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WPI CDC Update and Resources due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The WPI Career Development Center is open and ready to assist with any of your career related needs.  Here is a highlight of some ways to connect with us currently:
 

  • Attend virtual drop-ins: Have a quick question? Attend our virtual drop-ins through Zoom Monday-Friday 12-3pm, to meet with a member of the Career Development Center (CDC) staff.  (Note: There will be no Drop Ins between C and D term break. Drop Ins will resume Wednesday 3/24/21)
  • 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.
  • In person appointments: We are offering in person appointments Monday-Friday 10-11am. Please email us at cdc@wpi.edu to request an in person appointment. (Please note: these will be paperless and screen-less appointments. Resume, Cover Letter, and Personal Statements critiques are still by virtual appointments only).
  • Same day virtual appointments: If you have an urgent need, we are now offering virtual appointments scheduled within a 24-hour period.  If you are interested, please e-mail cdc@wpi.edu with details on 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. 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 always virtual programs and employer events happening.  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:

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93% of graduates (bachelor’s, master’s and PhD) from WPI’s class of 2020 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 83% of the class.

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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.

 

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