A primary objective of the Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) is to support employers in their efforts to recruit and hire Purdue students. We consider this a partnership effort with a common goal of achieving the best match between the individual student and the employing organization. The CCO will act in accordance with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Services, and we expect that employers will abide by these principles in their dealings with us, our students and our alumni.

These Principles provide three basic precepts to guide career planning and recruitment:

  1. Maintain an open and free selection of employment and experiential learning opportunities in an atmosphere conducive to objective thought, where job candidates can choose to optimize their talents and meet their personal objectives;
  2. Maintain a recruitment process that is fair and equitable;
  3. Support informed and responsible decision making by candidates.

We strive to provide an open and free environment for selection of students for employment and experiential learning opportunities. We reserve the right to take appropriate and necessary actions to enforce compliance with these guidelines in order to maintain a fair and equitable recruitment process among all employers of Purdue University students.

Please know that we are deeply appreciative of your interest in recruiting Purdue students for the exciting career opportunities that your organization offers them. We look forward to our partnership to help make your recruiting experience a positive, fair and productive one for everyone.