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The model below shows key parts of Career Decision-Making. Click on the circles in the model to access resources.
Planning your career is a lifelong expedition.

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  • Jill B

    "With the Career Services Consultant's help, I explored career interests, shadowed and talked with a professional writer, and felt more comfortable taking action to change my academic focus... Just having someone I could trust to talk to about my college career lifted a huge burden from my shoulders. I honestly couldn't be happier--thanks, in many ways, to the support of the CCO!"

    Jill B., Undergraduate, College of Liberal Arts

  • "This has really been a critical time in my life, and I don't think I would have come out of it as confident as I am without the CCO`s help. Thanks to the help of the Career Services Consultant, I feel like I have actually chosen my path this time, based on actual research and self-assessment..."

    Kari F., PhD 2013, College of Science

  • Clara

    [My career counselor] helped me utilize the incredible amount of resources at Purdue that I otherwise would have been lost to figure out for myself. When I was in need of career mentors, she helped me get connected with professors and department faculty who could advise me, and when I was looking for a research position, she again encouraged and looked out for me.

    Clara S., BS 2016

  • Courtney

    The CCO is more than just "resume help", contrary to what most students think. For me, the CCO built a career path--both academically, and socially. It helped me connect to people that I otherwise never would have met, as well as get my education on the right track to success. I would definitely recommend the CCO to anyone trying to figure out what they want out of a career, or out of college.

    Courtney (Computer Information Technology, May 2016)


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