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Purdue University. Center for Career Opportunities


Historical Information

The Purdue Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) and Pre-professional advising is open to undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, employers and faculty and staff.

The earliest placement services date back to at least 1921. By 1972, two campus placement offices assisted students and alumni, the University Placement Service office and the Educational Placement Office. The placement office served many companies by mail and telephone contacts. The Educational Placement office was a very important part of the teacher preparation program at Purdue.

CCO services include one-on-one counseling, drop-in assistance, workshops and outreach presentations, career fairs, and an online tool for employers to post job postings, view resumes, and schedule interviews. CCO also allows job seekers to access those postings, post their resumes, and schedule interviews with employers. The pre-professional advisors assist people to explore career options, prepare to be a competitive applicant, and apply as a strong candidate.


UA 64, Purdue University career manuals, Karnes Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.


Purdue CCO. Accessed January 24, 2019.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Fifty Years of Placement Services at Purdue University report

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 66, Placement: 10
Identifier: MSP 297
Scope and Contents The Fifty Years of Placement Services at Purdue University report document the developments of career placement services at Purdue University from 1921 to 1971. Within the report, includes details of the types of assessments administereed, the economic climate, and how it influenced graduates with securing a job. Within a given time frame, the papers discuss the percentage of graduates known to be employed. Salaries, recruiting activity, and new developments within the office are outlined.
Dates: July 10, 1972

Purdue Center for Career Opportunities records

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 8
Identifier: 20180125