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SERVICES of the CCO

The Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) serves as the centralized Career Services office for the West Lafayette Campus of Purdue University. We offer multiple services for students of all majors, alumni, employers, faculty and staff.

 

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  • Resume & Cover Letter
  • Internship & Job Search Strategies
  • myCCO Account
  • Grad School Plan
  • Exploring Professional Careers such as Med/Law School
  • Personal Statement
  • Career Closet (more info)
Drop-in
(15 mins)
Monday - Friday 
10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Choosing or changing your major
  • Developing a career plan
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Considering and exploring graduate school
Appointment
(60 mins)
Schedule an appointment here
Monday - Friday 
9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Exploring Professional Careers including law, med, dent, vet & other health careers
  • Preparing for professional fields 
  • Navigating the application process: aptitude tests, personal statements, competitiveness, choosing schools, recommendation letters, and interviews
Appointment
(30 mins)
Schedule an appointment here
Monday - Friday 
8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Mock Interview-Undergraduates
Appointment
(30 mins)
Schedule an appointment here
Monday - Friday
10:00am - 4:00pm

  • Mock Interview-Graduates
Appointment
(60 mins). Before calling 765.494.3981 to schedule a mock interview, you must record a practice interview on Interview Stream.

Monday-Friday

9:00am - 4:00pm

handbook icon Click here to access the CCO Handbook

workshops & outreach

The Center for Career Opportunities welcomes the opportunity to offer career-related programs for students, faculty and staff, and administrators. If you would like to host or participate in a program, please read the following criteria before submitting your request.

Request Guidelines:

  • Please allow two weeks' notice for workshop requests.
  • Explore the presentation topics in order to choose the topic that best fits your needs. 

After submitting the form below, the CCO will review your request and inform you if someone is available to present. 

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    Thanks for visiting the Purdue University Center for Career Opportunities website. Whether you're a student or alumni seeking assistance with your career decision-making or job search; an employer searching for outstanding Purdue students and graduates to fill your positions; or another interested party seeking to learn more about the CCO's offerings, be assured that our dedicated staff are eager to assist you.

    As you explore the information provided on this website, you'll get a sense of the many programs and services that the CCO has to offer. We also welcome personal visits, as well as questions via email as they relate to our services and opportunities to respond to employers seeking to address their hiring needs. 

    Tim Luzader, Director

     

    MISSION

    The Center for Career Opportunities informs and empowers students and graduates using transformative career services, innovative technologies and collaborative synergies to connect with professional opportunities within Indiana, the United States and the world.

     

    VISION

    Every Boilermaker Empowered for Lifelong Success. 

     

    VALUES

    • Individual Choice: We value the right of students and graduates to make their own career choices.
    • Student Focus: We value students and regard them as our primary constituency.
    • Diversity & Inclusion: We value the unique backgrounds, beliefs and contributions of individuals. We strive to create an inclusive and positive environment.
    • Integrity: We value the demonstration of responsibility and accountability among staff and stakeholders. We respect professional ethics and standards set forth by the university, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, National Career Development Association and National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions.
    • Accessibility: We value the accessibility of services and facilities to all constituents.
    • Adaptability: We value adaptability to the ever-changing global landscape and strive to be leading change agents.
    • Campus Collaboration: We value collaborating with key faculty and staff to carry out our mission.
    • Employer & Stakeholder Partnership: We value partnerships with employers, professional and graduate schools and professional associations that benefit current and future students and graduates.
    • Data-Driven Operation: We value sound decision making and insights based on data.
    • Innovation: We value creative ideas and we put them into action.
    • Fun: We value making the workplace fun.

     

    Young Hall, Room 132
    155 S. Grant Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114
    Phone: (765) 494-3981
    Fax: (765) 494-6959

    CCO Services

    SERVICES of the CCO

    The Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) serves as the centralized Career Services office for the West Lafayette Campus of Purdue University. We offer multiple services for students of all majors, alumni, employers, faculty and staff.

     

    Need help with...?ServiceTimes
    • Resume & Cover Letter
    • Internship & Job Search Strategies
    • myCCO Account
    • Grad School Plan
    • Exploring Professional Careers such as Med/Law School
    • Personal Statement
    • Career Closet (more info)
    Drop-in
    (15 mins)
    Monday - Friday 
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    • Choosing or changing your major
    • Developing a career plan
    • Job Search Strategies
    • Considering and exploring graduate school
    Appointment
    (60 mins)
    Schedule an appointment here
    Monday - Friday 
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Exploring Professional Careers including law, med, dent, vet & other health careers
    • Preparing for professional fields 
    • Navigating the application process: aptitude tests, personal statements, competitiveness, choosing schools, recommendation letters, and interviews
    Appointment
    (30 mins)
    Schedule an appointment here
    Monday - Friday 
    8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Mock Interview-Undergraduates
    Appointment
    (30 mins)
    Schedule an appointment here
    Monday - Friday
    10:00am - 4:00pm

    • Mock Interview-Graduates
    Appointment
    (60 mins). Before calling 765.494.3981 to schedule a mock interview, you must record a practice interview on Interview Stream.

    Monday-Friday

    9:00am - 4:00pm

    handbook icon Click here to access the CCO Handbook

    Click here to view employer services

    workshops & outreach

    The Center for Career Opportunities welcomes the opportunity to offer career-related programs for students, faculty and staff, and administrators. If you would like to host or participate in a program, please read the following criteria before submitting your request.

    Request Guidelines:

    • Please allow two weeks' notice for workshop requests.
    • Explore the presentation topics in order to choose the topic that best fits your needs. 

    After submitting the form below, the CCO will review your request and inform you if someone is available to present. 

    Click here to submit a request

    Thanks for visiting the Purdue University Center for Career Opportunities website. Whether you're a student or alumni seeking assistance with your career decision-making or job search; an employer searching for outstanding Purdue students and graduates to fill your positions; or another interested party seeking to learn more about the CCO's offerings, be assured that our dedicated staff are eager to assist you.

    As you explore the information provided on this website, you'll get a sense of the many programs and services that the CCO has to offer. We also welcome personal visits, as well as questions via email as they relate to our services and opportunities to respond to employers seeking to address their hiring needs. 

    Tim Luzader, Director

     

    MISSION

    The Center for Career Opportunities informs and empowers students and graduates using transformative career services, innovative technologies and collaborative synergies to connect with professional opportunities within Indiana, the United States and the world.

     

    VISION

    Every Boilermaker Empowered for Lifelong Success. 

     

    VALUES

    • Individual Choice: We value the right of students and graduates to make their own career choices.
    • Student Focus: We value students and regard them as our primary constituency.
    • Diversity & Inclusion: We value the unique backgrounds, beliefs and contributions of individuals. We strive to create an inclusive and positive environment.
    • Integrity: We value the demonstration of responsibility and accountability among staff and stakeholders. We respect professional ethics and standards set forth by the university, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, National Career Development Association and National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions.
    • Accessibility: We value the accessibility of services and facilities to all constituents.
    • Adaptability: We value adaptability to the ever-changing global landscape and strive to be leading change agents.
    • Campus Collaboration: We value collaborating with key faculty and staff to carry out our mission.
    • Employer & Stakeholder Partnership: We value partnerships with employers, professional and graduate schools and professional associations that benefit current and future students and graduates.
    • Data-Driven Operation: We value sound decision making and insights based on data.
    • Innovation: We value creative ideas and we put them into action.
    • Fun: We value making the workplace fun.

     

    Young Hall, Room 132
    155 S. Grant Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114
    Phone: (765) 494-3981
    Fax: (765) 494-6959