It’s natural to wonder what’s next for your bright, high-achieving college student. In the case of career planning, the answers aren’t meant to come quickly. Your child is going through a process of self-discovery and career exploration. Career development will naturally evolve as students learn more about themselves, Tufts, and the world beyond campus.

The Tufts Career Center offers a broad spectrum of services, programs, and resources to support your child. Our goal is to empower students to apply their education and skills in practical settings, develop additional transferable skills and find satisfaction in their professional pursuits. Our support is available as a lifelong resource to alumni.

Check out the Tufts Career Guide for Students (PDF)

New for Fall ‘18: Tufts Career Center course just for First Years!

Designing Your Tufts: Get Career Ready through Design Thinking
First year students will find an abundance of amazing courses, co-curricular experiences and related opportunities awaiting them.  They may be tempted to think that they need to "do it all" to get the most from their Tufts experience.  This course will teach them -- early in their college career -- to apply design thinking strategies to explore college and life experiences that are more meaningful to them AND build the core competencies and career readiness that employers value today. Through activities and field-based experiences, they'll learn how design thinking can help them explore options, and at the same time, help them wrestle with a “wicked” problem: How do I know if I’m on the right track if I don’t know exactly what the destination is? Students can find the following courses (each 6 weeks, 1 SHU) in Tufts SIS:

  • EXP-0068-AF  Monday 5 - 6:30pm - for Engineering First Years
  • EXP-0068-BF  Tuesday 5 - 6:30pm - for A&S First Years
  • EXP-0068-CF  Wednesdays  6-7:30pm - for A&S First Years

How You Can Support Your Student

Even though your child may be far from home, you still play an important role in his or her career decisions. Studies show that children are heavily influenced by parental views and expectations about careers. Encourage your student to explore new things and visit our office early.

Our career advisors are available through appointments and drop-in hours to support students with everything from writing a resume or cover letter, and exploring careers and majors to finding internships, jobs, and preparing for interviews.

We encourage you to look through our website to get a full picture of the programs (over 100 each semester) and resources we offer.