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Top Ten Reasons To Do BOP


Legacy of Success

If not the first, BOP is one of the oldest diversity programs within any top-ranked, undergraduate business school in the country.  Our 50-year legacy of success provides us with an asset most schools will never obtain; in addition to expertise and inside knowledge pertaining to student success.  The BOP legacy is proof student participants will achieve their long-term career goals and success if they choose to do BOP upon high school graduation.


It's BOP for Life

The saying is, "Once you do BOP, you're BOP for life."  The BOP program will be with you forever.  BOP will not just recruit students to Purdue and leave them upon arrival.  BOP will not just support students during their four years at Purdue.  BOP helps former students in the workforce seek new career opportunities, explore graduate school, and provides a family environment and support system that will last a lifetime. 

The BOP Brand

Corporate recruiters know the type of intern or full-time hire they receive when employing a BOP student.  Known for producing analytical, critical-thinking, hard-working, and humble leaders, the BOP brand is a true asset to students.  BOP's brand attracts top banks, companies, and firms, which led to a 100% job placement rate for BOP students graduating in 2017. 

Strong Investment for Your Career ranks Purdue in the Top 25 for best return on investment in their 2017 ranking.  Purdue is the only university from the state of Indiana within the Top 25.  BOP has proven an investment of your summer after high school graduation will pay tremendous dividends in terms of your career in the distant future.


Purdue University froze tuition for the sixth year in a row to keep Purdue an affordable college option for many families.  A BOP scholarship makes Purdue more affordable for out-of-state students than some of their in-state options in specific states.  For Purdue undergraduates, debt per student is down 11% from last year, and since 2012, per undergraduate debt is down 35%.

Rigorous Business School, World-Renowned University

U.S. News & World Report currently ranks the Krannert School of Management as a Top 25 undergraduate business program.  The Wall Street Journal currently ranks Purdue #5 in the nation for top public institutions.  By participating in BOP, you get the best of both worlds while affiliated with a top business program and world-renowned university.

Global Competition

Many of the best minds from around the world attend Purdue University.  U.S. News & World Report currently lists Purdue at #3 for the highest percentage of international students out of all public schools, and #15 for all colleges and universities in the nation.  BOP teaches students how to be competitive in a global environment using the rich international diversity on campus.

Life-Long Friends

The bonds formed while matriculating through the rigorous BOP Summer Session not only produce a support system which aides the high school to college transition, but also produce life-long friends; and in some cases, future business partners and even spouses.  Not only are friendships born amongst BOP students on campus, but relationships also develop amongst students and alumni through alumni interaction with the program.

The Full College Experience

Enjoy the perks of attending a university with superior academics in addition to blue-chip athletic teams in the Big Ten Conference, Greek life including the Divine Nine organizations, and the general fun that comes with being a college student.  Students can easily find their fit at Purdue by participating in one of nearly 1,000 student clubs and organizations.

Darren L. Henry

"I have never seen someone so obsessed with other people's success.  He will care more about your well-being and success than you will over your college career.  He's one of the most humble, selfless individuals I know.  He truly inspires us to be the best versions of ourselves we can be."

- Janelle Davis (BOP '16)