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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
  • Personal Statement
  • Career Closet (more info)
Drop-in
(15 mins)
M - F
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
M - F
9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Exploring Professional Careers including law, med, dent, vet & other health careers
  • Preparing for professional fields including academic and non-academic requirements
  • Navigating the application process: aptitude tests, personal statements, competitiveness, choosing schools, recommendation letters, and interviews
Appointment
(60 mins)
Schedule an appointment here
M - F
8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Exploring Professional Careers
  • How to Prepare for Professional Fields
  • Navigating the Application Process
Pre-Professional
Drop-In
T, W, & Th
12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Mock Interview
Appointment
(30mins or 60 mins)
Schedule an appointment here
M - F
Undergrads:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Grad Students:
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 prepares Purdue University students and graduates to launch successful careers by providing career development and job search services utilizing connections with employers and organizations in Indiana and beyond.

     

    VISION

    The Purdue University Center for Career Opportunities aspires to be a national leader through establishing new synergies, providing outstanding career development services, and using state of the art technology and facilities to empower students and graduates to make informed choices that lead to life-long career fulfillment and contribution in a global society.

     

    VALUES

    1. Student Focus: We value students and regard them as our primary constituency.
    2. Individual Choice: We value the right of students and graduates to make their own career choices.
    3. Diversity: We value the unique backgrounds, beliefs and contributions of individuals. 
    4. Employer Partnership: We value service to employers benefiting current and future students and graduates.
    5. Accessibility: We value the accessiblity of services to all students and graduates.
    6. Service: We value a welcoming and responsive environment.
    7. Integrity: We value the demonstration of responsibility and accountability among staff and stakeholders.
    8. Ethics: We value and respect professional standards set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers and Purdue University. 
    9. 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
    • Personal Statement
    • Career Closet (more info)
    Drop-in
    (15 mins)
    M - F
    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
    M - F
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Exploring Professional Careers including law, med, dent, vet & other health careers
    • Preparing for professional fields including academic and non-academic requirements
    • Navigating the application process: aptitude tests, personal statements, competitiveness, choosing schools, recommendation letters, and interviews
    Appointment
    (60 mins)
    Schedule an appointment here
    M - F
    8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Exploring Professional Careers
    • How to Prepare for Professional Fields
    • Navigating the Application Process
    Pre-Professional
    Drop-In
    T, W, & Th
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    • Mock Interview
    Appointment
    (30mins or 60 mins)
    Schedule an appointment here
    M - F
    Undergrads:
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Grad Students:
    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 prepares Purdue University students and graduates to launch successful careers by providing career development and job search services utilizing connections with employers and organizations in Indiana and beyond.

     

    VISION

    The Purdue University Center for Career Opportunities aspires to be a national leader through establishing new synergies, providing outstanding career development services, and using state of the art technology and facilities to empower students and graduates to make informed choices that lead to life-long career fulfillment and contribution in a global society.

     

    VALUES

    1. Student Focus: We value students and regard them as our primary constituency.
    2. Individual Choice: We value the right of students and graduates to make their own career choices.
    3. Diversity: We value the unique backgrounds, beliefs and contributions of individuals. 
    4. Employer Partnership: We value service to employers benefiting current and future students and graduates.
    5. Accessibility: We value the accessiblity of services to all students and graduates.
    6. Service: We value a welcoming and responsive environment.
    7. Integrity: We value the demonstration of responsibility and accountability among staff and stakeholders.
    8. Ethics: We value and respect professional standards set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers and Purdue University. 
    9. 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