Meet and Greet
The Career Development Center offers many opportunities for you to talk and meet with potential employers:
More than 190 employers and two thousand students will attend the fall career fair. Meet potential employers in person while gaining valuable information on full-time, part-time, and co-op jobs as well as summer internships. 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" on your smartphones to download. Gain access to: complete company list, interactive floor plan, event details, announcements for Real-Time updates, and event tips!
- Career Fair Map
- List of Companies and Table Numbers
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
"Road Trips to the Real World" Employer Site Visits: January 5-16, 2015 (Deadline to sign up December 12)
WHERE WILL YOU BE DURING JANUARY BREAK? If you will be in the eastern region, from Maine down through Virginia, take advantage of the Road Trips to the Real World program, a series of employer site visits from January 5 - 16, 2015. This is your opportunity to get your foot in the door, literally, of participating employers… but space is limited so sign up right away. For some sites, spots fill up VERY quickly, so act now. The registration deadline has been extended to December 12th, 2014, at www.eace.org. At each site, you will get an in-depth look at how the business operates and see firsthand the potential jobs that are available. You will also network with employees and get a head start on your career choice. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss!
Unum Externships (Single Day Site Visits): January 8 and 22, 2015, 8:30am-2pm, Worcester, MA
We invite you to visit Unum for a one-day event to learn about our company and our culture. Meet young professionals, senior leaders, and employees involved in community service. Learn about our internship programs and our professional development programs. Tour our new building and spend time learning about jobs in multiple departments. Space is limited and is reserved for students seriously interested in learning about Unum, summer internships, and professional entry level positions. All classes freshmen-seniors are welcome.
University Private Equity Summit (UPES): January 29-31, 2015 (Early-bird registration ends November 30), Salt Lake City, Utah
The UPES is an excellent way for aspiring business professionals to connect and learn from the leaders in the venture capital, private equity, impact investing and other entrepreneurial industries. In addition to the great speakers that will be present at the conference this year, we will be hosting a live entrepreneur pitch event sponsored by Village Capital that will involve a live pitch to actual investors by 10 health care IT companies. The early-bird registration is $325 (all-inclusive), expires November 30th, and includes: Access to all 8 conference sessions/events, Cocktail hour and dinner Thursday night and lunch on Friday, Lodging for 2 nights (double occupancy) at The University Guest House, A lift ticket to ski at the Park City Mountain Resort or attend a film the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, and Transportation to and from Park City to either ski or attend the Sundance Film Festival (subject to availability). Register today! After November 30th, the price will increase to $399. To register, visit www.regonline.com/upes2015
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.
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.
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.