Emerging IT Professional Program


The Emerging Information Technology Professional Program (EITPP) is a pipeline for future leaders of Purdue’s IT organization, providing participants a tailored blend of professional and leadership development, challenging work experiences and mentoring designed to accelerate their careers.

The EITPP program demonstrates a commitment to developing talent and a belief that moving talent across the organization is fundamental to professional and organizational growth and integral to Purdue’s key missions of teaching, research and engagement.


Candidates generally need a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, math, statistics, or education. However, additional degrees and majors may be applicable.


EITPP is a three-year program with two rotational job assignments. Participants choose from multiple assignments focused on top Purdue IT initiatives in research, teaching, big data and operational excellence.

Program members lead by doing – gaining real-world experience by working on important and challenging initiatives. The aim is to help participants uncover their potential for leadership, advance their technical skills and build a strong foundation for a rewarding career.

As an additional benefit, EITPP participants receive full tuition for pursuing a master’s degree if desired.

Purdue is known not only for science, technology, engineering and math programs, but also for imagination, ingenuity and innovation. Information technology leaders make important contributions across the University – enabling research, providing classroom technologies to support and improve learning and presenting innovative tools for better data-driven decision-making.

Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP), Purdue’s central IT organization, develops and delivers world-class computing, digital and data resources to Purdue faculty, staff, and students. Purdue has developed the nation's largest campus cyberinfrastructure for research and some of the nation's most advanced learning and classroom technologies.


Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and less than a year between graduation and the starting EITPP.

They also should have less than a full year of professional full-time work experience (this does not include internships and co-ops completed while in school, or prior military experience).

Good candidates will have prior internships or relevant work experiences, a passion and aptitude for technology, solid technical and analytical skills and demonstrated leadership ability.

How to apply

To apply and for questions about the Emerging Information Technology Professional Program, or for additional information, please contact Janice Beaver, 765-496-3879, Beaver8@purdue.edu.

Note: A background check will be required for employment in this position. FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime). Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period. Purdue University is an EOA/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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