Career development is a vital part of the college experience that students can tend to under value. I highly encourage every Purdue student, whether they are a freshman or senior, to take advantage of the incredible opportunities the university has put forth to enhance their future career opportunities.
Everything from resume critiques to career fairs, and workshops are offered and ready to be utilized. Personally, I have had nothing but great experiences with Purdue’s Career Center for Opportunity (CCO). Last weekend, before the career fairs hit heavy, I got my resume critiqued. The CCO transformed it into an appealing work tailoring it to what recruiters would be looking for specifically. They also offer mock interviews to prepare you for the tough questions and shake off the nerves before encountering recruiters. I would encourage all students, whether seeking employment or not, to go and take advantage of these services!
I have no doubt this aided my success at the fair. A smile, good handshake, and fabulous resume go a long way. The CCO will help take you from a student to an employee in no time!
— Emma Olson, Sophomore, Consumer Science – Retail Management