December 9, 2013

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From WPI’s Corporate & Professional Education

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From WPI’s Corporate & Professional Education

The Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center at WPI (BETC) has just announced its ambitious 2014 training schedule, which includes a breadth of offerings for the biotechnology field. Over a dozen offerings are available for both individual and company-based needs. BETC provides innovative workforce development solutions to meet the demands of the open enrollment market and to provide solutions […]

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December 9, 2013

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Projects, Empowerment, and Progress

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Projects, Empowerment, and Progress

WPI’s project-based curriculum has long been a source of career development for students and alumni. Our emphasis on problem solving in group settings has prepared generations of WPI talent to overcome real-world challenges in the workforce. Major Qualifying Projects (MQP’s) in particular have proven valuable for honing discipline-specific skills for students working with corporate sponsors. […]

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December 9, 2013

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Legal Debates Surrounding Internships

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Legal Debates Surrounding Internships

Does your company or organization hire interns? Are they unpaid? If so, you should be aware of recent legal issues involving unpaid internships. While companies have had varying responses to recent decisions to reduce risk, the best course has yet to be determined. At the root of this debate is the Department of Labor’s “Fact […]

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December 6, 2013

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

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

Your Recruiting Strategy—Symphony vs. Solo Competing for student time and attention is a challenge we all face. Between classes, projects, research, and everything else, students are constantly adjusting their focus and rapidly moving between competing priorities. To reach students in this sometimes turbulent environment, we find the symphonic approach works best! By employing a range of complementary communication […]

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June 4, 2013

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

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

As the newest member of the WPI Career Development Center team, I am struck by the initiative and flexibility of our students who bring a distinctive combination of technical expertise and soft skills to the marketplace. More and more employers are finding top talent at WPI and making use of our suite of recruiting services […]

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