Life at WPI

Failure!

Filed in From the Staff, Interviewing, Life at WPI by on October 30, 2017 3 Comments
Failure!

I was thrilled when I opened up Handshake the week after the Career Fair to find out I had been selected for an on campus interview. As a peer advisor, I’ve spent a lot of time helping my friends prepare for interviews, so it was especially exciting to be going through the process myself. I […]

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You mean I’ll have to pick a major?

Filed in From the Staff, Life at WPI by on October 9, 2017 6 Comments
You mean I’ll have to pick a major?

Like a lot of students, I applied to WPI as “engineering undecided.” In high school I enjoyed math and science classes and was pretty sure I wanted to major in a STEM field, but didn’t know much at all about the different disciplines of engineering. In my junior year I had done well in calculus […]

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Adding your summer experience to your resume!

Filed in From the Staff, Life at WPI by on September 8, 2017 1 Comment
Adding your summer experience to your resume!

Hello all! I hope you all had relaxing and fulfilling summers! Life at WPI has hit its stride, and with just over two weeks down, you may be feeling like you’ve been back in Worcester for months already. While this is completely normal, it may make you feel better to take a trip down memory […]

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Peer Advisor? More like Pretty Awesome

Filed in From the Staff, Life at WPI by on August 29, 2017 0 Comments
Peer Advisor? More like Pretty Awesome

Hey there! My name is Jess Locke and I’m one of the new PAs with the CDC. I’m a junior working towards a degree in Environmental Engineering. I actually knew I wanted to be an engineer when I was about ten years old, because my dad is an engineer and I wanted to be just […]

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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 2 Comments

  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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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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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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Maximize Your Time at WPI!

Filed in Finding a Job, From the Staff, Life at WPI by on January 24, 2017 0 Comments

Hi everyone!   I want to take a bit of your time to talk about my academic path here at WPI and a some advice if you follow a similar path!   In the early part of my Junior year, I realized I had quite a bit of space in schedule for the rest of […]

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Greek Networking

Filed in From the Staff, Life at WPI by on December 6, 2016 0 Comments

At WPI, we benefit from a pretty phenomenal Greek Life system that features 13 fraternities and 6 sororities with over 30 percent of campus having affiliation in these organizations. Over the past few weeks, both women and men’s recruitment have completed, adding in hundreds of new members to the greek community. So, you new members […]

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