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INTERVIEW ON CAMPUS

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
Set Your Date
 

set your OCR date

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 pbeaver@purdue.edu 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.

OCR Models

OCR Models

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

preselect

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.

preselect to alternate

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

resume collection

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.

room reservation only

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.

Invite Candidates
 

invite candidates

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.

Travel To Purdue
 

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: Take I-65 to State Road 43 (exit 178). Exit is marked West Lafayette - Brookston. Turn right onto St. Rd 43S. 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. Turn right onto State Street. Remain in the right lane. Proceed up State Street hill to Grant Street (2nd stop light on State.) Turn right onto Grant Street to the Grant Street Parking Garage at 120 N. Grant Street. Walk across Grant Street, turn left and cross State Street. Continue on Grant Street past the Krannert Building and enter the front door of Young Hall. 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)
Take I-65 North to State Rd 43 (exit 178) Exit is marked West Lafayette- Brookston. Turn left onto State Rd 43. 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. Turn right onto State Street. Remain in the right lane. Proceed up State Street hill to Grant Street (2nd stop light on State. ) Turn right onto Grant Street to the Grant Street Parking Garage at 120 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN. Walk across Grant Street, turn left and cross State Street. Continue on Grant Street past the Krannert Building and enter the front door of Young Hall. 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. 

 

Interview Room Policy
 

 INTERVIEW ROOM POLICY

GOLD TIME-The Day after a Career Fair

What is it? Employers attending a career fair will receive first priority for private interview space in Young Hall and Hicks Library the day after they attend a career fair.

How many private interview rooms can be reserved? Companies will be provided a maximum of 4 private interview rooms in.

 

SILVER TIME-Peak Interviewing Season

What is it? Silver time includes peak interviewing seasons for the Fall semester (September-mid October) and the Spring semester (first half of February). It does not include days after career fairs (Gold Time).

How many private interview rooms in Young Hall and Hicks Library can be reserved?

 

BRONZE TIME-Non-Peak Interviewing Season

What is it? Any time that is not fall into the Gold and Silver Time categories.

How many private interview rooms in Young Hall and Hicks Library can be reserved?

  • CCO 21st Century Partner members-Director’s Circle-max 16 interview rooms
  • CCO 21st Century Partner members-Executive level-max 14 interview rooms
  • CCO 21st Century Partner members-Corporate level-max 12 interview rooms
  • All other employers recruiting at Purdue -max 10 interview rooms

 

POST A JOB

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. 

How to Post a Job in NACElink at Purdue

  1. Log in to NACElink@Purdue. (If you do not have an account, click here to create one.)
  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. 

REQUEST A CUSTOMIZED RESUME SEARCH

A customized resume search can be requested here

ATTEND A CAREER FAIR

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 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 (Registration to Open Soon) 

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:  purduecesac@gmail.com

PHARMACY DAYS | October 24 & 25, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTER (Registration to Open Soon)

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 | TBD | 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.  

GLOBAL MAKER CAREER EXPO | TBD 

The Center for Career Opportunities and Purdue International student organizations host the Global Maker 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 Global Maker 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.  Questions:  Contact Ana Mukhopadhyay anaggha@purdue.edu

 

Spring Career Fairs
 
PESC ENGINEERING SPRING EXPO  | January 31, 2017 | REGISTER (Closed)| MORE INFO

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 | REGISTER (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 | REGISTER | MORE INFO

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 | REGISTER | MORE INFO

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 | REGISTER | MORE INFO

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 | REGISTER (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 | REGISTER (Closed) | MORE INFO

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 | REGISTER (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 | REGISTER (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

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 REGISTER (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.

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 FAIRApril 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.

 

 

 

  • Monday, August 21 – Fall Classes begin
  • Thursday, September 7 – On-Campus Career Fairs begin at Purdue
  • Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8 – CCO Resume Blitz (tentative)
  • Monday, September 11 – CCO Resume Blitz (tentative)
  • Wednesday, September 13 – Fall On-Campus Interviews begin
  • Monday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 10 – October Break
  • Wednesday, November 22 to Saturday, November 25 – Thanksgiving Vacation
  • Monday, December 11 to Saturday, December 16 – Final Exams (students not available for on-campus interviews)
  • Saturday, December 16 – Fall Semester ends
  • Sunday, December 17 – Fall Commencement
  • Monday, January 8 – Spring Classes begin
  • Monday, January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • Monday, January 29 – On-Campus Career Fairs begin at Purdue 
  • Tuesday, January 30 – Spring On-Campus Interviews begin
  • Monday, March 12 to Saturday, March 17 – Spring Break
  • Monday, April 30 to Saturday, May 5 – Final Exams (students not available for on-campus interviews)
  • Saturday, May 5 – Spring Semester ends
  • Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13 - Spring Commencement

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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.

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.

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.

Hire Students & Alumni

INTERVIEW ON CAMPUS

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
Set Your Date
 

set your OCR date

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 pbeaver@purdue.edu 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.

OCR Models

OCR Models

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

preselect

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.

preselect to alternate

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

resume collection

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.

room reservation only

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.

Invite Candidates
 

invite candidates

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.

Travel To Purdue
 

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: Take I-65 to State Road 43 (exit 178). Exit is marked West Lafayette - Brookston. Turn right onto St. Rd 43S. 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. Turn right onto State Street. Remain in the right lane. Proceed up State Street hill to Grant Street (2nd stop light on State.) Turn right onto Grant Street to the Grant Street Parking Garage at 120 N. Grant Street. Walk across Grant Street, turn left and cross State Street. Continue on Grant Street past the Krannert Building and enter the front door of Young Hall. 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)
Take I-65 North to State Rd 43 (exit 178) Exit is marked West Lafayette- Brookston. Turn left onto State Rd 43. 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. Turn right onto State Street. Remain in the right lane. Proceed up State Street hill to Grant Street (2nd stop light on State. ) Turn right onto Grant Street to the Grant Street Parking Garage at 120 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN. Walk across Grant Street, turn left and cross State Street. Continue on Grant Street past the Krannert Building and enter the front door of Young Hall. 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. 

 

Interview Room Policy
 

 INTERVIEW ROOM POLICY

GOLD TIME-The Day after a Career Fair

What is it? Employers attending a career fair will receive first priority for private interview space in Young Hall and Hicks Library the day after they attend a career fair.

How many private interview rooms can be reserved? Companies will be provided a maximum of 4 private interview rooms in.

 

SILVER TIME-Peak Interviewing Season

What is it? Silver time includes peak interviewing seasons for the Fall semester (September-mid October) and the Spring semester (first half of February). It does not include days after career fairs (Gold Time).

How many private interview rooms in Young Hall and Hicks Library can be reserved?

 

BRONZE TIME-Non-Peak Interviewing Season

What is it? Any time that is not fall into the Gold and Silver Time categories.

How many private interview rooms in Young Hall and Hicks Library can be reserved?

  • CCO 21st Century Partner members-Director’s Circle-max 16 interview rooms
  • CCO 21st Century Partner members-Executive level-max 14 interview rooms
  • CCO 21st Century Partner members-Corporate level-max 12 interview rooms
  • All other employers recruiting at Purdue -max 10 interview rooms

 

POST A JOB

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. 

How to Post a Job in NACElink at Purdue

  1. Log in to NACElink@Purdue. (If you do not have an account, click here to create one.)
  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. 

REQUEST A CUSTOMIZED RESUME SEARCH

A customized resume search can be requested here

ATTEND A CAREER FAIR

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 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 (Registration to Open Soon) 

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:  purduecesac@gmail.com

PHARMACY DAYS | October 24 & 25, 2017 | MORE INFO | REGISTER (Registration to Open Soon)

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 | TBD | 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.  

GLOBAL MAKER CAREER EXPO | TBD 

The Center for Career Opportunities and Purdue International student organizations host the Global Maker 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 Global Maker 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.  Questions:  Contact Ana Mukhopadhyay anaggha@purdue.edu

 

Spring Career Fairs
 
PESC ENGINEERING SPRING EXPO  | January 31, 2017 | REGISTER (Closed)| MORE INFO

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 | REGISTER (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 | REGISTER | MORE INFO

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 | REGISTER | MORE INFO

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 | REGISTER | MORE INFO

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 | REGISTER (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 | REGISTER (Closed) | MORE INFO

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 | REGISTER (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 | REGISTER (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

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 REGISTER (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.

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 FAIRApril 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.

 

 

 

  • Monday, August 21 – Fall Classes begin
  • Thursday, September 7 – On-Campus Career Fairs begin at Purdue
  • Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8 – CCO Resume Blitz (tentative)
  • Monday, September 11 – CCO Resume Blitz (tentative)
  • Wednesday, September 13 – Fall On-Campus Interviews begin
  • Monday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 10 – October Break
  • Wednesday, November 22 to Saturday, November 25 – Thanksgiving Vacation
  • Monday, December 11 to Saturday, December 16 – Final Exams (students not available for on-campus interviews)
  • Saturday, December 16 – Fall Semester ends
  • Sunday, December 17 – Fall Commencement
  • Monday, January 8 – Spring Classes begin
  • Monday, January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • Monday, January 29 – On-Campus Career Fairs begin at Purdue 
  • Tuesday, January 30 – Spring On-Campus Interviews begin
  • Monday, March 12 to Saturday, March 17 – Spring Break
  • Monday, April 30 to Saturday, May 5 – Final Exams (students not available for on-campus interviews)
  • Saturday, May 5 – Spring Semester ends
  • Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13 - Spring Commencement

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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.

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.

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.