Professional Growth & Development Resources

Career Resources: Campus Partners

Center for Career Opportunities (CCO)

CCO has numerous resources that can be helpful to alumni, including online access to positions and employers, job fair information, and virtual career coaching and résumé/cover letter reviews.

Purdue Career Research Portal

The “Search” and “Land the Job” sections of the CRP provide access to websites to assist you with finding positions and researching organizations and fields.


If you are looking to re-enter the workforce after an extended time away, iRelaunch can be a useful resource. It conducts “iRelaunch Return to Work Conferences” as well as “iRelaunch Employer Events” and provides additional resources to help you get back to work.


This resource is for those needing “flexible” jobs — part-time, full-time, remote, or split-shift. Whether entry level or upper management, FlexJobs has positions that may appeal to you.

Lifelong Learning

Additional Resources from our Campus Partners


Need to brush up on your coding skills?

This online interactive platform offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages. Options include C++, Go, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Sass, SQL, and Swift, as well as markup languages CSS and HTML.


Purdue is a vast laboratory for discovery, known for its imagination, ingenuity, and innovation.

Browse free online courses in a variety of subjects. Purdue University courses can be audited for free, or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee.


Learn new skills, pursue your interests or advance your career with our FREE short online courses. Course duration ranges from 2–4 weeks, and a weekly commitment of 2–6 hours.

More than a dozen courses are currently available, spanning diverse topics that you can pursue out of personal or professional interest. Here are current offerings as of June 2020:

Communicating Complex Information: Presenting Your Ideas Clearly and Effectively.

Understand how to communicate complex information to lay audiences and develop your professional communication skills.

Digital Media Analytics: Earned Media

Learn about the importance of earned media and how to evaluate it so you can understand how to improve your online presence.

Hispanic Film and Culture

Get an introduction to Hispanic culture through the films of Luis Buñuel, Pedro Almodóvar, and Guillermo del Toro.