Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Civil and Environmental Engineering Virtual Networking Event
November 12 from 3-5pm
WPI will be holding the annual Civil and Environmental Engineering Virtual Networking Night on November 12 from 3-5 pm. Any company interested in talking with and/or recruiting CEE majors - CE has degree programs in Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering - is welcome to attend. We will be using the Handshake platform for this networking experience, which will provide you with the ability to have pre-scheduled 1:1 video chats with students as well as large group video events. All these features of a virtual event can help you find highly qualified talent in a remote environment while sharing more about your organization.
In order to formally register, you must sign in, or create an account, in the Handshake platform. From the homepage, click "fairs" and then search for "WPI Civil and Environmental Engineering Virtual Networking Event.” Once your registration is approved, your "fair" registrant will be able to create a schedule for representatives attending the event. A guide for employers on the virtual experience in Handshake can be found here. Please read it in its entirety to best prepare for this event.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Virtual Networking Event
for WPI Students and Alumni
November 12 from 3-5pm
The Civil and Environmental Virtual Networking Event on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 3:00-5:00 pm offers you a special opportunity to interact with companies seeking interns, co-op's and future full-time professionals in your field. This event is exclusively available to students and alumni of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at WPI, including all programs such as Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering as well as Construction and Project Management.
Join the event in Handshake to get an email notification and receive updates regarding the event. While you can RSVP in Handshake, you will need to sign-up for specific 10-minute 1:1 chats and any group presentations in advance. That link will bring you to the details on the page for the event. To sign up for times, move to the “available sessions” tab. If a company has slots open, you will be able to schedule a time to talk with them.
Please be aware that companies are still registering and creating their schedules, so check back frequently to sign up with more companies. For a complete how-to guide on attending virtual fairs in Handshake, please click here. For any questions on using Handshake for the fair, please contact Steve Koppi at WPI's Career Development Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The keys to a successful virtual networking experience are preparation and follow up. Here is a checklist to help you get prepared!
- Research the list of participating employers through Handshake
- Sign up for 1:1 conversations and group presentations in advance!
- Read the entire how-to guide for attending virtual fairs in Handshake.
- Get your resume reviewed by the CDC!
- Prepare your elevator pitch!
- Send thank you notes to reps you talked to at the event