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NEW! Schedule an appointment via Handshake!

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

You can schedule an appointment online with advisors in the Career Center in Dowling Hall. 

  • Log into Handshake using your Tufts ID (e.g. jsmith01). Alumni prior to 2016 will need to create a new account. 
  • Click on “Appointments” in the left navigation, then click Schedule New Appointment
  • Select the Category that fits your needs, then chose an appointment type (i.e. 30 minute advising, or mock interview)
  • Once you select an appointment type, you will see the names of available advisors for that appointment type
Please note: The following student appointment type must be scheduled by calling the Career Center at 617-627-3299:
  • 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
Chose a Category first in Handshake:
  • Alumni Advising
  • Class of 2017 (recent grads)
  • Undergrad Student – General Advising
  • Engineering/Computer Science – Undergrad or Grad Students
  • Finance/Consulting - Undergrad or Grad Students
  • Arts & Creative – Undergrad or Grad Students
  • Grad Students – Arts & Sciences

Then Select an Appointment Type in Handshake: 

Alumni Appointment
For AS&E & SMFA alumni who would like to explore a broader array of career interests, internships and/or the job search

Arts & Sciences Undergrad Appointment – 30 minutes
For undergraduates who would like to explore a broader array of career interests, internships and/or the job search or graduate school

Engineering or Computer Science Appointment – 30 minutes
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

Finance and Consulting Appointment – 30 minutes
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 or Fenway Location
For undergrads and graduate students interested in arts and creative careers

Arts & Sciences Appointment – 60 minutes
For Arts & Sciences Masters and PhD students

Career Center Advisors:

Nicole Anderson – Alumni Career Advisor

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

Greg Victory – Career Advisor 

Leslie Warner – Alumni Career Advisor  


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.



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.