College of Agriculture Career Services Office has more to offer students than job placement. Our services support all students and alumni of the College in exploring, experiencing and achieving career paths. We aid students in exploring careers and majors, to experiencing internships and transformational educational experiences, to achieve goals, graduating and securing employment. Students who have a career plan are more likely to graduate and more likely to end up with corresponding employment. The College of Agriculture Career Services Office and The Center for Career Opportunities considers Purdue Parents valuable partners in the process of assisting students with all aspects of their career development. Check out the Parents tab on the CCO website.
Are you undecided about your major or thinking about changing your major? Explore careers and majors by discovering who you are.
Job Outlook: What Do Employers Look for in Candidates? With the state of the job market employers have high expectations for the candidates they hire. They are looking for both technical and soft skills. Soft skills refer to a cluster of personal qualities, habits, attitudes and social graces that make someone a good employee and compatible to work with. Companies value soft skills because research suggests and experience shows that they can be just as important an indicator of job performance as hard skills (technical skills).
The Purdue Ag Alumni Mentoring Program is a semester long program that pairs Ag Alumni members with College of Ag students. We currently are looking for students from all majors in the College of Ag, to participate this coming fall 2013 semester. Last fall and spring we had a combined total of 20 students participate. For the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2014 we would like to double our numbers.
You should be taking steps TODAY, not next semester, to prepare yourself for your career. Don’t wait until you are a senior to prepare yourself, because by then it is too late!
Your preparation starts here! Map Your Career Development Throughout Your Academic Plan of Study