Wentworth Employer Relations


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Wentworth Institute of Technology offers companies a variety of ways to connect with and recruit college students and recent graduates. From work programs like co-op to guest lectures and career fairs, Wentworth can partner with you to develop a sound strategy to recruit and extend your employment brand on campus.

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Wentworth Employer Relations

  2. 2. Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent, co- educational nationally ranked institution offering career-focused education through At Wentworth Institute of Technology, the cooperative 14 bachelor degree programs in areas such education (co-op) program is an essential component of as architecture, computer science and every student’s learning experience. We are proud to be one systems, construction management, design, of the few schools in the nation with such a strong engineering, engineering technology, environmental science, and management. commitment to co-op. For over a century, Wentworth has been a leader in technical education known for its Wentworth students and graduates have developed and academic excellence, community service, applied the knowledge and skills needed for the success of and support for the economic growth of the your company. Our three-part approach to education— region. For more information, please visit www.wit.edu. career-oriented classes, hands-on labs and studios and cooperative education—prepares students and graduates to By The Numbers make an immediate impact on your business. Enrollment: 3,141 full-time students I am very happy you are considering recruiting at Gender:18% female Wentworth. The following pages describe our co-op program and ways to recruit both students and graduates. ALANA: 15% International: 5% Greg Denon Geographic: 37 states and 50 Director, Career Services countries
  3. 3. Majors For curriculum details, visit Design Architecture Industrial Design WWW.WIT.EDU Interior Design Management Construction Management Facilities Planning & Management Management Project Management Engineering & Engineering Technology Civil Engineering Technology Computer Engineering Technology Electromechanical Engineering Electronic Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology Computer Science Computer Network & Information Systems Computer Science Environmental Science Building Construction
  4. 4. Employer Services Wentworth offers employers a variety of ways to recruit students and graduates for co-op and full-time job opportunities. LeopardLaunch — LeopardLaunch is Wentworth’s online job posting and recruiting system. It allows employers to register a company profile, post unlimited co-op and full-time jobs for free, search for and review resumes of potential candidates and schedule career events and on-campus interviews. To register, visit www.wit.edu/hiring/. On-campus interviews — On-campus interview dates can be scheduled at your convenience. Career Services can work with you to arrange your interview day, promote your jobs, and schedule students. Information sessions — Company information sessions are an excellent way to distinguish your organization and raise awareness of your company and its culture. Career fair — Held each spring, the Wentworth career fair attracts over 500 job seekers for co-op and full-time positions. It is an excellent way to recruit highly prepared students to your company.
  5. 5. In addition to recruiting services, we can work with you on several career activities to raise awareness of both your company and your industry, and to enhance our student learning experience. Speaking Opportunities Career Services can arrange for guest lecture presentations and workshops addressing general job search skills as well Mock Interview Day as industry-specific knowledge. Each fall, students practice Some recent corporate presen- interviewing with employer tations covered: volunteers. The volunteer The Work, Concerns and provides direct feedback to the Open house and site tours Leadership of Women in student on their interview. This Design highly successful program has Open houses and site tours are improved the interviewing a great way to get students to How to Succeed at Career skills of hundreds of students. see your business first-hand. Fairs Great Expectations: Incor- porating Values when Choosing an Employer
  6. 6. Cooperative Education Co-op Cycles* January—April For over 30 years, Wentworth students have made their mark on Recruiting begins in September industry through our cooperative education (co-op) program. Each year over 1400 students complete a co-op job making Wentworth May—August one of the largest co-op programs and the only mandatory co-op Recruiting begins in February program in New England. September—December Recruiting begins in May Participation in Wentworth’s co-op program allows you: Co-op Duration To access candidates with up-to-date skills To have flexibility in addressing staffing needs with highly 12—16 weeks and through the prepared short-term employees last day of classes To build the talented workforce you need 32+ hours per week Recruit once, Hire twice—nearly 40% of Wentworth Co-op Compensation** graduates accept a post-graduation job from a co-op employer To help a student gain experience $12—$16 / hour To provide a realistic view of your company * Details on co-op cycles are available To build and expand your partnership with the institute at www.wit.edu/hiring An experienced staff of co-op advisors will work with you to develop ** Compensation is typical but not required to participate in Wentworth’s co-op positions and recruit talented students. co-op program.
  7. 7. Cooperative education is strategy that integrates classroom learning with productive work experience. Co-op is tied very closely to a students academic and career interests; where they can build on their professional experience. These are real jobs that typically pay wages. The ideal co-op supervisor: Understands that co-op is a part of a student’s education Has content knowledge that will be useful to a co-op student Has a genuine interest in others and the ability to communi- cate effectively Is patient, empathic, and tolerant Sets high expectations Provides frequent and constructive feedback Co-op employers: Provide the student with meaningful work and projects Provide the student with formal (two written evaluations) and informal feedback throughout the co-op Consult with Career Services regarding a student’s work Abide by federal and state employment laws and regulations
  8. 8. Career Services Wentworth Institute of Technology 550 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 617-989-4101 careerservices@wit.edu