Information sessions typically take place Monday-Thursday evenings after most classes have ended for the day, and tend to last between 60 and 90 minutes throughout the academic year (with some exclusions; contact us for more details). The format is up to you, but most sessions tend to include some sort of presentation, Q&A, or panel, and then an opportunity for networking at the session’s conclusion. The CDC staff will arrange for your audio and visual needs along with any refreshments you wish to serve. You will be billed directly by our Events Office for your refreshments order after your event has taken place.
Information Sessions Paired with On-Campus Interviews
Another popular option is for employers to schedule an information session a few days prior to the job application deadline, or the night before on-campus interviews. Meeting with all candidates the night before can help save time during the interviews themselves by providing logistical and process details in advance; holding an information session prior to an application deadline can help increase your applicant pool.
Reserving a table in our campus center can be arranged throughout the academic year on weekdays, and is useful for those looking to interact with students from a wide range of disciplines.
Virtual Information Sessions
If you’re an employer who is unable to travel and present information sessions on campus, consider setting up a virtual information session to interact with students across distances and present your company brand to the WPI community.
How to Schedule
You may schedule any of these options by calling the Career Development Center at 508-831- 5260, or by making a request through your Handshake account. There is no fee associated with corporate presentations. Once all the details are arranged for your presentation, you’ll receive a confirmation email. If you wish to cancel a presentation, it must be done at least one week prior to the event.