On Thursday, Feb. 20, over 170 employers from a variety of industries come to campus for the annual spring Career Fair, held in the Sports and Recreation Center from 12:30 to 4:30pm.
“Our students are in demand.”
Open to both undergraduate and graduate students, plus alumni, the day offers exposure to a wide range of industries from New England and beyond. On hand will be companies such as defense contractors Raytheon and United Technologies, tech giants, manufacturing firms, and companies reflecting new majors at WPI, such as robotics engineering and interactive media and game development. Plus, for the first time, Google Corp. and NASA will participate in the Career Fair.
With national unemployment at 6.6 percent, and college students graduating with increasing debt and tight job prospects, those in the WPI network are uniquely positioned with the skills most in demand: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
“Our students are in demand, with over 170 employers registered for the career fair, we are approaching the record set last fall,” says Steve Koppi, executive director of WPI’s Career Development Center. “The skills our students bring to the marketplace are highly valued by a wide range of employers.”
Among WPI’s Class of 2013, more than 62 percent went on to employment in full-time jobs. The spring Career Fair could be your first step to join this demographic.
So, iron your best power suit, update your resume, print out your Merit site, and be on hand to learn what your next career step just might be.