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Additional Facts and Figures
Center for Career Opportunities
(for Academic Year 2001-2002)

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The Center for Career Opportunities will provide effective employment support and outstanding career development services that positively influence life-long career transitions among Purdue University students and graduates. The Center will be globally recognized as a leader among career centers.


  • The decrease in the percentage of organizations interviewing through the CCO this year, compared to the 00-01 academic year, parallels the national average of -36% reported by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. These decreases are due in large part to the softening national economy.
  • Based on the large number of employers that recruit at the Purdue University Center for Career Opportunities each year, the CCO’s campus interviewing program ranks among the five largest within university career centers in the United States.
  • During the 2001-2002 academic year, 11,406 students entered their resumes electronically for full-time and internship positions. This number of student registrants surpassed last year’s adjusted total of 7,805 by 46.14%, which represents both the highest percentage increase and highest annual numbers of registrants at the CCO. This increase in student registrants was due in part to the merger of the Career Resources Center with the Center for Career Opportunities in August 2001, and in part to an aggressive student awareness campaign conducted by the CCO.
Recruitment and Interview Activity Summary
Compared to 2001-02


Percent Change

Number of employer organizations interviewing at the Center for Career Opportunities
Number of interviews hosted by the Center for Career Opportunities
Number of graduating students registered to interview for full-time, post-graduate positions.
Number of students registered to interview for internship positions

*Adjusted figure reflects December 2000, May 2001, and August 2001 graduates only.

Breakdown of Students by Classification from Among 11,406 Students Registered with the Center for Career Opportunities,
Breakdown of Students by Classification

Source: Center for Career Opportunities


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