See an Advisor

If you’re an AS&E or SMFA at Tufts student or alumna/us, you can schedule an advising appointment to talk with us and get advice about your career plans.

We also offer drop-in hours when you can ask quick questions of 15 minutes or less. Drop-in hours for current students are only available during the academic year. 

Drop- ins:  15 minutes; No appointment necessary

Drop-ins are ideal for resume and cover letter critiques and quick questions about career exploration, internship & job search strategies, and Career Center services.  
  

Dowling Hall: Staffed by Career Advisors and Career Fellows

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 12 - 2 p.m., Wednesdays 5 - 7 p.m.

Tisch Fitness Center, Room 212: Staffed by Career Advisors

  • Mondays: 4 - 6 p.m.

Engineering Buildings: Staffed by Engineering/Computer Science Career Advisor

  • Sci-Tech: Mondays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.       
  • Anderson: Tuesdays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.     
  • Halligan: Thursdays, 3 - 5 p.m.
     

SMFA at Tufts - Boston Campus: Staffed by Arts Career Advisor

  • Mondays and Thursdays: 12 - 2 p.m.

 

Career Advising Appointments: 2 Ways to Schedule Online

You can schedule an appointment online with advisors in the Career Center in Dowling Hall. There are two ways that you can schedule an appointment with an advisor:

1. If you have never scheduled an appointment with an advisor, do not have an advisor preference or are looking for the first available appointment, see “Selecting an Appointment Type in Calendly” below.

2. If you’ve already met with an advisor and want to schedule an appointment with them, or know that you want to schedule an appointment with one of our career specialists, click on the link by the advisor’s name below.

Please note: The following student appointment types must be scheduled by calling the Career Center at 617-627-3299:
 
  • Mock interviews
  • Interpretation of MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory or other career assessment results
Career Advising Appointments cover the following topics:
 
  • Exploring career and major options and developing your career goals
  • Finding internship and employment opportunities
  • Applying to graduate and professional school programs (for pre-health and pre-law please see the pre-health and pre-law advisors in Dowling Hall)
  • Job search strategies including: resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, networking, using LinkedIn and how to conduct a successful job search
 

Tufts  Alumni Appointment – 60 minutes - Nicole Anderson or Leslie Warner
For an appointment after June 2, please call 617-627-3299.  
For AS&E & SMFA alumni who would like to explore a broader array of career interests, internships and/or the job search

Generalist Advisor Appointment – 30 minutes (first available appointment)
For undergraduates who would like to explore a broader array of career interests, internships and/or the job search or graduate school AND are looking for the first available appointment
 
For engineering or computer science undergrads and graduate students interested in discussing engineering and/or computer science-related careers, internships and/or the job search
 
For undergrads and graduate students interested in discussing finance and consulting careers, internships and/or the job search 
 
Arts and Creative Careers Appointment – 30 minutes – Medford Campus/Dowling Hall Location
For undergrads and graduate students interested in arts and creative careers
 
For Arts & Sciences Masters and PhD students 
 
 
Chris Di Fronzo – Finance and Consulting Career Advisor
Donna Esposito – Career Advisor    
Robin Kahan – Engineering and Computer Science Career Advisor   
Jim McCarthy – Career Advisor   
Jean Papalia – A&S Graduate Student Career Advisor
Shannon Seaver – Career Advisor   
Malakia Silcott - Career Advisor
Ryan Smith – Career Advisor for the Arts: Medford-Dowling Hall location 
Ryan Smith – Career Advisor for the Arts: SMFA Boston Campus location
Greg Victory – Career Advisor 

Nicole Anderson – Alumni Career Advisor
Leslie Warner – Alumni Career Advisor 
For alumni appointment after June 2, please call 617-627-3299.  
 

Frequently Asked Questions
 

What do I need to bring to my appointment?
We want students to feel like they can come to an appointment even if they do not know exactly what they want to ask.  That said, there are some things that are helpful to bring for certain types of appointments: 
  • Resume, Cover Letter or Other Document Review -  Bring a draft of your document in hard copy for review and editing. 
  • Mock interview - Bring a resume and job description 
No appointments are available within the next 2 weeks. What should I do?

New appointment slots are added continually so please check back again.  You may very well get lucky and find an open slot sooner. You can also take advantage of drop-in hours held daily.

Is there a limit to the number of appointments I can make at one time?

You may only have a single, ‘currently scheduled’ appointment in the system at a time.  You may also utilize any of our drop-in hours even if you have a currently scheduled appointment in the system.

I need to cancel my appointment. How do I cancel and/or reschedule?

Refer to your confirmation email from the Career Center, where you will find a link to cancel/reschedule your appointment.  You may also call the Career Center.  **Please see cancellation policy below.

 

Policies
 

Appointment No-Shows & Cancellations:
If you cannot make a scheduled appointment, please cancel at least 24-hours prior to your appointment.  When you miss an appointment without contacting the office, a notation is made in your office record and repeated “no-shows” (2 or more) will jeopardize your ability to schedule future appointments.  
 
Being Late to an Appointment:
To minimize disruption for fellow students, if you arrive less than 15-minutes late, your appointment will be reduced by the number of minutes you arrive late.  Appointments cannot be extended and will end at the originally scheduled time. If you are more than15 minutes late, it will be recorded as a "no show" in your office record, and you will have to reschedule.
 
Unsure which appointment to schedule? Call us at 617-627-3299.