Purdue Global offers students the services noted below.
Center for Career Advancement
The Center for Career Advancement is a student-focused provider of career assistance and is available to degree-seeking students currently enrolled and to eligible graduates. You have access to additional resources online 24 hours a day, and experienced staff will collaborate with you to create and implement career plans by providing support and advice.
Recognizing that career development is an ongoing, lifelong process, the Center strives to help you understand the importance of self-assessment, occupational exploration, decision making, goal setting, networking, the job search, and developing productive connections in the workplace. The Center offers a collaborative link between students, faculty, and prospective employers within the global employment community. It seeks to foster a welcoming, accessible environment where diversity is celebrated and the uniqueness of each individual is valued and respected.
The Center staff will assist in your job search. Many students choose to work on a part-time basis during their training to help with their education costs. If you require assistance in securing part-time employment while attending classes, staff will make reasonable efforts to assist in your search. Additional services include assistance with job search planning, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, decision making, job offer negotiations, and various other job search and career-related issues.
Career assistance offered by the University is not an obligation or guarantee of employment. Although the University will assist you, finding a job is ultimately your responsibility. The University does not guarantee that you will be placed in any particular job, or at all. Some jobs may require additional training, certification, or experience.
No employee of the University is authorized to guarantee that a graduate will earn any specific amount. Your program of study, employer needs, current economic conditions, and other factors may affect wage levels.
Student connection is an important component of the academic experience at Purdue Global. In the classroom, assignments include group work and cooperative learning activities that will forge connections with classmates. You are encouraged to contact your instructors or Student Advisor if you wish to join study or special interest groups related to your coursework.
Student Life at Purdue Global offers co-curricular opportunities for connection outside the classroom through student organizations. Organizations related to professional and personal interests are open to all active students. Students are also invited to create student organizations if their professional or personal interest is not represented by an existing club. Membership in these organizations is free of charge.
Membership in honor societies is also available to eligible students. Purdue Global hosts chapters of honor societies that recognize general academic achievement, as well as program-related achievement. Invitations to these honor societies are issued on a semi-annual basis to those active students who meet the qualifications. Induction into an honor society may require a membership fee.
Student Life sponsors affinity groups for students of similar ethnic backgrounds or sexual orientation/gender identification to meet in community. These groups provide a safe space for students with marginalized identities to connect with others for support, education, and social interaction.
Participation in student organizations provides opportunities for leadership development, networking, and relationship building. Student organizations also give students an accepting environment to practice the soft skills that are crucial in the job search and for personal development.
Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is committed to providing an accessible online environment where all students have equal access. We support our students by providing reasonable accommodations. Accommodations can be permanent or temporary. Our goal is to provide students the ability to succeed on their educational journey.
Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Course materials or textbooks in alternative formats
- Extended time for timed independent coursework
- Auxiliary aids and services (e.g., enlargement, dictation, audio programs)
It is your responsibility to request any necessary accommodations and recommended that you request them before starting the class or activity for which the accommodation(s) will be needed. Your request is voluntary, and information about your request or granted accommodations is confidential.
SAS is the primary office responsible for the coordination of these student services. You may make a request through PG Campus, Concord faculty or staff, or by contacting SAS directly.
Student Assistance Program
The Student Assistance Program is a confidential third-party support and counseling service provided by Health Advocate that is available to all active Purdue University Global students and their dependents. This program provides support in many areas, like mental and physical health, and management strategies for your work, school, and personal life. More information on this complimentary service is available on PG Campus.