Meet and Greet
The Career Development Center offers many opportunities for you to talk and meet with potential employers:
Career Fair on February 19, 2015
More than 180 employers and two thousand students will attend the Spring Career Fair. Meet potential employers in person while gaining valuable information on summer internships, co-ops, and full-time opportunities. To get the most out of the event, download the How to Make a Career Fair Work for You Career Tipsheet.
For additional career fair information:
- Download the Career Fair App! Search for "WPI Career Fair Plus" in the Apple or Android app store. Gain access to: complete company list, interactive floor plan, event details, announcements for real-time updates, and event tips!
Information sessions are provided by recruiters so that students have an opportunity to evaluate and learn more about the companies interviewing on campus.
Networking Nights allow students to spend an evening interacting with alumni, fellow students, and other professionals to exchange information, receive advice, and develop contacts. Each event will be held on-campus at WPI and will target a specific industry or population of people.
The CDC brings companies to campus to interview students each year from September through April. More than 200 private, government, civic and professional companies and organizations have participated in this program. Employers interview for summer, co-op or full-time employment. Resume submission for on-campus interviews usually begin in early September for interviews beginning the first week of October.
Off Campus Events
Career Link Mentoring Program for Students with Disabilities (Applications due January 30, 2015)
The Career Link Mentoring Program provides a 6-month career mentoring opportunity to college students and recent graduates with disabilities through linkages to business professionals from USBLN member companies. The Career Link Mentoring Program brings together employers and college students and recent graduates with disabilities, including veterans, in a mutually beneficial way. Mentees meet and interact with business professionals in their field of study or area of interest and whom they would not otherwise have access to. To read about the benefits of the program for mentees, click here. College students and recent graduates with disabilities interested in participating in the 2015 Career Link Mentoring Program can apply at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015CareerLinkMentee. Applications are due on January 30, 2015.
Biotech, Health, and Life Sciences VIRTUAL Career Fair: February 5, 2015 @ 12-5pm, Online
WPI is excited to be partnering with 8 other institutions to sponsor a virtual career fair for students interested in internships and full-time jobs in the biotech, health, and life sciences fields. To register, click here. A list of companies registered so far can be found on the event page. This is a great opportunity to interact with company representatives interested in recruiting students of all levels in this convenient online format!
Student Career Workshop (Presented by ISPE Boston): February 7, 2015 @ 10am-5pm, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Are you Graduating between 2015-2018? Then you need to come to a workshop specifically designed to help you to hone your skills and improve your chances of getting that internship, co-op, or full time position in the Life Science Industry. ISPE (International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers) Boston has assembled a group of industry experts to help you: take inventory of yourself, get the interview, get the job, build your network, build your career path, and learn from industry pros. Event is free for ISPE student members (includes materials, lunch, refreshments) - register here. Not an ISPE member? Join and attend. For more information on the event, view the flyer here.
Fidelity Investments Technology Event: February 13, 2015 @ 11:30-1:30pm, Boston, MA
Join us to learn more about the Fidelity Investments Leap Technology Program and the Technology Intern Program. Learn more at leap.fidelitycareers.com. During the session you will learn more about technology careers at Fidelity from Leap Recruiters and Technology Recruiters and have the opportunity to tour the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology. Open to any undergraduate student obtaining a technical degree such as Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or related technical major. Please bring copies of your resume and a photo ID. RSVP by registering here. For more information on the event and opportunities at Fidelity, click here.
Public Policy Leadership Conference: February 19-22, 2015, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA (Applications due November 12, 2014)
The conference aims to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate programs in public policy and international affairs by informing students about opportunities for graduate study and careers in both domestic and international public policy. Please note only first and second year undergraduate students who U.S. citizen or permanent residents are eligible to apply. Click here to view the PPLC flyer. The conference will take place on the HKS campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. All conference expenses are covered by HKS. The intensive three days of workshops, panels, and lectures is designed to encourage students who possess a commitment to public service, particularly those from historically underserved communities and people of color.
MIT European Career Fair: February 21-23, 2015, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA
The 19th European Career Fair will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2015 on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This event is open to college and university students and young professionals interested in working or attending graduate school in Europe. Candidates attending the fair will have the opportunity to: Submit their resumes online prior to the Fair for employers to review and network with over 100 European employers at the fair. Attend company information sessions and events held February 21 - 23, 2015. Interview with European employers (if selected) on February 22or 23, 2015. Students are encouraged to register in advance at https://ecf.fairsey.com
Quinnipiac G.A.M.E V Forum: March 19-21, 2015, New York City
Join us in New York City at the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) V Forum March 19-21, 2015. G.A.M.E. will provide an international group of college students and faculty with a unique opportunity to interact with industry leaders and learn best practices in investment management. On day one, keynote panels will discuss the global economy, global markets, alternative assets versus equities, corporate governance and provide a Federal Reserve perspective. Day two will include a variety of breakout discussion panels, workshops and keynote perspectives. The forum will conclude on day three with panels discussing career opportunities within the financial services industry. For more information on the event and registration, visit www.qgame.quinnipiac.edu. To view the flyer, click here.
Worcester Chamber of Commerce Career Fair: Thursday, April 9, 3-6pm, Worcester Regional Airport
Explore all the Worcester Region has to offer! Discover Internship & Career Opportunities in Massachusetts. Sample great food from local restaurants. Hear about cool places to visit and things to do. Learn why Worcester is a great place to live! Who Should be There: All college students looking for career opportunities or just something fun to do! What to Bring: If you’re looking for career or internship opportunities, bring plenty of resumes and dress professionally. How to Prepare: Make an appointment with your career services office in advance for help with your resume and to get tips on working a career fair; Visit employer websites to educate yourself about the employers in attendance. Location: Worcester Regional Airport, 375 Airport Dr., Worcester. FREE TRANSPORTATION & PARKING! For details about companies attending, schedule of events, and to register: click here.
Forte C2B Leadership Conference: April 10 (New York) & April 17 (Atlanta)
Are you an exceptional student leader interested in building your skills and enhancing your resume? Have you considered a career in business? Apply to attend the Forté College 2 Business Leadership Conference to explore opportunities you never knew existed! For those accepted, attendance is free and participants traveling more than 50 miles to the event receive a small travel stipend. Undergraduate women from diverse academic backgrounds including STEM, Economics, Liberal Arts, Finance, and Communications majors. This is a great opportunity for freshmen and sophomores (juniors will be considered). For more information and to apply, click here.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Leadership Forum: June 21-23, 2015, Boston, MA (Applications due April 30)
The Liberty Mutual Insurance (LMI) Leadership Forum is a three-day externship designed to provide talented college students with exceptional leadership qualities an opportunity to learn about Liberty Mutual and careers in the insurance industry. You will participate in workshops and activities geared towards bringing out leadership, team building, communication and negotiation skills. Participants will have numerous opportunities to network and interact with recent college hires, senior leaders and recruitment professionals. In addition, students selected to attend this forum will have an opportunity to interview for a summer internship the following year. To be eligible, you must be a sophomore who has demonstrated leadership, have a strong interest in the insurance industry, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be a US Citizen or permanent resident. For more information and to apply to attend, click here.