Requisition ID:  28914

Academic Advisor

Job Summary

The First-Year Engineering advising team serves approximately 3000 engineering students and helps students transition from high school to college and then from the First-Year Engineering Program to one of the Engineering professional schools. This advising role will include assistance with course selection, navigating Banner/MyPurdue Plan and the registration system, providing information to assist students with choosing an engineering major, career planning, and related advising duties. You will communicate with students having academic difficulty as well as work with a team of faculty, and other Purdue professionals to maximize student access and success in the First-Year Engineering Program as well as Purdue overall.

Who We Are

First-Year Engineering at Purdue University is the launchpad for all engineering students at Purdue. Through this program, we educate thousands of students annually, providing them the time and resources to explore the engineering disciplines offered at the college and advise them to follow educational paths that spark something brilliant inside of them. We train, test, and challenge our students, encouraging them to identify their strengths, redirect their weaknesses, and define their resolve, setting them on course to go beyond what they thought was possible.


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What We Are Looking For


Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree in a field relevant to the position
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to:
    • collaborate with faculty, staff, current and prospective students, parents, and families
    • problem solve and utilize campus resources for individuals or groups
    • willingness to work in a changing environment
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint



  • Undergraduate student development and recruitment
  • Programs and majors at Purdue University
  • Field related to major advised

Additional Information

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check is required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Benefits of being an advisor at Purdue

  • The Advisor Certification Program is a centralized professional development opportunity that allows new advisors to develop their foundational skills in a cohort with other new advisors. Advisors receive real-time feedback and training, including mentoring experience. 
  • Inclusive Advising is a unique learning experience for academic advisors that is grounded in the specific voices and experiences of Purdue students and advisors. Inclusive Advising learning opportunities are cohort-based and designed to encourage learning and intentional reflection. Inclusive advising centers the student in an asset-framed approach where the advisor differentiates educational guidance to meet students where they are and acknowledges the critical value of each student’s unique social capital.
  • Purdue has an institutional commitment to an advising ratio of 225:1, providing one of the lowest advising caseloads in the country. 
  • PACADA, The Purdue Academic Advising Association, is the longest-standing allied membership in NACADA, with a proud tradition of 36 years of professional development support and community among Purdue advisors.

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