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Career Management

Purdue EMBA Programs Career Management team

Above, meet key members of our career management team. From left to right: Randall Lewis, Executive Director of the Krannert Professional Development Center (KPDC); Donna Steele, Senior Program Manager; and Gene Ivnik, Career Services Advisor.

Watch an introduction to the career management services provided to Purdue Executive MBA students, hosted by KPDC's Randall Lewis.

Manage Every Step of your Executive Career      

As a student in a Krannert Executive Education degree program, you have access to a broad set of career services designed for the working professional.  We partner with the Krannert Professional Development Center to provide a variety of resources across all modules of the program.

Our goals:

  • Provide skills to maximize Executive MBA ROI.
  • Provide resources for career enhancement.
  • Provide guidance for future career progression and management.

We present a four-part approach to career management:career dev model

  1. Coursework
  2. In-residence events
  3. Online resources
  4. Executive coaching


Core and functional courses offered include Managing Behavior in Organizations, Leadership, Negotiations, Business Law & Ethics, Change Management, and Active Learning Projects.

In-Residence Events

Company visits, guest speakers, networking events, business etiquette dinners, topical presentations and one-on-one meetings with KPDC advisor Gene Ivnik are built into our residencies.

Online Resources

  • Krannert Professional Development Center: virtual one-to-one advising/strategy; resume feedback; career assessment through Career Leader; career wiki (career guides, company research tools, industry guides, job boards and more)
  • Ivy Exec, Inc.: exclusive access to curated job openings; career advisors; resume advice; professional mentorship; live online classes; and topical webinars and posted articles
  • BlueSteps, Inc.: career management service proving exposure to hundreds of executive search firms worldwide; career seminars and podcasts; access to job market trends, reports and career advice

Executive Coaching

Take advantage of confidential sessions with a career coach to identify goals and establish an action plan, focusing on professional development.

Career management will help create a roadmap for your future and will help you to effectively lead yourself and others.

For more information, contact Senior Program Manager Donna Steele at