Students, welcome to the 2014 Fall Graduate Student Career Fair!

After Graduate School, what next? If you have ever found yourself pondering that question, we encourage you to attend Graduate Student Career Fairs.

The Fall 2014 Fair is on October 6th, 2014. This career fair is specifically created to meet the needs of graduate students and employers searching for job candidates early in the Fall semester.

Location: PMU South Ballroom 

Graduate students are different from undergraduates! A graduate degree implies advanced knowledge, skills, and experience which will prepare us to make a difference. Our fairs reflects that difference! To help you succeed, we encourage you to:

Network!

In preparation to the upcoming fair we strongly encourage students to REGISTER in My CCO and UPLOAD your CV/RESUME. Please, also make sure that in your privacy settings you enable your CV/Resume to be included into the Resume book, which means that companies who are registered for the Career Fair will have access to your resumes and will be able to search for potential candidates in the resume book.

If you have more questions about MyCCO and how to upload your CV/resume there, please contact CCO for more information (askCCO@purdue.edu).

Purdue Graduate Student Government invites you to participate at the next career fair, please see the details below:

Date: October 5-6, 2014

Location: Purdue University – PMU South Ballrooms

Schedule of Events:

October 5, 2014
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Information Session, Company Presentations
Location (TBA)
Open for all graduate students

October 5, 2014

9:30 am – 11:00 am Roundtable Discussion

Sign up for one or both sessions: 9:30-10:15 or 10:15-11:00

Registration will open in August 2014
PMU South Ballroom

11:00 am -12:00 pm Lunch for Employers

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Career Fair

PMU South Ballroom

During the Information session, the employers will make presentations about their companies and talk about available job opportunities. If time allows, Q&A will follow after each presentation. During the roundtable discussion, each employer will be able to register for one of the 2 sessions and moderate the discussions at one roundtable. We hope to get about 6-8 companies for each session. Students will be able to sign up for which roundtable they want to be a part of. More information about the companies signed up for information session and roundtable discussions will be available in August/September.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at gradjobfair@purdue.edu.

The list of companies which are coming to the fair can be found here:

https://purdue-csm.symplicity.com/events/pgsgcffall14 the link here.

The Spring 2015 Fair is TBD.

Learn!

Thanks to the Purdue Graduate School office of Professional Development, the office for International Students and Scholars, the Center for Career Opportunities (CCO), and our own Career Fair Committee, there are several workshops and training sessions scheduled just for graduate students. You can find out more about them here:

Research!

Learn about the companies that come to the fair (check out Company List)! Remember – graduate students are different and so is our fair. Our focus is not on you visiting 100 uninterested companies, but on making a few targeted contacts!

Work!

Finding a career is always hard, every year. This year in particular! Only you know why you should be hired, so come prepared to explain that! Good luck!



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