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The Purdue University Center for Career Opportunities
(CCO) is committed to:
Engaging students and alumni in discovering career options, learning useful job search skills and strategies, gaining relevant work experience,
and implementing sound career decisions.
Continuing to forge partnerships with employers and manage activities that connect students and alumni with employers while promoting the highest ethical
standards of recruitment practice.
CAMPUS INTERVIEWING AND REGISTRATION
The five-year trend of campus interviewing activity indicated below, with each organization counted once per year, reflects the impact of the economy. Since 2002-03,
a modest but steady increase has occurred in both employer participation and interviews conducted. In 2004-05, an increase of 15.4% in the number of organizations
conducting interviews and a 17.1% increase in the number of interviews conducted was accomplished over the previous year. The increase in the number of interviews conducted
is particularly significant given that these numbers were flat when comparing them to 2002-03. This figure indicates that employers are not only coming to campus in greater numbers,
but they are also significantly stepping up their recruitment activity.
Interviewing Five-Year Trend
When considering semester patterns of organizations visiting the
CCO to interview students, differences reflecting the economic
climate are indicated below. There is close to an even split in
the recruitment activity that took place in 1996-97 and 2004-05.
In both cases, there is slightly greater recruitment activity
during the fall semester. However, during a very robost job market
in 2000-01, many more employers (nearly 60%) recruited during the
fall semester in order to be competitive for our top graduates.
If the economy continues to improve, a greater differential between
fall and spring recruitment activity is likely to occur.
Organizations Per Semester
21,258 that were registered with the Center for Career Opportunities,
7,607 registrants represented in the "undergraduates" section avail
themselves of the CCO's services in their freshmen, sophomore,
and junior years of study. These services include career counseling,
career assessment testing, videotaped mock interviews, and job
search clinics. The section entitled "graduating students" includes
gratuate and professional school students as well as graduating
seniors. A total of 8,518 registrants are Purdue alumni. Many
graduates continue to connect with their alma mater and value the
job search services and resources that Purdue University offers
them through the CCO.
Registered with Center for Career Opportunities as of April
for Career Opportunities