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Spring Career Fair 2016

Spring Career Fair will bring 190 employers to campus recruiting for jobs and internships

February 10, 2016
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• The Career Development Center (CDC) is hosting the Spring Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 18, from noon until 4 p.m. at the Sports and Recreation Center. Approximately 190 organizations will be recruiting for full-time, internship, and co-op opportunities. WPI undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend, as well as alumni.

Corporations as large and diverse as Johnson & Johnson, Dassault Systemes, and Facebook will participate, as well as many smaller start-up and local companies. And still many more corporations are involved with sponsorship programs for the event.

On-campus recruiting events, like the Career Fair, continue to be popular on the WPI campus.  The Career Development Center saw a rise in the number of companies interested in conducting on-campus interviews and information sessions this past fall, and this trend is continuing during the spring recruiting season. All of these recruiting initiatives assist WPI students with their post-graduation plans. These student outcomes are recorded and issued annually, and according to Bailey Rand, Recruiting Coordinator, the statistics from the Class of 2014 showed a 90.4 percent success rate.

The CDC hosts several events and workshops leading up to the Career Fair to help students prepare for the event. On Wednesday, Feb. 10, it will hold a seminar called “How to Work a Career Fair” from 7 to 8 p.m. in Salisbury 411. On Thursday, Feb. 11, “Resumazing,” will run from noon until 6 p.m. in the Sports and Rec Center, and includes employer representatives from several organizations providing one-on-one feedback to students on their resumes. “It’s another set of eyes,” says Rand, and no appointment is necessary for the preparatory review.

In addition to these aids, the CDC has increased both the number of people and the number of hours, which are available for office walk-ins during the week prior to and the week of the Career Fair.

– BY BARRY HAMLETTE