Need A Contact? Check Out The CDC’s In-House Computers!

Filed in From the Staff by on March 26, 2013

“If I had a contact or an ‘in’ to Company X, I feel like I’d be so much better off.  I hate sending to these email addresses!”

If you’ve been in this type of situation before, chances are, the majority of WPI students are right there with you!  It’s frustrating sending questions and applications to online locations that you never hear from again.  It’s one of the quickest ways to discourage a career search and negatively impact your interest in searching for greater opportunities.

Figure 1: Confused for a contact? Try the in-house computers!

What most students on campus DON’T KNOW is that the CDC has computers stationed in our lobby area, available to any and all students from our normal operating hours 9am to 5pm, which provide databases of business cards from all those company representatives checked into WPI career-related events from the past six years!

 You can also check out CareerSearch, a service through WPI’s JobFinder system, which in their Advanced Search feature at the top of their homepage (see Figure 2 for sign-in procedure) allows students to find companies and contacts close to their hometown!

Figure 2: CareerSearch Sign-In Procedure!

Last but certainly not least, if you want in-person advice on how to utilize these resources or others that the CDC provides, definitely pencil a time off in your Outlook Calendars for Walk-Ins, which happen every Tuesday through Thursday from 10am – 4pm!

This week we have resume critiques by Bioengineering and Life Sciences employers as well as CDC staff prioritizing Bio-related majors’ resumes in particular, due to the Bioengineering and Life Sciences Fair happening THIS THURSDAY, 12pm-4pm in the Campus Center Odeum!

Until next time!  As always, feel free to hit me up at for further advice or questions for career searches that you’ve got!
Already have a contact or two?  Need advice for networking a way into a job?  Check out Evy’s advice here!

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Hey there! My name's Adam and I'm currently a senior at WPI majoring in Management Engineering, focus in Operations Management. On campus I'm involved in Greek Life, Undergraduate Admissions, and campus programming. My blog topics will be focused primarily on staying focused and realistic when it comes to career building, as well as personal improvements and confidence builders in knowing yourself and your skill set. If you have any suggestions for topics or improvements along the way, feel free to let me know at any point! Keep searching, Adam

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