A record number of students is expected to attend today's Summer Internship & Job Fair, with recruiters from 175companies set up in the new Sports & Recreation Center. The fair will run from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Participating in the Summer Internship & Job Fair are some of WPI's top hiring employers: EMC Corp., General Dynamics, United Technologies Corp., and Tyco. More than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students and alumni are anticipated, according to Sharon Deffely, interim director of WPI's Career Development Center, which organized the fair. A wide range of industries are represented, from high tech to defense contractors, manufacturing and construction to life sciences.
The Career Development Center helped prepare students for this fair by holding workshops on resume writing and how to interview for a job.
WPI ranks 15th in the nation for return on investment (Businessweek) with graduates landing well-paying positions, often from events like the university's career fairs. Their skills and ability also contribute to WPI graduates earning 27% high starting salaries than the national average, as reported by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.