Career Services and Support

The mission of the Tufts Career Center is to foster transformational experiences that shape the lifelong professional, academic and personal development of Tufts students and alumni. Our vision is that every Jumbo is prepared for a lifetime of fulfilling career opportunities.

Our services support undergraduate and graduate students from the earliest stages of career exploration through alumni career and professional development. In one-on-one sessions, our advisors discuss topics related to self-assessment, choosing a major, resumes and cover letters, networking, internship and job searches, interviewing, grad or professional school applications, and much more. In addition to 1-on-1 career advising appointments, we offer daily drop-in hours with no appointment needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can my student make an appointment with the Career Center?

Students can schedule appointments online, 24/7, via Handshake, our career development platform. We also offer drop-in hours every weekday for resume and/or cover letter reviews and other quick questions. A schedule is available on our See an Advisor web page.

When should my student start using the Career Center’s services and resources?

The earlier, the better! We help students of all class years and at all stages in the career development process. From strengthening career competencies and researching majors and career paths to applying for internships, jobs, and graduate school, we’re committed to providing individualized assistance and top-notch resources. It’s a common misconception that the Career Center is primarily for seniors; in fact, our career advisors assist students from the moment they set foot on campus! In addition to programming for upperclassmen, we offer specific programs and classes just for first year students and sophomores.

Tell me about student “placement.”

The Tufts Career Center does not conduct “placement” for students. After all, it is the student who explores careers, engages in networking, writes a resume and cover letters, applies to positions, and conducts interviews. We provide them with helpful tools and assist as they develop the necessary skills, but in the end, securing an internship, job, or grad school offer is truly their achievement.

If you’d like to learn more about where Tufts grads go after graduation, view our first destination data.

What resources does the Career Center offer to help students with finding jobs and internships?

We offer two primary avenues to help students find jobs and internships: Handshake and our online resources. Handshake is Tufts’s online recruiting database with postings for both internship and full-time opportunities. We also have a robust offering of additional tools through the Internship and Job sections of our website. Students have access to numerous databases for career exploration, job/internship searching, company research, salary information, and current industry/organization news through the industry-specific career communities on our website. Beyond online resources, we encourage students to network with Tufts alumni, professors, family and friends.

How do I (or my student) learn about upcoming career events?

A multitude of different ways! Students receive a regular Career eNewsletter with upcoming events and application deadlines. Parents and students may also visit the Career Center calendar, and students may view and register for events in Handshake.