CCO – Center for Career Opportunities


The Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) is located at Purdue University’s main campus in West Lafayette, IN. Much like our own Career Services office here at Purdue Calumet, CCO “engages Purdue University students and alumni in exploring career options and developing effective job search skills. The CCO facilitates activities that connect students and alumni with employers and develops partnerships with Purdue colleges, schools and other stakeholders to deliver career services” (CCO Website).

My CCO

CCO has partnered with Purdue Calumet’s Office of Career Services to provide access to their online job database, MyCCO. MyCCO is similar to CareerTrax in that it offers many of the same features, including creating a profile, posting your resume, searching for jobs, and viewing information about upcoming workshops and interview sessions; however, MyCCO lists many more upper-level employment opportunities, such as positions within Fortune 500 companies.  MyCCO is available only to current Purdue students and alumni (all campuses).

To Register for MyCCO you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Login to https://www.cco.purdue.edu/Student/
  2. Enter your PUID as both user-name and password (first time only)
  3. Read participation agreement and click ”I AGREE TO TERMS”
  4. Complete ALL required fields of the profile
  5. In the privacy section, answer “YES” to receive emails about employment opportunities and career related programs and “YES” to be included in resume books and then click “SUBMIT”

NOTE:   A new password will be emailed to you when you complete your profile.  Once you receive the new password and login you may then go to ”Passwords/Preferences”  to change the password to one of your choosing.

NOTE:  You are not fully registered until you upload a resume. Follow the steps below to upload your document.

  1. Click Resumes ETC on Top Navigation Bar
  2. Select “Add New”
  3. Give your document a professional title
  4. Upload up to 10 resumes

Referring  your resume and applying for jobs:

  1. Select “JOBS and ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS” in top navigation bar
  2. Click “MyCCO OCR & JOB LISTINGS”
  3. Click “SHOW ME” and make selection
  4. Click ”POSITION TYPE” and make selection
  5. Use only one of the following:  Industry, Job, Function OR Keyword  > Click Search
  6. Click on Job Title  > Read description
  7. To submit resume, follow the directions in the ”APPLICATION STATUS”

You can also:

  • Check on designated dates to see if you were preselected for on-campus interview
  • Click on “My On-Campus Applications” to check status and schedule interviews

Additional MyCCO Resources:

  • Screen Shots: View a series of screen shots that will be helpful to you during your initial set-up of MyCCO.
  • Missed Interview Policy: CCO has a specific policy for missed and cancelled interviews. Please review this policy before scheduling any interviews through MyCCO.
  • Job Search Agents email you when new jobs matching your criteria are posted in CCO Express.  To Create a Job Search Agent follow the following steps:
  1. Click “JOBS & ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS”
  2. Click “MyCCO OCR & JOB LISTINGS”
  3. Click “ADVANCED SEARCH”
  4. In the “SAVE AS BOX” name your job search
  5. Use the Show Me drop down > Select “All Jobs & Interviews,” “All Interviews”  or “All Job Listings”
  6. Select Major and Degree for On-Campus OR Select Keyword and Industry for Job Listings
  7. Click “SUBMIT”
  8. Go to “SEARCH AGENT” tab and Schedule your agent

if you have any questions during this process, feel free to call Career Services at (219) 989-2600 or stop in our office in SUL 349.

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