Alumni Engagement

Empowered to turn their innovative ideas into action and defining success on their own terms, alumni choose careers in start-ups, industry or non-profit organizations. Let’s stay connected!


Alumni, are you looking to reconnect with fellow ENTR graduates as well as other entrepreneurial Purdue alumni?

If so, explore a new alumni group, Purdue Alumni Entrepreneurship Network (PAEN) started by ENTR Alums!

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Establish, build or strengthen your network and join our strong alumni-based LinkedIN group.

Find opportunities that we post as well as student and alumni success stories too!

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  • Two ENTR Alums with a Vision to Connect Others Through The Purdue Alumni Network
    In the ever-changing world of entrepreneurship, Purdue University alumni consistently demonstrate their exceptional ability to drive innovation and create successful ventures.  Recognizing the potential of
  • From Student to Spirits Innovator- The Entrepreneurial Journey of Purdue
    In the realm of innovation and entrepreneurship, the tales of those who turn their passions into thriving businesses are always captivating. One such individual is
  • Using the ENTR Certificate to Overcome Challenges in the Education Industry
    Kilah Dickey applies her passion and expertise for secondary school education to solving problems that haven’t been addressed for years. After graduating from Purdue in 2011, with a major in Health and Fitness, Kilah ventured into the field of education by first getting a license to become an English teacher. It was then that she noticed that when students transition from one secondary school to another, they were not able to get their academic transcripts in a timely fashion, and as a result, wound up being credit deficient or ineligible for a lot of classes. 
  • An Entrepreneurial Actor in NYC: Eric Emerick
    Life as a professional artist inherently demands entrepreneurial prowess, particularly when it comes to acting. As an actor, you are your product, brand, CEO, and lead sales person. Much like developing an elevator pitch for a new venture, an actor needs to communicate who they are to an audience in a matter of seconds. It can be thrilling or terrifying depending on one’s preparation and confidence. Eric Emerick, a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation alumnus, who is making a career in film & television,  recognizes that he has to “control his controllables,” and create his own luck as much as possible.