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Employers who are not conducting On-Campus Interviews but still want to source candidates for full-time and internship opportunities may want to simply post a job. 


  1. Log into or create a NACELink@Purdue account.
  2. Click on “Jobs > Job Postings ” in the left navigation bar of your NACELink@Purdue desktop.
  3. Click on the “Post a Job” button.
  4. Complete the online form. Required fields are marked with a red asterisk.
  5. Click “Submit” to save the job to your account and to post it to Purdue University.

Tips to Improve Resume Submissions

We encourage you to complete your Company Profile by clicking “Profile” in the left navigation bar of your NACElink@Purdue account. Students will be able to access this information as part of all your job postings, and it will also be available to students who want to learn more about your company’s overview, locations, products and services, key statistics and company culture. 

On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) provides employers with the opportunity to conduct interviews for full-time positions and internships. A successful on-campus recruiting process takes four to six weeks from start to finish and includes the following:

  • Schedule on-campus recruitment (OCR) interview date
  • Post position(s) and set selection criteria (major, degree level, graduation dates, work authorization)
  • Collect resumes online
  • Select and invite candidates to interview
  • Candidates schedule interview time



To schedule an On-Campus Recruitment (OCR) date, you must register for a NACELink@Purdue account. Registration requests are typically processed the same day but may take up to 2 business days during peak times. Once your request has been approved, you will receive confirmation and log-in instructions via email.

You can submit OCR Requests via your NACElink@Purdue account by logging in and clicking "Request a New OCR Interview Date" from the shortcuts menu on the right-hand side of your NACElink@Purdue homepage.

If you have a NACElink@Purdue account but are having trouble requesting your OCR dates, please contact Paula Beaver at or 765-494-8740.

After you select an interview date and post your position, candidates can begin submitting their resumes. If you do not attach your position to your interview date, you will not receive resumes. If the CCO staff determines resume submission is low, we will market the opportunity to qualified students who meet your position requirements.



Depending on your recruitment needs, there are different OCR models that may work best for your organization.


The preselect model is the preferred OCR method. After you post your positions(s), students and/or alumni submit their resume for consideration. After the resume submission period ends, you invite your preferred candidates to interview and candidates sign-up for interviews directly through NACElink.


Same as Preselect, however, you can also select alternates to fill the interview slots that are not filled by your preselect candidates.


A Resume Collection (RC) is a great strategy to test the interest of the candidate pool for a particular position, particularly when your recruiting time frame is short. If you find you have enough candidates to interview, this model can easily be converted to a preselect OCR schedule.

This is also a great option if you are not able to come to campus to interview. After you post your position and receive resumes, you may coordinate the interviews at your office or another location off-campus.


An interview room is reserved for your use all day. No position is attached to this reservation, and you manage the interview schedule. We require that you submit your interview schedule to your employer coordinator at least 2 business days prior to your interview date.



Once the resume submission deadline passes, you select the candidates you wish to interview. It is imperative that you make interview selections in OCR by the “Employer Select End Date.”

Once students sign up for interview slots, you may wish to check the interview schedule for any gaps. If you have gaps, you can fill these with students you talk with at an information session.

If you chose to email your selected candidates to notify them to sign-up for an interview, we ask that you not email them until they are able to schedule their interview.




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.



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



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.
  7. Walk across Grant Street, turn left and cross State Street.
  8. Continue on Grant Street past the Krannert Building and enter the front door of Young Hall.
  9. Proceed to the second floor (elevators straight ahead or stairs to the right) and wait in the reception area (288) for someone to assist you. 


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.
  7. Walk across Grant Street, turn left and cross State Street.
  8. Continue on Grant Street past the Krannert Building and enter the front door of Young Hall.
  9. Proceed to the second floor (elevators straight ahead or stairs to the right) and wait in the reception area (288) for someone to assist you. 




The Center for Career Opportunities at Purdue University provides access to student and alumni resumes only to organizations who will be directly hiring those candidates. The database contains resumes of those seeking internships and full-time, post-graduation employment. There is a limit to the quantity of resumes we are able to send, so please be selective in the number of majors and the graduation date range. Your request will be complete within three business days.


Tips for Success:

  1. GPA: If you input a GPA requirement, students whose resumes do not contain a GPA will not be referred. Purdue's grading is on a 4.0 scale and is widely known among its peers for not practicing grade inflation, so we’re very confident that many students with a GPA of less than a 3.0 will perform well in their professional roles.  
  2. KEYWORDS: If you use key words, please limit to one or two.
  3. FOLLOW-UP: Once you receive your resumes, you can reach out to candidates encouraging them to apply to your position or attend your company event.

Note: All fields with a red asterisk must be completed.

If you experience difficulty with the form, please email with your organization's name, phone number, and all the details that would have been submitted on the form.



Purdue University educates more than 8,700 international students, from 125 different countries and is third among all public college and universities in international student enrollment in the nation.  These highly qualified students offer global perspectives, diverse experiences and unique viewpoints.

Internships During Degree Program - for both F-1 and J-1 visas

Students with both F-1 and J-1 Visas are eligible to work during their degree program in a position related to their field of study.  For an F-1 Visa, this is called Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and for J-1 Visas, Academic Training (AT). It is the student’s responsibility to obtain approval from the Office of International Students and Scholars  prior to employment.  Hiring an international student for an internship role does not require any additional expense to the employer.

Employment after Graduation - for F-1 Visas

Upon graduation, international students are eligible to work twelve months in an occupation related to their field of study.  This is referred to as Optional Practical Training (OPT). Once the application is submitted by the student, it takes 90 days for approval to be granted.  Students graduating from a STEM designated degree program are eligible for an additional 24 months of employment, so long as it is related to their field of study and the employer is an E-Verify Employer.  Students must submit their STEM extension applications prior to the end date of their 12 month OPT. 

Click here for more information on F-1 Visas.

Employment after Graduation - for J-1 Visas

Students with J-1 Visas who have completed their degree program, are eligible to work (off-campus) in the United States after graduation in a position related to their field of study.  This is referred to Academic Training (AT).  The duration of their post-graduation AT is dependent on the how many months the student worked prior to matriculating, and the degree they received.  A student graduating with a Bachelor’s degree is eligible for a total of 18 months employment; one with a PhD will be granted a total of 36 months. 

Click here for more information on J-1 Visas.

Long-Term Employment in the U.S.

An H1-B Visa is sponsored by the employer allowing an individual to work in a “specialty occupation” for up to 3 years and it can be extended for a maximum of six years.  A limited number of H1-B visas are granted each year.  Employers should submit their application by April 1 for approval on October 1.  Students currently doing their OPT are eligible for a “Cap-Gap” extension while the H1-B petition is pending. The employer, with a qualified immigration attorney is responsible for submitting the application and for all related costs.

Click here for more information on H1-B Visas.


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 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

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

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.