Office of Professional Practice

Professional Practice Programs

The Office of Professional Practice (OPP) facilitates the experiential education and professional practice of Purdue University students within the academic environment of the institution and its global partners, participates in academic research within the field of professional practice, and assists academic units with enhanced employer engagement.

Committed to fostering a holistic student experience, the OPP offers formal programs in 5-Session Co-op, 3-Session Co-op, internship, and research formats. OPP also facilitates the Global Engineering Alliance for Research and Education (GEARE), Purdue’s premier international work experience program. Purdue designs Professional Practice programs to combine practical on-the-job experiences with the classroom training of a four-year college curriculum.

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