By: Abbey Pober
Our annual Appreciation Breakfast was held on Tuesday, January 22nd from 7:30am – 9:30am in Watson Auditorium, recognizing partners of Wentworth’s co-op program. Each year, approximately 1800 students complete a mandatory co-op as part of their graduation requirements. Without the support of employers and internal partners this program would not be possible.
Throughout the morning employers and campus partners were recognized for engaging with Wentworth students beyond posting a job on our campus job board, WITworks. We celebrated organizations who:
- Hired our students for co-ops
- Hired members of the Class of 2017 for post-graduation professional employment
- Hosted on-campus interviews
- Were an Employer-in-Residence
- Were interviewed on WITworks Radio
- Attended one or both CO-OP + CAREER Fairs
- Attended Mock Interview Day
- Sponsored CO-OP + CAREER Fair
- Hosted Wentworth-on-the-Road
This year, over 60 employers were nominated by Wentworth students as Co-op Employer of the Year. The staff reviewed each nomination and determined which employers would be recognized with a trophy based upon the nomination and the organization’s level of engagement with Wentworth for employment. We looked at the number of events the employer attended, the number of jobs and co-ops posted, and the number of students hired for co-op and the number of members from the class of 2017 hired as full-time professionals.
The following organizations were awarded for their dedication to hiring Wentworth students.
Best CO-OP + CAREER Employer
Best Internal Partner
Santiago Umaschi, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Best External Partner
Fred Raymond, National Grid
Supervisor of the Year
Eric Thompson, Harvard University
Jeff Stoltz, Raytheon
Joshua Larson, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Michelle Brockney, Integration Partners
Syed Ali, Vapotherm
Best New Employer
Best New Supervisor
Chris Carr, MIT
James Therien, Bright Horizons
We thank you and appreciate all the organizations who support Wentworth Institute of Technology, the co-op program, and our students. We look forward to another year of successful hiring!