FIRST Resource Center Newsletter

Issue: February 3, 2023

FIRST Announcements and Events


Microsoft Excel Workshop

Join us for a Microsoft Excel Workshop! Come to Dowling Hall Room 745A on Thursday, February 9th at 5:30 PM to improve your Excel skills and build your confidence in the program. Food will be provided! Please RSVP for this event by commenting with an emoji on our Instagram!

FIRST Resource Center Microsoft Excel Workshop flyer


Apply to be a Pre-Orientation Leader!

Applications are open now through this link or the QR code below. The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 16th! Contact with any questions.

Pre-Orientation Leader Applications flyer


FIRST Exhibition: Calling All Artists!

The FIRST Resource Center will be hosting an exhibition to showcase our very own FIRST members’ work.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 5th, so get your work in beforehand!

Please contact with any questions.

FIRST Resource Center Exhibition Art Call flyer


DSDI Events


DSDI Community Research Hub Grand Opening and Community Lunch

Join the DSDI for the grand opening of our new space in the Tisch Library!

Thursday, February 16th, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Tisch 224 (near the Tower)

DSDI Community Research Hub Grand Opening and Community Lunch flyer


Academic / Employment Opportunities


Foundation for Civic Leadership Summer Internship Opportunity

The Foundation for Civic Leadership (FCL) is a non-profit dedicated to engaging the next generation in democracy. Interns would contribute to efforts focused on strengthening and uplifting the next generation in our political process.

The Summer FCL Intern is a full-time remote internship (35-40 hours a week) and will be compensated at $20 to $22 per hour based on experience. Internships will begin in early or mid May and last about 16 weeks.

Please click here for additional details. The priority deadline for applications is Friday, February 3rd at 11:59 PM ET.


Tufts Career Center: Spring Highlights

Career Center Spring Events

A few highlights:

  • Tufts Career Fair One-Stop Tabling in Campus Center 2/6, 2/8
  • In-Person Career Fair 2/10
  • No Internship, No Problem: Internship Alternatives Workshop 4/7

Career Center Summer Internship Grants

$4,500 funding for an unpaid internship this summer. Applications due 3/19.

Career Lab and Drop–In Hours

Every day Monday-Friday, you can drop into the Career Lab or industry-specific drop-in hours. Perfect for quick questions, resumes reviews, and just getting started.

How to Get Customized Emailed from the Career Center

Instructions to customize your “On TRACC” weekly email


The StAAR Center Is Hiring!

StAAR Center Is Hiring flyer


New Technologists 2023

New Techs (NT) is a 7-week innovation academy in partnership with Microsoft for college First-Years and Sophomores interested in pursuing a career in technology. The program provides hands-on training and real-world experience with senior engineers.

As a participant, you’ll learn all about the product lifecycle and create a prototype solution for the modern customer. What’s the product life cycle? What’s prototyping? Don’t worry...we’ll teach you!

You’ll get real world experience in web development and gain hands-on training from senior staff at Microsoft. New Techs are provided with hardware/software and will receive a $8,000 stipend for their work.

Interested in learning more? Then check out our criteria to apply. Applications are due Monday, February 6th at 5:00 PM PT.


Apply to be a Tisch Scholar

Tisch Scholar program application flyer

Upcoming info sessions:

• Tuesday, February 7th, 3:00 PM | Virtual | Register here
• Monday, February 13th, 4:00 PM | In person | Barnum Room 100 (No registration required)


Health Careers Fellows Program for Pre-health Students

The Health Professions Advising Office is now accepting applications for our Health Careers Fellows Program, a specialized advising program whose mission is to increase access to information and resources for historically underrepresented students, including those from high financial need backgrounds, and support them in their journey to a career in healthcare.

If you are interested in a career in the health professions and want to apply to be a Health Career Fellow, please use this link:

Applications are due Friday, February 10th. Please email with any questions.

Health Careers Fellows Program flyer


Doctoral Diversity Program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Doctoral Diversity Program informational flyer


Apply to be a Breakthrough Teaching Fellow

Breakthrough collaborative logo

For more than 40 years, Breakthrough Collaborative has been creating empowering educational experiences for traditionally underrepresented students on their path to college and operates the largest pre-professional teacher training program in the country. Breakthrough Teaching Fellows play an integral role in Breakthrough’s nationally recognized middle school summer program. Click here to learn more and to apply!

Regular Decision Deadline: February 23, 2023


Apply to be a 2023 Summer Scholar

What’s your obsession? Particle physics? History of dance? Early American political poetry? Crepidula Fornicata? Kant? Spend this summer working closely with a faculty mentor and a cohort of like-minded nerds from across the disciplines in Tufts’ Summer Scholars program.

The Summer Scholars Program is a ten-week program that provides funding to pursue an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Each scholar receives $1,000 towards research expenses and a $3,500 stipend. Additionally, scholars receiving financial aid are also eligible for a housing scholarship.

As the program is extremely intensive, students are not allowed to pursue employment more than 5-10 hours per week and may not take summer classes or participate in internships while participating in Summer Scholars.

Applications are due Friday, March 3rd at 5:00 PM ET. For more information, please visit the program website at If you have additional questions, you can contact or


Apply to Teach an Exploration in Fall 2023

Calling all current sophomores and juniors! Are you interested in teaching your own course at the ExCollege? Apply to become an Explorations Leader for Fall 2023! The application deadline is Monday, March 13th.

ExCollege Explorations Application flyer


Global Research Assistant Program (GRAP) Applications Open

GRAP provides the opportunity for Tufts students to work with Tufts faculty members on paid international research projects during the summer. Summer 2023 project locations include Greece, India, Jamaica, and Malaysia.

GRAP is open to all Tufts undergraduates in their first, second, or third year of study. Graduate students are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to undergraduate students. Apply by Wednesday, March 15th at midnight.

Learn more:

Global Research Assistant Program (GRAP) applications flyer


Community Partner Events


Tufts Counseling and Mental Health Service (CMHS) Spring 2023 Groups and Workshops

CMHS groups and workshops aim to enhance coping strategies, share information, and foster connection among students in a confidential and supportive space. Please click here for more information about each group and how to join.


Feminisms Unbound: Pleasure and Violence Webinar

Tuesday, February 7th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Register Here

This panel brings together scholars, activists, and artists whose work attends to pleasure (sexual and otherwise) as a way of creating new worlds in contexts of inequalities and violence. Panelists work in different geographical and cultural contexts who center the powerful pleasures, joys, and world-making of populations at the intersection of sexual/gender dissidence and being marked by their race, class, or caste.

MIT GCWS Feminisms Unbound Pleasure and Violence webinar flyer


Our Histories, Our Futures: Asian American Center 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Slater Concourse, Aidekman Arts Center

Opening Reception: February 9, 6:00 - 7:30 PM in Aidekman Arts Center
Exhibition On Display: February 9 - April 14, 2023

We are delighted to invite you to visit the Asian American Center’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition. Our Histories, Our Futures explores the rich legacy of the Asian American Center as it continues to grow and transform through several generations of students at Tufts.

The exhibition dives into the center’s archives to teach us about how it came to be, supplemented by filmed interviews with alumni. The exhibition also features artwork from current students in the Tufts Asian and Asian American community.

On Thursday, February 9, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM, we will be hosting an Opening Reception in Aidekman Arts Center with speakers from the Asian American Center team as well as featured student artists. Light appetizers will be served.

Asian American Center 40th Anniversary Exhibition flyer


Student Events


Computer Animation Festival Traveling Show

The Tufts ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter is proud to be hosting a screening of the Computer Animation Festival Traveling Show, originally featured at last summer's SIGGRAPH 2022 Electronic Theater.

Bring your friends along and enjoy a night in celebration of the beauty that is Computer Graphics! Snacks will be provided!

Please bring your Tufts ID and don't forget to RSVP at!

Sunday, February 5th
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Barnum LL008

View the Full Program here:

Tufts ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Computer Animation Festival Traveling Show flyer


Additional Information / Reminders


Tufts Food Resources

Are you looking for help with meals?

Visit to learn about food resources at and around Tufts, including:

  • Swipe it Forward
  • Free Food e-list
  • Support during academic breaks
  • Food emergency fund for international students
  • Graduate student meal tickets
  • Recipes
  • and much more!

For questions and additional support, please contact

Tufts Food Resources flyer


Ears for Peers

Flyer with green text surrounded by green and orange amorphous shapes

In need of support right now? We are here to listen. We are Tufts' anonymous, confidential, and student-run hotline open every night from 7pm-7am.

Call: 617-627-3888



Testimonials about accessibility barriers

Tufts ABLE (Access Betters the Lives of Everyone) is hoping to gain testimonies from disabled, chronically ill, and/or neurodivergent students about the accessibility barriers that they have faced around campus, in classrooms, and online at Tufts University.

ABLE is a student disability justice group that hopes to use this information to help further advocate for disabled students on campus. This can be anonymous, or you can feel free to share your name!

Please fill out this Google Form to give your testimony!


Participate in a study on how media impacted your well-being

Media representation affects everyone, and it can be especially important for those who grew up without media messages to which they could relate.

This study focuses on how the media that you consumed wherever you grew up may have impacted your social and emotional well-being.

Please click here for more information and the survey link.

The survey should take approximately fifteen minutes to complete. No identifying information will be gathered.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Julie Dobrow at


Jumbo Appreciation Awards

The Jumbo Appreciation Awards recognize extraordinary contributions by our staff, the non-teaching members of Tufts who provide support in a variety of functions. All staff members in the School of Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) and the AS&E Shared Student Divisions (including Student Affairs, Student Services, Undergraduate Education, Student Diversity and Inclusion, Admissions, and Tisch Library) are eligible.

Please note that faculty, the teaching members of Tufts such as professors and lecturers, are not eligible.

Nominations can be made by anyone – colleagues, faculty, managers, and students. Winners are selected every month and will receive a Jumbo Awards elephant figurine as well as a bonus vacation day.

For more information or to nominate a colleague, please visit the Jumbo Appreciation Awards page.

We look forward to receiving your nominations and celebrating the achievements and contributions of our fantastic staff.


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