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 Career Fair tipsheet (PDF).
Virtual Career Fairs through Handshake
Through virtual career fairs held in Handshake, you will have the opportunity to chat one-on-one with employers. Video calls will typically last for 10 minutes or attend a group session, scheduled for 30 minutes. Prior to the event you can review which employers are attending the fair and you'll be able to sign up for group or 1:1 sessions with employers at any point, even during the fair (as long as the session hasn't ended).
WPI 2021 Virtual Fall Career Fair- Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 12-4pm ET on Handshake
WPI 2021 Virtual Fall Career Fair- Thursday, September 23, 2021, 12-4pm ET on Handshake.
The event is for students and alumni from all degrees and disciplines seeking a full-time job, internship, co-op, or part-time experience and takes place using the Handshake video platform. To learn more about virtual fairs in Handshake be sure to check out the Handshake Help Center. For general questions during the fair you can talk to a member of the Career Development Center staff on Zoom.
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.