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beyond the classroom

Department of organizational leadership

Take a break from your books.

Studying and taking tests is important, but so is going beyond the classroom to maximize your college experience. Check out the options you have to make the most of your time at Purdue Fort Wayne.

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Jobs and internships

For some extra spending cash.

Whether you’re looking for a part-time job on campus or a full-time job after graduation, we have lots of options.

Find a Job

Internships come in two flavors: paid and unpaid. Check out what’s available now, and look back often for more opportunities.

Find an Internship

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Partnering for success.

Purdue Fort Wayne’s cooperative education program provides students with employment opportunities while pursuing a degree. The focus of the program is to offer job experiences that utilize the skills and knowledge students are learning in the classroom. Here’s a short breakdown of how the program works:

  • Each student employed through a co-op reports to a supervisor at their work site.
  • The faculty advisor from the student’s major department and a co-op representative will visit the student and supervisor at the work site during the fall and spring semesters.

Students majoring in organizational leadership have been active in this program for several years. Our students have held positions in a variety of fields, including:

  • Finance 
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Line Supervision
  • Manufacturing
  • Purchasing
  • Training
  • Transportation Management
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Live the life you want.

Make connections and live with those who share your passions by joining a living learning community. You’ll get to make unforgettable memories with your fellow Mastodons, collaborate together, and forge lifelong friendships.

Study Abroad

Let the world be your classroom.

Your college experience is special—and uniquely yours. Imagine enhancing it by taking your studies overseas. Living and learning in a different country will foster both your independence and your personal development. Through this experience, and the knowledge you’ll gain living like a local, you’ll emerge with a new perspective.

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