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Resources

Discover and utilize resources on a variety of career planning topics from the Career Center at PNW.

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Additional Resources

Mentoring

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

Career Planning

Better understand who you are, and what types of careers or career paths might be the best fit for you.

Career and Employment Trends

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

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
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.

O*Net
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.

Indiana INTERNet
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.

Review Student Participation Agreement & Missed Interview Policy

The Career Center makes no representations or guarantees about positions listed on its website, campus job board, in the Career Center and share with students and alumnus via electronic media; and is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of employment. It is the student/alumnus responsibility for all necessary precautions when interviewing for or accepting positions and he/she is solely responsible for obtaining necessary information concerning the employer.  The Career Center follows the Principles for Ethical Professional Practice as defined by NACE.

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Contact Us

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

(219) 989-2600

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