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Launched for Life

WPI produces globally aware problem solvers who work effectively in teams, think creatively, and have the skills and confidence to dive right in. With opportunities for co-ops, internships, hands-on research, and project work both locally and abroad, our students gain meaningful, career-launching professional experiences that complement their academic knowledge and technical skills—and prepare them to excel beyond WPI.

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Great out of the Gate

The Career Development Center's outcomes report for the Class of 2017 demonstrates why WPI is a top school for ROI, as the success rate for bachelor’s degree graduates rose 1.8 percentage points to 92.4% and the average starting salary for bachelor’s degree graduates rose slightly to $66,983.

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Impact at WPI? It’s This.

During her two Commencement speeches in 2018, President Leshin highlighted six of these students poised to change the world. While they have traveled different paths and encountered different challenges--and opportunities--along the way, they share one thing: they are making an enormous impact with their drive, passion, and WPI education. 

WPI student at computer

Finding a Home and a Focus on Emerging Tech

Mina Shojaeizadeh––the first PhD recipient from the Foisie Business School––is improving human-computer interaction so website, app, and decision support system developers can create personalized experiences.


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WPI Class of 2020

different organizations now employ recent WPI graduates (2018)


of master’s and PhD recipients are employed or continuing their studies shortly after graduation (2018)

Career Development Center Shines in 2018 Princeton Review Rankings

WPI was the only institution that ranked at the top in all three career categories of the Princeton Review’s The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition. The CDC hit the trifecta, ranking as follows: No. 5 for best career services and No. 15 for best career placement out of the top 20 schools that ranked; and No. 25 out of 25 for best schools for internships. Some 382 schools were included in the survey. Read more in the Daily Herd.