Information for Students


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. 



Resume Review | Monday, September 30, 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Agricultural Administration Building, Room 121
Drop in to network with employers on the day before the career fair. Bring copies of your resume to receive feedback from industry professionals. 



Fall Career Fair, Tuesday, October 1, 2024
France Córdova Recreational Sports Center | 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Students and alumni from all majors are invited to attend the Career Fair. 

  • Employers will begin to register mid-May. View the list of employers who attended the Spring 2024 Career Fair here
Get Ready for the Career Fair
  • Receive tips on preparing for the career fair and links to helpful resources using your Student Career Fair Guide.
  • Make sure your resume is up to date. Upload your resume in myCCO. Be prepared to bring a minimum of 20 copies to the career fair. 



On-Campus Interview Day, Wednesday, October 2, 2024
Purdue CCO, Second floor of YONG Hall
Select employers will be conducting interviews on campus. Schedule an interview time by speaking with employers during the fair. 

Since 2005, the College of Agriculture has supported the Public Policy Internship Program. A select student cohort will work and live in Washington D.C. for eight to ten weeks. Students will learn about agriculture policy, obtain professional work experience, and network in their field of interest.

The program is open for students in any major in the College of Agriculture. Internship opportunities abound in our nation’s capital. From congressional internships on Capitol Hill to positions with think tanks, international affairs associations, nonprofit organizations, and advocacy groups, there is truly something for everyone. Students will secure a paid or unpaid internship placement that reflects their specific areas of academic or career interests.

Applicant Eligibility
  • Purdue University College of Agriculture undergraduate student
  • Eligible to work in the United States (I-9 documentation required)
  • At least 18 years of age by the start of the internship semester
  • Be classified as a sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
Application process 
  • Interested students are encouraged to attend the fall semester Public Policy Internship Call-out.
  • Applications are due online in October.
  • The application requires a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation.
  • Applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty and staff shortly after the deadline.
  • Students selected for in-person interviews will be invited to the Office of Academic Programs.
  • Selected interns are announced by November/December.
  • Selected interns are required to attend the professional development workshops held in the spring.

Application Is CLOSED

Interested in learning more?
  • Complete an interest form to receive updates about the program.
  • Hear from two students about their policy internship experiences in the videos below.

Indiana Policy spring internship organizations & resources

National Policy internship organizations & Resources

Selection for the Public Policy Internship Program and national internships is competitive. This is a limited list of resources to get you started.

 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

Just In Time Career Fair
April 17 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms
Connect with employers from all industries looking to fill summer internships and full-time positions. View the details here.

IL-IN Sea Grant Panel Discussion: Careers Outside of Academia
April 30
| 3:30 PM
Join Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant staff as they host a panel discussion with individuals who completed advanced graduate degrees and then secured jobs outside of the traditional academic (i.e., tenure) track. Panelists will share how their career path brought them to their current position, and audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions. The primary audience for this webinar is students or post-doctoral graduates currently affiliated with universities and colleges in Illinois and Indiana. Registration is required. Register here
Growing Careers in Agricultural and Food Law
March 27, 2024 
| 12:00 PM 
The National Agricultural Law Center and American Agricultural Law Association are presenting a "Growing Careers" webinar series. Kirstin Nelson, law librarian for the USDA National Agricultural Library, will discuss non-traditional legal opportunities for law students interested in ag and food law. View the details here

Campus and preprofessional workshops and clinics

For upcoming CCO workshops and clinics, please visit the Purdue CCO Events website.

The PASE Photo Booth for Professional Headshots is permanently operating in the Boilermaker Welcome Center, Stewart Center, Room 102. No reservations needed Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Contact: 

Pre-Professional Advisors are available to assist you as you plan and consider careers in healthcare or law. Schedule a virtual appointment with us through BoilerConnect. Alumni, please call 765-494-3981 to schedule. For upcoming events visit this link: The Latest - Career Success - Purdue University

The university and college career services professionals are available to assist you with developing successful job search techniques. 

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

  • Contact your departmental career coordinator or academic advisor
  • Activate or update your MyCCO Account
  • Update or create your resume/cover letter/references
  • Go shopping for professional attire
  • Join the Purdue Ag Alumni Association's mentoring program

do the research, land the job

The Purdue Career Research Portal is a comprehensive online career resource to support job and interview seekers.


1. Explore

  • Career Planning Guides 
  • Relocation
  • Resources by Discipline

2. Consider 

  • Diversity Resources
  • Employment Abroad

3. Search

  • Internships 
  • Jobs by Discipline
  • International Student Resources

4. Land the Job

  • Employer Research
  • Interview & Resume
  • Salary Data

Job Search Agencies and External Sites

Grow your presence using the links below. 

The College of Agriculture posts openings for permanent and internship positions regularly to our online job board. Check the website regularly for new opportunities. 

  • Departmental Career Services Coordinators will also send student position postings to your Purdue email.
  • You may also use the Purdue CCO website to find jobs and internships.
  • Share your good news about internships or post-graduation plans by completing the Next Step Survey here 

Click to view Employment and Internship Opportunities

​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.


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

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