WPI recently opened an office in Boston's Seaport District (303 Congress St) to aid in expanding our strategic partnerships. If you are interested in scheduling a meeting, please email Dave Ortendahl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WPI students are highly sought-after candidates by both local employers and those around the world. From their first days on campus, students solve real-world problems and perform meaningful research. With at least two substantive, term-long projects, students are able to master the critical thinking, teamwork, and written and oral communication skills necessary in today’s workplace.
The Career Development Center (CDC) offers many ways to help you find exceptional talent for full-time, part-time, internship, or co-op positions. Discover how we can help you build your company presence among WPI students and alumni and see firsthand why the Class of 2017 boasts a 90.2% success rate following graduation
Consult with a CDC Employer Relations Team Member
A member of our employer relations team would be happy to provide an overview of our recruiting services and discuss a strategy specific to your organization. We can schedule a conversation over the phone, a campus visit, or a site visit at your location. Please schedule a phone meeting to discuss any of our services, select the day that works best for you: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.
10 Things I Know about Recruiting Top Talent from Colleges
Our Executive Director, Steve Koppi, was featured in the Worcester Business Journal discussing his top ten pieces of advice to be successful at recruiting top talent.
From attending one of our career fairs to hosting information sessions and on-campus interviews, opportunities abound for employers to recruit valuable WPI talent.
A Sample of our Employer Recruiting Services
- Job Postings: Recruit WPI talent for a range of open positions by posting on our online platform.
- Career Fairs/Career Expos: Participate in our annual Fall, Spring, and virtual Career Fairs or a career expo focused on a specific academic discipline.
- Host a Company Event: Provide general information about your organization by coming to campus to host an event.
- On-Campus Interviews: Interview job posting applicants by utilizing the interview suite at the Career Development Center.
- Student Resume Database: View resumes of current students and recent alumni, or search by major, class year, and keyword to find your best candidates, all through your Handshake account.
- Employer In-Residence: Join the WPI CDC staff to assist us with student appointments, including resume critiques. A company will be featured as our employer in-residence for the day and meet with students 1:1.
- Networking Events: Spend an evening interacting with students, alumni, and other professionals to exchange information, share advice, and develop contacts.
- Educational Programs: Participate in a range of educational programs for students such as mock interviews or elevator pitch critiques.
- Career-related Presentations and Panels: Participate in a panel or present on topics such as interviewing skills, how to work a career fair, the summer internship job search, and others.
- Company Tours: As a great way to introduce students to your organization, the CDC will work with companies, faculty, and student organizations to arrange a tour.
- CDC Staff Consultation Visits: Meet with a CDC staff member on-campus, at WPI Seaport, or on-site to discuss a partnership strategy for your organization.
- Marketing: Advertise about your organization in the student newspaper or spend time interacting with students in WPI’s campus center.
- Sponsor an Academic Project: Work closely with WPI faculty and students on a Major Qualifying Project. To learn more, contact the Director of Corporate Relations at 508-831-5260.
- Office and Event Sponsorships: For maximum visibility to WPI students, consider becoming an office or campus sponsor, with levels ranging from Career Fair Event Sponsor to Gold Sponsor. To learn more, contact the Director of Corporate Relations at 508-831-5260.