There are a number of offices and organizations within WPI that provide guidance, support, and resources to the WPI graduate experience for those on-campus.
Student Development & Counseling Center (SDCC)
The SDCC is dedicated to promoting the safety, emotional health, and personal growth of all WPI students, as well as cultivating a supportive campus. The SDCC, located at 157 West Street, provides confidential consultation and support at no cost to all currently enrolled students. Graduate students seek out support at the SDCC for all kinds of concerns including academic stress, interpersonal issues, depression and anxiety, and sometimes just to get some clarity or an opinion about some aspect of their life.
Career Development Center (CDC)
The CDC contains a wealth of resources and friendly faces. Whether you need to polish your resume, create a career plan, or connect with companies, the CDC is at your service.
- Search and Apply
Beginning your job search is exciting, but it can also be confusing if you’re unsure of where to start. The Career Development Center (CDC) has many resources through Handshake to help you search and apply for internships and full-time jobs so that you can ultimately find a career that you love.
- Career Outlook Pages
WPI offers a wide variety of degree areas, and each can lead to different career paths. The Career Development Center (CDC) has put together short descriptions of what you can expect from different WPI degree areas and careers, including average salaries, companies that have hired WPI graduates in a particular field, sample job titles, professional associations and clubs, popular industries, and more.
- Career Resources
Whether you’re looking for advice on how to interview or the best way to market your skills to potential employers, the Career Development Center (CDC) offers a wide array of tip sheets to help you over the course of your graduate school career and beyond.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center is a valuable resource for helping graduate students improve as writers, and its services are free and open to all WPI students. Writing Center Graduate and Undergraduate Student tutors can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and teach you strategies for organizing, revising, and editing your course papers, projects, and presentations at any stage of the writing process (early brainstorming, revising a draft, polishing sentences in a final draft).
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center focuses on helping students’ innovative ideas turn into reality through seed funding, mentoring, workshops, and networking programs. We teach students the basics of entrepreneurial mindset with hands on learning by supporting the development of their innovative idea and guiding them through foundational skill-building techniques that will result in making an impact for the greater good.
Informal, confidential, independent, and impartial problem-solving assistance for students, staff, and faculty. The Ombuds Office provides assistance with complaints involving interpersonal, academic, and administrative misunderstandings or disputes, and works to help individuals resolve their concerns fairly.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers a number of resources and programs that would be helpful and interesting to graduate students, including providing a welcoming and inclusive place to study, hold meetings, and run small events; offering workshops throughout the year on a variety of diversity and inclusion topics; supporting affinity groups and offering resources.
Graduate Student Government (GSG)
Graduate Student Government (GSG) fulfills its mission of "Promoting Graduate Life" through being an effective voice for graduate students, communicating with faculty & administration, and providing academic & social functions for new & existing graduate students. The GSG office is in the Campus Center and GSG can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic & Research Computing (ARC)
Academic & Researech Computing (ARC) provides scientific consulting, rapid prototyping, high performance computing, and storage resources in support of students and researchers at WPI. ARC also offers more than 200 group and individual training sessions in Scientific and Engineering Software Applications (SESA). Visit us in 232 Higgins Laboratories, we are here to help.
Morgan Teaching and Learning Center
From the Canvas site of the Morgan Teaching and Learning Center, graduate students can access more than 100 videos offering focused guidance on common teaching questions. The Canvas site of the Morgan Teaching and Learning Center includes a portal to Magna Campus, an extensive digital library of faculty development programs available on-demand. Many of the programs are relevant to TAs and other graduate students interested in teaching. 20-Minute Mentor Commons is a collection of more than 100 videos offering focused guidance on common teaching questions and challenges in just 20 minutes. Examples include Using Objects and Analogs in Teaching, Questions that Encourage Student Interaction, and Connecting Students’ Interests to Course Content. WPI community members can also access Magna Commons, a collection of longer, more comprehensive online seminars. All program videos are accompanied by a transcript, slides, and supplemental resources.
After logging onto canvas with your WPI credentials, you can find the Morgan Teaching and Learning Center “course” in WPI’s public course index, and you can elect to join it; please see these instructions for how to do so. Once on the home page of the Morgan Center Canvas site, you’ll see the link to 20-Minute Mentor Commons, which is a gateway to the whole digital collection.
Contact Prof. Chrys Demetry, Director, Morgan Teaching and Learning Center for any questions related to the Canvas site or Magna Campus or Commons.
In an atmosphere that embraces cultural diversity and encourages social tolerance, the International House at WPI provides programs and services to assist, educate, and support international students and scholars in their transition to U.S. society and academic culture.
George C. Gordon Library
The Library has a number of resources available to Graduate Students, including a guide to identifying funding opportunities, a guide to academic and research integrity, journal citation reports, databases, interlibrary loans, and SelectedWork. Additionally, Jess O’Toole, a Research Instruction Librarian at Gordon Library who works primarily with graduate students, is available for research consultations throughout the summer. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be scheduled by emailing Jess at email@example.com .
Join WPI Toastmasters to become a confident public speaker and a strong leader. Meetings are held weekly throughout the year. All are welcome, and we encourage you to visit us as a guest. Please note that there is a membership fee to formally join the group.
Fitness & Athletics
Center for Well-Being
WPI’s Center for Well-Being (CWB) is a hub for cross-functional campus efforts aimed at improving student, community, and campus well-being through evidence-based practices, coordinated initiatives, the support of student and faculty research, and strategic visioning.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) resources are available to help community members. Whether you are looking for an affinity group, or a seeking information, you'll find the resources you need.
Safe Spaces at WPI
Inside the classroom, the conference room, and beyond, WPI is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive campus community where members of all races, genders, gender identities, religions, or sexual orientation are valued, respected, safe, and empowered.
But safety means different things to different people. We all bring distinct experiences, beliefs, and expectations to the university, so having one approach to what it means to have safe space on campus is essential.