Employers and Partners

Meeting the needs of industry

With a focus on transforming both curriculum and educational culture, the College of Technology at Purdue University became the Purdue Polytechnic Institute in May 2015. We offer the same degrees — and more. We still offer hands-on learning experiences — and more. And our graduates are learning the same skills — and more.

The needs of business and industry have been a driving force in our on-going transformation. As we discussed how to prepare graduates for the thinking economy of the 21st workforce, we studied several surveys that identified what employers seek — and don’t often find — in their new hires. We also worked with our Industrial Advisory Boards to learn firsthand how we can improve our curriculum to keep pace with technology and best practices.

In the process, we created a learning experience and environment that will soon permeate the entire Purdue Polytechnic. This transformed learning experience is designed to produce graduates who not only have deep knowledge, applied skills, and experiences in their chosen discipline, but also problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills sought by industries and communities.

Read more about the Purdue Polytechnic transformation.


Our list of majors has expanded from 11 to 36, reflecting the special skills our graduates learn, from robotics engineering technology to human centered design and development.

Hiring our students

Each school and department within the Purdue Polytechnic has specific programs in place to help connect potential employers with our students. Find your contacts here:

From career resources to research to mutually beneficial partnerships, we can work with business and industry to meet the needs of the economy of today and tomorrow.

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Why we changed our name

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