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Search & Apply

Put your Job Search Plan into action by identifying and applying to the jobs best suited to you.

Although this step may feel daunting, know that your journey with the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business has prepared you well. You know your goal and personal brand, and now you’re ready to take the next step and upgrade your career.

Find the Right Fit

The Daniels School of Business gives you an advantage in finding your perfect position. Here we provide resources specifically tailored to aid you in this process.

You may already be familiar with Handshake, but if not, be sure to take advantage of this useful tool. Sign up and create a profile for customized job alerts and suggestions. Discover positions, meet with employers, and apply to open positions all without leaving the Handshake app. For advice on how to make the most of Handshake, talk to a career services coach or advisor and increase your chances of being noticed by employers and securing your next steps.

including all Fortune 500 companies

Use myCCO, Purdue University’s job search platform, to find career opportunities.


Continue to network with others in your industry and frequently check in on job search sites, such as LinkedIn, Purdue Ties, and Indeed.


Make an impression on employers by attending on-campus and online career fairs and other company recruitment events. Be sure to register in advance and upload your resume to allow employers to preview your skills. Practice your elevator pitch, plan for which employers you want to speak to, and follow up with them after the event.


Networking as a Job Search Strategy

One of the most valuable tools available to you during your job search is your network of professionals. A great way to build this network, and therefore your job opportunities, is to conduct informational interviews. Purdue Ties and LinkedIn are great tools that can guide you to alumni at your dream companies. Remember, you are seeking advice or insight from the contact and are not asking about a job or for a referral.

To get started, use the six-point email format, as outlined in The 2-Hour Job Search by Steve Dalton.

  1. Keep it to fewer than 75 words
  2. Do not mention jobs anywhere
  3. Put your connection first
  4. Make your request a question
  5. Define your interest narrowly and broadly
  6. Ensure more than half the words are about your contact, not you

Ask the Right Questions

Now that you’ve got an informational interview lined up, it’s time to prepare some questions. Consider following the TIARA method.

What trends, in your opinion, are most impacting your business right now?

What has been your most valuable experience at your employer so far?

What do you know now that you wish you had known when you were applying to your current company?

What resources do you recommend I utilize?

What project have you done for your employer that you felt added the most value?


“I expanded my search to include companies that I had never heard of before. This helped with keeping an open mind.”

Kendelle Rock, MS Economics '22


Take the next leap and start applying.

The Daniels School's career services center offers a full range of services tailored to you. Our dedicated team of coaches is here to assist you through the application process to ensure your job search is fruitful and the positions you seek match your experience level.

Look to us for insights such as how to adapt your resume to the application for the greatest chance of success.


International Student Tip

If you’re an international student, part of finding your fit is ensuring that your selected company hires international students. While looking for jobs, filter by employers who accept work authorization. For a comprehensive list of job search resources for positions both inside and outside of the United States, visit our International Student Resources page.

Career Progression

Growing your career is no easy task, and your journey may take many turns. Our path to success will guide you on your journey with clear steps along the way, from exploring your goals to launching your career with intention.

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