Employer Information

The Office of Professional Practice (OPP) at Purdue University serves as a vital link between the academic community and the professional world. Established with a commitment to fostering experiential learning, the OPP provides employers with a unique opportunity to engage with talented Purdue students, while simultaneously offering students valuable hands-on experience in their chosen fields.

  • Access to Top Talent: Purdue University is renowned for its exceptional academic programs, producing a pool of talented and motivated students. Employers can tap into this rich talent pool by partnering with the OPP for recruitment opportunities. OPP database offers a unique connection for students who are seeking opportunities aligned with their academic program or industry-focused experiences. Students have access to a variety of co-ops, internships, workshops, service-learning projects and research opportunities. OPP engages with 500+ employers across various disciplines within the university
  • Customized Recruitment Strategies: The OPP works closely with employers to understand their specific needs and tailors recruitment strategies accordingly. This personalized approach ensures that employers find the most suitable candidates for their positions. In addition, OPP offers a Corporate Sponsorship Program to create the most impactful experience for employers. 
  • Cost-Effective Hiring: Partnering with the OPP provides employers with an economical approach to hiring interns or co-op students. This mutually beneficial arrangement allows companies to assess potential long-term employees before making permanent hiring decisions.
  • Enhanced Brand Visibility: Collaborating with Purdue University through the OPP enhances an employer's brand visibility and reputation among students and the academic community. In addition to flexible co-op opportunities, the database is the destination for employers to showcase opportunities for all class levels across multiple majors. Student logins since 2022 have grown over 200% as programming has been designed to transform the traditional job board platform and allow for student discovery of specific professional development events, employer engagement functions and industry-knowledge skills courses.
  • Long-Term Talent Pipeline: Building a relationship with the Office of Professional Practice can establish a steady pipeline of skilled professionals for future recruitment needs, strengthening the employer's workforce over time.

To explore collaboration opportunities with Purdue University's Office of Professional Practice, employers can visit the official OPP website or contact the office directly. The OPP team will be delighted to discuss how employers can engage with Purdue's talented students and contribute to their professional growth while meeting the organization's objectives.

OPP hopes to be a gateway to connect with exceptional students, foster talent development, and create long-lasting relationships. By participating in the OPP's programs, employers can enrich the academic journey of Purdue students while gaining access to a skilled and diverse talent pool for their workforce needs. To explore ways and build a partnership with OPP, feel free to contact Patrick Francis.

Posting Opportunities 

OPP is a proud partner of CSM by Symplicity, we are happy to support your recruitment efforts by allowing you to post opportunities visible to all Purdue students. To post, please login here and our team will review your postings and ensure communication efforts are shared to eligible students via our weekly job blasts. If you have questions about specific job postings, OPP career fairs, or accessing our database, please contact us and a member from our team will be in touch. 

The OPP database is specific to work-integrated learning opportunities such as co-ops, internships as well as industry-driven opportunities (Semiconductors, Pharma, Public Service, etc.) for Purdue students. If you are interested in hiring Purdue students/graduates into permanent roles or positions independent from the university, please connect with the myCCO database.