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As with all students, the Center for Career Opportunities is here to help you establish your own career development goals --whether that means discovering your interests, applying for a great internship or obtaining a full-time position. We encourage veterans to visit the CCO to talk with a consultant concerning any of the following questions:

    • How do I apply my military background to my chosen career field?
    • How do I show my military skills on my resume?
    • How can I best navigate the job market?

Although you will benefit from exploring the general students resources on, the career resources tabs on this page are especially useful for veterans.


Explore the links below to understand how you can translate your MILITARY EXPERIENCES and skills to build a successful CIVILIAN RESUME.




American Corporate Partners (ACP)

Free nationwide, in-person or e-mentoring, career counseling and networking with professionals for long-term career development for veterans

America’s Heroes at Work

Provides veterans with TBI, PTSD or other challenges with resources and tips for employment success, also provides links for to websites that address many common issues faced by returning service members

G.I. Jobs

Provides career tips, job listings, transition assistance, success stories and other resources


After their service, military members return home with a wealth of new, highly-valuable skills. By pairing these skills with an advanced degree, veterans can set themselves up for very productive, fulfilling, and successful civilian lives.

Hire Vets First

Provides skills translator, one-stop career centers, job listings, small business resources and other resources

Marine for Life

Provides nationwide assistance to Marines returning to civilian life

National Resource Directory 

Provides access to veteran services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration

Office of Veterans Business Development

Provides business development centers, loan programs and other resources for veterans, service-disabled veterans, reserve component members and their dependents or survivors to start their own business

Regional Veterans Employment Coordinators

Contact information provided for regional employment coordinators to identify career opportunities, build competitive applications for federal employment and help navigate the federal hiring process, also assists in facilitating traditional and non-traditional work accommodations

The Veterans Corporation 

Provides veterans and service-disabled veterans with access to the tools required to become successful in business

Student Veterans of America         

Provides networking & conferences for student veterans; work-study, scholarships and featured employers

Troops to Teachers

Provides advising and referral services to military personnel interested in becoming teachers in public education, includes teacher certification requirements, programs leading to certification and employment opportunities

 Turbo Tap  

Provides job search tools, career fairs, workshops, military-to-civilian skills translator, transition advisers, networking tips and links to other transition assistance resources

 US Office of Personnel Management

Provides job search tools and information about veteran’s preference for veterans seeking jobs with the government

US Army Material Command

Provides army veterans with a link to job postings, see special AMC Fellows Program for special program with rotational assignments. Also see Always a Soldier Program specifically for disabled Veterans

VA for Vets

VA for Vets helps Veterans and transitioning Military Service Members find federal or non-profit careers. The VA for Vets Career Center tools provide opportunities to translate military skills, build federal resumes and search and apply for open positions. VA for Vets is the flagship initiative of the Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO).


Provides recruitment services, job search support, vocational training, placement and post-hire support for veterans with service-connected disabilities

Veterans’ Employment and Training Service

A division of the Department of Labor; provides veterans and transitioning service members with information on grants, and other resources to maximize their employment opportunities




Army Career and Alumni Program

Provides job assistance including job search tools, job fairs, employer listings and other links for army veterans

Career One Stop     

Connects veterans & transitioning service members with listing of job banks specifically for veterans and spouses, resources for starting a business and lots more

Clearance Jobs

Provides job search resources and matches job seekers holding active security clearances with hiring employers and recruiters looking for skilled cleared candidates

CSI Executive Search

Helps current and former military personnel transition into fulfilling civilian career opportunities throughout the U.S..

Cybersecurity Jobs

Provides information on entering one of the fastest growing career fields.

Ideal Military Hire

Provides featured civilian job opportunities, VetFran franchise opportunities, loans, and other veteran resources

The Lucas Group – Military Transition (Recruiter)                  

Provides military hiring conferences for veteran job seekers interested in many industries; For Non-Commissioned Officers through Senior Military Officers and Technicians; 18 locations, job resources, career advice, salary information

Military & Veterans Career Center  

Provides job search, resume posting, salary calculator, networking, job hunting tips, list of employers looking for military experience and many other resources

Military Connection

Provides virtual job fairs, job postings, scholarships, loans and salary calculators for all military branches

Military Hire

Provides job listings, Veteran-specific career fairs, and other career resources (Veteran-owned firm)

Military Stars

Offers job listings, career expos, military job seekers blog and other resources

Orion International (Recruiter)

Veteran-specific job fairs and a wide range of resources, recruiters are former military; no exclusive agreements

Recruit Military       

Provides job listings, resume posting, opportunity expos nationwide and veteran-friendly organization listings

USA Jobs for Veterans 

There are laws providing Veterans' preference and special appointing authorities for veterans, as well as the fact that agencies recognize that hiring veterans is just good business. Federal service provides a means for veterans to continue their noble service to this country.

Transition Assistance Online  

Career site for military veterans that provides job search, employer listings, Veteran Career Fairs, transition tools, and other resources

USA Jobs

Provides job opportunities, training assistance and resources for veterans interested in federal government

Vet Jobs

Provides job listings, ability to post resume, job search tools & tips, employment assistance and other resources

Veteran Recruiting

A division of Astound Virtual who has revolutionized the way military friendly employers, service members, veterans, and military spouses connect as it relates to the job search. Through the VRS virtual recruitment center, employers can recruit veteran talent across the globe in an efficient, effective, and environmentally friendly manner.

Vet Success

A division of the Department of Veterans Affairs, provides job listings, career tools, state information, and industry profiles

Veterans Enterprise

An online magazine dedicated to increasing diversity inclusion in America’s workforce for veterans.

Wall Street War Fighters Foundation                 

Provides job placement services and offers ‘The Financial &Trading Education Program’ for disabled veterans seeking careers in the financial services industry

What is myCCO?

myCCO is a portal where Purdue students and alumni can apply for internships, full-time and part-time opportunities.


How can myCCO help me?

Employers posting jobs, internships, and other opportunities on myCCO want YOU. Using the myCCO service allows you to take advantage of Purdue University’s reputation and vast network of industry connections.

How do I get a myCCO account?

  1. As a first time user enter your PUID as both your user name and password.(NOTE: the first 2 digits MUST be a double zero (00) even if they're not included in your current PUID. For example: 0012345678). Your PUID (with the double zero) will always be your username to log in to myCCO. Once you have completed your myCCO profile, the system will send an email with your "NEW" password.
  2. Read the “Participation Agreement” and “Cancellation and Missed Interview Policy” before clicking “I Agree to Terms.”
  3. Complete all required fields when completing your profile.

Video Instructions


How can I make the most of myCCO? 

Upload Your Resume

  1.        Click on “Resumes ETC” on the top navigation bar.
  2.        Select “Add New.”
  3.        Add a descriptive label to help you remember each document. Employers will not be able to see the label.
  4.        Select your document type. Use “Other Documents” for your transcript.

Edit Profile Privacy to be included in Resume Books and receive emails from myCCO

  1. Resume Books are a feature of myCCO that allows employers to pull resumes from students who meet the criteria of a position they’re looking to fill. If you opt-in for resume books, you have the chance to receive an email or call from an employer about a position!
  2. CCO Career Consultants will email you every time there is an on-campus interviewing opportunity that hasn’t received a lot of applicants so you know about the opportunity. You will also receive the Inside Track-a weekly career newsletter that updates you on career events happening that week.

Search and Apply for Jobs & On-Campus Interviews

  1. Hover on “Jobs” on the top navigation bar.
  2. Click on “myCCO Interviews and Job Listings” on the drop-down menu.
  3. Use the search bar and the advanced search options to find job postings relevant you.
  4. Apply to a positing by clicking the “Apply” button and submitting the required documents. For some positions, you may not be able to apply. These positions are on-campus recruitment postings and you must meet all screening criteria, including major, degree, graduation date, and work authorization.
  5. Note: Read the job posting carefully as the employer may refer you to the company website to apply.

Create Job Search Agents

  1. After running an “Advanced Search,” Click “Saved Searches.”
  2. Give your search a title and set a schedule for new job posting to be sent to you.
  3. Select “Yes” for “New Results Only.”
  4. Click “Save.”

Video Instructions

Follow Purdue Internships on Twitter

  1. Purdue Internships keeps you connected to myCCO internship postings on a daily basis!


What else comes with a myCCO account?

  • Live Online Resume, Interview and Job Coaching: Brainfuse Job Now
  • Ability to practice interviewing using Big Interview
  • Access company data using Mergent Online
  • Access to listings of company information sessions
  • Network with company contacts who have recently recruited at Purdue
  • See what companies are coming to upcoming career fairs


Having trouble creating your account?

  • FORGOTTEN PASSWORD: If you think you have an existing account in myCCO but don't remember your PU-ID, email with the subject line: Existing myCCO Account Forgot PU-ID.
  • ALUMNI: If you need to request your PU-ID: Click here to submit the Alumni PU-ID Request form and the CCO will respond to your request within 3-5 business days.
  • FUTURE STUDENT: We look forward to seeing you on campus. Your PU-ID will work at the beginning of the semester that you start your full-time classes.
  • REGIONAL CAMPUS: Students attending any of the Purdue Regional Campuses or Statewide Technology locations pursuing a "Purdue" degree are eligible to utilize myCCO. Please contact your campus Career Services office.
  • POST DOC FELLOWS: Please complete the PU-ID Request form. In the Problem Description area please enter CURRENT POST DOC and the department that currently employs you. Note: When you create your myCCO account, select the graduation year you will finish your post doc position at Purdue University.

Have questions? Please contact the CCO at

I agree to:

Accurate Information: Certify my job search documents to be truthful and accurate

Grant Access: Allow CCO to provide my job search documents to prospective employers

Honor Commitments: Keep all appointments that I've scheduled with employers and CCO Staff

Genuine Interest: Sign up for interviews with only employers with whom I'm interested in working

Professional Conduct: Accept an offer of employment in good faith and immediately notify employers of acceptance or non-acceptance of the offer. Withdraw from interviewing process and no longer pursue positions with other employers

Report Suspicious Inqueries: Understand that job seekers can be deceived by organizations posing as legitimate employers. Evidence of this behavior includes requests for personal information (i.e. social security numbers or credit card numbers) and requests for money. If you're suspicious of such an organization, do not respond to them and please share details with us at

Consequences for Non-Compliance: Accept that failure to adhere to any point in this agreement may result in the removal of my interview privileges in the Center for Career Opportunities

The CCO agrees to:

Provide Services: Assist you with your career decision-making and job search activities

Access of Information: Provide access to a range of career opportunities and types of employers

Non-Discrimination: Provide access and reasonable accommodations to prospective employers without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability

Protect Confidentiality: Exercise sound judgment and fairness in maintaining your confidentiality

Student Advocacy: Respond to employer EEO non-compliance concerns and unethical behavior. Follow-up with those posting suspicious vacancies, when possible, and consult with students and alumni affected by this dubious behavior

On-campus Interviewing: Cancellation and Missed Interview Policy

If you must miss an interview, you are required to cancel it in advance. When you fail to cancel your interviews in a timely fashion or do not appear for your interviews, your actions reflect poorly on you as an individual and on the University as a whole. Not only do you inconvenience the employer, but you may also deprive another student of a valuable interview opportunity. These situations, if unchecked may also have more serious implications on the University's relationships with employers overall.

Therefore, the Center for Career Opportunities treats these incidents very seriously and advises you to take special note of the following Cancellation and Missed Interview Policy.

Interview Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations will NOT be accepted via email or voice mail.
  • Students must appear in person in Young 132 to complete paper work before an interview can be cancelled
  • Students are required to give three business days or 72 hours notice to cancel an interview
  • Always investigate an alternate date with the employer before you cancel an interview
  • It is your responsibility to speak personally with the employer representative and explain why you will not be attending the interview. Be aware, however that the employer may still report you to the CCO
  • If you cancel an appointment directly with an employer, remember to also contact the CCO
  • Regional Campus Students ( Purdue Calumet, IUPUI, Purdue North Central and IUPU Ft Wayne ) are required to work through their Regional Career Services office to cancel interviews. The Regional Campus Liaison will forward the information regarding the cancellation

Sudden Illness or Serious Personal Emergency on Interview Day

  • Students are expected to contact the CCO (765) 494 - 3981 prior to their interview time. Employers check-in between 8 and 8:30 AM and should be notified prior to that time

Employers typically are not in the office on weekends. Monday appointments should be cancelled no later than Friday morning.

If you miss an interview:

  • Your myCCO account will be locked
  • You will receive an e-mail from CCO with instructions to come to Young 132 immediately to resolve this matter
  • You will be required to meet with a walk-in counselor and discuss the reason you missed the business appointment to which you committed
  • The discussion and your reason for missing the interview will determine whether or not your file will be reactivated and if you will have the opportunity to use myCCO in the future.