Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development (Coops + Careers)
The Co-op + Careers office offers students and graduates a full range of career services, including cooperative education and career advising, career information and resources, graduate school planning, and opportunities to network with employers.
Accelerate, Wentworth Innovation + Entrepreneurship Center, launched in 2012, builds innovative thinking and entrepreneurial confidence to impact students’ career choices and trajectories. Four programs are the core of Accelerate’s work: Startup Challenge, Social Innovation Lab, ThinkTanks and IdeaHackers. More than 6,000 participants have engaged with Accelerate since 2012, and more than 1,300 students were part of interdisciplinary teams moving 830 ideas forward. More than 400 external professionals across industries and sectors connected with teams for mentoring and advice, and 67 teams received gap funding for a total of $321,000.
Student Life Beyond the Classroom
Wentworth attracts a diversity of students from around the world and seeks to create a rich and safe learning environment where everyone excels. The Institute is well known for its Student Life support services that range from a Center for Wellness and Disability Services, student health and mental health services, international student services, specialized support for commuter students, and a Center for Diversity and Student Justice. In addition, there are approximately 70 groups and organizations to explore or join. These opportunities are accessible through Student Life.
Most Wentworth students are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The Institute also has international students from Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe. Most students choose on-campus housing, which creates a large, diverse residential community.
Wentworth’s gender distribution is in line with national norms in STEM education with 79 percent male students and 21 percent female students. However, the Institute is striving to increase the number of women and under-represented minorities and has many programs in place.
Resources for women include the Women's Center, the Woman to Woman Program, the establishment of the Society of Women Engineers on campus, and the annual Women at Wentworth gathering and Woman of the Year presentation.
Wentworth offers a variety of Study Abroad opportunities, including faculty-led programs in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction Management, and semester exchanges through the College of Engineering and Technology. Students may also elect to study abroad through an independent provider.
The Colleges of the Fenway
Wentworth’s value extends well beyond its campus offerings with students and staff able to attend classes through the Colleges of the Fenway and efficiencies through shared services, such as professional development classes. The Institute's collaborating neighbors include the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Northeastern University, MCPHS University, and the Museum of Fine Arts. Wentworth is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium, and shares many facilities and activities with Simmons University, Emanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the MCPHS University.
Center for Community and Learning Partnerships (sub navigation to Academic Life and Athletics)
Wentworth is committed to working closely with the City of Boston, to make the community a better place in which to live and learn. A critical part of the Center for Community and Learning Partnership’s work is advancing the Boston Pipeline, an array of programs that provide Boston youth with college access and success opportunities through dual enrollment and the RAMP summer bridge program at Wentworth. The Center works diligently with the Mayor’s office and Boston School Department to promote these programs as strong models for ensuring that urban youth achieve college success. The Center is the hub for community service, service learning, and college access and success initiatives at the Institute.
Wentworth's civic engagement work has garnered national recognition, earning the Elective Classification for Campus and Community Engagement from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.