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CDC Employer Newsletter - November 2020

DEPARTMENT(S): 
November 18, 2020

Dear Employer Partner,

The WPI Career Development Center is excited to announce our spring recruiting calendar, including the Spring Virtual Career Fair Series in February and several Educational Programs where industry representatives can help students develop career management skills.

Before we close out the fall semester, we are hosting an End of Year Virtual Career Fair on December 2.  This event aims to connect employers with students graduating in December, those seeking spring co-ops, or those who plan to apply to jobs and internships over the winter break.  Space is still available and employers can register here.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Employer Relations team with questions or to schedule a phone call, our contact information can be found at the bottom of this newsletter.

Fall 2020 End of Year Virtual Career Fair

WPI will be holding an End of Year Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, December 2, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm ET to offer another opportunity for students and employers to connect in a virtual setting before the end of the semester. Register to meet and chat with students from a variety of degrees and disciplines, including December 2020 graduates, through this link: Handshake. To learn more about creating a Handshake account please click HERE.

Spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair Series – Registration Open!

Registration is now open for WPI’s Spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair Series, offering employers and students additional opportunities to connect virtually. If you have a Handshake account, please REGISTER for one or more of the following virtual career fairs:

·        Tuesday, February 16, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

·        Wednesday, February 17, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

·        Thursday, February 18, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

For information on creating a Handshake account please click HERE.  If you are interested in attending more than one fair, your company may wish to explore becoming a sponsor. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carson Billingsley, Assistant Director of Employer Relations and Outreach at cbillingsley@wpi.edu

 Spring 2021 Educational Programs – Volunteers Welcome

The WPI Career Development Center will be providing several opportunities for you to volunteer and connect with WPI talent, sharing industry advice on topics such as resumeselevator pitches, and job offers. To indicate your interest, please fill out a form here. We will be finalizing the calendar shortly and a member of the WPI Career Development Center team will reach out with more information in the coming weeks.

Diversity Award Recognition for WPI

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine recently awarded WPI the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recognizing the top 2% of higher education institutions in the U.S. for their work leading diversity and inclusion practices. The Career Development Center is exceptionally proud of all the work students, staff, faculty, and administrators do to consistently build and strengthen a more inclusive and diverse environment at WPI.

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Opportunities for Engagement with WPI

Engineering Ambassadors Info Session
Thursday, December 3
WPI’s Engineering Ambassador Program addresses the challenge companies have in recruiting diverse, top-notch engineering talent, while providing community outreach opportunities for undergraduate students. Learn More

Corporate Relations Virtual Open Houses
Starting Tuesday, December 8
Discover the many ways your company can partner with WPI! Join our Corporate Relations team as they share relevant and updated university partnership information for current and new stakeholders. Events will be held Dec. 8, Jan. 6, and Jan. 21.  Register

Online Graduate Programs
Thursday, November 19, 12:00 pm
Join us for a webinar on how to earn a graduate certificate, master's degree, or PhD through WPI's online graduate programs so employees can improve their knowledge without hitting "pause" on their careers. To register for this event, please click here. For questions about online graduate programs contact online@wpi.edu 

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Thank you for your engagement with WPI during A and B Term. We look forward to continuing to work with you during the spring semester. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at cdc@wpi.edu, or individually below.

Sincerely,

Stefan Koppi

Executive Director, Career Development Center

Carson Billingsley

Assistant Director of Employer Relations and Outreach

Cbillingsley@wpi.edu

Schedule a phone call

 Jaime Dillon

Assistant Director of Employer Relations and Recruiting

Jldillon@wpi.edu

Schedule a phone call