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Engage with WPI

At WPI a strategic partnership is created based on your specific needs, business challenges, and unique goals. With the diverse talent and resources at one of the nation’s first science and engineering universities, we’ll work with you to develop custom collaborations that are interdisciplinary, pragmatic, and solutions-based.  

Discover the many ways your company can partner with WPI to drive business growth through strong talent pipelines, a more knowledgeable and productive workforce, groundbreaking research, and innovative technologies.

There are several ways through which WPI can provide institutional-level support for your organization.

 

Recruit Talent

Whether you’re looking to fill full-time, part-time, internship, or co-op positions, you’ll have access to WPI alumni and current students. WPI graduates those who understand the fundamentals of their chosen fields, excel in STEM-focused areas, work effectively in teams, think creatively, and hit the ground running. From large-scale career fairs to on-campus interviews to info sessions, there are many opportunities to increase your visibility on campus and connect with WPI’s highly sought-after students. Learn more or contact the Career Development Center at cdc@wpi.edu or 508-831-5260.

 

Sponsor a Student Project

WPI’s distinctive project-based approach to education transforms bright students into thoughtful, action-oriented problem solvers with a global outlook. Sponsor a project to engage the fresh perspective of a dedicated student team, guided by expert faculty, to tackle pressing business challenges. For more than 50 years, WPI student-led projects have led to tangible solutions and useful innovations and products for their corporate sponsors. Learn more or contact the Executive Director of Academic and Corporate Development at 508-831-5635 to sponsor a project. 

 

Engineering Ambassadors

WPI’s Engineering Ambassadors Program  addresses the challenge companies have to recruit diverse, top-notch engineering talent. Through the program, top undergraduate students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields are specially trained to conduct community outreach on behalf of your company. Learn more or contact Sharon Deffely at sdeffely@wpi.edu or 508-831-5368 to join the program.

 

Sponsored Research and Faculty Expertise

WPI’s more than 500 full- and part-time faculty members are dedicated to using their talents, expertise, and intellectual curiosity to solve the most complex global challenges. Our faculty researchers collaborate with each other, with other world-class institutions, and with industrial associations and corporate partners to transform new discoveries into real-world applications. Gain direct access to their expertise or work side-by-side to overcome a critical business roadblock or to move your innovations forward. Learn more or contact the Vice Provost for Research at vpr@wpi.edu.

 

State-of-the-Art Facilities

WPI offers state-of-the-art research facilities and laboratories that are open to external users. From our Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center to any of our fire laboratories, from our Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center to PracticePoint and Lab for Education and Application Prototypes, there are many opportunities for corporate partners to leverage our resources, specialized equipment, and expertise to help advance industry. Learn more to see how we can help to advance your idea.

 

Licensing and Technology Transfer

WPI has a long history of innovation and inventions; in fact, our percentage of patents far outpace many other universities our size. We can connect your company with opportunities to license and deploy innovations and intellectual property held by WPI faculty and students. This allows you to access the latest technology for commercial gain and be part of a community that supports big ideas. We offer a variety of programs and resources for every kind of entrepreneur, including opportunities to engage with innovative and entrepreneurial-minded WPI-affiliated start-ups or coach, advise, and mentor budding entrepreneurs. Learn more or contact the Office of Technology Commercialization at otc@wpi.edu or 508-831-4907.

 

Professional Education & Workforce Development

The need for a highly skilled, knowledgeable workforce is more important than ever. WPI offers a personal approach to ensuring that your company stays competitive by customizing professional and executive education and training programs that meet your learning needs and business goals. From on-site degree programs to one-day workshops, WPI is prepared to meet changing industry demands and help organizations develop a more knowledgeable and productive workforce that’s ready to take on the future of work. Learn more here or or contact Corporate & Professional Education at cpe@wpi.edu or 508-831-5517.

 

TouchTomorrow Sponsorship & Outreach Opportunities

Financial and in-kind support helps bring TouchTomorrow—WPI’s family-friendly festival of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and robots—to life. Join us as we inspire our future problem solvers, STEM workforce, and leaders. By contributing to TouchTomorrow, you are helping us offer and expand this day of inspiration and keep it free for the community. Learn more or contact Nicole Anterni at nmanterni@wpi.edu

 

Give to WPI

WPI's University Advancement team engages with business, foundation, and corporate philanthropists in diverse ways. Whether partnering on industry-specific scholarships or coordinating gifts-in-kind, we can work together to find the best opportunity to support WPI philanthropically. Learn more or contact University Advancement at giving@wpi.edu or 508-831-6052.

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The Career Development Center is virtually helping students with their career goals. alt
The Career Development Center is virtually helping students with their career goals.
April 07, 2020
WPI’s Greg Fischer spearheading an effort to develop and share designs for creating ventilators. alt
WPI’s Greg Fischer spearheading an effort to develop and share designs for creating ventilators.
April 01, 2020
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Wole Soboyeo, Bernard M. Gordon Dean of Engineering; Professor Alex Wyglinski, ECE head Professor John McNeill; Vice President of Academic and Corporate Engagement Stephen Flavin; and Dr. Jay Schnitzer; Peter Sherlock and Jason Providakes, all of MITRE.
February 27, 2018