Majors & Careers

Students collaborating in the lab

Choosing a major is an important decision. The Career Development Center (CDC) can help you explore your interests, assess your skills, and identify your values to make smart decisions about your major and future career options.

To take the first steps toward narrowing down your major, you may:

  • Enroll in the first-year undergraduate course, Discovering Majors and Careers (FY1800), during A- or B-Term to learn more about WPI majors and associated career paths
  • Utilize the Focus2 self assessments to help you explore careers of interests and majors that are related to those careers
  • Make an appointment with a staff member of the Career Development Center
  • Visit the CDC and review the Major binders, which include information on each major and potential career paths
  • Download the latest First Destination Outcomes to learn where WPI students go on to work and attend graduate and professional school
  • Review WPI Career Outlook pages for summaries of sample job titles, companies that hire by major, required skills, professional organizations, and other helpful links
  • Use your Handshake account to search for internship, co-op, and full-time job opportunities, research companies, and check out schedules for career fairs, workshops, and company information sessions
My biggest advice to new students is to take advantage of all the opportunities available at WPI, especially the Career Development Center, Student Development Center, and the Finding Your Majors course as a first-year.
  • Sunny Sang N.
  • Senior, BS in Biology & Biotechnology; Minor in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology