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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

COMPUTING CAREER FAIR | September 7, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTER

The Computing Career Fair is a high-tech career fair, hosted and organized by the Association of Information Technology Professionals, where companies can recruit students from computer-related majors.

 

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING CAREER FAIR | September 11, 2017

The Industrial Engineering Career Fair, held the night before Industrial Roundtable from 5:00pm - 9:00pm, brings prospective employees and recruiting companies together to focus on Industrial Engineers.  With hundreds of students attending each year, and rapid growth, 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 Matthew Kortepeter at mkortepe@purdue.edu

 

INDUSTRIAL ROUNDTABLE | September 12 & 13, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTER

Repeatedly recognized as one of the largest student-run job fairs in the nation, the Industrial Roundtable is a two-day job fair that attracts roughly 300 companies and over thousands of students. The fair is open to all undergraduate and graduate students throughout the wide variety of majors offered in engineering, management, science, technology, and business.

Seminars are held the Monday before the Industrial Roundtable and provide students with additional information about companies and their hiring needs. Interviews are held the days after the fair.

Questions: Contact pesc@ecn.purdue.edu

 

KRANNERT UNDERGRADUATE FALL CAREER FAIR | September 14, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTER

With over 1000 students attending, this 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. 

Questions: Contact Erik Props (props@purdue.edu)

 

KRANNERT MASTER'S CAREER FAIR | September 14 & 15, 2017 | REGISTER (directs you to our MBA career portal)

With over 300 master’s program business students expected at this year’s fair, recruiters will have the opportunity to network and interview candidates for internships and full-time positions. The fair is open to all Krannert MBA’s and master’s program students. This event is limited to 35 employers to facilitate quality interactions between students and respective companies.

For more information, contact Craig Hanson at hanson23@purdue.edu.

 

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MGMT CAREER DAY | September 26, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTER

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 Campos (camposm@purdue.edu)

 

SALES, RETAIL & FINANCIAL SERVICES CAREER FAIR | September 26, 2017  | REGISTER

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 28, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTER

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 Dawn Lamb (dflamb@purdue.edu)

 

PURDUE AGRICULTURE FALL CAREER FAIR | October 3, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTER

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 12, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTER

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

 

PHARMACY DAYS | October 24 & 25, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTER

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.

 

NURSING CAREER FAIR | November 9, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTER (Registration to Open Soon)

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 | October 17, 2017  | MORE INFO 

The Aerospace Career Expo (ACE) is designed specifically for companies in the Aerospace and Defense industries to draw candidates from related fields, including Aero/Astro Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Aviation Technology for internships, Co-Op opportunities, and full time positions. ACE is designed to feature both large and small companies specializing in a diverse range of sectors within the Aerospace industry.

 

PURDUE GRADUATE STUDENT CAREER FAIR | TBD | MORE INFO | REGISTER 

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.  

 

 

 

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

PESC ENGINEERING SPRING EXPO  | January 31, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTRATION CLOSED

The EXPO Career Fair is an interactive, one-day job fair that annually attracts approximately 150 companies and over a thousand students from Purdue University. Company registration will open in early November.

Please visit www.purdueesc.org for more information.

 

PURDUE POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE CAREER FAIR | February 1, 2017 | REGISTRATION CLOSED

Looking for tech-savvy students?  Let us be your matchmaker!  Students will be on-hand to meet with our corporate partners to discuss available career and internship employment opportunities.  The College of Technology has degree programs in Aviation, Building Construction, Computer Programming, Computer Graphics, Engineering Technology, Supply-Chain Management, Industrial Technology and Organizational Leadership and Supervision.

 

PURDUE AVIATION CAREER FAIR  | February 2, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTER

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.

 

KRANNERT UNDERGRADUATE SPRING CAREER FAIR  | February 2, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTER

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.

 

COMPUTING SHOWCASE & HACKATHON | Cancelled for Spring/2017

Purdue Computing Showcase is a two-day event held on February 3 & 4, 2017.  The event is open to all students but focuses on students from Purdue's computing disciplines.  On Friday, there will be a traditional Career Fair and on Saturday, there will be a Hackathon both with the goal to allow students to interact and demonstrate their ability to potential employers.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT SPRING CAREER FAIR | February 6, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTER

The Purdue Graduate Student Career Fair is a unique opportunity for you to meet potential employees with advanced degrees (Masters, Ph.D. and MBA) whose highly developed transferable skills are certain to bring increased value to your workplace!

 

SALES, RETAIL & FINANCIAL CAREER FAIR  | February 7, 2017 | REGISTERATION 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. Also held in the fall.

 

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MGMT CAREER DAY  | February 7, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTERATION 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 permanent 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.

 

PURDUE AGRICULTURE SPRING CAREER FAIR | February 8, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTERATION CLOSED

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.

 

SCHOOL OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY (SCMT) | February 10, 2017 |  MORE INFO | REGISTERATION CLOSED

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. 

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE CO-OP FAIR | February, 15-16, 2017 | 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 24, 2017 | REGISTER

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!

 

EMERGING EMPLOYERS FAIR | February 28, 2017 | REGISTERATION 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 Mike Mullis at mmullis@purdue.edu or 765.494.1420 for more information. COMPANY LIST

 

HEALTH PROGRAMS EXPO  | March 2, 2017 

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

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA (PRSSA) NETWORKING EVENT | April 6, 2017 

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.

 

JUST IN TIME JOB FAIR | April 13, 2017 | REGISTER

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.

 

TEACHER RECRUITMENT DAY  | April 24, 2017 | REGISTER   

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 Monday, April 24, 2017 from 9:00am - 3:00pm in the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) North and South Ballrooms.  

 

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 a portal where Purdue students and alumni can apply for internships, full-time and part-time opportunities.

 

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.

Video Instructions

 

How can I make the most of myCCO? 

Upload Your Resume

  1.        Click on “Resumes ETC” on the top 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.

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

  1. Resume Books are a feature of myCCO that allows employers to pull resumes from students who meet the criteria of a position they’re looking to fill. If you opt-in for resume books, you have the chance to receive an email or call from an employer about a position!
  2. CCO Career Consultants will email you every time there is an on-campus interviewing opportunity that hasn’t received a lot of applicants so you know about the opportunity. You will also receive the Inside Track-a weekly career newsletter that updates you on career events happening that week.

Search and Apply for Jobs & On-Campus Interviews

  1. Hover on “Jobs” on the top navigation bar.
  2. Click on “myCCO Interviews and Job Listings” on the drop-down menu.
  3. Use the search bar and the advanced search options to find job postings relevant you.
  4. Apply to a positing by clicking the “Apply” button and submitting the required documents. For some positions, you may not be able to apply. These positions are on-campus recruitment postings and you must meet all screening criteria, including major, degree, graduation date, and work authorization.
  5. Note: Read the job posting carefully as the employer may refer you to the company website to apply.

Create Job Search Agents

  1. After running an “Advanced Search,” Click “Saved Searches.”
  2. Give your search a title and set a schedule for new job posting to be sent to you.
  3. Select “Yes” for “New Results Only.”
  4. Click “Save.”

Video Instructions

Follow Purdue Internships on Twitter

  1. Purdue Internships keeps you connected to myCCO internship postings on a daily basis!

 

What else comes with a myCCO account?

  • Live Online Resume, Interview and Job Coaching: Brainfuse Job Now
  • Ability to practice interviewing using Big Interview
  • Access company data using Mergent Online
  • Access to listings of company information sessions
  • Network with company contacts who have recently recruited at Purdue
  • See what companies are coming to upcoming career fairs

 

Having trouble creating your account?

  • FORGOTTEN PASSWORD: If you think you have an existing account in myCCO but don't remember your PU-ID, email askcco@purdue.edu with the subject line: Existing myCCO Account Forgot PU-ID.
  • ALUMNI: 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.
  • FUTURE STUDENT: We look forward to seeing you on campus. Your PU-ID will work at the beginning of the semester that you start your full-time classes.
  • REGIONAL CAMPUS: Students attending any of the Purdue Regional Campuses or Statewide Technology locations pursuing a "Purdue" degree are eligible to utilize myCCO. Please contact your campus Career Services office.
  • POST DOC FELLOWS: Please complete the PU-ID Request form. In the Problem Description area please enter CURRENT POST DOC and the department that currently employs you. Note: When you create your myCCO account, select the graduation year you will finish your post doc position at Purdue University.

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.