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Mission and Vision

of the Krannert Professional Development Center

Cultivating skills and strategies that support Krannert students' professional development

6 staff members dedicated to supporting Krannert students


3 advisors-in-residence


100+ years of corporate and student engagement expertise


Staff experienced in C-Suite, human resources, student career services, manufacturing, consumer products, healthcare, financial services, marketing, supply chain and operations.

Our Process

Pie chart with simple symbols representing the three parts of KPDC's process

Introduce a career planning framework

  • Pre-arrival sessions with assigned career coach
  • Targeted workshops in Krannert Launch and throughout the school year
  • Peer counseling in functional disciplines

Exposure to tools and services

  • Incorporate supplemental resources to target industry-specific skills
  • Provide comprehensive systems to further student career search
  • Examples of company research tools: Purdue Career Research Portal, Careernomics

Identify areas for development

  • Coaching and seminars to bolster student leadership competency areas
  • Alumni mentoring and networking to build relationships
  • Assessment of personal competencies and skill sets