Thinking Beyond Tufts

Be open to possibilities and take time to reflect on what you learn along the way. We have outlined the three most common paths for life after college: Graduate School, Fellowships, and the Job Search.

As you decide which path is right for you:

  • Talk with your professors and mentors about their career paths
  • Make use of the Career Center’s resources for self exploration, career exploration, or to look into further education
  • Watch for info sessions of interest on the Calendar & Twitter

Graduate School

This might be a good fit if you are:

  • Pursuing a profession that requires an advanced or professional degree such as medicine, law, or university teaching
  • Ready to commit further to a specific field of study

Graduate school is not an ideal place to explore or try out an area of interest for the first time. Further, your application may be more compelling once you have work experience.

Getting Started

Graduate School Advisors

Fellowships and Research

This might be a good fit if you:

  • Are interested in a career in public service
  • Want to pursue specific research goals
  • Want to further investigate a field with a specific concentration

Getting Started

The Job Search

This might be a good fit if you:

  • Want to gain hands-on experience before pursuing further studies
  • Want to extend work you did with a previous internship or job

Getting Started

  • Prepare materials for marketing yourself with these guides from the Career Center, and meet with a Career Advisor to discuss options and strategies.
  • Start networking! Explore connections with Tufts Alumni, former employers, and social media.
  • Begin exploring the job market. Remember that each field has its own timeline for hiring that will affect when you apply and when you hear back.
  • Start thinking about letters of recommendation