Placement for May Undergraduate Students

Each May, the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources conducts a placement survey of our graduates. Below is the compilation of the most recent raw data as reported in the replies. For additional information about career placement or data from previous years, contact the FNR Office of Student Services at tconn@purdue.edu or 765-494-3591.

Placement Stats (PDF)

Aquatic Sciences

Employment Status
Spring 2017
Spring 2018
Spring 2019
Employed
2
2
1
Permanent Position (Full-time)
1
Post-Graduation Internship
Temp/Contract Position (Full- or part-time)
1
2
Not Specified
1
Graduate School
1
1
Studying Abroad
1
Military
Volunteering or Service Organization
Still Seeking Employment
Other Intentions
Total Number of Surveys Completed
3
3
2

 Forestry

Employment Status
Spring 2017
Spring 2018
Spring 2019
Employed
9
10
11
Permanent Position (Full-time)
4
8
9
Post-Graduation Internship
1
Temp/Contract Position (Full- or part-time)
3
2
1
Not Specified
1
1
Graduate School
1
Studying Abroad
Military
1
Volunteering or Service Organization
1
Still Seeking Employment
Other Intentions
1
Total Number of Surveys Completed
9
12
13

Sustainable Biomaterials

Employment Status
Spring 2017
Spring 2018
Spring 2019
Employed
1
1
Permanent Position (Full-time)
1
1
Post-Graduation Internship
Temp/Contract Position (Full- or part-time)
Not Specified
Graduate School
1
Studying Abroad
Military
Volunteering or Service Organization
Still Seeking Employment
Other Intentions
Total Number of Surveys Completed
1
1
1

Wildlife

Employment Status
Spring 2017
Spring 2018
Spring 2019
Employed
15
17
14
Permanent Position (Full-time)
4
4
4
Post-Graduation Internship
1
1
1
Temp/Contract Position (Full- or part-time)
6
9
6
Not Specified
4
3
3
Graduate School
4
3
2
Studying Abroad
Military
1
Volunteering or Service Organization
2
Still Seeking Employment
3
1
Other Intentions
1
1
Total Number of Surveys Completed
22
25
17

 

Avg. beginning salary for permanent, full-time positions
$24,688.00
$31,930.00
$33,728.00

Career Resources

Professional Organizations assist you in your career exploration as you decide coursework, student organizations, internships and research projects.

While there are limitless careers in the field of natural resources, view our career profiles which highlights some of the career opportunities available to you.

Related Skills opens opportunities as employers are seeking candidates with the attributes listed.

With over 50 employers at the FNR Career Fair, student opportunities abound with internships, summer positions and graduation career positions.

FNR Career Fair

Personal Assessment can help as you narrow down your skills and interests. Take a look at these resources that help you find the career that fits you.

If you are finding that none of the career options or job postings you have reviewed are interesting maybe it is time for some personal assessment of your skills and interests. The Center for Career Opportunities​​ can assist with further career counseling. Below are a few sites that may be helpful as you assess where your interests and skills align with career options.

 

Choose what works best for you!

The FNR Office of Student Services is open from 8 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except on University holidays.

Tami Conn
Tami Conn, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 765-494-3591
Email: tconn@purdue.edu

Casey Doten
Casey Doten, Alumni Relations
Scholarship & Awards Coordinator
Phone: 765-494-0428
Email: cdoten@purdue.edu

Dr. Barny Dunning
Barny Dunning
Professor & Director OSS
Phone: 765-494-3565
Email: jdunning@purdue.edu

Jackie Getzin
Jackie Getson, Interim Graduate
Program Coordinator (Current Students),
Research Associate & Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 765-496-7406
Email: jgetson@purdue.edu

Megan Gunn
Megan Gunn, Recruitment and
Outreach Specialist
Phone: 765-494-7477
Email: mlgunn@purdue.edu

Maria Leatherwood
Maria Leatherwood
Sr. Academic Advisor and Interim Graduate
Program Coordinator (Prospective Students)
Phone: 765-496-4819
Email: meleathe@purdue.edu

Julie Pluimer
Julie Pluimer, Sr. Academic Advisor &
Administrative Manager
Phone: 765-494-3629
Email: jpluimer@purdue.edu