Industrial Roundtable Student Center



What is Industrial Roundtable?

For the past 39 years, the Industrial Roundtable has served as a connection between employers and prospective students, helping Purdue undergrads and grads find internships, Co-Ops, and full-time positions in their fields. PESC is proud to facilitate IR as one of the largest student run career fairs in the nation, with over 400 companies and 12,000 students attending yearly. This two-day job fair is open to students from any major, including engineering, science, technology, and management. USA Today reports that recruiters are drawn to hiring Purdue students, who study at a nationally ranked University and offer exceptional talent and leadership skills. Thus, the Industrial Roundtable is a perfect opportunity for employers to personally network with hundreds of these outstanding students and graduates.

To maximize your Industrial Roundtable experience, please find additional details below and visit the links provided to register as a student, view the employer list, and more!

If your browser does not support Career Fair Plus, download the complete company list here!

General Information|

Date: Tuesday, September 10th & Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Memorial Mall, Oval Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Who Can Attend: Purdue undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni. The fair is focused on engineering, science, and technology majors; however, it is open to all majors.

Services Provided: Backpacks may be stored in Loeb theater. (PESC assumes no liability for lost or damaged items)



|Prep Night

Unsure of how to approach company representatives? Need feedback to improve your resume? Join PESC the week before Industrial Roundtable at IR Prep Night to learn more about the career fair and how to prepare! There will be presentations by this year's IR Director as well as representatives from the CCO. PASE and the Krannert Professional Development Center will be sponsoring a Mock Career Fair, where students can get professional photographs taken, have their resume reviewed, and practice talking with company reps. The IR Prep Night will be on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd from 5:00pm - 8:30pm in the PMU North Ballroom. 




Companies host seminars to peak interest in prospective employees and also provide an additional opportunity to talk with representatives. Seminars can include topics from general company information to employment and advancement opportunities within the business. Seminars will span a fifty minute time slot and are held in the Stewart Center on campus.

Seminars will be held Monday, Sept. 9th, from 12:30PM - 9:30PM. See the guidebook for further information about company attendance and schedules!



|Industrial Scholarship Program

Sponsored by donations from companies participating in PESC's career fairs, the Industrial Scholarship Program grants students attending either EXPO in the spring or Industrial Roundtable in the fall the opportunity to be rewarded for their motivational efforts to further their career and experience.

Students apply for the Industrial Scholarship during the semester prior to the applicable career fair. Click below to apply for this generous scholarship for the upcoming semester! Remember that applications are anonymous to the judges, so besides your name and PUID, your application must not have identifying information. 

The application will be open Monday, March 19th, 2019 until Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 11:59pm and recipients will be notified in early September. If you have any questions, please contact the Industrial Roundtable committee at



Career Fair Plus|

The Industrial Roundtable has integrated the use of the Career Plus Fair app to effectively communicate information about the fair to students in real-time.

It is available to all students and contains the summarized version of the information that is in the fair guidebooks. According to recent student survey responses, over 90% of fair attendees have downloaded the app, and this number is continuing to grow!