Maggie R. Becker
Maggie R. Becker
Office Location
Project Center Lower Level
Contact
Phone: 
+1-508-831-5260
Maggie R. Becker
Dir, Career Serv/Profess Prac
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What do you do at the CDC?

If I had to describe my dream job, this would be it!  I get to empower undergraduate and graduate students, alumni too, to explore and pursue majors and careers that align with their personal and professional goals.  In addition, I coach students on all career services and development topics, instruct FY1800: Discovering Majors and Careers, and am co-leading the More in Four initiative for WPI’s Strategic Plan.  Working with the Student/Alumni Team of the CDC is a wonderful opportunity to develop programs, partnerships, and initiatives to support both career-related and WPI community goals.

Background

I joined the WPI Career Development Center in January 2008.  Prior to coming to WPI, I worked at The College of Saint Rose's Career Center, at RPI's Office of International Services for Students and Scholars, and in Russell Sage College's Undergraduate Admissions Office.  I am MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory certified, and enjoy facilitating MBTI group sessions.  Prior to working in higher education, I worked in Human Resources, developing a college recruitment program, and at Lucent Technologies as a Financial Analyst.  I received my Master of Science in Education with a concentration in College Student Services Administration from The College of Saint Rose and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).  I have a passion for working with Pi students!

What is your favorite spot in Worcester?

I am always looking for the best BBQ and wings. My favorite spot is Smokestack Urban BBQ (make sure to try their bread pudding, wings, and ribs!).

Fun Fact:

When going through my grandparents’ house who immigrated to the US after World War II, I found a metal suitcase that they used for travel.  I then transformed and upholstered this metal suitcase into a chair!

Advice for Students:

My 8th grade geometry teacher had a saying that has followed me through the years: If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.  It is very important that you prepare for your internship/co-op/job search as if every application and interview is for your dream job.  In addition, take time to really learn about your major, the needed skills/tools to be successful, and the various career paths that stem from each major.  The CDC is a great resource to support you through your preparation of pursuing your dream career!
Office Location
Project Center Lower Level
Contact
Phone: 
+1-508-831-5260