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Requisition ID:  21269

Career Advisor, Undergraduate Career Services

Job Summary

Purdue University is looking for the right candidate to fill the role of Senior Career Advisor within the Krannert Professional Development Center. The Career Advisor is an experienced professional contributor working with limited supervision.  The Career Advisor is part of a dynamic team of professional development champions actively transforming the Krannert undergraduate student experience as part of the Krannert Professional Development Center’s CareerBound program. This role provides career exploration, career readiness assessment, and interpretation, resume/cover letter review, interviewing preparation, connections to alumni and employers, and overall job search support (at either individual or group level). Provides professional development content in both classroom and workshop environments. Develops strong relationships with students, faculty, and staff that support undergraduate programs and keeps them informed and engaged on employment status and potential action plans to support student success, and provides them with ongoing data metrics and insights.  Stays informed on industry knowledge and trends as well as employer landscape and professional associations to be able to coach students most effectively.  Works closely with the KPDC team and colleagues to contribute to the success of career services and student success initiatives. May provide administrative support for the CareerBound program.


About Krannert School of Management:

  • Krannert aspires to take a top 25 program and transform it into a top 10 program that competes for the best students in the country.   The key components of this transformation are Career Bound and the Larsen Leader’s Academy.  Programs that sharply improve students’ professional competencies by providing enhanced coaching and mentoring alongside an integrated curricular/co-curricular approach to professional development.
  • Curriculum Innovation.   A systematic process for creating new degree programs that leverage the unique strengths of Purdue and the School of Management; engaging in continuous quality improvement via external program reviews for existing programs; and strengthening the integrated management core.
  • Integrated Learning Ecosystem.   Programs that enhance learning outcomes by improving faculty course design and classroom presence; expanding alumni- and executive-in-residence programs; developing peer mentoring and tutoring networks; adopting advanced learning technologies; and building out core tools and digital libraries.    
  • Transformational Experiences.  Growing undergraduate research, study abroad, and case competitions while significantly expanding experiential learning via internal programs and corporate engagement.



  • Bachelor’s degree  
  • Four years of work experience in a business discipline, education, training, and development, or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Demonstrated verbal and written skills in communicating complex information to both internal and external audiences
  • Ability to think critically and creatively, as well as to imagine possibilities for solutions that do not currently exist or are not apparent
  • Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to effectively lead, mentor, manage conflict, and guide staff to enhance performance
  • Demonstrated skill in establishing effective working relationships with staff of all levels, faculty, employers, and alumni


  • MBA/MS preferred
  • Experience in career services


Additional Information: 

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary  
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit  
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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