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Computer scientists’ skills are highly sought after by every company. Purdue computer science graduates report starting salaries averaging $74,000 per year (May 2013). Students with internship experience have consistently higher salaries. More importantly, the earning potential for computer science graduates is high — higher than most other technical fields.

Companies look to the Department of Computer Science for students to fill vacant full-time, part-time, and internship positions. The Computer Science Corporate Partner Program (CPP) hosts a CS Career Fair for CS students and CPP members every September. The department also provides listings of open positions in our weekly Opportunity Update.

Students interested in gaining professional practice while maintaining registration as a Purdue student should visit the Non-Co-op Professional Practice page.

Call for Resumes - internships or permanent positions

Many employers use the campus career fairs to recruit for interns as well as full time positions. Employers may now request CCO to prepare a special electronic resume book based on their employment criteria. Be sure to register or update your account in myCCO express at: https://www.cco.purdue.edu. To participate in CCO's resume books, click into the Profile Privacy Tab and click yes.

You may also set up Job Search Agents to monitor myCCO Express which lets agents email you when new jobs meeting your criteria are posted. CCO suggests one agent specific to your major and degree for On Campus Interviewing. Add a 2nd agent to email you with the normal job listings using keyword and job function.

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Last Updated: Jul 10, 2017 3:51 PM

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