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 On Campus Events
Rho Beta Epsilon Meet & Greet: Tuesday, April 21, 4-6pm, Riley Commons
This event is open to students in all majors, particularly students in robotics or related fields. Join us for a networking event where students can meet with alumni and businesses to learn more about prospective careers and companies.
Mass Big Data Tech Trek: Wednesday, April 22, 5-7pm, Gateway Park (60 Prescott St), Seminar Room, First Floor
Join us at Gateway Park for this exciting networking event and forum for data science. Learn from leading data scientists in the field and network with peers, faculty, and employers from data-driven firms in the local area. Participating companies include: EnerNOC, Location, Inc., MathWorks, National Grid, and ten24. Students from WPI and other local colleges and universities are invited to attend this event. A great opportunity to learn more and develop networks in the growing field of data science. A light dinner is included. Please register at massbigdata.org/trekworcester. RSVP by April 22 at 12pm.
Off Campus Events
Careers & the disABLED Magazine’s Career Expo: April 17, 10am-3pm, Westin Copley Place Hotel, Boston, MA
Join us at our Boston, MA Career Expo to meet with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies looking to recruit new talent. This Career Expo is for people with disabilities and wounded warriors. Admission is free. Dress in business or military attire, bring multiple copies of your resume. Students must be at least 18 years of age to participate. To pre-register online, go to www.eop.com/expo.
EiQ Networks Meet & Greet and Tour: Friday, April 17, 3-5pm (tour), 5:15-7:30pm (food/drinks), Boston, MA
Join the EiQ Networks Team - We're hiring! We're new to the neighborhood and want to meet you! Tour our new Boston location, and/or join us for food, drinks, and music by DJ Dek. Available positions: Sales and Sales Engineering. To RSVP, contact Nina Carpenito at firstname.lastname@example.org and to learn more about opportunities, visit www.eiqnetworks.com/careers. The company tour will take place from 3-5pm at 12 Post Office Square, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA. Food/drinks/DJ will take place at The Vault at 105 Water St, Boston, MA.
CONNECT, powered by AIESEC: April 25, 3-7pm, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Want to meet 50 companies at once? Are you the ones companies are looking for? Learn more about your future career path with 150 other students. For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/connectboston.
"What the Hack @ Kayak" Hackathon: April 25-26, Kayak Headquarters, Cambridge, MA
Amadeus and Kayak are sponsoring a hackathon, "What the Hack" on April 25 and April 26th in Kayak's new headquarters in Cambridge. For twenty-four hours, students and professionals will join together to solve complicated problems, design outrageous applications, and drink an unbelievable amount of caffeine. You bring your laptop and your friends. We'll bring the food, the Wi-Fi, and oh yeah—up to $20,000 in cash & prizes! For more information and to REGISTER, visit http://wth.kayak.com
MathWorks Online Technical Career Fair: April 29, 1-4pm, Virtual
MathWorks is actively seeking exceptional graduates in engineering and computer science with advanced degrees (MS/PhD) to join our Engineering Development Group (EDG). In EDG, our focus is on career development in an environment which fosters teamwork, collaboration, and continuous learning. As an Application Support Engineer in EDG, you will have the flexibility to select projects with technical groups within our company while also providing sophisticated problem solving to our customers. At Our Virtual Career Fair, you will have an opportunity to chat online with Engineers and current MathWorkers: Discuss your resume and qualifications, learn more about our organization, and ask questions about our Application Support Engineer Position. There will be no technical questions asked at this event. To Register: http://bit.ly/1z2BYDY
Prudential Women's Career Night: April 30, 6:30-8pm, Papa Razzi, 155 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA
If you have been considering making a career change, or you know someone who is looking to partner with a top rated company committed to the empowerment of women in the marketplace, this is for you. Join us for an evening of engaging conversation and a special presentation on how Prudential helps financial professionals build their practices and deliver exceptional customer value to their clients. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Parking is complementary. RSVP by April 25 to Elaine Lapomardo at 508-382-4911 or Elaine.email@example.com.
NatureJobs Career Expo: May 20, 9am-5:30pm, Back Bay Events Centre, Boston, MA
The Naturejobs Career Expo 2015, hosted for the second time in Boston, offers young, talented researchers an excellent opportunity to meet a diverse selection of national and international employers from academic institutions and scientific industries, such as pharmaceutical organizations, digital technology companies, science publishing and more. This year’s one day event will be held on May 20, 2015 and offers you a chance to: Attend all workshops for free Meet employers face-to-face, Benefit from free one-to-one CV checking, Network with leading scientific institutions of your interest, Learn how to enhance your employability, and Maximize your career prospects. For a schedule of events, click here. To register, click here.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Leadership Forum: June 21-23, 2015, Boston, MA (Deadline to Apply: 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.