Career Education Day Introduces Students to Wentworth Programs

October 14, 2015

Michael MacPhail presents to a group of visiting students

Nearly 200 high school students attended Wentworth Institute of Technology’s first Career Education Day on October 5. Students hailing from Newton High Schools, Northeast Metro Tech, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, Milford High School (N.H.), Seacoast School of Technology (N.H.), and Blackstone Valley Technical High School visited campus to learn about the Institute’s academic offerings, study-abroad programs, industry-standard software and equipment, and co-op opportunities.

Informal discussions with current Wentworth students opened the day before the visitors attended presentations by faculty members from the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction Management.

“The number of schools and students that participated exceeded our expectations,” said Charles Hotchkiss, Dean of the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction Management. “We were extremely pleased. Not only did Career Education Day expose students to careers they might not have considered previously, but it gave us a chance to connect with faculty and staff of programs that align naturally with the career preparation that we offer.”

Architecture was one of four subjects presented. Michael MacPhail, Department of Architecture chair, and Kelly Hutzell, director of the Architecture Graduate Program, served as hosts.

“If you’re interested in architecture, this city offers the opportunity to experience great architecture,” MacPhail told the students.

Added Hotchkiss, “We’ve received very positive feedback, and we certainly intend to do this again next year.”

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