Campus Recruiting

Like other job and internship search tools, the Campus Recruiting Program allows you to submit an application for review by potential employers. These companies in turn decide whom to interview and hire. The Campus Recruiting Program different allows you to interact with employers without leaving campus. But like with any job search, advanced preparation, professionalism, and organization are critical to your success.

What kinds of employers recruit on campus?

These organizations often have:

  • Significant recruiting budgets
  • The ability to plan hiring needs months into the future
  • The need to hire several entry-level people each year

Many organizations do not fall into these categories, so be sure you use other job search strategies along with this tactic. 

Campus Recruiting Program Components

On-Campus Interviews and Resume Drops/Collections

The Career Center invites potential employers to collect applications in Handshake and conduct on-campus interviews for full-time jobs and internships. They may schedule interviews on campus or at their office site. Check the current list of On-Campus Recruiting Deadlines often.

Information Sessions

Some employers hold info sessions (open to all students) prior to their on-campus interviews. If you are selected to interview, the employer expects that you will attend the info session.

Job and Internship Fairs

Employers attend the Fall Career Fair and Spring Career Fair to speak with students about current and future opportunities. Many employers build their recruiting calendars around these fairs.

Off-Campus Recruiting Events in New York City and Boston

The Career and Internship Connections Consortium is a chance for you to submit an application that will be reviewed and possibly selected for follow-up interviews by companies recruiting in select cities.

Consult Tufts Campus Recruiting Program Policies for important guidelines and answers to frequently-asked questions.

Quick Tips

  • Always include both a resume and cover letter in your application. Some employers also request writing samples or transcripts. Transcripts can be copied and pasted into Word from SIS Online.
  • Apply early to minimize your stress and potential technical problems.
  • Arrive 10 minutes early on the day of your interview. Review our interviewing section for more tips on how to prepare for an interview and how to follow up.
  • Campus interviews are held regardless of weather. Call 617-627-2427 in case of snow emergencies.