During your online interactions with Purdue, you will frequently be asked to enter your “career account”. Your career account will give you electronic access to your @purdue.edu email and other services accessible through the Purdue website. This account is created when you are first admitted to Purdue. It is yours as long as you are affiliated with Purdue. You can store files in your career account and access them anywhere on campus. You may also be asked for your ‘alias’, which is the part of your email address before the @purdue.edu. For example, in the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, ‘mfaraday’ would be the alias.
To activate your career account you need your Purdue University Identification Number (PUID), which was provided in your online admission decision letter from the Graduate School. If you have not yet reviewed your online admission decision letter from the Graduate School, please do so to receive your initial account setup PIN. Please access Purdue account setup and use your PUID and PIN numbers to activate your account. If you have any questions about how to set up your career account, email or call Purdue IT at email@example.com or (765) 494-4000. Please be prepared to provide your career account login when you contact them.