How to Apply

Step 1: Attend the Co-Op Callout or Contact your Co-Op Coordinator

If you meet the academic qualifications, a letter inviting you to apply may be sent to you at your campus address at the end of the first semester, depending on your school/discipline. This letter will invite you to attend the Co-Op Callout or meeting held early in the spring semester (January). If you do not receive an invitation, contact your Co-Op Coordinator for details on the Co-Op program.

You will begin working with the Co-Op Coordinator in your particular school/discipline, who will act as a liaison between you, the employer, and Purdue. Your Coordinator will assist you in job location and scheduling, provide course and career counseling, and possibly visit you ar your Co-Op job location. You will be referred to university-approved cooperative employers by your Coordinator.

Step 2: Review our Terms

By becoming a Professional Practice Student, you are subject to the terms of our Student Policy Statement. We strongly encourage you to review these terms, as you will be required to acknowledge that you have read and agree to them when logging into our database and setting up your profile.

Step 3: Complete the Co-Op Student Application / Resume

Application Instructions

Step 4: Find an Employer

Students who qualify arrange interviews through their Co-Op Coordinator with University-approved employers. Interviews may take place on campus or at the employer's place of business, according to the employer's needs. Many interviews take place during Professional Practice Days. The Co-Op Coordinator then works closely with both student and employer to set up a work program relevant to the student's needs.

Purdue University Office of Professional Practice, Potter Engineering Center, Rm 114, 500 Central Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-7430

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