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Career Development Center's Statement on Systemic Racism

We in the Career Development Center (CDC), want to echo the sentiment that was recently shared in President Leshin’s email on June 1st. We acknowledge that racism and systemic oppression are both historical and ongoing contemporary injustices that exist in all levels of our society, including throughout the career journey. Black lives matter, and we must recognize and act on this truth in the work that we do with students, alumni, and employers.

 

We have included new resources in our CDC Resource Library for students of color. You can find that information, and all of our career-related tipsheets, here. We are also continuing to explore new programs and initiatives to meet the needs of our students of color in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Be on the lookout for updates later this fall.

WPI CDC update and resources due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • Attend virtual drop ins: Have a quick question? Attend our virtual drop ins through Zoom Monday-Friday 12-4pm, to meet with a member of the Career Development Center (CDC) staff. 
  • Schedule virtual appointments: Don’t miss out on appointments. These sessions will be hosted virtually, with screen sharing capabilities. Go to Handshake to schedule an appointment. If this is your first time scheduling an appointment in Handshake, check out this tutorial on appointments in Handshake. We are now offering job offer appointments within a 24 hours period, if you need a job offer appointment please e-mail cdc@wpi.edu with your request.
  • Resume and cover letter critiques: We will still be able to provide resume and cover letter feedback virtually, as well as personal statements. You can Schedule an appointment in Handshake, selecting the "Application Materials" appointment option. You can also e-mail your resume or cover letter to cdc@wpi.edu and you will receive feedback within 4-5 business days. 
  • Attend virtual career workshops and events: There are a number of virtual career fairs coming soon. Follow this link to go to our events page in Handshake and search for events. Information on how to access the sessions remotely will be included in the event.  Keep checking back as new events become available.
  • Has your position moved to working remote? Check out our Working Remote Checklist
  • Have questions not covered above? Check out our CDC Resource Library or email us at cdc@wpi.edu

At the Career Development Center (CDC) you will find connections, resources and expert advice to optimize your search and yield results.  From choosing a major and exploring career options to resume writing and interview preparation, the CDC is your  “go to” collaborator and coach for career success.  To start, you can:

First-Destination Success

92% of graduates (bachelor’s, master’s and PhD) from WPI’s class of 2019 were successful in securing employment, admission to graduate or professional school, military service or volunteer work (Peace Corps, City Year, etc.) six months after graduation – a remarkable success rate based on data from almost 87% of the class.

Hire WPI

Are you an employer interested in learning more about WPI students? From career fairs to on-campus interviews to information sessions, there are many ways employers can recruit and connect with WPI students and alumni for full-time jobs, summer internships, co-op positions, and more.

 

Gompei Visits the Career Fair

Gompei Attends 2018 WPI Spring Career Fair