Earlier this year, Purdue acquired Kaplan University and created a new public, nonprofit institution that is now Purdue University Global.
As part of the world-renowned Purdue University system, we are proud to deliver an affordable, world-class education online that's tailored for adults.
Purdue Global Career Services provides comprehensive career planning to students and alumni. We’re here to motivate and empower you throughout your job search with one-on-one mentoring and collaboration with employers and educators. Our career advising services can also help you understand the art of self-assessment, occupational exploration, decision making, self-marketing, job searching, and developing productive connections in the workplace.
Earning your degree at Purdue Global is a major achievement and the first step in pursuing your professional goals.
Our Career Services team has the experience, knowledge, and connections to help you navigate the job search process. Whether you’re just beginning your career, choosing to enter a new field, or hoping to advance in your current position, we’ll work closely with you throughout every phase of your job search to identify opportunities and help you create effective strategies. Connecting with Career Services’ powerful resources and technology can help you turn your academic achievement into professional success.*
Career Services offers our students and alumni:
Resume and cover letter review
Career networking tips
Assistance in building an online presence for your job search
Job search support
Online career fairs
24/7 online access to job openings and career development tools through the CareerNetwork, Purdue Global’s online career resource
Recruiting great talent is fundamental to the success of every organization. The people you hire today can impact your business well into the future, and Purdue Global Career Services can help employers identify candidates who are the “right fit.” Our experienced career professionals will listen to your specific knowledge and skills needs and target your search to qualified candidates within our network of students and alumni. This is a complimentary service provided by Purdue Global.
Earning a degree at Purdue Global requires talent, determination, and a powerful drive to succeed. Our graduates have proven ability to face challenges and overcome obstacles, and their “can-do” spirit could be the right fit for your business.
Partnering with Career Services offers your organization the following at no cost:
Dedicated, one-on-one support to meet your specific hiring needs
Assistance with sourcing candidates, if requested
Preselecting the most qualified interview candidates, if requested
Free, 24/7 online job posting
Virtual job fairs and information sessions to help students learn about your company and your hiring needs
Opportunities to collaborate with academic departments and Student Life
The CareerNetwork is available to all active students, graduates, and alumni of Purdue Global. It is designed as a social platform for our students and graduates to collaborate with each other and the Career Services team. Career Services staff monitor the CareerNetwork from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm ET daily and can answer specific job search questions.
Students can also use the CareerNetwork to search for jobs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This also includes the job tracker tool, which has been created specifically for Purdue Global students and focuses on positions related to a student’s program of study and geographic location. The job tracker houses job postings from CareerBuilder and its partners, offering a large number of opportunities for students to view.
The job tracker feature will also record each job seeker’s specific search activity. Students and alumni can review how many jobs they have viewed and applied for, and can keep track of the positions for which they are interviewing. This data is beneficial in helping applicants follow up on potential leads and gauge their actual efforts within the job search. It also assists in conversations with a student’s assigned Career Specialist, who can give additional advice on resumes, interviewing skills, and networking assistance.
In addition to its social function, the CareerNetwork allows students and graduates to create a professional profile that offers them the opportunity to:
Complete a work interest assessment
Build a resume and cover letter using the online tool Optimal Resume
Schedule time to meet with a Career Services Specialist
Update current employment status
Apply for employment opportunities specific to individual programs of study and geographic area
Career Moves and Changers
Choosing a career path or deciding to make a change in your current career can be exciting but intimidating. Purdue Global Career Services experts are available to offer advice and help you discover job trends in the field related to your degree or area of study.
No matter what track you take with your degree, our resources are designed to offer advice to help guide your career path. To learn more about how Purdue Global can help you explore your future, visit our Career Changers online resource center.