Career fairs provide employers the opportunity to connect with Purdue University students as well as the chance to to raise the profile of their organization on campus. With approximately 30 career fairs held annually at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus, you will likely find an event to suit your recruitment needs.
Not sure which fair to attend to meet your recruitment goals? Contact the CCO's employer relations staff to discuss which fair may best met your 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. When available, the CCO's list of fall and spring career fairs does provide a link to specific information for each career fair.
PLEASE NOTE: The CCO runs only the following fairs: International Career Fair, Emerging Employers Career Fair, Just in Time Career Fair and Teacher Recruitment Day.
COMPUTING CAREER FAIR | September 10, 2015 | 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 ROUNDTABLE | September 15 & 16, 2015 | 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.
KRANNERT UNDERGRADUATE FALL CAREER FAIR | September 17, 2015 | 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.
HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MGMT CAREER DAY | September 22, 2015
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.
SALES, RETAIL & FINANCIAL SERVICES CAREER FAIR | September 22, 2015 | 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.
LIBERAL ARTS ADVANCE YOURSELF | September 23, 2015
More information coming soon.
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CAREER FAIR | September 24, 2015
The Building 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. At a typical BCM Career Fair, over 500 students attend to engage with up to 150 construction companies from across the country. OPEN TO BCM MAJOR ONLY.
PURDUE GRADUATE STUDENT CAREER FAIR | September 29, 2015
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.
CIVIL ENGINEERING CAREER FAIR | October 1, 2015 | 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.
PURDUE AGRICULTURE FALL CAREER FAIR | October 6, 2015
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.
LAW SCHOOL FAIR | October 7, 2015
More information coming soon.
AEROSPACE CAREER EXPO | October 21, 2015
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.
PHARMACY DAYS | October 27, 2015
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.
GLOBAL MAKER FAIR | November 18, 2015
The Center for Career Opportunities and Purdue International student organizations host the Bilingual Student Career Fair to help employers connect with talented and qualified students seeking both internships and full-time employment in globally expanding organizations. This career fair is a unique event for organizations that are looking to hire globally competent candidates with foreign language fluency for their US and international operations. The Bilingual Student Career Fair is open to all majors and degree levels. The fair provide recruiters the opportunity to network and interview candidates for internship and full-time positions.
NURSING CAREER FAIR | TBD
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 Susan Kauffman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SPRING CAREER FAIRS
PESC ENGINEERING SPRING EXPO | February 2, 2015
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 the week of November 10th, 2014. Please visit www.purdueesc.org for more information.
COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY CAREER FAIR | February 3, 2015
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.
KRANNERT UNDERGRADUATE SPRING CAREER FAIR | February 4, 2015
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.
PURDUE AVIATION CAREER FAIR | TBD
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.
HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MGMT CAREER DAY | TBD
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.
SALES, RETAIL & FINANCIAL CAREER FAIR | TBD
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.
PURDUE AGRICULTURE SPRING CAREER FAIR | TBD
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.
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CAREER EXPO | TBD
The 2015 Spring Career Expo is an annual event which showcases companies and organizations relevant to all Purdue students. The Career Expo welcomes companies from a vast variety of industries, each looking to fill jobs and internships in a variety of functions and provides recruiters the opportunity to network with, interview, and share information on internships and full time opportunities. Companies attending the fair will have the opportunity to hold information sessions as well as interview sessions the evening of the fair.
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (BCM) SPRING CAREER FAIR | TBD
The Building 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 BCM Career Fair, over 500 students attend to engage with up to 150 construction companies from across the country.
GRADUATE STUDENT SPRING CAREER FAIR | TBD
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!
EMERGING EMPLOYERS FAIR | TBD
This fair is for start-up or second stage companies with 100 or fewer employees seeking interns or full-time hires. Students in all majors are welcome to attend the event. Please contact Kaletra Dispennett at email@example.com or 765.494.3981 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES CAREER FAIR | TBD
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!
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE CO-OP FAIR | TBD
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.
HEALTH PROGRAMS EXPO | March 1, 2015
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.
JUST IN TIME JOB FAIR | April 26, 2015
Held in mid-April, 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 | TBD
Teacher Recruitment Day (TRD) is an annual, one-day recruitment event for educational institutions, corporations, districts and agencies to interview Education majors. It is a collaborative effort between the Center for Career Opportunities and Teacher Education, which will take place in the PMU North and South Ballrooms on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 9:00am – 3:30pm. Registration is now open to schools, so please sign up!