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Introduction from a new Peer Advisor

Filed in From the Staff by on May 1, 2017 0 Comments

Hi everyone! My name is Van Harting and I’m another one of the new PAs at the CDC.  I’m a rising sophomore majoring in Aerospace Engineering on the Astronautical track (I might pick up a minor or two—remains to be seen). I’m from Plymouth MA (yes, the one with the Pilgrims), and both of my parents are […]

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Goodbye 3ever

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Goodbye 3ever

There is only one final standing between me and graduation. I came to WPI thinking I wanted to be an engineer and I am now going to go graduate as a bio major, happy enough with that decision to continue down that path as a PhD-seeking student of microbiology at Duke this fall. Tons of […]

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A Note from one of the New PAs on the Block

Filed in From the Staff by on May 1, 2017 2 Comments

Hello everyone! My name is Lauren Farris, and I am one of the four new Peer Advisors for the CDC! I have spent the last month training with the new team and the outgoing Peer Advisors, and I am so excited to begin helping everyone build their careers next year. I am a rising senior […]

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Bye 5ever

Filed in From the Staff, Life at WPI by on April 24, 2017 0 Comments

Soooo… I guess it’s pretty much over. Four amazing years at WPI is finally coming to an end. Although I’m incredibly excited for the next part of my life (I’m moving to LA for a dream job :D), WPI and everyone at the school have given me the best years of my life and I […]

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Alternative Career Volunteer Options

Filed in Finding a Job, From the Staff, Life at WPI by on April 9, 2017 1 Comment

  Hi everybody!   I was recently chatting with one of our lovely staff members at the CDC, Amanda Dionne, and she referred me an awesome book about Alternative Career Options and I’d love to share a few pieces of information with you all!   The purpose of knowing all of your career options is […]

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No job postings? No problem!

Filed in From the Staff by on March 30, 2017 0 Comments

Using sites like Handshake and CareerShift to search for job postings is the first step in the job search process. However, you may feel dismayed if there are very few postings that interest you and for which you meet the qualifications. If this is the case, there is a lot you can do to expand your […]

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Handshake Pro-Tips!

Filed in From the Staff by on March 24, 2017 0 Comments

Hi all!   I wanted to give you all a few pro tips to help in your job search and make you as visible to employers as possible!   Pro Tip 1: Upload your resume into Handshake! You may say, “why do I have to upload my resume to Handshake when my profile has all […]

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Luck of the Goats!

Filed in Finding a Job, From the Staff, Life at WPI by on March 17, 2017 0 Comments

Hi everyone! At WPI we are pretty fortunate that industries look at us very favorably and in turn, we receive fairly healthy salaries. Frequently our average starting salary is within the top 10 in the country!   Recently the Class of 2016’s Post-Graduation report was released. It has an incredible amount of information about every […]

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Thanks for Everything and So Long!

Filed in From the Staff by on February 26, 2017 1 Comment

On June 30, 2014, I walked into the Career Development Center nervous for my first day of my new job. I had never been in the CDC prior to my interview, and this was only my second time having stepped foot in the office, but I was eager to learn about the CDC’s services and […]

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My Final Words

Filed in From the Staff, Life at WPI by on February 24, 2017 0 Comments

There is no doubt that I have grown as an individual since coming to WPI, and subsequently becoming a Peer Advisor at the Career Development Center (CDC). As Maya Angelou said, “I did then what I knew what to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” In under a year I have been […]

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