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Job ID: 190152

Career Advisor
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Jul. 21, 2022
Title Career Advisor
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Student Services

Career Advisor


Co-op and Career Services

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

Assist the Career Development Center with facilitating career development and services to undergraduate and graduate students, and alumni through appointments, drop-ins, workshops, and other programming.

WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.



  • Provide comprehensive career counseling and services on career-related issues including developing resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, interviewing skills, career counseling, internships and cooperative education, full-time employment, graduate school opportunities, networking strategies, salary and job negotiations and other related information to students and alumni
  • Train students on the use of career software, including, but not limited to Handshake, LinkedIn, and other career related software
  • Develop, present and facilitate workshops, seminars and programs on career development, resume writing, interviewing, job search strategies, and other topics
  • Communicate with students, alumni, faculty and staff regarding career opportunities
  • Administer and interpret career assessment tools using Focus2 on personality, interests, skills, and values
  • Stay up to date on current employment trends
  • Participate in university committees and projects
  • Assist the CDC with employer research and outreach efforts as appropriate
  • Assist in the gathering of student outcome data through survey, phone calls and student interaction
  • Effectively represent the CDC to various on and off campus groups
  • Assist with summer projects as assigned on both student and employer teams
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Master's degree preferred in student personnel administration, higher education, related field or equivalent training and experience
  • Applicants must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and/or commitment to do so as an employee at WPI.
  • A passion for working with college students on their career development journey.
  • Experience in providing programming and counseling with multicultural, underrepresented and international student populations
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills; able to work with internal and external communities
  • Ability to communicate effectively to present information to small and large groups
  • Experience in computer systems, word processing, spreadsheets and database management, Handshake, Career Shift, Going Global, and additional career search programs preferred
  • Experience working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment as well as the ability to work independently
  • Ability to adapt and support working in a changing environment
  • Availability to work evening/weekend hours to support office initiatives, especially during the academic year

WPI requires employees to be fully-vaccinated (including a booster shot) for COVID-19. For additional information on WPI's response to COVID-19, refer to

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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