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Attending career fairs, hosting information sessions and participating in on-campus recruitment are some of the more popular ways to build your presence on campus. The CCO offers other unique opportunities to meet Purdue students and your recruiting success can be greatly enhanced by expanding your recruiting strategy to include involvement in these activities.

Host an Information Session

An information session allows organizations to communicate their brand and mission, and describe employment opportunities and career paths to potential candidates. While an information session is typically used to complement an on-campus recruitment (OCR) schedule, it can also be a stand-alone event.


What type of information session you hold and when you hold it will largely depend on the purpose of your event.

Create Awareness

Some companies hold information sessions to create awareness of the organization. This type of information session can be held several weeks prior to your interview date or even without a scheduled interview date as an effective way to:

  • Increase your campus presence and visiblity
  • Stimulate interest by providing a company and career path overview
  • Communicate your recruitment process to candidates
  • Collect resumes from potential candidates

Maximize Interview Time

This type of session is most effective when scheduled the night before your interview date. This session can be used to:

  • Meet candidates in an informal setting prior to one-on-one interviews to reduce nervousness for the candidates
  • Explain details about your recruiting process to students who have signed up for interviews
  • Address topics such as your corporate culture, benefits packages and other topics that would take up valuable interview time
  • Talk to candidates who did not submit a resume in advance to fill available interview slots on your schedule



Due to space limitations, Information Sessions are not held at the CCO (Young Hall) nor are they scheduled through the CCO.

  • To schedule an information session, click on this link. There is a charge to reserve space for your information session. Reservations should be made at least four weeks in advance to secure your first choice of dates.

PLEASE NOTE: Once your reservation is confirmed by the University Calendar Office, a conference coordinator will be assigned to your event to arrange catering, audiovisual needs, room set-up and storage of your materials. To reach your conference coordinator, please call (800) 359-2968.



With over 300 employer information sessions being conducted during the fall and spring semesters, there is a great deal of competition for student attention. While information sessions do provide an opportunity to build your company’s presence on campus, students will not simply show up without effort on your part. We encourage you to consider the purpose of your information session and then publicize it appropriately.

  • If your information session is scheduled in conjunction with your interview date, it will be publicized to students online on the myCCO calendar, the student’s version of NACElink. This is only done if your information session was coordinated through the Calendar Office.
  • You can invite student organizations to your information session to increase attendance.
  • If your event is open, you may want to advertise your session in The Exponent, the independent student newspaper. Ads placed the day before or on the day of the presentation seem to get the most response.
  • Request a customized resume search in advance and personally invite candidates you find to be a good fit for your position(s).



  • PUBLICIZE, PUBLICIZE, PUBLICIZE. Just in case you didn't catch it the first time, publicizing your event is critical. The CCO will post the event in NACElink, however, due to the sheer number of information sessions held at Purdue University, we are not able to market each information session nor do we maintain an RSVP list.
  • INVITE POTENTIAL CANDIDATES. If you are holding an information session the night before your interviews for candidates only, it is strongly suggested that you email all students on your schedules to invite them to attend. NOTE: Mandatory evening events are strongly discouraged. Students may have evening classes and exams that conflict with evening events.
  • EDUCATE AND ENTERTAIN. Students say the best information sessions:
    • Last only about an hour
    • Offer an opportunity for Q&A or one-on-one discussions
    • Include information about the company besides what is available on the website
    • Include personal accounts from recent hires about what it is like to work for the company
    • The promise of food always boosts attendance

DON'T FORGET: If you would like advice about whether to hold an information session, please contact your Employer Coordinator.



The CCO encourages you to partner with students organizations on campus. To facilitate this process for our employers, we have provided lists of student organizations by academic discipline and diverse populations. You may also find other student organizations through BoilerLink, Purdue's online database.




Attending career fairs, hosting information sessions and participating in on-campus recruitment are some of the more popular ways to build your presence on campus. The CCO offers other unique opportunities to meet Purdue students and your recruiting success can be greatly enhanced by expanding your recruiting strategy to include involvement in these activities.


The CCO invites employers to join us during drop-in hours to critique resumes for Purdue students. Drop in hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm EST.  While employers are welcome at any time, the CCO does experience higher traffic prior to career fairs. 


Fall 2017

  • August 30 - September 1
  • September 5 - September 8
  • September 12 and 13

Spring 2018

  • January 22 - January 26
  • January 29 - February 2



Each year the CCO holds a 3-day resume blitz during drop-in hours to prepare students for career fairs. The CCO invites employers to join us for 1, 2, or all 3 days to critique resumes for Purdue students.

The Fall 2017 Resume Blitz is tentatively scheduled for:

  • Thursday, September 7
  • Friday, September 8
  • Monday, September 11



If you are interested in participating in any of these events, please contact your employer coordinator.

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.