Professional Growth & Development

After you graduate, the Purdue Alumni Association is your home for lifelong learning and career advancement. Whether you need a career reset or you’re looking to bulk up your skills for a promotion, we can help!

Take your career to the next level with the Purdue Alumni Association

Career Coaching

Preparing for an interview? Wondering what’s next in your professional life? Ready to transition careers? A 1:1 coaching session can be invaluable!

Session outcomes:

→ 1:1 career coaching is available through CAREER MAX membership!

Job Search Resources

Trying to manage a job search? Depending upon your personality, how you organize information, and time constraints, a variety of tools may be beneficial in helping you secure that next position.


This tool — located within our PROFESSIONAL and CAREER MAX membership areas — helps manage your job search and organize your research into archived “campaigns” for easy reference. CareerShift pulls job postings from numerous sources, including organization websites and national job boards, so you don’t have to jump from site to site.

→ Available through CAREER MAX and PROFESSIONAL membership

Networking and Mentoring Opportunities

Wherever you live, the Purdue Alumni Association keeps you connected with fellow alumni!

Online Networking

Get plugged in with monthly networking opportunities through Brazen. Connect with fellow alumni based on your industry, college, graduation year, where you live in the world, and more!

Purdue Alumni Portal

Stay connected with more than 575,000 graduates around the world. Explore job listings, share resources, help mentor students and recent grads, and meet alumni who share your personal or professional interests.

→ Want help getting started? Check out these tips.

Limitless Learning Opportunities!

Some of the most important lessons we’ll ever learn aren’t taught in the classroom. If you’re interested in exploring some of our more unusual learning opportunities, check these out:

Tuesday Tours

Whether you want to learn more about Purdue or enjoy adding to your historical trivia, “Tuesday Tours” can entertain both interests!

Purdue Travel

Travel expands your horizons and provides enhanced perspective about places, people, and cultures. Check out our travel programs to see how you can expand your worldview!

Volunteer Through the Purdue Alumni Association!

Want to make a difference by sharing your stories and guiding others through your experiences? The Purdue Alumni Association is looking for proud Boilermakers who have an interest in interacting with current students and/or alumni in a variety of ways including advising or mentoring, guest speaking, participating in special events, working with the clubs, or serving on the board.

P.A.R.T. (Purdue Alumni Recruiting for Tomorrow)

Want to share your love for Purdue? The Office of Admissions looks for enthusiastic Boilermakers to help share the Boilermaker story with admitted and prospective students.

About Maureen Huffer Landis, director of alumni career advancement

As a child, Maureen Huffer Landis spent almost two years living in the Middle East with her family.

It was a formative experience for Huffer Landis, then in sixth and seventh grade. As a young woman, she felt a call to help others “value different cultures and make positive world contributions.”

Today, that same passion still drives Huffer Landis’s work as the director of alumni career advancement at the Purdue Alumni Association.

→ Read more about Maureen Huffer Landis