Patrick Francis

Assistant Director, Employer Engagement
(765) 494-0367


Patrick is a Boilermaker at heart and loves being back on campus after spending 10+ years working in industry. His previous roles include international staffing, university recruiter, and career advisor to high school students. He has experience with professional development, industry engagement, and partnered with local communities on workforce development initiatives. Patrick will be leading efforts involving Learning While Working (LWW) that provides a year-long consecutive co-op option for students and industry partners. He will also work to enhance the Interns for Indiana (IFI) program with a focus on local small businesses and startups. Patrick holds a BA in Communication from Purdue where he was involved with American Advertising Federation and student advisor for the National Student Advertising Competition. In his free time, Patrick enjoys following Purdue sports, traveling to new places, boating in the summer, listening to any genre of live music, and spending time with his dog, Gus.