Career Fairs

As an employer looking to recruit indispensable talent for your company, you’ll find our Career Fairs to be a valuable resource to connect with our students. Employers consistently give us feedback that WPI students they’ve hired have the technical, people, and leadership skills to hit the ground running and tackle complex problems.

The Career Development Center (CDC) hosts multiple in-person and virtual Career Fairs for WPI students and alumni to learn about full-time, part-time, summer internship, and co-op opportunities. A great way to meet and recruit key talent from all WPI disciplines, attending a Career Fair will also increase your organization’s visibility on campus.

Register for the 2017 Fall Career Fair

WPI’s Fall Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 20. It is open to WPI students and alumni across all degrees and disciplines. Registration includes a 6’  table, 2 chairs, and up to 4 representatives.  Registration is through your Handshake account. Once you have logged into Handshake, choose Fairs under the Campus column, then type Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the search bar. Choose the 2017 Fall Career Fair link to register.

*Please Note: Due to the high number of registrations we have received, we currently have a waiting list for this event.  While we would love to accommodate all of our employer partners at the fair, we are limited by the number of tables we can safely fit in our Sports and Recreation Center.  To be put on the wait list, please register according to the instructions above.  If space becomes available due to cancellations, we will alert you by Thursday, September 14 at the latest. 

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Nearly 200 companies and 3,000 students attend our Fall Career Fair in September

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Female alumna talking to female student at the career fair
The Career Fair is a great way for students and alumni to meet with employer representatives

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Students and alumni from all degrees and disciplines are seeking Full-Time, Internship, and Co-op opportunities

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A majority of students and alumni will bring a resume with them to the Career Fair for you to review and discuss

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Students are using the Career Fair mobile application to view the company list and map of the event

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A LinkedIn photo booth is set-up for students and alumni

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Student volunteers and CDC staff check-in students registering for the fair

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Gompei is ready to go and is dressed for success on the day of the Career Fair!

Employer Experience

Hear from employers and students about the value of attending a WPI Career Fair.  Employers also share about the unique combination of skills that WPI students bring to their organizations.

WPI Career Fair Employer Perspective

Spring Career Fair: Save the Date

Mark your calendars for the Spring Career Fair on February 15, 2018. More information to come. 

Fast Growth and Emerging Technology Virtual Fair: Save the Date

Mark your calendars for April 5, 2018. More information to come. 

This was the only well run career fair I've been to. From having students all over campus to help assist to the actual students themselves. I would say 50% of our engineering org comes from WPI and I look forward to working with you in the future
Aoife O'Meara
Salesforce
WPI students are, by far, the most well-prepared for the work force of all the college fairs I attend. Not only their educational experience, but also their ability to interact on a personal level.
Dave Perrotta
Process Design Solutions
The students come to the fair well prepared with a good resume and are able to communicate their interests in an internship.
Carol Stone
Helen of Troy Health & Home
The students seemed to be better prepared than other colleges. The fair itself was well organized. Everything that I was involved with went very smooth.
Brent Cordeiro
Atkore

Preparing to Attend a WPI Career Fair

Once your registration is approved, you’ll receive a confirmation email and invoice within three business days. If you need to make changes, additions, or deletions, call the Career Development Center at 508-831-5260. 

Parking and Setup

You’ll receive an email with all logistical information two weeks before your selected Career Fair, which will include detailed parking instructions and other relevant information.

We suggest that your corporate representatives carpool, if possible. When you arrive, student volunteers will be available to assist you with unloading materials and any setup needs you may encounter. Your approximate space size will be 8’—a 3’ x 6’ table and two chairs will be provided.

Posting Jobs

To ensure productive conversation during the fair, please post jobs in Handshake before the career fair! Students will be researching company opportunities and applying to jobs before and after the career fair. For the best candidate pool, make sure yours are posted with WPI!

Shipping Job Fair Materials

For your convenience, we strongly encourage you to ship your materials and displays in advance (remember, there is an 8’ length maximum for company displays). Packages will be delivered directly to your table on the day of the fair. Please clearly mark all displays and boxes with your company name and "Hold for Job Fair," then ship them to:

(Your Company Name)
c/o WPI Career Development Center
100 Institute Rd - Project Center, Lower Level
Worcester, MA 01609

If you are planning to ship your materials back to your company after the job fair, you must bring the necessary completed forms. A separate form must be attached to each package, and all packages must be brought to the shipping table area before you leave the fair.

Employer Registration

All employer representatives will register the day of the fair.  Please bring your business cards to expedite the check-in process.

If you have any questions or concerns, call the Career Development Center at 508-831-5260 or email employer@wpi.edu.