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.
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.
Massachusetts Internship Opportunities
Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program, run by Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), helps prepare the next generation of clean energy workers by connecting students and recent graduates with Massachusetts companies in need of interns. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program connects students who are interested in careers in the clean energy sector, with MassCEC providing stipends for interns during fall, spring and summer sessions. The program helps provide Massachusetts clean energy businesses with a talented pool of young professionals, who in turn are given valuable experience they can use as they begin their careers in this quickly-growing sector. Since its inception in 2011, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program has placed hundreds of students and recent graduates at clean energy companies across the Commonwealth, with dozens of those interns going on to receive full-time job opportunities at their host companies. To participate in the program, students and recent graduates must attend (or have attended) a Massachusetts college or university, or be a Massachusetts resident, with proof of residency, who attended an out-of-state college or university. Ph. D. candidates are not eligible to participate in the program. For more information and to apply for this program: http://www.masscec.com/programs/massachusetts-clean-energy-internship-program
Mass Life Science Intern Program
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s Internship Challenge is a workforce development program focused on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts companies engaged in life sciences. The program facilitates the placement of students and recent graduates, who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences, in paid internships across the state. Consistent with the Center’s role as a catalyst in growing the talent needed by the life sciences industry, the program is designed to provide students and companies with the tools to connect, and the Center will reimburse eligible companies for intern stipends. Objectives of the Internship Challenge include expanding the pool of prospective employees who have practical experience, enhancing opportunities for mentoring, enabling more students to explore career opportunities despite the challenging economic environment, and providing to students interested in working in the life sciences a peer network through educational and informational networking events. Since the program first launched in 2009, the Center has placed more than 1,000 interns at over 310 companies throughout Massachusetts! For further details, or to submit a student application, please visit our website: http://www.masslifesciences.com/grants/challenge.html
The MassTech Intern Partnership
The MassTech Intern Partnership portal creates a direct pathway to internship opportunities for careers with innovative tech sector businesses and start-ups in Massachusetts. We're connecting talented college students and recent college graduates to internships with leading companies in the high-growth tech sector in Massachusetts. You can find internship opportunities with firms in innovative technology sectors including: Big Data and Analytics, Digital Interactive Gaming, Digital Interactive Media, Digital Marketing and Internet Business, Health IT and Ed Tech, Mobile Communications, Robotics The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has joined with MassTech to create this dynamic tech internship program. We are working closely in collaboration with leading universities, technology councils and other tech sector organizations in Massachusetts. How it works: Through this portal, students and companies are provided with the necessary tools to connect online. Students can apply to be matched with participating companies; and companies can register by completing the application process. Through this program, MassTech will reimburse eligible companies for up to 50 percent of the intern payroll cost, up to $4,800 annually.
STUDENTS: You must be attending or be a recent graduate of a Massachusetts college or university. This program is also open to any Massachusetts residents attending or recently graduated from any accredited college or university outside of Massachusetts. Click here for the intern application form. For additional information and eligibility requirements, please see our FAQ.
For Additional Information: http://www.masstech.org/intern
Other Internship Opportunities
The White House Internship Program (Deadline to apply January 11, 2015): Summer 2015, Washington, DC
The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria: 1. Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution), 2. Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship, 3. A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship. The application for the Summer 2015 White House Internship Program is now open through January 11, 2015. Click here to apply.
Summer Business Institute (Deadline to apply April 15, 2015): May 27-July 31, 2015, Villanova University, Villanova, PE
The Summer Business Institute (SBI) is a full-time, 16 credit business program taught by faculty from Villanova's nationally-ranked business school, exclusively for non-business majors. The program offers participants the opporutnity to enhance their credentials by gaining a solid understanding of business basics and expanding their professional skill sets. Through SBI, students are immersed solely in business courses alongside an interdisciplinary cohort of other non-business students. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn an SBI certificate, the equivalent of a business minor. For more information, click here to view the flyer.
Off Campus Events
Intercollegiate Business Convention: Saturday, October 18, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA.
Each year, Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business organizes the Intercollegiate Business Convention, a forum for driven young women to discuss relevant and emerging trends, gain both concrete skills and applicable advice, and join a network of encouraging peers and inspiring professionals who will guide and engage them throughout their careers. Now in its tenth year, IBC attracts over 1,200 registrants and over 100 professionals from a diverse range of industries. This year, IBC attendees will have the opportunity to hear from three inspirational keynote speakers: Lyndsey Scott, Maureen Chiquet, and Jill Abramson. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from speakers in a variety of fields on panels and workshops throughout the day. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to build their professional network during the career fair and networking sessions with company representatives. There will be representatives from over 100 companies in attendance including Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Oliver Wyman, Morgan Stanley, and Saks Fifth Avenue, so this is a great opportunity for those students who are looking to secure a job or internship for next summer. Students can get a $10 discount on convention tickets by registering at attend.com/IBC and using the promotional code ibc.x.boston. To view the flyer, click here.
Arup Boston Immersion Experience, Resumes due October 18 (Event in early November), Boston, MA
Submit your resume for an opportunity interview for a graduate position or internship in Arup's Boston office (structural and building services engineerring, fire engineering, lighting design). The event is invite only and features a series of presentations discussing Arup's global projects and company culture. As part of the Immersion Event participants will also be given the opportunity to interview for a full time position or internship. To be considered for an interview and to participate, email your resume to Kelly.Simpson@arup.com by October 18 with the subject "Boston Immersion Experience". 3.0 GPA required. To view the flyer, click here.
Women in STEM Idea Exchange Summit: Tuesday, October 21, 8am-4:45pm, Bentley University, Waltham, MA
This summit is for HR representatives, corporate diversity teams, talent and aquisition representatives, STEM professionals, and college students. The benefits for college students include finding internships, jobs and mentoring programs and find out what opportunities you can partake in as a STEM graduate. To view the program brochure, click here.
Boston Startup Job Fair: Friday, October 24, 12-5pm, Microsoft NERD Center, 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 110+ startups and 2600+ job seekers resulting in over 120 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! Visit the event website for more information, registration, and a list of companies and jobs. Schedule: 12-2pm Developers Only, 2-5pm All Candidates. **All job seekers must register for the event in advance, space limited**
8th Annual Vermont Tech Jam: Friday & Saturday, October 24-25, Memorial Auditorium, Downtown Burlington, VT
This two-day free job fair and tech expo will gather dozens of Vermont’s most innovative companies and organizations all under one roof. It’s an opportunity for job seekers, college students, entrepreneurs, and career changers to talk with recruiters, participate in panel discussions and other programs, and find out about educational opportunities available. For more information, click here.
Online Webinar: "Equity vs. Equality: A Discussion on the Issue, Teach for America, and How You Can Have an Impact": Tuesday, October 28, 7pm
A look at the issues surrounding equity and equality in education and what your impact can be. Please RSVP here.
Amadeus HACK@1050 Hackathon: Friday-Sunday, November 7-9, Waltham, MA
Amadeus, a leading global provider of advanced technology solutions for the travel industry will host its first hackathon in North America, Amadeus HACK@1050, to provide developers and visionaries with an opportunity to develop innovative ideas that will help propel the travel industry forward.Amadeus HACK@1050 will be held November 7-9 at Amadeus’ new Research & Development center in Waltham, Massachusetts, and is a free three-day event open to college students, professionals and hackers.With a total of over $30,000 in cash prizes at stake, participants will work in teams of three to five people toward solving one of four travel industry challenges which will be revealed to them a week prior to the hackathon.
Asian Bilingual Career Forum: Friday-Sunday, November 7-9, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
The fourth annual Asian Bilingual Career Forum will be held this fall! The selected world-class companies from a diverse range of industries will be recruiting Asian-English bilinguals seeking employment in Asia. Unlike conventional job fairs, companies participating in the Asian Bilingual Career Forum will be interviewing on the spot. Capitalize on this once-a-year opportunity and find what promising future lies ahead. This event is INVITATION ONLY - the last day to request an invitation is Thursday, October 30. For more information, 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.