Student Employment Student Employment in the Division of Student Life

Training and Development

Purdue University is committed to providing meaningful on-campus work experiences that enhance academic and professional growth. With the number of employment opportunities available at Purdue, there are numerous ways to gain training and development, including networking, mentorship, and on-the-job skills management.

Student employment is experience that pays! Remember, though, that student employment is more than getting a paycheck. The more you put into a position, the more you will get out of it. Benefits of participating in training and development opportunities include:

  • Great resume and portfolio builders
  • Learn new skills and expand on transferable skills you already have (this could possibly lead to raises around performance evaluation time!)
  • Build self-confidence
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Develop a list of references who can speak positively on your work ethic, leading to other opportunities
  • Gain experience and life skills that can be applied to your post-graduation employment, such as time management and work-life balance
  • Discover interests and expand viewpoints
  • Incorporate the five Steps to Leaps pillars that'll contribute to building "lifelong habits that lead to more resiliency, self-confidence, financial literacy and the growth mindset"
  • Have a sense of accomplishment because you learned something new


DiversiKey Certificate Program

Leadership Experience at Purdue (LEAP)

MyMoney Powered By Purdue, helpful financial resources for college students


Steps to Leaps Learning Modules

Where Does Your Money Go? Program


Students are encouraged to talk to their supervisor about other opportunities and ways they can grow in their position.

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