Career Resources


Forestry and Natural Resources Department (FNR) students, alumni and employers have the advantage to connect at three levels:

Department Level – The department is dedicated to providing students the attention needed to be successful in today's workforce. We offer several services to help students find jobs, internships and summer employment. These services include general career guidance and specific advice with writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews and developing job search techniques, sending the Pines & Needles Career e-newsletter and maintaining the career web page, FNR Job Board, and more. Students and employers also have the opportunity to meet at the annual FNR Career Fair. You may visit our office in Room G003 of Pfendler Hall. For a compilation of raw data reported by our graduates on position placement, view Placement for May Undergraduate Students.

College Level – The College of Agriculture employs a career services coordinator as well. Linda Austin coordinates the Ag Career Fair each fall and assists with career exploration.  The College maintains a Web site with position announcements and internship availability.

University Level – Purdue offers The Center for Career Opportunities as a resource for students, alumni and employers to connect. The mission of CCO is to engage Purdue University students and alumni in exploring career options and developing effective job search skills. The CCO facilitates activities that connect students and alumni with employers and develops partnerships with Purdue colleges, schools and other stakeholders to deliver career services. Students are encouraged to register with CCO and search for positions on their site.  Employers are able to search student resumes and post employment opportunities through this site.

Please use this site as a point of reference. If you should have any further questions or if you would like personal assistance please contact the Forestry and Natural Resources Career Services Coordinator:

Shelly Opperman, Career and Alumni Relations
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Pfendler Hall of Agriculture, Room G003
715 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2061
Phone: 765-494-3631
Fax: 765-494-9461