July 7, 2014

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Major Highlight: Employer’s Experience at a WPI Career Fair

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National Grid posted a video displaying their experience at the WPI Career Fair last fall. Recruiter Cynthia Angulo from National Grid described the Career Fair as “one of the best events that we attend,” citing the engineering aptitude of the student population and the opportunity to recruit for summer internship positions in addition to full-time […]

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July 7, 2014

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NACE: The Qualities and Skills Employers Value Most in New Hires

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NACE: The Qualities and Skills Employers Value Most in New Hires

A common question among students navigating the job search process is “What are employers looking for?” Similarly, the demand for higher education to provide career-focused programming that produces work-ready students is increasing. Earlier this spring, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) surveyed employers to find out what skills and qualities they are seeking […]

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July 7, 2014

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Key Issues in Higher Education

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Eduventures, an industry leader in research, data, consulting, and advisor services for the higher education community, recently gave a presentation on key issues in higher education at a Career Development Center event. They found that retention is a hot strategic focus for higher education this year, particularly with the upcoming increase in the number of […]

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July 7, 2014

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Greetings from the Executive Director of the Career Development Center, Steve Koppi

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WPI: We Prefer Initials Like other cutting-edge learning organizations, WPI proudly proclaims a language of our own, including many acronyms at the heart of our educational mission. When you sample students’ resumes, you are likely to see: GPS – Great Problems Seminar: This two course introduction to university research and project work for first-year students […]

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July 2, 2014

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Recruiter’s Toolbox: Resume Resources

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At the WPI Career Development Center (CDC), we believe in the value of connecting employers and students for mutual benefit. One of the easiest ways for students and employers to communicate is through the traditional resume. Although this document has been around since Leonardo da Vinci created the first official resume in 1482, we find […]

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