You’ll have many opportunities to meet and talk face-to- face with potential employers through CDC events. Learn firsthand about various potential career paths and network with professionals in your industry.
Each year, WPI holds two career fairs—one in the fall and one in the spring. Attend one or both fairs to meet and network with some of the hundreds of employers attending every year. For tips on how to successfully navigate the career fair, including what to wear and which of your strengths and accomplishments you should highlight for an employer, download the How to Make a Career Fair Work for You tipsheet (PDF).
The Spring Career Fair will be February 27th, 2020 from 12-4pm in the Sports and Recreation Center. Join the event to get an email notification and calendar invite in your mailbox.
While you can RSVP in Handshake, you need to register with the CDC to receive your nametag and be able to attend:
· Pre-register on February 25th, 9am – 4pm in the Campus Center at a table by the bookstore
· Pre-register on February 26th, 9am – 4pm in the Campus Center at a table by the bookstore
· Register day of the event starting at 10am in the Sports and Rec Center
Virtual Career Fairs through Brazen
Brazen is an internet based chat software that seeks to humanize engagement by making personal interaction efficient and scalable. Through virtual career fairs held in Brazen, you will have the opportunity to chat one-on-one with employers in “booths.” Chats will typically last for 7-10 minutes per employer, depending on the fair’s settings and the length of the lines.
Recruiters interviewing on campus offer information sessions that allow you to network, ask questions, evaluate your options, and learn more about their company.
Networking Nights and Career Expos
An opportunity for you to interact with alumni, fellow students, and other professionals, Networking Nights and Career Expos are held on campus and target a specific industry or population.
Over 200 companies and organizations participate in on-campus interviews for summer, co-op, and full-time employment opportunities. Interviews take place from September to April each year.
Companies and organizations often alert the CDC to off-campus recruiting events that WPI students are eligible to attend. These range from career fairs and company recruiting events to professional development programs. Check out the Calendar for more details.