The Purdue for Life Foundation works with students to connect them with alumni, celebrate their Purdue experience, and prepare them for life after graduation. Our programs support students in a variety of ways.
The Purdue Alumni Student Experience (PASE), the largest student organization on campus with over 7,000 members, prepares students for life after college and cultivates their lifelong link to Purdue and its alumni. Programs are usually open to all students, but members receive complimentary gear each year, access to exclusive events, and discounts on textbooks and apparel at Follett’s Purdue Bookstores. The cost to join is a one-time payment of $125.
Graduate Gateway is a program designed for students who are in their final year on campus. Signature events like Send-Off, Senior Week, and Diploma and Dinner celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our students and connect them with resources they will use as alumni.
Purdue for Life both employs student interns and connects students with job opportunities at the University that qualify as internships. We frequently hire students to serve as front-line ambassadors at Boilermaker Station Welcome Center, where they operate the front desk and engage with alumni, students, faculty, staff, and guests. Additionally, the Purdue Research Foundation, our parent organization, has internship-eligible opportunities available.