Co-Op Student WorkingPartnership Opportunities

Being a partner allows your company to make a meaningful gift to Professional Practice Programs where it will be used in developing world changers for tomorrow! Your gift could make all the difference for a student who needs a scholarship to stay in school and become a Co-Op. Your gift might help fund a global project that results in a major breakthrough.

By partnering with the Professional Practice Programs, your company will have opportunity to influence the future of Co-Op students at Purdue University. Our goal is to have the ability to find every student employment and to find every employer an employee. By working together, we believe we can meet your recruiting needs and perhaps even surpass them!

We look forward to the opportunity to partner with you to continually improve the Professional Practice Programs to meet the existing and future needs of both employers and students.

Download the Partnership Brochure, which includes the application form.

Individuals interested in supporting Professional Practice Programs should read about our sponsorship opportunities.

  Internship Level
Co-Op Level
Logo recognition on the Office of Professional Practice Website, utilized by up to 2,000 prospective Co-Op students and viewed by 
students University-wide.
Preferred placement at events and exhibition halls sponsored by the Office of Professional Practice. X X X
Reduced fees (50% off) for participation in Professional Practice Career Fair and Interview Days. X X X
Advertising on a 52-inch LCD Screen, located by the Siegesmund Engineering Library in Potter Engineering Center X X X
Inclusion on the Office of Professional Practice “Wall of Recognition” located by the Siegesmund Engineering Library in Potter 
Engineering Center
Access to Co-Op Students resumes - available when needed for your recruiting schedule.   X X
PPA Student Ambassadors to assist with on-campus visits (two per academic year).   X X
Logo recognition at any conferences and events with Office of Professional Practice representation.   X X
Employer-sponsored seminar or workshop to be coordinated on campus (one per academic year).   X X
Choice of one free registration for Professional Practice Career Fair or Interview Days.   X X
Annual recruitment event focused on all active GEARE students     X
Resume booklet of Purdue students with global mindset, foreign language skills, and education abroad experiences.     X
Cultural training for your employees (via distance learning or on-site training) in exchange for GEARE internships.     X
GEARE students’ work published on posters displayed at various Office of Professional Practice functions 
(e.g. Professional Practice Days, Women in Engineering Discovery Day, etc.).
One additional free registration for Professional Practice Career Fair or Interview Days recruiting events.     X
Commitment of Professional Practice Sponsors:
Annual gift requirement for sponsorship level $2,500 $5,000 $10,000
Recruit at least one student per year from Purdue University for a domestic or international internship. Salary and benefits typical 
for the work session locality to be provided directly to the student.
Recruit at least one student per year from Purdue University for either the 3-session or 5-session Co-Op program. Salary 
and benefits typical for the work session locality to be provided directly to the student.
Sponsor at least one domestic and one international internship, each lasting nominally 3 months, to GEARE students from Purdue 
University. Salary and housing assistance typical for the internship locality to be provided directly to the students.
Commitment of Office of Professional Practice:
Recruit a qualified and diverse pool of student applicants X X X
Provide means for partner companies to review applicants and offer work opportunities, while balancing the interests of 
applicants and partner companies for maximum mutual benefit.
Provide administration to operate and expand program offerings. X X X
Operate and expand Professional Practice Ambassadors (PPA) student organization. X X X
Increase student awareness of the Professional Practice Program across campus   X X
Creating seminars/workshops to assist in developing students’ professional skills   X X
Facilitate work permits and residence visas for Purdue GEARE students while abroad     X
Conduct cultural orientations for GEARE students before going abroad.     X

Additional opportunities and reasons why you should sponsor the Professional Practice Programs:

  • Specific events and student study breaks.
  • Discover ambitious students early.
  • Assess an employee before making a permanent offer.
  • Enhance your reputation on campus.
  • Help your employees work their way through school.
  • Influence the education of future professionals.
  • Tap into the resources of Purdue University.