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WPI Career Fair Draws 180 Employers as Participants Reflect New University Majors

September 17, 2012
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What

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will hold its fall Career Fair, with 180 employers from a range of industries. This is the largest career fair in the university's history, and the first to be held in the new Sports and Recreation Center. The event is open to WPI undergraduate and graduate students, and alumni.

Who

Employers representing a range of industries from New England and beyond will participate, from technology giants such as EMC Corp. and United Technologies Corp. to defense contractors, construction contractors, manufacturing firms and companies reflecting new majors at WPI, such as Robotics Engineering and Interactive Media & Game Development.

When

Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Where

Sports and Recreation Center, adjacent to the campus Quadrangle, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, Mass.

More Information

Employers continue to value WPI graduates, as reflected in their participation in the annual Career Fair. WPI graduates rank 7th in the nation for highest starting median salary by PayScale Inc. In 2011 the average starting salary for a WPI graduate with a bachelor’s degree rose to $58,384, some 12 percent higher than the national average.