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
Alden Research Lab Career Fair: Wednesday, December 3, 4:30-9pm, 30 Shrewsbury St, Holden, MA
Graduate Students, Undergraduates, and Recent Alumni! Are you an engineer or biologist with a passion for the environment? Alden is a private consulting company and laboratory with a unique history and industry leading reputation going back to 1894. Our employees get their hands dirty solving flow problems that make a difference, helping to clean the world's environment and power its infrastructure, through fish protection studies, physical modeling experiments, field measurement, and the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools. Come to our career fair and bring your resume! For more information, visit: www.aldenlab.com/careeropportunities
Women's Career Night with Prudential Financial: Wednesday, December 3, 6:30-8pm, The Beechwood Hotel, Worcester, 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. RSVP by November 27 to Elaine Lapomardo at 508-382-4911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Student Open House: December 8, 1-5pm, Waltham, MA
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger invites graduate and senior year students to attend their Annual Student Open House Event in their Waltham, MA office. Meet their engineers, explore and tour their office (including state-of-the-art laboratory) and attend small group presentations given by the engineers. Food included! RSVP by December 4 to Lisa Sensale, Corporate Recruiting Coordinator (781-907-9257 or LASensale@sgh.com). Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) is a national engineering firm that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates structures and building enclosures.
"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!
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.