Meet and Greet
The Career Development Center offers many opportunities for you to talk and meet with potential employers:
Life Sciences & Bioengineering Career Fair on March 26, 2015
Over 30 employers and 400 students and alumni will attend the Life Sciences & Bioengineering 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.
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.
Special Events On-Campus
Present Around the World Competition: March 25, 6-8:30pm, WPI Odeum A
The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), is conducting a public speaking competition/networking event at WPI on March 25. There will be a panel of 4 employer representatives attending the event and judging the presentations. Students will give a 10 minute presentation on any technical matter and then have 5 minutes for Q & A from the judges. Event will include appetizers and networking from 6-7pm and then presentations from 7-8:30pm. Winner will compete in America's Regional Final in Trinidad & Tobago - ALL EXPENSES PAID! Cash Prizes for 1st and 2nd place between at each stage of competition from $160-1,500. America's Final winner travels to London, England for World Final. Scoring is 75% presentation skills and 25% technical skills. For more information or to register, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CVS Health Panel: March 26, 7:30-8:30pm, WPI Higgins Labs 202
Come listen to a panel of professionals and executives from CVS Health discuss their health careers and success stories. Panelists represent a wide variety of company functions, including a product manager, senior manager of finance, senior compensation analyst, assistant category manager, manufacturing engineer, and director of state income tax. This panel is sponsored by the WPI chapter of National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA).
Off Campus Events
Information Development (ID) Company Information Session: March 28, 1pm, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Information Development (ID) is a one-stop IT services company, providing comprehensive outsourcing services, i-Bos24®, that is everything from consultation to system operation management, software development, security, cloud, and BPO(Business Process Outsourcing). ID is hosting a company information session on Saturday, March 28 including an orientation, info session, Q&A, and interviews by appointment. Please Note: The information session will be conducted in Japanese so attendees must be able to understand and speak Japanese. If interested in attending, RSVP here. For more information, email email@example.com or visit the website at http://recruit.idnet.co.jp.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Virtual Information Sessions: March 31 and April 1, 14, 15, 1:30-3:30pm, Online
Topics covered in the informational sessions include: an overview of USDA, introduction to USDA careers, basic qualifications and application process by program type, available opportunities in our mission areas. Open to recent graduates and students who are U.S. Citizens or U.S. Residents. Open to all majors. For specific dates and to register, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/USDAInfoSessionsRegistration_2015
Bridgewater State University (BSU) - Job & Internship Fair: Wednesday, April 1, 1:00-3:30pm, Campus Center Ballroom, BSU
Over 60 organizations in a variety of fields from Aviation, Accounting, Business, Human Services, Sciences, Technology and more will be in attendance with another 20+ Resume Collections be taken for those unable to physically attend. For more information, visit: http://microsites.bridgew.edu/careerservices/upcoming-events
Bridgewater State University (BSU) - Education Career Fair: Wednesday, April 8, 4-5:15pm Panel, Science & Math Center Auditorium; 5:30-7:00pm Networking Fair, Campus Center Ballroom
The Education Career Fair provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to learn from a panel of education experts and network with hiring personnel from MA school districts in advance of the typical hiring cycle. Over 50 school districts are registered, so be sure to attend in order to "jump start" your job search today! Registration takes place on site the day of the fair. For more information, visit: http://microsites.bridgew.edu/careerservices/upcoming-events
Boston Startup Job Fair: Thursday April 9, 2015, 12:00-2:00pm (Developers Only) 2:00-5:00pm (All Candidates) Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Dr, Cambridge MA
The Boston Startup Job Fair connects top talent job seekers with exciting Boston area startups. Over the past two years, the Boston Startup Job Fair drew 160+ startups and 3500+ job seekers resulting in over 175 hires. Startups have hired for both technical and non-technical positions and are looking to fill full-time and intern positions. Companies are looking for Developers, Sales Associates, HR personnel, Business Development Associates, Marketers, Social Media Experts, Project Managers, and more!
Worcester Chamber of Commerce Internship, Career, and Live Local 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! To view the event flyer, click here. A FREE shuttle will be provided for WPI students, picking up and returning to the Higgins Laboratories circle. For the shuttle pick up and drop off schedule, a list of companies attending, and to register, visit http://www.worcesterchamber.org/student/
Central MASSive Networking Event: Thursday, April 9, 5-7:30pm, Boylston, MA
Join more than 350 business professionals at the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce's Central MASSive Chamber event with our five affiliate partner chambers: Auburn, Blackstone Valley, Central Mass South, Wachusett Area, and Webster Dudley Oxford. The event will include networking, cash bar, and light hors d'oeuvres and will take place at the Tower Hill Botanic Gardens in Boylston, MA. The cost to attend is $15 for chamber members and $35 for non-members. To RSVP, click here.
TTM Technologies Manufacturing Open House: Friday, April 10, 8:30am-12:00pm, Stafford, CT
TTM Technologies is the largest Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturer in North America and one of the top ten PCB manufacturers in the world. With seven divisions in the US, two are right here in Connecticut, employing over 600 people! Come visit us at our Open House to learn what we do, the types of skills and education needed to qualify for today's manufacturing jobs, and the kinds of career opportunities available at TTM. This *free* event will showcase our two Connecticut Divisions located in Stafford and Stafford Springs. Participants will attend a presentation, tour our facilities, and have any questions answered (Note: Participants must be US Citizens to tour facilities). Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 8 to Maryellen Friedrich (Maryellen.firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ann Varghese (Ann.Varghese@ttmtech.com). For more information and schedule of Open House events, 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.
The Google Games Cambridge: April 18, 2015 (Deadline to Register: March 31), Cambridge, MA
Dust off your telescope, put on your moon boots, and get ready to defy gravity because The Google Games are back and this year we’re taking on the entire universe. Think you’ve got game? Compete against other students from MIT, Harvard, Brown, UMass Amherst, BU, Dartmouth, Tufts, WPI, UMass Lowell, Brandeis, Northeastern, Wentworth and Olin for victory in challenges that test your brains and creativity to the max at The Google Games Cambridge! It’s a supernova of fun when teams of five go head to head in rigorous events: trivia, building challenge, puzzles, word association, and coding competitions. If you haven’t caught on just yet, this years theme is “Out of This World,” so make sure to throw on your best space suit or alien gear and get ready for an otherworldly time! Find four friends (Computer Science background strongly recommended), pick a team name and register here. Can't find a team? Sign up as an individual and we will do our best to put you on a team with others. In addition to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, Google will also be supplying free refreshments to all participants and stellar prizes to our top competitors. Bring it on! For more information and to register, click here. Teams must register by Tuesday, March 31 in order to participate!
Goldman Sachs Undergraduate Camp: May 16-21, 2015, Jersey City, NJ (Applications due April 12th)
The Goldman Sachs Undergraduate Camp is an interactive four-day program for undergraduate freshmen who are interested in exploring the numerous career paths in the financial services industry and building a strong foundation to obtain summer career opportunities. The program includes challenging case studies, group projects, insights into crafting your story and building meaningful relationships to help you achieve your goals, and networking with Goldman Sachs business and recruiting professionals. Join in for the best-in-class program. Eligible students must be: Current college freshmen, Black, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Female, any major. For more information and to apply, click here.
2015 Sports & Entertainment Career Fair: April 14, 12-3pm, Fenway Park, Boston, MA
The Boston Red Sox are excited to welcome you to the 3rd Annual Sports and Entertainment Career Fair, taking place at historic Fenway Park on Tuesday April 14th from 12pm-3:00pm. Interested participants will receive the chance to network and discuss job opportunities with representatives from professional sports franchises as well as entertainment businesses within the New England area. Dress code for the event will be business professional. Please bring copies of your resume as well as business cards (if available). Full Time, Part Time, and Internship opportunities will be available. Tickets for the event will be $25 and attending participants will also receive a ticket to watch the Red Sox take on the Washington Nationals that night at 6:10pm. Tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis so be sure to register early! Organizations attending the event include Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, NESN, Boston Bruins, New England Patriots/Revolution, WEEI, and many more! Register at www.redsox.com/secf.
Virtual Career Fair for People with Disabilities: April 14, Online
The Bender Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend. This is a unique opportunity for college students and graduates with disabilities meet online with employers across the nation looking to hire people with disabilities. Students and alumni can interact with employers via online chat sessions and potentially even online interviews. To learn more about the event and employers participating, visit www.careereco.com/events/disability. The virtual fair is free but requires students to register online here: www.careereco.com/register/disability. Please note that chat times for different employers vary - check the schedule on the event page.
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.