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Weekend MBA Career Management


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Fortune, 2022

Our ambitious Weekend MBA students choose Purdue to advance their careers while still maintaining them – investing in their futures without taking time out of the industry. The Weekend MBA serves students who mostly live and work an hour to two hours away from Purdue's campus or are from the surrounding area. 

These professionals are proven assets to their organizations. In pursuing their MBA, they generate managerial excellence for their firms while fostering their own knowledge and techniques to meet the evolving demands of today's business environment. 


The weekend program is one of several executive programs at the Daniels School of Business designed to help professionals obtain their MBA while maintaining full-time job responsibilities.

As a student in the Purdue Weekend MBA program, you have access to a broad set of career services designed for the working professional. Most of these services are covered by your tuition and readily available on-campus or online.

Career Management Resources

All students have access to the Purdue Career Research Portal and other resources including comprehensive self-assessment tools to help you manage your career with your current employer, including:

  • one-on-one career counseling
  • an extensive collection of on-line career resources
  • seminars on personal marketing, business etiquette, and other important career topics

Career Change and Job Search Resources

All Weekend MBA students may use these resources to support a search for new employment. The Daniels School of Business career services office provides:

  • resume critique
  • the best commercial databases for company and industry contacts
  • up-to-date information on executive search firms, including a discounted lifetime membership to BlueSteps
  • on-campus recruiting for full-time positions, company presentations, on-line resume, and the Daniels School Master’s Job Fair
  • job search counseling

Between Jobs?

We will cover the cost or subsidize additional resources. You may opt to:

  • use on-campus recruiting to compete for full-time positions and internships
  • use a job coach and receive the Career Handbook for Working Professionals
  • receive a personal copy of the Directory of Executive Recruiters, or accept our assistance for another excellent executive search service, BlueSteps

The Purdue Career Research Portal

Career and library organizations across the Purdue campus collaborated to create one of the most comprehensive career resources in the country. Many of the above resources are readily available through the Career Research Portal.

  • You will find career guides, company research tools, industry guides, business news, employment data, interview resources, relocation information, and job boards
  • Familiar names in career resources include Vault, Plunkett’s The Riley Guide to Online Job Search, Lexis Nexis, Career Beam, and Marketline