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Career Advising Appointments

Undergraduates, Graduate Students & Alumni: 30 and 60 minute appointments typically cover the topics below.  Alumni appointments are 60 minutes in length.  If you are a student with a quick question during the academic year, make a Quick Question appointment.  Details are listed on the right side of the page (scroll down if on a mobile device).

*Note: First-Year students are currently able to schedule 15-minute quick question appointments through Handshake; 30-minute advising appointments will be available for First-Years later this fall.

  • Exploring careers and majors and developing career goals.
  • Job and internship search strategies including: resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking, using LinkedIn and conducting an effective search.
  • Applying to graduate and professional school.  For pre-health advising, visit the Pre-Professional Advising Office website.

Schedule an appointment online via Handshake

Follow the instructions below to set up your account and schedule an appointment.

Schedule an Appointment

Students: Log into Handshake using your Tufts ID (e.g. jsmith01).  

Alumni:  You may need to create a new account if you do not have an existing profile.

  1. Click on Appointments in the left navigation, then click Schedule New Appointment
  2. Select a Category 
  3. Select an Appointment Type 
  4. Once you select an Appointment Type, you will see the names of available advisors
  5. You will receive a confirmation email 

Categories

  • Undergrad Student – General Advising or Career Field-Specific Advising (Arts, Communications & Media; Education, Nonprofit & Social Impact; Engineering, Technology & Physical Sciences; Finance, Consulting, Entrepreneurship & Business; Government, Law & International Affairs; Healthcare, Life Sciences & the Environment)
  • Pre-Law  Undergrad and Alumni
  • Grad Students – Arts & Sciences
  • Alumni Advising

Unsure which appointment to schedule? Email us!  

Career Center Advisors

  • Nicole Anderson – Alumni Career Advisor
  • Matt Casey – Graduate Student Career Advisor
  • Karen Dankers – Finance, Consulting, Entrepreneurship & Business / Government, Law & International Affairs Career Advisor
  • Chris Di Fronzo – Finance, Consulting, Entrepreneurship & Business Career Advisor
  • Donna Esposito – Generalist Career Advisor
  • Robin Kahan – Engineering, Technology & Physical Sciences Career Advisor
  • Susannah Krenn – Government, Law & International Affairs Career Advisor
  • Sherry Mason – Pre-Law Advisor
  • Sheryl Rosenberg – Generalist / Education, Nonprofit & Social Impact Career Advisor
  • Malakia Silcott – Generalist / Healthcare, Life Sciences & the Environment Career Advisor
  • Ryan Smith – Generalist / Arts, Communications & Media 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, CV, Cover Letter, Personal Statement or Other Document Review -  Have your document ready to share on screen for review and editing. If you have a phone appointment, please email your document to the career advisor ahead of time.
  • Mock Interview: Be ready to discuss your resume.
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 quick questions.

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

You may only have two ‘currently scheduled’ appointments in the system at a time, including Quick Question appointments.

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.  Repeated no-shows could also result in your Handshake account being frozen, limiting your access to registering for events, applying for jobs/internships or scheduling interviews or 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? Email us at careercenter@tufts.edu.