Networking & Professional Development

student leadership

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 is a unique mentorship program offered to selected experienced student leaders.  With the support of WPI's Board of Trustees, the President's Office and the Division of Student Affairs sponsors the program to rising junior and senior student leaders and pairs them with a member of the Board of Trustees for a minimum of one year.  The goals of the program are to foster mentoring relationships where students can learn from successful professionals about leadership and their career path.  The Trustees gain valuable insight into what is important and relevant to today's students.  Both enjoy the benefit of sharing firsthand knowledge about the university, but from different perspectives.  Because we have a limited number of mentor placements, this is a highly competitive program.

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.