Meet and Greet
The Career Development Center offers many opportunities for you to talk and meet with potential employers:
Career Fair on February 19, 2015
More than 180 employers and two thousand students will attend the Spring 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.
For additional career fair information:
- Download the Career Fair App! Search for "WPI Career Fair Plus" in the Apple or Android app store. Gain access to: complete company list, interactive floor plan, event details, announcements for real-time updates, and event tips!
- Download the career fair map and table numbers - Spring_Career_Fair_Map_2015.pdf Spring_Career_Fair_Table_Numbers_2015.pdf
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
Westfield State University Job & Internship Fair: March 4, 1:30-4pm, followed by Westfield State University Education & Non-Profit Career Fair: March 4, 4-6pm, Westfield State University, Scanlon Banquet Hall
Westfield State University will be hosting two career fairs this spring semester that are open to the public. Parking will be available for off-campus visitors in our South Lot (westfield.ma.edu/map) and a shuttle will run every 15 minutes to transport students from the lot to the job fair. For more information, visit: http://www.westfield.ma.edu//academics/career-center
Prudential Women's Career Night: March 4, 6:30-8pm, Papa Razzi, 155 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA [NOTE: This event has been postponed. Please check back for updates with new date]
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. To RSVP, contact Elaine Lapomardo (email@example.com or 508-382-4911) by February 27.
Quinnipiac G.A.M.E V Forum: March 19-21, 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. To view the flyer, click here.
HMEA Career Fair: March 19, 4-7pm, 8 Forge Park St., Suite 1, Franklin, MA
HMEA is looking for people who are passionate about gaining experience and becoming an important factor in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Openings available at various locations throughout central and southeastern Massachusetts. Please direct questions to jobs@HMEA.org and for more information, visit www.hmea.org. To view the event flyer, click here.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Virtual Information Sessions: March 10, 11, 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
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 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! For details about companies attending, schedule of events, shuttle schedule, and to register: 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.
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.