Career Fairs

As an employer looking to recruit indispensable talent for your company, you’ll find our Career Fairs to be a valuable resource to connect with our students. Employers consistently give us feedback that WPI students they’ve hired have the technical, people, and leadership skills to hit the ground running and tackle complex problems.

The Career Development Center (CDC) hosts multiple in-person and virtual Career Fairs for WPI students and alumni to learn about full-time, part-time, summer internship, and co-op opportunities. A great way to meet and recruit key talent from all WPI disciplines, attending a Career Fair will also increase your organization’s visibility on campus.

Nearly 200 companies and 3,000 students attend our Fall Career Fair in September

The Career Fair is a great way for students and alumni to meet with employer representatives

Students and alumni from all degrees and disciplines are seeking Full-Time, Internship, and Co-op opportunities

A majority of students and alumni will bring a resume with them to the Career Fair for you to review and discuss

Students are using the Career Fair mobile application to view the company list and map of the event

A LinkedIn photo booth is set-up for students and alumni

Student volunteers and CDC staff check-in students registering for the fair

Gompei is ready to go and is dressed for success on the day of the Career Fair!

Employer Experience

Hear from employers and students about the value of attending a WPI Career Fair.  Employers also share about the unique combination of skills that WPI students bring to their organizations.

Logistics. Wow, WPI really knows how to put on a career fair! I was blown away by how well-organized the event was. We met a lot of really well-qualified students, and we felt that the career fair really put Disney on WPI students’ map as an employer.
  • Nigel Simpson
  • The Walt Disney Company
WPI students are, by far, the most well-prepared for the work force of all the college fairs I attend. Not only their educational experience, but also their ability to interact on a personal level.
  • Dave Perrotta
  • Process Design Solutions
The students come to the fair well prepared with a good resume and are able to communicate their interests in an internship.
  • Carol Stone
  • Helen of Troy Health & Home
The students seemed to be better prepared than other colleges. The fair itself was well organized. Everything that I was involved with went very smooth.
  • Brent Cordeiro
  • Atkore

Preparing to Attend a WPI Career Fair

Once your registration is approved, you’ll receive a confirmation email and invoice within three business days. If you need to make changes, additions, or deletions, call the Career Development Center at 508-831-5260. 

Parking and Setup

You’ll receive an email with all logistical information two weeks before your selected Career Fair, which will include detailed parking instructions and other relevant information.

We suggest that your corporate representatives carpool, if possible. When you arrive, student volunteers will be available to assist you with unloading materials and any setup needs you may encounter. Your approximate space size will be 8’—a 3’ x 6’ table and two chairs will be provided.

Posting Jobs

To ensure productive conversation during the fair, please post jobs in Handshake before the career fair! Students will be researching company opportunities and applying to jobs before and after the career fair. For the best candidate pool, make sure yours are posted with WPI!

Shipping Job Fair Materials

For your convenience, we strongly encourage you to ship your materials and displays in advance (remember, there is an 8’ length maximum for company displays). Packages will be delivered directly to your table on the day of the fair. Please clearly mark all displays and boxes with your company name and "Hold for Job Fair," then ship them to:

(Your Company Name)

c/o WPI Career Development Center

100 Institute Rd - Project Center, Lower Level

Worcester, MA 01609

If you are planning to ship your materials back to your company after the job fair, you must bring the necessary completed forms. A separate form must be attached to each package, and all packages must be brought to the shipping table area before you leave the fair.

Employer Registration

All employer representatives will register the day of the fair.  Please bring your business cards to expedite the check-in process.

If you have any questions or concerns, call the Career Development Center at 508-831-5260 or email