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Services of the Center For Career Opportunities - Summer 2021

Career Success at Purdue houses the Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) and Pre-Professional Advising (PPA). We serve as the centralized Career Services office for the West Lafayette Campus of Purdue University. 

  • Due to COVID-19 precautions, we will continue to offer virtual appointments only for Summer 2021 session
  • The services listed below are for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students
  • Purdue Alumni - please visit our Alumni What We Offer page for how to best access alumni related services and resources
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Career Planning (Undergraduates & Master's)

  • Career/Major Exploration
  • Graduate School Planning

Virtual Appointment  (60 minutes)

Monday - Friday 
9:00am - 4:00pm (ET)

Schedule an appointment via BoilerConnect here

*Choose CCO/Career Development and Job Search (Virtual) as the location 

You will be sent an invitation that will contain a direct link to access your scheduled meeting

PhD Student Career Planning

  • Exploring industry, nonprofit, and Federal careers
  • Review of applications for industry or nonprofit positions
  • Review of tenure-track application packet (Teaching Philosophy, Diversity Statement, CV, Cover Letter)

Virtual Appointment  (60 minutes)

Monday - Friday  
9:00am - 4:00pm (ET)

Schedule an appointment via BoilerConnect here or call our CCO main office at 765-494-3981 for assistance

*Choose CCO/Career Development and Job Seach (Virtual) as the location

You will be sent an invitation that will contain a direct link to access your scheduled meeting

Job Search Document Reviews

  • Resume or CV Review
  • Cover Letter Review

Email askcco@purdue.edu to request a document review

Expect a 3-5 business day turnaround for document feedback. Send documents as an attachment to your email request.

For real-time feedback on your resume, create a VMock account with your Purdue email and upload your resume

*Quick Chat service will resume with Fall 2021 classes

Job/Internship Search OR

Graduate School Application Preparation

  • Job Search Strategies
  • LinkedIn profile reviews
  • Interview Preparation
  • Job Offer Negotiation
  • Graduate School Personal Statement reviews

 

Virtual Appointment  (30 minutes)

Monday - Friday  
9:00am - 4:00pm (ET)

Schedule an appointment via BoilerConnect here

*Choose CCO/Career Development and Job Search (Virtual) for location

You will be sent an invitation that will contain a direct link to access your scheduled meeting

Pre-Professional Advising

  • Exploring Professional Careers including law, medical, dental, veterinary & other health careers
  • Preparing for professional fields 
  • Health Careers Mock Interview
  • Navigating the application process: aptitude tests, personal statements, competitiveness, choosing schools, recommendation letters, and interviews

Virtual Appointment  (30 minutes)

Monday - Friday 
8:30am - 4:30pm (ET)

Schedule an appointment via BoilerConnect here

*Choose CCO/Pre-Professional Advising (Virtual) as the location

You will be sent an invitation that will contain a direct link to access your scheduled meeting

Virtual Interview Practice

  • Virtual interview practice is available 24/7 through Big Interview
  • You will need to create an account with your Purdue email address

Virtual Appointment

If you desire a mock interview with a CCO Career Services Consultant, you must create and record a virtual practice interview on Big Interview before calling 765-494-3981 to schedule a mock interview.

This practice interview should be emailed to the Career Services Consultant prior to your scheduled appointment.

Need more career advice? See and hear employers, career services consultants, and your fellow students talk about the many facets of your career search. Click here to access CareerSpots videosClick here to access the Purdue CCO Blog