Bender Career Fair (Nov. 10)

From Allie Bowes, CCO Career Consultant:

Are you a person with a disability looking for a career opportunity or internship? Connect with employers looking to hire people with disabilities through the Bender Virtual Career Fair on November 10th. This fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend. Participants are invited to interact with employers via chat sessions. Check out the benefits of attending the virtual fair:

Access opportunities within a wide range of careers.

  • Chat with employers across the nation
  • Public and private sector opportunities

Participate from the comfort of your home, your dorm room or your favorite coffee shop!

  • Discuss careers and internships with multiple employers
  • End-to-end accessible technology platform

Save time and money.

  • No business suit or travel required
  • No printed out resumes necessary

This is a great opportunity for College students & College grads with disabilities to meet online with 40+ employers across the nation including ANSYS, Cox Enterprises, Epic, FAA, Medtronic, NIH, NSA, Procter & Gamble, Southwest Airlines, Verizon, UPS, & More!

Interested?  Register online through CareerEco here.

Global Maker Job Fair (Nov. 17 – 18)

Networking Reception & Keynote Speaker: 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Dauch Alumni Center
Global Maker Fair: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Stewart Center 214 & 218

This job fair is a wonderful opportunity for students to connect with employers for internships and post-grad employment.  It’s a chance to leverage your language and technical skills!  Students are encouraged to RSVP through their MyCCO account by clicking on “Global Maker Fair.”

Sponsored by PUCCSA, Purdue CCO, the America China Society of Indiana, and the Purdue Alumni Association.

Foreign Language Placement Testing (Nov. 4 – 6)

From Jason Baumer, Foreign Language Placement Coordinator, School of Languages and Cultures:

This is a reminder that our last Foreign Language Placement testing sessions will take place next week on Nov. 4 – Nov. 6 at 6:00 pm in Stanley Coulter Hall, room 231.  Placement tests for most languages take about 30 minutes, while Japanese and Russian take 45 minutes or more.

During these sessions, you will test for placement in one of the following languages: French, German, Spanish, Heritage Spanish, Latin, Russian, and Japanese. For students interested in placing in other SLC languages, please see our placement page for details:

Students will need a signed Form 231 from their advisor and their Purdue ID. You will learn their placement and credit results right after you finish your placement test.

Remember: Students who have had two years or more of study of a language in high school must sit for the placement exam in order to learn where they begin in our language sequence. Students who have fewer than two years, or for whom it has been more than five years, may begin at the 101 level in their respective language.

Heritage Speakers: Students who grew up in a Spanish-speaking country and who came to the US after the age of 14 are considered native speakers and are not eligible to sit for the placement exam. Students who grew up in a Spanish-speaking country, and who came to the US before the age of 14 are considered heritage speakers, and are eligible to sit for the Heritage Spanish placement exam.

Chinese Placement Tests:  Please consult the above link for details.  This test is given individually by Profs. Wei Hong and Daniel Hsieh.

CCO Career Closet Donation Drive (Nov. 2- 20)

From Tamara Clarkson, CCO Career Consultant:

Since its opening a little over a year ago, the CCO Career Closet has been a huge success. Because of partners like you, we have been able to provide over 800 clothing items to 500 Boilermakers in financial need! The campus and community donations the closest has received over the last year have made this initiative a success. Since we are coming out of the recruiting season for the year, our clothing racks are once again sparse and we are in need of your assistance.


Suits, suit jackets, shirts, blouses and dress pants, in men’s sizes S-L (or 32-40) and women’s sizes 0-8. The Career Closet also accepts gently used shoes and belts.


Drop-offs can be made at the CCO in Young Hall, room 132.  Alternate arrangements for larger donations can be made by contacting Tamara Clarkson.