Information for Students

  • If you are graduating this May, click this link or scan the code and tell the College of Agriculture your plans after graduation.

  • If you have an internship, click this link or scan the code and tell the College of Agriculture about your internship. 

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The College of Agriculture hosts career fairs in the fall and spring semesters. More than 250 companies attend annually. Students and alumni are provided the opportunity to learn about their organizations, submit resumes and interview for permanent or internship positions. 

Freshmen and sophomore students are welcome to join upper-level students at the career fairs to learn about careers and develop the art of professional conversations very early. 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE Spring Career fair

Spring Career Fair, Wednesday, February 22, 2023 
France Córdova Recreational Sports Center, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Career Fair Plus
Students will use Career Fair Plus to view the list of employers.
To view a list of employers who attended the Fall 2022 fair, click here.
Learn more by viewing the Career Fair Plus FAQ 

Get Ready for the Career Fair

The College of Agriculture Career Services and the Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) hosts several events and workshops throughout the academic year to assist students with their career services needs. Check out the events and CCO calendar for specific dates, times, location and registration information.

Academic Departments and Corporate Partners

Indiana State Fair On-Campus Interviews, January 23
Agricultural Administration Building (AGAD), Room 121-D, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Multiple internship opportunities are available for Summer 2023, use this link to view the flyer and sign up for an interview appointment here.

Purdue FNR Spring Career Fair, February 10
Stewart Center (STEW), Room 214 & 218, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Students from any major are welcome. Use this link to view details.

AFA Leader Institutes, Various dates and locations
AFA + NACD Sustainability Institute, February 12-14 - Applications due Dec 1
AFA Technology Institute, March 9-11 - Applications due Dec 1
AFA Animal Institute, April 23-25 - Applications due Feb 21
AFA Food Institute, May 21-23 - Applications due Feb 21
AFA Crop Science Institute, July 23-25 - Applications due Mar 31
AFA Policy Institute, Sept 10-12 - Applications due Mar 31
Use this link to view the flyer for more details. Grants are available through CATE to help support students with travel costs.

CCo workshops and clinics

For upcoming CCO workshops and clinics, please visit the CCO Events website using the following link: Purdue CCO Workshops and Clinics

Purdue’s College of Agriculture offers two unique public policy internship experiences for our undergraduate students.  For our students who are interested in state or national politics, legislation and policies, the College of Agriculture offers internships in the state of Indiana or in Washington D.C. 

State policy internships occur in the spring in the College of Agriculture Spring Indiana Statehouse Public Policy Internship and/or the College of Agriculture’s Spring Indiana Farm Bureau Public Policy Legislative Internship.  Policy internships with federal agencies occur in the summer in the Purdue University College of Agriculture Public Policy Internship Program in Washington D.C. 

Interested in learning more?

The policy internship application and more information can be found here.  

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

The Career Services Office is available to assist you with developing successful job search techniques. The college career services office and departmental career services coordinators are here to help you at any point in your search. Current students and alumni can utilize several databases to search jobs, internships and obtain company information. Students seeking permanent positions or internships will begin interviewing the day after the fall career fair. Most positions are filled by December. Students choosing to wait until later to begin their search will miss out on many excellent opportunities.

What YOU Need to Do to Get Started on Your Job Search

  • Contact the college career services office, departmental coordinator or your advisor
  • Activate or update your MyCCO Account
  • Update or create your resume/cover letter/references
  • Go shopping for an interview suit
  • Network – Follow Purdue Ag Alumni Association on Facebook

do the research, land the job

Job Search Agencies and External Sites

Grow your presence using the links below. 

Permanent and internship positions are posted daily on the career services website. Departmental Career Services Coordinators also email students position postings regularly. Check the COA website weekly, MyCCO, and read your email from your departmental coordinator. Many companies come to campus to interview for permanent and internship positions throughout the academic year. However, a majority of interviews take place during the fall semester before Thanksgiving break. Students choosing to wait until later to begin their search will miss out on many excellent opportunities. Use the following link to view a list of job opportunities (link opens in a new window)Employment Opportunities.

Freshmen, sophomores & juniors: you need to have one or more internship experiences before you graduate. Not only does participation in an internship make you a more attractive candidate, but it can also be an avenue to a job (NACE 2008 Experiential Education Survey). Professional experience and networking are essential to landing the ideal job upon graduation. College internships are a great way to address both of these issues at the same time. Use the following link to view a list of internship opportunities (link opens in a new window)Internship Opportunities 

You can also use the CCO website to find jobs and internship positions. Visit the Purdue CCO using the following link: Purdue CCO.

  • If you are graduating this May, click this link or scan the code and tell the College of Agriculture your plans after graduation.

  • If you have an internship, click this link or scan the code and tell the College of Agriculture about your internship. 
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​College of Agriculture Career Services Office has more to offer students than job placement. Our services support all students and alumni of the College in exploring, experiencing and achieving career paths. We aid students in exploring careers and majors, to experiencing internships and transformational educational experiences, t​o achieve goals, graduating and securing employment. Students who have a career plan are more likely to graduate and more likely to end up with corresponding employment. The College of Agriculture Career Services Office and The Center for Career Opportunities considers Purdue Parents valuable partners in the process of assisting students with all aspects of their career development.

Are you undecided about your major or thinking about changing your major? Explore careers and majors by discovering who you are. Use the following links for tips and information.

CONTACT US

College of Agriculture | Office of Academic Programs
615 West State Street, Room 121, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Email: AgCareerFair@purdue.edu or AgJobs@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-8470

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