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DEPARTMENT OF economics and finance


Massive support—fit for a Mastodon.

Resources abound in the Department of Economics and Finance—and on our campus—and they’re all designed to help you move toward your next accomplishment. Assistance is always available. Just let us know what you need.

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Helping you achieve success.

The Student Success Center is your one-stop shop for assistance with your economics and finance education. It’s where you can talk to your advisor about all things academic, including admission requirements, registering for classes, and our Passport to Success Program. Take advantage of their expertise to create the future you want.

Passport to success

The professional edge you need.

Passport to Success will make you career ready by focusing on competencies established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers: career and self-development, communication, critical thinking, equity and inclusion, leadership, professionalism, teamwork, and technology.

Take a look at some of the ways the program can help you:

  • Self-reflection and career exploration
  • Exposure to area employers and new ideas
  • Assistance with writing résumés and cover letters
  • Interviewing skills
  • Internships and relevant work
  • Professional certifications or groups
  • International experiences
  • Networking opportunities
  • Business-etiquette workshops

Choose activities that best fit your needs and accumulate points for every event you attend. The following are a few examples:

  • Career assessments
  • Mock interviews
  • Online workshops
  • Business-related professional certification
  • Volunteering
  • Internships
  • Job shadowing

You’ll need to achieve point-milestone markers each year to make sure that you’ve accumulated enough points to finish by graduation. The Suitable app—just search Google Play or the App Store—can help you keep track of your activities and the progress you are making. You can log in with your Purdue Fort Wayne username and password.

Your advisor can provide you all the assistance you need with Passport to Success and Suitable. Reach out to them for help.

Yes, but if you’re a student with significant professional experience, you can opt out.

Your participation will allow you to avoid the following pitfalls:

  • Procrastinating in designing a career plan
  • Rationalizing that you don’t have time to invest in these types of activities
  • Unrealistically expecting that a job will be waiting when you graduate

By completing Passport to Success, you can ensure that you’re career ready when you graduate—and have the tools to show it.

Passport to Success supports the three pillars of the Doermer School of Business, with the accompanying activities:


  • Study-abroad opportunities
  • Professional-communication workshops
  • Business-etiquette workshops
  • Networking opportunities


  • Career assessments and counseling
  • Internships and co-ops
  • Financial-planning workshops
  • Mock interviews
  • Student-organization leadership roles


  • Transition-to-career-life workshops
  • Entrepreneurship opportunities
  • Aligning career needs to activities
  • Submission of program-worthy ideas


Funding your success.

Enhance your education and help relieve your financial burden with the power of a scholarship. Your advisor or the Office of Financial Aid can help.

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Academic Resources

The support you need.


Your education is not a singular pursuit, and we recognize that. You’ll have plenty of support from the Mastodon community.