For Alumni

Regardless of when you graduated, what you studied or what campus you graduated from, your diploma gives you access to career resources from our Career Center!

As a PNW alumni, you have lifetime access to:

  • Handshake
  • Career Events, Job Fairs hosted by the Career Center
  • Virtual Career Advising Appointments

For alumni who received a Bachelor’s or Masters Degree from PNW:

  • 2 years within degree completion – appointments are available year round
  • Beyond 2 years of degree completion – appointments are available during the Summer months

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Students pictured have access to career and employment trends from the PNW Career Center.


Discover services on a variety of career planning topics such as resumes, cover letters, interviewing and more to create your own career road map.

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PNW students are pictured and have access to diverse mentoring opportunities through the Career Center.


From interview prep to job listings in Handshake, PNW alumni can take the next step with Career Center resources for diverse populations.

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Contact Us

Have a question for Purdue University Northwest’s Career Center?

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Additional Resources

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Pride Professionals in Training is the Career Center career mentorship for students by alumni.

PNW students are pictured and have access to diverse mentoring opportunities through the Career Center.

Career Planning

This Roadmap can help with your career planning! We provide advice and strategies that will allow you to showcase your skills in the best light to employers.

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Career and Employment Trends

Explore Job Outlook 2026 information and a summary of career outcomes for each year’s graduating class from PNW.

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Graduate and Professional Schools Guide

Identify graduate or professional schools that match your career goals and develop your presentation as a candidate for further study.

External Resources

What Can I Do With This Major?
This website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.

Vault provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession—and how to position yourself to launch and build the career of your dreams.

Career Center Resume Guide
Your resume will be scanned and most hiring managers may only look at your resume for 30-60 seconds. Therefore, you need to make sure that the most interesting and compelling information about your skills, qualifications and accomplishments are at the top of your resume, so they read this information about you FIRST.

Career Center Cover Letter Guide (Brightspace)
Your goal is not to restate what your resume has to say but to instead offer a more personal view of yourself and highlight some of your key qualities or skills that make you perfect for the job.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
OOH provides information on what workers do, the work environment, education, training and other qualifications, pay, the job outlook and sources of additional information.

The O*Net program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Valid data are essential to understanding the rapidly changing nature of work.

Career One Stop
Sponsored by the US Department of Labor, this is your source for employment information and inspiration.

Explore Careers
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

Next Level Jobs
Next Level Jobs provides free training for Hoosiers and reimbursements for Indiana employers for training employees in high-demand fields.

Indiana Career Ready
Indiana Career Ready is your single source providing the tools needed to prepare and find high-demand and high-wage jobs needed now and in the future.

Indiana Career Explorer
Indiana Career Explorer will help you explore a world of career possibilities, make decisions about your future and prepare for the next step in your education and career planning journey.

Work & Learn Indiana
Indiana INTERNnet allows you to search for internships in a variety of fields and industries throughout Indiana. Search for internships by region and type, post your resume and find your match — it’s that easy.