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CAREER PREPARATION

Find Your Fit

Employer demand for college graduates with degrees and expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and the environment disciplines currently exceeds the number of available graduates. We support Purdue Ag students and recent graduates in exploring these career opportunities and developing strategies to support you in reaching your career goals. With each experience you have at Purdue you'll gain more insight into where you want to go next, and we want to partner with you as you navigate this journey and prepare for your future.  It is our goal to assist you with the tools and the resources that you need as you find your fit. 

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$45,704 beginning average salary
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$2.5 Million in College Scholarships
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95% of graduates employed or continuing their education within six months 
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$45,704 beginning average salary
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$2.5 Million in College Scholarships
graduation cap
95% of graduates employed or continuing their education within six months 

Career Exploration 

Wondering what jobs you might be suited for based on your interests and skills? Resources are available to help you assess your current skills and passions that would align with where you would best fit in your future.

Field Atlas

Career Fairs 

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.  

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

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Leadership Development/Networking Opportunities 

A great way to learn about possible career paths is to network. Meeting new people and developing your interpersonal skills is an effective way to learn about career options and gain advice for achieving your goals.  

Internships 

Internships provide a valuable opportunity for students who are wanting to gain hands-on and real-life experience in their field, as well as a discovery process regarding whether or not this field will be a good fit.  

RESEARCH

Students at Purdue have the opportunity to do research that addresses challenges in many areas that benefit society. Discover first-hand how research contributes to the advancement of human knowledge.  

Employer demand for college graduates with degrees and expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and the environment disciplines will exceed the number of available graduates.

- Employment Opportunities for College Graduates, 2020-2025 USDA-NIFA study

Alumni Testimonials

 

Contact Us

Office of Academic Programs
Agricultural Administration Building
Room 121
615 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907
purdueag@purdue.edu | (765) 494-8470

Contact Recruitment and Outreach
 

READY FOR YOUR NEXT STEP?