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
Off Campus Events
Goldman Sachs Virtual Information Sessions: September 15 - October 15
Learn details about their 15 divisions, the recruiting process, and tips to become a stronger candidate. Interested students must register in advance to reserve their spot. For more information visit goldmansachs.com/careers/insidelook. To view information session flyer PDF, click here.
Verizon Wireless Virtual Career Fair: Thursday & Friday, September 25-26, 9am-5pm
EnerNOC Networking Night: Monday, September 29, 6:00-8:30pm, 1 Marina Park Dr., 5th Floor, Boston, MA
Learn about paid internships/co-ops during the upcoming year. Network with energy professionals. Take a tour of the Network Operations Center (NOC). Enjoy free food and beverages. RSVP on Eventbrite.
Basis Technology Open House: Tuesday, September 30, 5:00-8:00pm, 1 Alewife Center, Cambridge, MA
Current students and recent graduates are invited to Basis Technology's open house to learn more about employment and internship opportunities at their Cambridge, Washington D.C., and Tokyo locations. The event will include Tech Talks on Multilingual Search, Entity Analytics, and Name Matching as well as Digital Forensics. It will also include information about co-op opporutnities and a dinner. RSVP on Eventbrite. To view flyer, click here.
6th Massachusetts Green Career Conference/Fair: Wednesday, October 1 @ 8am-4pm, Holiday Inn, Marlborough, MA
National Science Foundation Study: Applications due by October 3. Study runs October 25-November 23.
One-hundred people will be selected to form teams to learn innovation from industry leaders and to collaborate to innovate products, services, and programs targeting regional transporation challenges. Participants who complete the study will receive a stipend of $250 and be entered into a drawing to list your school, organization, or business as a $1,000 sponsor of Earth Day at the EcoTarium and 20 passes valid for a year! The time commitment involves 4-5 hours on 5 sequential weekends (total of 25-35 hours), participation will be required on either Saturdays or Sundays, and dates are from October 25-November 23 (no holiday weekends). Applications are accepted through October 3rd for limited spaces. To read more and view the flyer, click here. To apply, click here.
Government, Criminal Justice, & Non-Profit Career Fair: Thursday, October 9, 1:30-4pm, The Woodward Center, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA
The career fair will host over 85 federal, state, and local agencies. For a list of attending agencies, visit www.westfield.ma.edu/careercenter then click on "Career Fairs & Events." The fair is open to all majors, alumni, and the public. To view flyer, click here.
MassBioEd Presents: "Underwater Dreams": Monday, October 13, 4-5:30pm, AMC Framingham, 22 Flutie Pass, Framingham, MA
Over the summer, the Governor's STEM Advisory Council presented Underwater Dreams, and it was so well received that MassBioEd has decided to host a FREE screening of the film on Columbus Day. This movie emphasizes the enormous impact that mentors have on students. Registration is not required and attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive by 3:45pm. To learn more, click here.
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.
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.