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CCO Open & Virtual Just In Time Job Fair

CCO IS OPEN for virtual assistance in support of all of our students career needs.

As an update on how students can best connect with the CCO –

  • For those students still looking for internshipsfull-time positions, or if their internship plans have changed, the CCO will be hosting its inaugural Just-in-Time Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 22. Students that register at the Just-in-Time Virtual Job Fair site will be able to take advantage of this unique opportunity to connect to dozens of companies through on-line chat rooms.  
  • For a virtual one-on-one career planning or job/internship search appointment, schedule through BoilerConnect.
  • For resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn reviews, e-mail
  • For quick questions on a first come first serve basis, call 765-494-3981 to be connected to a career consultant for a same-day consultation.
  • For access to our on-demand resources to assist students 24/7, I’ve attached a flyer which can be put on a website, sent out with your newsletter, or embedded in Blackboard.
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Options for after your BSME: Master of Engineering Management – Program introduction

I am writing to introduce you to the Master of Engineering Management program offered here on campus.

To learn more about the recent success of our program’s students, I invite you to review our Class Profile, read our student-generated MEM Blog posts, and see the many companies (including Fortune 500 and Fortune 50) where our students now work through our Alumni Spotlight.

Program Overview

  • Full-time, residential program at Purdue’s West Lafayette flagship campus
  • Can be completed through 1-year or 2-year concentrations
  • 30 credit hours to earn degree (18 engineering, 9 management, 3 elective)
  • Includes option for students to complete a paid industry internship/co-op position lasting up to 1 full year
  • 50% of our students each year join directly from a bachelor-level program, including many from our own Purdue.
  • Program tuition total: $15,150 for Indiana residents, $41,100 for non-Indiana residents and international students
  • Focus on professional skill development through industry connections, personalized guidance, and seminar sessions

Application Information

  • GRE is waived for Purdue students and alumni
  • TOEFL/IELTS waived for international students graduating from Purdue
  • Final application deadline for Fall 2020 is June 1
  • Any student submitting a completed application before this deadline will receive a comprehensive application review with the opportunity for an offer of admission

Thank you for your consideration of my message. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, and please invite your students to do the same. Boiler Up!

Best regards,


Eric VandeVoorde, M.S.
Director of Professional Engineering Master’s Programs
Purdue University, College of Engineering
Seng-Liang Wang Hall | West Lafayette
(765) 494-7021 |

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Summer 2020 Update

We are writing to provide a few updates about Summer 2020.

As stated by Provost Akridge, our plan for summer is as follows:

  • Virtually all courses, graduate and undergraduate, that start in the months of May or June will be conducted remotely. Limited exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for small scale experiential learning following a public health review and approval. Details on how departments can request exceptions will be shared with department heads soon. 
  • The decision on whether or not courses that start in July will be conducted face-to-face will be made no later than May 15. This includes Early Start, Summer Start and Summer College for High School programs.
  • It is our hope that we are able to offer all courses originally planned for summer in a remote format. Academic progress for all students continues to be a priority.
  • Students that need assistance with learning remotely can find resources here. The academic assistance programs that students depend on while on campus will continue to be available remotely. 

Additional information will be released soon, but here are some key things to consider:.

Schedule of Classes – Office of the Registrar

For all courses starting in either May or June, the meeting room will be changed to ONLINE.  The instructional method, meeting days and times will remain unchanged.  Each section will also include the following note: Due to COVID-19, this section will be delivered ONLINE.

Summer Aid Update – Division of Financial Aid

If students experience income loss such as a job change or job loss due to COVID-19, encourage students to contact the Division of Financial Aid to see if a special circumstance appeal is a possibility. A financial aid counselor will use information and numbers provided by the student to see if processing an appeal may change the student’s aid. Please note that students or their family members must be out of work or experiencing the income loss for at least 8 weeks for the Division of Financial Aid to be able to consider a special circumstance.

Billing Update – Office of the Bursar

For Summer 2020, the Office of the Bursar will not be processing a registration cancel run for non-payment. The Bursar will begin assessing summer fees starting on April 15.  Invoices will be sent on April 20 with a due date of June 15. 

For students who are planning to use financial aid to pay their tuition, they will be required to confirm their enrollment in order for their aid to disburse to their account.  If the student does not complete this step, their aid will not be disbursed to their account nor will they receive any excess aid refunds.  

Since we are not conducting a registration cancel for Summer 2020, it is important that students understand the drop/add deadlines and University refund policy.  Published dates are on the Registrar’s website at  Students will be able to find this information for all modules.  If a course falls outside of the listed modules, they can check the short course calendar.

If a student with financial aid is considering dropping a course, please have them discuss this decision with the Division of Financial Aid to make sure the student understands the  implications to their financial aid.

Campus Housing – University Residences

University Residences will accommodate students who need to remain on campus over the summer for various reasons (e.g., lack of internet access at home, travel restrictions).  More information to come. 

Think Summer!

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Update Regarding Summer Courses

Note: At this point, Purdue plans to resume normal classroom operations by summer term – in which we will offer more than 700 courses, including 200+ fully online options. If we need to transition to distance learning due to the continuation of COVID-19, we will roll out decisions prior to the first date of a given module (i.e., May 18, June 15, and July 13). We will give as much advance notice as possible should such a decision need to be made.

Think Summer!