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Recruiting Opportunities

There are plenty of opportunities to connect with Krannert students. An updated list of opportunities will be emailed to you closer to the fair date. Call the Krannert Professional Development Center at (765) 494-1688 if you have any questions.

Krannert Undergrad Coffee Hour
The purpose of the coffee hour is to facilitate an opportunity for recruiters, faculty, and students to interact in a casual atmosphere while opening up future networking connections. The School of Management is continuing the SMEF Coffee Hour every Monday and Thursday morning for the fifth year in a row and we are excited to offer new levels of engagement for our sponsors. You can signup to sponsor the coffee hour when you register for the career fair. This will allow us to showcase our sponsors during the career fair.

Additional Recruiting Events & Opportunities

  • Undergrad Spring Fair - February 5, 2015
  • Krannert Master’s Career Fair – September 4th & 5th for more information contact Craig Hanson (hanson23@purdue.edu). 

  • Beta Alpha Psi hosts their fall banquet on Sept. 17th - it's a good opportunity to network with top accounting students. Contact Caroline Paulus (cpaulus@purdue.edu) or Kristin Fessler (fessler@purdue.edu) for more details.
  • SMC - the School of Management Council is hosting 2 events this fall
    • Krannert Golf Outing: Sunday, September 28th (Times: 11:00am - 4:00pm) on the Kampen course. Profits go to scholarships for Krannert students sponsored by SMC
    • Doster Leadership Conference (DLC)

      The Doster Leadership Conference is a student run, weekend-long, leadership conference held in Indianapolis, IN. This weekend provides an opportunity for company recruiters to connect with the top 100 students in the Krannert School of Management while participating in one of the most successful leadership building conferences at Purdue University. This conference has been connecting company recruiters with highly competitive interns for the past 15 years. The 2014 conference will be the first of many annual events so if you would like to get involved or learn more about the conference, please email the 2014 Director, Nicole Ellis, at ellis25@purdue.edu.

  • Connect with our Student Organizations. Building a relationship with an organization(s) will serve as a valuable opportunity to work with Krannert's best and most active student leaders. Potential opportunities include but are not limited to: giving a company presentation, sponsoring their activities, case competitions, resume critiques, mock interviews or plant tours. A complete list of organizations and their contact information will be provided in August.

Alumni Engagement 

  • Krannert Undergraduate Career Exploration Day - Friday, September 12th from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
    Career Exploration Day allows current Krannert undergraduate students to explore the question: “What can I do with a major/minor/concentration in XXX?” They do this by visiting with alumni and current students (who have interned) from their representative majors/minors/concentrations within a CASUAL AND FUN career fair format. If you (or someone you know!!) would be interested in sharing what you have done professionally after graduating from Purdue, we would love to have you. Traditional/stereotypical and non-traditional/non-stereotypical career journeys are encouraged! Please contact Maureen Huffer Landis (associate director—Krannert Professional Development Center) at mhuffer@purdue.edu or 765-494-7445 if interested in learning more about this great opportunity to inspire current students! 
  • MGMT 301: Employer Mock Interview Program

    MGMT 301 brings “professional education to life” through experiential opportunities. Our Mock Interview Program engages students with professionals in a learning environment to practice and enhance skills studied in the classroom.

    • Do you enjoy guiding the professional development of students?
    • Can you give constructive feedback on interviewing skills?

    If you answered “yes” to these questions, we would love to have you as a member of our mock interview team. To participate and receive more complete information, please contact Maureen Huffer Landis, Associate Director--Krannert Professional Development Center, via e-mail (mhuffer@purdue.edu) or telephone (765-494-7445). 

  • MGMT 301: Alumni “Adopt a Team” Program

    Krannert’s MGMT 301: “Professional Career Management” course works to increase the competency of students in the “networking” and “informational interviewing” skill areas. Through the “Alumni ‘Adopt a Team’ Program” student class teams and alumni interact virtually in two informational interview sessions. These sessions can be conducted from your favorite arm chair…in another room…in another country…with a beverage in your hand! Information sessions typically last an hour via Skype or telephone conference call as students ask you questions about your professional career path, market trends in your field, and how you balance work and life demands. In addition, you have opportunities to share your words of wisdom on “if you could do it all again” as well as ask students about their own career planning. To participate in this interactive program and receive more complete information, please contact Maureen Huffer Landis, Associate Director--Krannert Professional Development Center, via e-mail (mhuffer@purdue.edu) or telephone (765-494-7445). 

Krannert Women in Management
Krannert’s Women in Management (WIM) Program is entering its second year.  WIM encourages women to visualize success in whatever way they define it and seeks to provide a powerful learning space that promotes challenge, collaboration, and celebration.  A top priority for WIM is building student-alumni and student-professional connections and providing venues for those connections.  More information about Women in Management can be found at the following address:  www.krannert.purdue.edu/wim.

  • MGMT 390, Women in Management ClassIn Fall 2013, Krannert offered a course called MGMT 390, Women in Management.  The inaugural class of 22 women learned about skills, behaviors and attitudes to “build the career and life you want.”  Teams of two to three students each has an instruction team member as a coach throughout the semester. Through the class, they benefitted from self-assessment and reflection through the Strength-Finders and DISC instruments.  Toward creating their personal plan, students each received a copy of Susan Butler’s “Become the CEO of You, Inc.” They had an opportunity to attend Krannert’s Leadership Speakers Series to practice networking, and eight Purdue alumni shared their career/life stories in the class.  Additionally, the students participated in a “career visualization” project where teams of students interviewed women to learn about their career and life.  During final presentations, the class learned about 10 women’s experiences through the career visualizations.  The class was so successful that we will increase the credit hours from 1 to 2 for Fall 2014.  A team of dedicated faculty and staff serve as the pro bono instruction team, so each team of 2-3 students receives mentoring from the instruction team throughout the class.  $3000 would fund book purchases, Leadership Speakers Series tickets, assessment instrument costs, career visualization support materials or activities, and speaker expenses or company visit opportunities. 

New for Fall 2014—Activities
In the coming year, WIM seeks to increase its visibility and impact through three new initiatives: 

  • Women’s Welcome to Krannert.  It is important for students entering Krannert to feel connected early.  In our effort to build a supportive culture, we are planning an ice cream sundae reception to welcome women into the Krannert.  At the reception, activities will help students connect to other undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni.  Expected cost:  $1000.
  • Women in Management Essay contest.  The WIM Essay Contest will challenge students to think about women’s issues and produce new ideas to enhance opportunities in the workplace. Potential topics include: 1) Why is mentoring important for women leaders?   2) How can today’s companies become employers of choice for women?  3) How are work/life boundaries experienced in today’s world?  The Living Library is a tool that can help participants increase cultural awareness and mutual understanding.  Expected cost for operations and prizes:  $3000.
  • Living Library.  In a Living Library, “books” are actually people and “reading” corresponds to involvement informal conversation. “Readers” seek out “Books” and engage in dialog. Potential “books” could include women of color; women in blue-, white- or pink-collar jobs; LGBT representatives, or stay-at-home mothers and fathers.  The format has been used by NGOs around the world to increase understanding between groups of people who might not normally interact. WIM would use a Living Library as a way to increase diversity and inclusion at Krannert, provide students with a way to reflect on life stories, and build a supportive culture.  Expected cost to provide identifying  t-shirts to our “books” and refreshments for the event:  $2000

Is your organization looking for graduate program opportunities for your rising leaders? Krannert offers a number of great programs and a few still have space for the fall. The deadline to apply for the MBA, Weekend MBA and MS(HR) programs is May 1st or until the classes fill. More information can be found online at www.krannert.purdue.edu/masters/programs/home.asp or by emailing Emily Warter (ewarter@purdue.edu).