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 MyPlan career 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 Post-Graduation Report 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
  • Visit the website “What Can I Do With This Major?” to connect majors to potential careers
#11

Mid-Career Salary earning potential of Master's students

PayScale.com (2016)
#17

best value college/top return on investment 

PayScale.com (2017)
28%

higher starting salaries than national average

National Association of Colleges and Employers (2015)
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

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