No matter how impressive or revolutionary a study or experiment is, it will have trouble reaching an audience if its ideas can’t be effectively conveyed and shared.
That’s where the Professional Writing Program comes in.
The Professional Writing Program is invaluable to the WPI community, helping students to build communication skills and make their ideas accessible to all. The program works to stress the importance of how to explain, propose, and sustain technical work through the power of the written word. Overall, the program aims to help students increase their value to employers, better inform clients, and develop writing, leadership, and presentation skills, enabling them to be better prepared for life after WPI.
Undergraduate Research Projects Showcase (URPS)
A celebration of research, design, and creative theses—a requirement of every graduating senior through the Major Qualifying Project—takes place each spring on campus. Student teams representing all academic departments present their work to their faculty advisors, external sponsors, and the community-at-large, and the public is invited.
Graduates of the Professional Writing program are prime candidates to go on to careers in a wide variety of fields, or go on to medical, law, or veterinary schools. To learn more about how students put their talents to use after graduation, visit the Career Development Center’s profile on Professional Writing.