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With over 30 career fairs held annually at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus, you will likely find an event to suit your recruitment needs.

While the CCO serves as the central source of information, most of the career fairs held at Purdue University are run by student organizations or the colleges, schools and departments. Therefore, the CCO may not be able to provide information on registration fees, confirmation of registration or cancellation policies. 

 

Fall Career Fairs

 

KRANNERT/PAA PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FAIR | September 5, 2019 | MORE INFO | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is now closed.

The Krannert Public Accounting Fair is designed specifically for companies in the Public Accounting industry and is hosted and organized by the Purdue Accounting Association (PAA). The fair is targeted recruiting to students seeking Public Accounting opportunities only.

Questions: Contact Genesis Tienstra KrannertPublicFair@gmail.com

 

PURDUE AITP COMPUTING CAREER FAIR | September 5, 2019 | MORE INFO | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is now closed.

The Computing Career Fair is the largest, student-run computing job fair on campus! Over 75 companies and 1,400 students joined us for CCF 2018. Connect with students from ALL computing majors at the CoRec on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Our Welcome Reception is on September 4th, 2019 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Dauch Alumni Center. Companies and students will have the opportunity to connect in a more relaxed and comfortable setting as light beverages and refreshments will be served. On campus interviews will be held on Friday, September 6th, 2019. 

Questions:  Contact Alijiah Bullard, CCF Director aitp@purdue.edu

 

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING CAREER FAIR | September 9, 2019 | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is now closed.

The Industrial Engineering Career Fair, held the night before PESC Industrial Roundtable from 6:00pm - 9:00pm, brings prospective Industrial Engineers and recruiting companies together. With hundreds of students attending each year, our past events have a proven track record of success that translates into reduced recruitment time and top candidates for your company.

For more information or to register for this event, please contact Callise Barranger at iise@purdue.edu

 

INDUSTRIAL ROUNDTABLE | September 14 & 15, 2020 | MORE INFO

As the largest student run career fair event in the country, the three-day Industrial Roundtable annually hosts around 400 companies and attracts almost 12,000 students. While the fair focuses on recruitment into the engineering and STEM fields, it is open to all undergraduate and graduate students representing the wide variety of majors offered on the Purdue – West Lafayette campus.

Company seminars take place the Monday before the two-day career fair. On campus interviews are held on the days following the fair.

Registration for companies opens early April. Please visit www.purdueesc.org  more information, or contact the Industrial Roundtable Committee at pescir@ecn.purdue.edu.

 

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (CIT) CAREER FAIR | September 12, 2019 | MORE INFO | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is now closed.

Please join us for the CIT Career Fair, hosted by the Computer and Information Technology Department at Purdue University.  We are the official career fair for Information Technology, Networking Engineering Technology, Systems Analysis and Design, and Cybersecurity students at Purdue University.  All Purdue  computing students are invited to attend.

Questions:  Contact Dawn Laux dlaux@purdue.edu

  

KRANNERT/SMEF UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS CAREER FAIR | September 12, 2019 | MORE INFO | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is now closed.

With close to 2000 students attending, this career fair is a great opportunity to build your corporate presence at the Krannert School of Management. While the fair focuses on undergrad business majors, it is open to our MBA/MS students as well as all Purdue students. This event is unique because it is planned and organized entirely by students from the School of Management Employers Forum committee. In addition to the career fair, companies can sign up to give a presentation, critique student resumes and interview students.

Questions: Contact Erik Props props@purdue.edu

 

KRANNERT MBA / MS CAREER FAIR | September 13, 2019 | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is now closed.

The Krannert Master's Career Fair is the ideal way to build your company's brand on campus and meet top MBA and Master's talent. With a strong curricular emphasis on analytics embedded in a team-based learning environment, you will find the attending students well-prepared to meet your business needs. Full-time and internship seeking students will be in attendance from the following Master's programs: Accounting, Business Analytics & Information Management, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, MBA.

For more information, contact Claudine Meilink at cmeilink@purdue.edu

 

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MGMT CAREER DAY | September 24, 2019 | MORE INFO | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is now closed.

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management hosts a Fall and a Spring Career Fair held every September and February, respectively. The fairs provide recruiters the opportunity to network and interview candidates for internship and full-time positions. This year’s fair will partnership with Consumer Sciences. Companies attending the fair will have the opportunity to pre-select or fill schedules at the career fair for interviews held the following day. 

Questions: Contact Maria Poynter poynterm@purdue.edu

 

SALES, RETAIL & FINANCIAL SERVICES CAREER FAIR | September 24, 2019  | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is now closed.

This event, sponsored by the Department of Consumer Sciences (CSR) enables companies to interact with students who have an interest in the Sales, Retail, & Financial Services focused industries. CSR offers undergraduate majors in Selling and Sales Management, Retail Management, Financial Counseling and Planning and Apparel Design and Technology. 

Questions: Contact Sally Harmon sharmon@purdue.edu

 

SCHOOL OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY (SCMT) FAIR | September 27, 2019 | MORE INFO EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is now closed.

The School of Construction Management Technology (SCMT/BCM) Career Fair is held twice yearly (spring and fall) for employers seeking to fill full-time, intern, and co-op positions with students from the School of Construction Management Technology (Building Construction Management) program. At a typical SCMT/BCM Career Fair, over 500 students attend to engage with up to 150 construction companies from across the country. 

Questions:  Contact cmcareerfair@purdue.edu

 

PURDUE AGRICULTURE FALL CAREER FAIR | October 1, 2019 | MORE INFO | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is now closed.

The College of Agriculture hosts a career fair every fall semester. Over 100 companies attend, providing recruiters with the opportunity to educate students about their organizations, advertise positions and/or interview students for permanent positions or internships. 

Questions:  Contact Sherre Meyer (meyer10@purdue.edu)

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING CAREER FAIR | October 10, 2019 | MORE INFO |EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is now closed.

The Civil Engineering Career Fair provides students with an opportunity to talk with a wide variety of companies whose work is focused primarily within Civil Engineering. Students also have the opportunity to distribute resumes and make company contacts. It's a great opportunity for students to find internships, co-ops, and full-time positions! Companies will also find the Civil Engineering Career Fair to be an excellent opportunity to recruit Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management students from Purdue. 

Questions:  Contact purduecesac@gmail.com

  

PURDUE GRADUATE STUDENT CAREER FAIR | October 15, 2019 | MORE INFO | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is now open

The Purdue Graduate Student Career Fair is a unique opportunity for you to meet highly qualified candidates with advanced degrees who are certain to bring increased value to your workplace! Every day, Purdue graduate students perform cutting-edge research in state-of-the-art facilities in a culturally rich environment. Attending this fair will provide your company access to some of the brightest graduate students in the country.  

Questions:  Contact pgsg.careerfair@gmail.com 

 

PHARMACY DAYS | October 22, 2019 | MORE INFO | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION in now open

Pharmacy Days is a highly focused series of events for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students and employers. The Career Fair is targeted to pre-Pharmacy, pre-BSPS, BSPS, and Doctor of Pharmacy students, allowing them to access employment information for internships, full-time positions, part-time positions, residencies, fellowships, and career exploration. The career fair is followed by two days of interviewing for any upcoming positions employers may have available.

 

PURDUE AVIATION CAREER FAIR | November 5, 2019 | MORE INFO | 

Purdue University Aviation Technology drives to be the pioneer of integrated education, research and practice at the forefront of trends and challenges impacting the aerospace industry and higher education. Come meet our exceptional students from the Professional Flight, Aeronautical Engineering Technology and Aviation management degree courses. There is no fee to attend.

 

NURSING CAREER FAIR | November 14, 2019 | MORE INFO | 

The School of Nursing Student Council holds a Nursing Career Fair each fall for recruiters from health care organizations, including hospitals, to recruit nursing students for both summer and full-time positions.  Graduate programs are also invited to come talk about their programs for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees.  The fair is open to all Purdue nursing students as well as students from Ivy Tech and St. Elizabeth Schools of Nursing as well as nurses in the community who are looking to relocate or find another position.

To register as an employer, email Roxanne Martin martinrj@purdue.edu

 

AEROSPACE CAREER EXPO | November 20, 2019  | MORE INFO | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is now open

The Aerospace Career Expo is designed specifically for companies in the Aerospace and Defense industries to draw candidates from Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering for internships, Co-Op opportunities, and full time positions. The Aerospace Career Expo is designed to feature both large and small companies specializing in a diverse range of sectors within the Aerospace industry.

Questions:  Contact Abhishek Aravind aaesac@purdue.edu

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

With over 30 career fairs held annually at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus, you will likely find an event to suit your recruitment needs.

While the CCO serves as the central source of information, most of the career fairs held at Purdue University are run by student organizations or the colleges, schools and departments. Therefore, the CCO may not be able to provide information on registration fees, confirmation of registration or cancellation policies. 

 

Spring Career Fairs

 

KRANNERT UNDERGRADUATE SPRING CAREER FAIR  | January 30, 2020 | MORE INFO | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is not open yet

With over 1000 students attending, our career fair is a great opportunity to build your corporate presence at the Krannert School of Management.  This event is unique because it is planned and organized entirely by students from the School of Management Employers Forum committee. Because of the hard work and dedication of these students, the Career Fair is a success each year.

 

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (IISE) CAREER FAIR | February 3, 2020 | Registration is not open yet

The Industrial Engineering Career Fair, held the night before the Engineering Spring Expo from 6:00pm - 9:00pm, brings prospective Industrial Engineers and  recruiting companies together.  With hundreds of students attending each year, our past events have a proven track record of success that translates into reduced recruitment time and top candidates for your company.

For more information or to register for this event, please contact Calli Barranger at iise@purdue.edu  

 

PESC ENGINEERING SPRING EXPO  | February 4, 2020 | MORE INFO | Registration is not open yet
 
The EXPO career fair is an interactive two-day event that annually attracts over 160 companies and over 4000 students. While the fair focuses on recruitment into the engineering and STEM fields, it is open to all undergraduate and graduate students representing the wide variety of majors offered on the Purdue – West Lafayette campus. 

Company seminars take place the Monday before the one-day career fair. On campus interviews are held on the days following the fair.

Registration for companies opens early November. Please visit www.purdueesc.org for more information, or contact the EXPO Committee at pescexpo@ecn.purdue.edu.

 

PURDUE POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE CAREER FAIR | February 5, 2020 | MORE INFO | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is not open yet

The Purdue Polytechnic Career Fair fills the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms with more than 800 tech-savvy students and nearly 100 companies seeking to fill internship, co-op, and full-time positions. The Purdue Polytechnic Institute, one of 10 academic units at Purdue, has degree programs in 6 areas: Aviation & Transportation Technology, Construction Management Technology, Computer and Information Technology, Computer Graphics Technology, Engineering Technology, and Technology Leadership & Innovation. For more information, visit polytechnic.purdue.edu/career-fair.

 

SCHOOL OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY (SCMT) | February 7, 2020 |  MORE INFO | Registration is not open yet

The School of Construction Management Career Fair is held twice yearly (spring and fall) for employers seeking to fill full-time, intern, and co-op positions with students from the Building Construction Management (BCM) program, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the nation. At a typical SCMT Career Fair, over 500 students attend to engage with up to 150 construction companies from across the country. 

 

SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MANAGEMENT CAREER DAY | February 10, 2020 | MORE INFO | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is not open yet

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management hosts a Fall and Spring Career Fairs held every September and February.  The Fall fair is held in partnership with The Department of Consumer Science attracting a greater diversity of companies and qualified students than did separate fairs.  The Spring Fairs are hosted solely by The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and are a series of three mini career fairs held in Marriott Hall.  Recruiters can pick the date that best fits their schedule.  The fairs provide recruiters the opportunity to network and interview candidates for internships and permanent positions.  Companies attending any of fairs will have the opportunity to pre-select or fill schedule(s) at the career fair(s) for interviews held the following day.  Students are encouraged to attend all four fairs as part of their efforts to secure required internships/permanent positions and for the valuable networking experience with recruiters.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT SPRING CAREER FAIR | February 11, 2020 | MORE INFO | Registration is not open yet

The Purdue Graduate Student Career Fair is a unique opportunity for you to meet highly qualified candidates with advanced degrees who are certain to bring increased value to your workplace!  Every day, Purdue graduate students perform cutting-edge research in state-of-the-art facilities in a culturally rich environment.  Attending this fair will provide your company access to some of the brightest graduate students in the country.

 

PURDUE AGRICULTURE SPRING CAREER FAIR | February 12, 2020 | MORE INFO | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is not open yet

The College of Agriculture hosts a Spring Career Fair to provide recruiters the opportunity to educate students about their organizations, advertise positions and interview candidates for internships and full-time positions.

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE CO-OP FAIR | February 19, 2019 | MORE INFO

As part of the annual Professional Practice Days recruiting events for co-op students, the Professional Practice Career Fair is an opportunity for all students from across campus to interact with the participating companies. Employers will be on campus to talk to students from Engineering, Management, Marketing/Public Relations, Science, and Technology about internship, co-op, and full-time opportunities.  

  

FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES CAREER FAIR  | February 22, 2019 | MORE INFO

The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University invites you to connect with students and faculty and share your internship and full-time opportunities. The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources offers four majors: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Forestry, Wildlife and Sustainable Biomaterials: Process and Product Design. There are 260 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students in the department – plan to attend the career fair and make connections with these outstanding students!

 

HEALTH PROGRAMS EXPO  | March 2, 2020

Many programs will be represented including medical, dental, podiatry and optometry programs as well as PT, PA, OT and others. Students will have the opportunity to speak directly with program representatives to learn about their programs.

For more information, visit www.purdue.edu/preprofessional

 

EMERGING EMPLOYERS FAIR | February 26, 2019 | Registration is now closed

This fair is for start-up or second stage companies with 130 or fewer employees seeking interns or full-time hires. Students in all majors are welcome to attend the event. Please contact Stephen Roach at 765-494-1420 for more information.

 

JUST IN TIME JOB FAIR | April 22, 2020 | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is not open yet

This fair is for employers’ last minute hiring needs for both full-time and internship opportunities. Each year, approximately 500 students attend from most majors. Contact your employer coordinator to determine if this fair is right for your recruitment needs. For questions regarding the Just In Time Job Fair, please contact Cindy O'Neal at cindyoneal@purdue.edu

NEW! Engineering Meet and Greet Networking Event hosted by ISPC, MEP, and WIEP | APRIL 16, 2019 | REGISTRATION

We intend for this event to be an informal networking reception and so expect cocktail table set-up where company representatives can casually interact with students from various demographics including but not restricted to students from the Minority in Engineering Program, Women in Engineering Program and International Students. There is no cost for the companies to attend, however we ask that each organization register for the event by April 10, 2019. Please contact Darshini Render render@purdue.edu for more information

NEW! Engineering Professional Master's Programs Social Hour | April 17, 2019 | MORE INFO | REGISTRATION

Meet our professional master's students from the College of Engineering in a relaxed setting over complimentary hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks. Students in these programs have technical engineering depth combined with a management foundation, thus preparing them for industry careers as technical leaders across a variety of roles, including supply chain and logistics, automation, data analytics, consulting, operations, technical sales, and much more. Participating students will represent a wide range of engineering disciplines, including AAE, CE, ChE, ECE, IE, ME and more. Cash bar will be available.

 

TEACHER RECRUITMENT DAY  | April 15, 2020 | EMPLOYER REGISTRATION is not open yet

Teacher Recruitment Day (TRD) is an annual, one-day recruitment event for educational institutions, corporations, districts and agencies to interview Teacher Candidates. It is a collaborative effort between the Center for Career Opportunities and Teacher Education, which will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 9:00am - 3:00pm in the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) North and South Ballrooms.  

PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA (PRSSA) NETWORKING EVENT | TBD

Public Relations Society of America (PRSSA) Networking Event is co-hosted by the Advertising Association Federation (AAF).  This event wil take place on Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 2:00pm - 4:00pm in Lawson Hall.

PURDUE AVIATION CAREER FAIR | TBD | MORE INFO | 

Purdue University Aviation Technology drives to be the pioneer of integrated education, research and practice at the forefront of trends and challenges impacting the aerospace industry and higher education. Come meet our exceptional students from the Professional Flight, Aeronautical Engineering Technology and Aviation management degree courses. There is no fee to attend.

OUT AT WORK CONFERENCE | TBD

The OUT AT WORK CONFERENCE is an LGBTQ AFFIRMING conference at Purdue University aimed at connecting students with companies to establish professional contact and gain further knowledge related to equality in the workplace.

For questions or opportunities to get involved, please contact the Conference Committee at griffitj@purdue.edu.

TRAVEL TO PURDUE

TIME ZONE

Purdue University is on Eastern Time year-round. We "spring forward," recognizing Eastern Daylight Time in the spring and "fall back" to Eastern Standard Time in the fall, remaining the same time as the East Coast.

 

HOTEL STAY

Find lodging easily at the Lafayette Chamber directory or stay on campus at the Union Club hotel

 

DIRECTIONS

From the North:

  1. Take I-65 to State Road 43 (exit 178). Exit is marked West Lafayette - Brookston.
  2. Turn right onto St. Rd 43S.
  3. Drive South on St. Rd 43 (approximately 6 miles) to State St (State Rd 26.) This will be the 4th stop light, McDonalds will be on your right.
  4. Turn right onto State Street. Remain in the right lane.
  5. Proceed up State Street hill to Grant Street (2nd stop light on State.)
  6. Turn right onto Grant Street to the Grant Street Parking Garage at 120 N. Grant Street.

 

From the South (for the most direct route with less traffic): 

  1. Take I-65 North to State Rd 43 (exit 178) Exit is marked West Lafayette- Brookston.
  2. Turn left onto State Rd 43.
  3. Drive south on S.R.43 (approximately 6 miles) to State St (State Rd 26.) This will be the 4th stop light, McDonalds will be on your right.
  4. Turn right onto State Street. Remain in the right lane.
  5. Proceed up State Street hill to Grant Street (2nd stop light on State. )
  6. Turn right onto Grant Street to the Grant Street Parking Garage at 120 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN.

 

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WHAT IS MyCCO?

MyCCO is where Purdue University students and alumni search and apply for internships and full-time positions, schedule interviews, and see what companies are coming to campus for career fairs and information sessions.

HOW DO I ACCESS MY ACCOUNT?

If you are a current student, simply click the Login button to the left and enter your Purdue login and password.

HOW CAN I MAKE THE MOST OF MY ACCOUNT?

Edit Profile Privacy to be included in Resume Books and receive emails from myCCO.

Resume Books are a feature of myCCO that allow employers to pull resumes from students who meet the criteria of a position they are looking to fill.  When you say Yes to Resume Books in the Privacy section in your Account Settings, you have more opportunities to have your resume seen by employers.

Upload Your Resume, Cover Letter, and Transcript

Your myCCO account will not be active until you upload a resume

  1. Click on “Resumes ETC” on the left side navigation bar
    2. Select “Add New”
    3. Add a descriptive label to help you remember each document. Employers will not be able to see the label.
    4. Select your document type. Use “Other Documents” for your transcript.

Search and Apply for Jobs & On-Campus Interviews
1. Click on “Jobs” on the left side navigation bar.

  1. Click on “Discover.”
    3. Use the search bar and the “More Filters” search options to find job postings relevant you.
  2. Click the “Apply” button and submit the required documents. If you see you are Not Qualified, it means you do not meet all screening criteria, including major, degree, graduation date, and work authorization.
    Note: Read the job posting carefully as the employer may also refer you to the company website to apply.

Create Job Alert
1. Using the My Filters dropdown, select your criteria and click “Apply.”
2. Click “Create Job Alert”
3. You can then go to the “Job Alerts” located under the Search key to see all of your saved searches and select how often you would like to receive emails with your alerts. You can    also delete job alerts.

 

WHAT ELSE COMES WITH MyCCO ACCOUNT?

From the myCCO Desktop, select the “Resources” tab for access to additional resources that are exclusive to Purdue student:

  1. Career Spots Videos is a virtual library of various careers and expert advice from professionals on how to find a job and internship.
  2. Career Explorer uses U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net Online to learn more about careers
  3. Career Finder helps you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work.
  4. Diligence Lab helps you know what your online presence says about you to possible future employers.
  5. Mergent Online Database offers a wealth of textual detail on companies
  6. Career Beam is a full service career development portal designed to provide all the resources necessary to guide individuals through the strategic job search process and achieve their career goals.
  7. Big Interview helps you learn and practice your interview skills whether you are interviewing for a job or graduate school.
  8. Versatile PhD is an online resource to help graduate students and PhDs in all fields identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers.
  9. JobNow provides you with practical tools to help you get a job.
  10. Ascend Indiana is a catalyst across industry sectors to help connect the supply of skilled talent to demand from Indiana employers.
  11. MBA Exchange is a job search tool dedicated to business school students and alumni with global coverage.

Have questions? Please contact the CCO at askcco@purdue.edu.

I agree to:

Accurate Information: Certify my job search documents to be truthful and accurate

Grant Access: Allow CCO to provide my job search documents to prospective employers

Honor Commitments: Keep all appointments that I've scheduled with employers and CCO Staff

Genuine Interest: Sign up for interviews with only employers with whom I'm interested in working

Professional Conduct: Accept an offer of employment in good faith and immediately notify employers of acceptance or non-acceptance of the offer. Withdraw from interviewing process and no longer pursue positions with other employers

Report Suspicious Inqueries: Understand that job seekers can be deceived by organizations posing as legitimate employers. Evidence of this behavior includes requests for personal information (i.e. social security numbers or credit card numbers) and requests for money. If you're suspicious of such an organization, do not respond to them and please share details with us at askcco@purdue.edu

Consequences for Non-Compliance: Accept that failure to adhere to any point in this agreement may result in the removal of my interview privileges in the Center for Career Opportunities

The CCO agrees to:

Provide Services: Assist you with your career decision-making and job search activities

Access of Information: Provide access to a range of career opportunities and types of employers

Non-Discrimination: Provide access and reasonable accommodations to prospective employers without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability

Protect Confidentiality: Exercise sound judgment and fairness in maintaining your confidentiality

Student Advocacy: Respond to employer EEO non-compliance concerns and unethical behavior. Follow-up with those posting suspicious vacancies, when possible, and consult with students and alumni affected by this dubious behavior

On-campus Interviewing: Cancellation and Missed Interview Policy

If you must miss an interview, you are required to cancel it in advance. When you fail to cancel your interviews in a timely fashion or do not appear for your interviews, your actions reflect poorly on you as an individual and on the University as a whole. Not only do you inconvenience the employer, but you may also deprive another student of a valuable interview opportunity. These situations, if unchecked may also have more serious implications on the University's relationships with employers overall.

Therefore, the Center for Career Opportunities treats these incidents very seriously and advises you to take special note of the following Cancellation and Missed Interview Policy.

Interview Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations will NOT be accepted via email or voice mail.
  • Students must appear in person in Young 132 to complete paper work before an interview can be cancelled
  • Students are required to give three business days or 72 hours notice to cancel an interview
  • Always investigate an alternate date with the employer before you cancel an interview
  • It is your responsibility to speak personally with the employer representative and explain why you will not be attending the interview. Be aware, however that the employer may still report you to the CCO
  • If you cancel an appointment directly with an employer, remember to also contact the CCO
  • Regional Campus Students ( Purdue Calumet, IUPUI, Purdue North Central and IUPU Ft Wayne ) are required to work through their Regional Career Services office to cancel interviews. The Regional Campus Liaison will forward the information regarding the cancellation

Sudden Illness or Serious Personal Emergency on Interview Day

  • Students are expected to contact the CCO (765) 494 - 3981 prior to their interview time. Employers check-in between 8 and 8:30 AM and should be notified prior to that time

Employers typically are not in the office on weekends. Monday appointments should be cancelled no later than Friday morning.

If you miss an interview:

  • Your myCCO account will be locked
  • You will receive an e-mail from CCO with instructions to come to Young 132 immediately to resolve this matter
  • You will be required to meet with a walk-in counselor and discuss the reason you missed the business appointment to which you committed
  • The discussion and your reason for missing the interview will determine whether or not your file will be reactivated and if you will have the opportunity to use myCCO in the future.

What is myCCO?

MyCCO is where Purdue University students and alumni search and apply for internships and full-time positions, schedule interviews, and see what companies are coming to campus for career fairs and information sessions.

How can myCCO help me?

Employers posting jobs, internships, and other opportunities on myCCO want YOU. Using the myCCO service allows you to take advantage of Purdue University’s reputation and vast network of industry connections.

How do I get a myCCO account?

  1. As a first time user enter your PUID as both your user name and password.(NOTE: the first 2 digits MUST be a double zero (00) even if they're not included in your current PUID. For example: 0012345678). Your PUID (with the double zero) will always be your username to log in to myCCO. Once you have completed your myCCO profile, the system will send an email with your "NEW" password.
  2. Read the “Participation Agreement” and “Cancellation and Missed Interview Policy” before clicking “I Agree to Terms.”
  3. Complete all required fields when completing your profile.

* If you need to request your PU-ID: Click here to submit the Alumni PU-ID Request form and the CCO will respond to your request within 3-5 business days. 

HOW CAN I MAKE THE MOST OF MY ACCOUNT?

Edit Profile Privacy to be included in Resume Books and receive emails from myCCO.

Resume Books are a feature of myCCO that allow employers to pull resumes from students who meet the criteria of a position they are looking to fill.  When you say Yes to Resume Books in the Privacy section in your Account Settings, you have more opportunities to have your resume seen by employers.

Upload Your Resume, Cover Letter, and Transcript

Your myCCO account will not be active until you upload a resume

  1. Click on “Resumes ETC” on the left side navigation bar
    2. Select “Add New”
    3. Add a descriptive label to help you remember each document. Employers will not be able to see the label.
    4. Select your document type. Use “Other Documents” for your transcript.

Search and Apply for Jobs & On-Campus Interviews
1. Click on “Jobs” on the left side navigation bar.

  1. Click on “Discover.”
    3. Use the search bar and the “More Filters” search options to find job postings relevant you.
  2. Click the “Apply” button and submit the required documents. If you see you are Not Qualified, it means you do not meet all screening criteria, including major, degree, graduation date, and work authorization.
    Note: Read the job posting carefully as the employer may also refer you to the company website to apply.

Create Job Alert
1. Using the My Filters dropdown, select your criteria and click “Apply.”
2. Click “Create Job Alert”
3. You can then go to the “Job Alerts” located under the Search key to see all of your saved searches and select how often you would like to receive emails with your alerts. You can    also delete job alerts.

 

WHAT ELSE COMES WITH MyCCO ACCOUNT?

From the myCCO Desktop, select the “Resources” tab for access to additional resources that are exclusive to Purdue student:

  1. Career Spots Videos is a virtual library of various careers and expert advice from professionals on how to find a job and internship.
  2. Career Explorer uses U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net Online to learn more about careers
  3. Career Finder helps you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work.
  4. Diligence Lab helps you know what your online presence says about you to possible future employers.
  5. Mergent Online Database offers a wealth of textual detail on companies
  6. Career Beam is a full service career development portal designed to provide all the resources necessary to guide individuals through the strategic job search process and achieve their career goals.
  7. Big Interview helps you learn and practice your interview skills whether you are interviewing for a job or graduate school.
  8. Versatile PhD is an online resource to help graduate students and PhDs in all fields identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers.
  9. JobNow provides you with practical tools to help you get a job.
  10. Ascend Indiana is a catalyst across industry sectors to help connect the supply of skilled talent to demand from Indiana employers.
  11. MBA Exchange is a job search tool dedicated to business school students and alumni with global coverage.

Have questions? Please contact the CCO at askcco@purdue.edu.

 

I agree to:

Accurate Information: Certify my job search documents to be truthful and accurate

Grant Access: Allow CCO to provide my job search documents to prospective employers

Honor Commitments: Keep all appointments that I've scheduled with employers and CCO Staff

Genuine Interest: Sign up for interviews with only employers with whom I'm interested in working

Professional Conduct: Accept an offer of employment in good faith and immediately notify employers of acceptance or non-acceptance of the offer. Withdraw from interviewing process and no longer pursue positions with other employers

Report Suspicious Inqueries: Understand that job seekers can be deceived by organizations posing as legitimate employers. Evidence of this behavior includes requests for personal information (i.e. social security numbers or credit card numbers) and requests for money. If you're suspicious of such an organization, do not respond to them and please share details with us at askcco@purdue.edu

Consequences for Non-Compliance: Accept that failure to adhere to any point in this agreement may result in the removal of my interview privileges in the Center for Career Opportunities

The CCO agrees to:

Provide Services: Assist you with your career decision-making and job search activities

Access of Information: Provide access to a range of career opportunities and types of employers

Non-Discrimination: Provide access and reasonable accommodations to prospective employers without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability

Protect Confidentiality: Exercise sound judgment and fairness in maintaining your confidentiality

Student Advocacy: Respond to employer EEO non-compliance concerns and unethical behavior. Follow-up with those posting suspicious vacancies, when possible, and consult with students and alumni affected by this dubious behavior

On-campus Interviewing: Cancellation and Missed Interview Policy

If you must miss an interview, you are required to cancel it in advance. When you fail to cancel your interviews in a timely fashion or do not appear for your interviews, your actions reflect poorly on you as an individual and on the University as a whole. Not only do you inconvenience the employer, but you may also deprive another student of a valuable interview opportunity. These situations, if unchecked may also have more serious implications on the University's relationships with employers overall.

Therefore, the Center for Career Opportunities treats these incidents very seriously and advises you to take special note of the following Cancellation and Missed Interview Policy.

Interview Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations will NOT be accepted via email or voice mail.
  • Students must appear in person in Young 132 to complete paper work before an interview can be cancelled
  • Students are required to give three business days or 72 hours notice to cancel an interview
  • Always investigate an alternate date with the employer before you cancel an interview
  • It is your responsibility to speak personally with the employer representative and explain why you will not be attending the interview. Be aware, however that the employer may still report you to the CCO
  • If you cancel an appointment directly with an employer, remember to also contact the CCO
  • Regional Campus Students ( Purdue Calumet, IUPUI, Purdue North Central and IUPU Ft Wayne ) are required to work through their Regional Career Services office to cancel interviews. The Regional Campus Liaison will forward the information regarding the cancellation

Sudden Illness or Serious Personal Emergency on Interview Day

  • Students are expected to contact the CCO (765) 494 - 3981 prior to their interview time. Employers check-in between 8 and 8:30 AM and should be notified prior to that time

Employers typically are not in the office on weekends. Monday appointments should be cancelled no later than Friday morning.

If you miss an interview:

  • Your myCCO account will be locked
  • You will receive an e-mail from CCO with instructions to come to Young 132 immediately to resolve this matter
  • You will be required to meet with a walk-in counselor and discuss the reason you missed the business appointment to which you committed
  • The discussion and your reason for missing the interview will determine whether or not your file will be reactivated and if you will have the opportunity to use myCCO in the future.