Networking & Professional Development

Ready to get a head start on putting your leadership skills to work in the post-graduate world? By joining one of the leadership-focused professional programs WPI has to offer, you’ll be able to do just that.

Engineering Ambassadors

Students chosen for the Engineering Ambassadors program introduce middle and high school students to all of the exciting opportunities that STEM fields have to offer, while also honing their own leadership, presentation, and classroom management skills. The program is sponsored by United Technologies Corporation (UTC), and upon completion, ambassadors are given a stipend and the opportunity for a potential summer internship with the company. Applicants are selected based upon their major, GPA, and other criteria specified by UTC. Learn more about the Engineering Ambassadors program or email Jenna Noel-Grinshteyn in the Office of Admissions.

Trustee Mentor Program

The Trustee Mentor Program pairs student leaders with members of the WPI Board of Trustees in an effort to foster communication, provide mentoring opportunities, and learn valuable networking and leadership skills. Each student is given the opportunity to discuss issues that will impact the student body with the mentor while also making strong connections for the future. Open to rising juniors and seniors with previous leadership experience, the application process for this unique program begins in C-term of each academic year. Log into TechSync to access the application, or email Bernice Lisk for more information.

STARS Program

Sponsored by Graduate Studies, this program provides unique training and readiness programming for graduate students on topics ranging from publishing research to hands-on networking to group dynamics. Learn more.