Career Services Right from the Start
All HHS students are eligible to receive a variety of career services. Starting with your first year in HHS, you’ll receive the HHS Career Newsletter, an electronic publication highlighting opportunities to enhance your career development. In addition, the HHS Career website offers career resources for all HHS majors, including where students go after graduation. Follow @HHSStudentLife on Instagram and Twitter for information spanning student experiences to career advice.
Career development resources
HHS Career Development offers professional development workshops, career fairs, and professional networking events throughout the year. Presentations range from how to build a professional profile on LinkedIn to how to dress and prepare for an interview, and more.
We partner with Purdue’s Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) and the Office of Pre-Professional Advising. Together, they offer drop in sessions for questions about resumes, the internship and job search process, graduate school, and professional school. Considering a career in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, or professional fields? The Office of Pre-Professional Advising offers online resources and individual appointments to complement HHS’ academic advising.
More than 35 career fairs—open to all majors—take place annually on campus, many hosted by HHS academic units. In addition, Purdue’s annual Health Professionals Expo features representatives from more than 70 graduate schools and professional programs.
Major + Experience = Career Success
- Start by choosing your major
- Add experiences such as:
- Hands-on experience in your academic area (Think: Internship/Co-op, Research, Teaching, Clinical Experience)
- Research experience or semester-long projects
- Part-time jobs or volunteering in your career field
- Use your insight to decide your career path after graduation
- Graduate school
- Professional programs
- Clinical experience
- Military service
- Community service programs
The College of Health and Human Sciences understands the importance of career development and career preparedness of our students to meet future career goals and ambitions. As such, the Director of Career Development focuses on providing resources and career events to guide students to explore career paths, learn key internship and job search skills, and plan for graduate/professional school.
Director of Career Development