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What is Pathmaker?

Pathmaker is an innovative approach for your corporation to achieve its short-term goals while also attracting top-tier new employees. Pathmaker welcomes companies from all industries who are interested in employing student interns. The program provides companies access to students from a variety of major across the Purdue campus.

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How does it work?

Students perform entry-level technical jobs for companies while still enrolled full time. The jobs are located on campus, in the nearby Purdue Research Park, or in company offices in Lafayette/West Lafayette.

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How is it unique?

Your company will have access to a skilled but affordable workforce. The interns work directly for your company and under its supervision. Your company pays no fee to Purdue; the only expenses are for your company’s operations.

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How does it benefit?


You will have the chance to:

  • Jump start career development; increase confidence
  • Pay the bills
  • Look great on a resume
  • Leadership experience on Student Advisory Council
  • Interact with company mentors while going to school
  • Pathmaker interns say they are more organized

Corporate Partners

Your company will have the opportunity to:

  • Access to a skilled but affordable workforce
  • Fill positions for limited-duration, entry level tasks
  • Access students from majors across campus
  • Convert interns to full time hires
  • Reduce future turnover and onboarding costs
  • Enhance company name recognition

The Pathmaker Experience

How do I get started?


  • Register to receive notifications at Pathmaker Signup
  • Log into MYCCO and search "Pathmaker" for job postings
  • Apply for position through MYCCO
  • Follow Pathmaker on FB "Purdue University Pathmaker Internship Program"
  • International Students: Know the requirements of your visa at http://www.iss.purdue.edu

Corporate Partners

  • Logistics: arrange for a presence near Purdue
  • Marketing: job postings, Facebook, reach out to registered students
  • Student management practices

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