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Center for Career Opportunities - West Lafayette Campus
(for Academic Year 2006-07)
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VISION

As an essential component of Purdue University's educational mission, the Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) will provide preeminent career development support and job search services to students and graduates.

MISSION

The Center for Career Opportunities engages Purdue University students and alumni in exploring career options and developing effective job search skills. The CCO facilitates activities that connect students and alumni with employers and develops partnerships with Purdue colleges, schools, and other stakeholders to deliver career services.

CAMPUS INTERVIEWING AND REGISTRATION

For the fourth consecutive year, the number of unique employers interviewing through the Center for Career Opportunities and the number of interviews conducted has increased over the previous year.  In 2006-07, a total of 763 unique employers conducted 15,694 interviews, annual increases of 12% and 17% respectively.  These figures reflect the most robust employer interviewing activity in the CCO since the dot com era.  Students seeking internships continued to be aggressively recruited.  The CCO reported a 33% annual increase in the number of internship interviews conducted.   

SALARY SURVEY

‎The Center for Career Opportunities coordinates a post-graduate survey of ‎baccalaureate and professional school graduates from the May graduation class.  ‎Indicated below are salary averages reported by May 2006 graduates.  
‎ ‎‎ ‎

College/School
# Reported
Average  
College/School
# Reported
Average
AGRICULTURE
  LIBERAL ARTS    
  Ag Economics
22
$33,432
    Communication
33
$32,870
  Animal Science
14
$32,056
    English
13
$34,292
  Farm Bus Mgmt
12
$35,442
    Health & Kinesiology
9
$33,046
  Food Science
12
$39,750
    Psychology
28
$29,364
  Landscape Architecture
11
$40,455
    Visual & Perf Arts
26
$35,060
  Ag Education
12
$35,008
   
 
  MANAGEMENT
CONSUMER & FAMILY SCIENCES
    Accounting
48
$44,452
  Hospitality & Tourism
33
$35,962
    Industrial Mgmt
23
$50,841
  Retail Management
8
$37,125
    Management
104
$41,935
  Selling & Sales Manager
21
$41,130
   
 
  SCIENCE
EDUCATION
    Bio Sciences
12
$31,523

 

Education
23
$32,551
    Computer Science
31
$54,262
 
    Math/Actuarial
12
$48,575
ENGINEERING
    Math Education
8
$31,429
  Aero/Astro Eng
33
$51,598
   
  Agricultural Eng
10
$52,110
  TECHNOLOGY
  Chemical Eng
39
$58,310
    Build Constr Mgmt
70
$48,650
  Civil Eng
54
$46,222
    Comptr Graph Tech
30
$37,782
  Computer Eng
22
$54,811
    Comptr Info Tech
40
$52,669
  Construction Eng
17
$49,971
    Comptr-Int Manuf Tech
12
$50,708
  Electrical Eng
43
$56,409
    Electrical Eng Tech
31
$50,987
  Industrial Eng
39
$52,172
    Indust Tech
19
$40,757
  Materials Sci & Eng
11
$57,283
    Mech Eng Tech
36
$46,392
  Mechanical Eng
87
$52,993
    Org Leadshp & Supv
41
$39,483
 
   
HEALTH SCIENCES
  PHARMACY
  Gen Health Science
10
$36,085
    Pharm D
110
$96,714
 
   
NURSING
  VETERINARY MEDICINE
  Nursing
29
$43,188
    Vet Med Prof Prg
32
$55,344

View the entire report at https://www.cco.purdue.edu/About/PostGradData.shtml .

Source: Center for Career Opportunities

 


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