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Drop-ins

Drop-ins give you the opportunity to ask quick questions, get your resume or cover letter critiqued, learn about Handshake, and more.

Drop-ins don’t require an appointment; instead, you’ll be able to see a CDC staff member on a first-come, first-served basis. Attend our virtual drop ins through Zoom Monday-Friday 12-3pm, to meet with a member of the Career Development Center (CDC) staff. (Note: Academic year drop-ins end after May 13th.)

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 Statement 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

CDC Hours

Office Hours*:

Academic Year: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Summer: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Appointments can be scheduled through Handshake and are currently available via Zoom. 

*Hours are subject to change

Schedule an appointment:

You can schedule appointments with CDC staff through your Handshake account. If you need help or have any questions, stop by the CDC office or call us at 508-831-5260.

Topics:

Alumni Career Advising, Application Materials, Discovering Majors & Careers, Graduate School, Internship/Co-op/Job Search, Job Offers, and Networking & Career Fairs.

Request an Event

Workshops or Events with CDC Participation

Registered student organizations can request that the CDC conduct a workshop for them on a variety of career related topics.  Examples include resume writing, job search skills, and interview skills.  In addition, they can request the CDC’s participation in a program such as table-sitting to discuss our services and resources.  Please provide at least 10 business days’ notice and check the CDC’s list of upcoming programs on Handshake to make sure the date/time you plan to request doesn’t conflict with an existing workshop or event.  To make a request, please fill out this form. A member of the CDC will contact you within 2 business days with more information and provide a status update on your request.

Panel, Networking Event or Program with Employer Collaboration

Registered student organizations can request to co-sponsor an event with the Career Development Center that involves participation from employers and outside organizations.  Examples of these include networking events, networking dinners, and panels.  If approved, a CDC staff member will be assigned to work with your organization to provide guidance on event management and assist with execution, however, the student organization is the primary party responsible for the event.   Due to the complexity of these events and the external involvement, a request form needs to be completed at least 10 weeks in advance of the program date.  To make a request, please fill out this form. A member of the CDC will contact you within 2 business days with more information and provide a status update on your request. 

Career Expos (Academic Departments/Faculty Only)

Academic Departments and Faculty members can request to co-sponsor a Career Expo with the Career Development Center.  These networking and recruitment focused events assist students in your department with obtaining jobs, internships and co-ops while also meeting employer representatives for professional development purposes.  To make a request, please fill out this form.  A member of the CDC will contact you within 2 business days with more information. 

Request CDC Grants to Fund a Career-Related Event for your Student Organization

The CDC offers grants to help student organizations fund programs and events that involve educational and networking opportunities and career and professional development. Eligibility for the grant requires that any and all students will be welcome to attend the workshop, and that the CDC must be listed as a sponsor in all marketing materials. Access the CDC Grant form and apply today.

Other Ways to Connect with Us

  • Attend a workshop, company information session, networking night, or career fair
  • Contact our staff with any questions
  • For employers, we offer many ways to recruit WPI students and alumni so you can attract exceptional talent to your organization

Find us on campus on the lower level of the Project Center