-op and Internships: Getting ready for the future

The Purdue College of Engineering's Professional Practice Program strives to be a national leader in supplying traditional work-integrated learning experiences for students within their chosen fields. The aim of the program is to meet varying individual student needs with equally varying practical learning opportunities. Some of these programs are based on traditional Co-Op experiences, and some are internships.

Ready to Launch? The Center for Career Opportunities

Purdue's nationally recognized Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) is a centralized Career Services Office that prepares Purdue University students and graduates to launch successful careers by providing career development and job search services utilizing connections with employers and organizations in Indiana and beyond.

The CCO provides services such as:

  • Job Search Preparation
  • Outreach programs and Workshops
  • Major and Career Counseling
  • Walk-in appointments (resume reviews, Q&A, etc.)
  • Graduate School Preparation Counseling