Tufts University Employer Newsletter – October 2022

Dear Employer Partners,

Happy Fall! Thank you to all of the employers who joined us for our In-Person and Virtual Career Fairs last month. Across the two fairs we were pleased to welcome 193 employers and nearly 2,000 students. We are especially grateful to our sponsors, whose contributions helped us bring these fairs to life. Check out our list of sponsors here.

Are these your glasses? These glasses were left at the employer check-in desk during our in-person career fair. If they are yours, please reach out to willa.mayo@tufts.edu


As always, feel free to connect with our team to discuss your upcoming recruitment needs!


Employer Relations Team
Supporting the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering, and The School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts

👋 Welcome to Natalia Menard – Temporary Asst. Director, Employer Relations for Fall 2022 

As temporary Assistant Director of Employer Relations, I look forward to helping the employer outreach team meet their goals for the Fall in partnership management and campus recruitment. I am passionate about diversity and inclusion and creating learning and development opportunities in the workplace. You can also ask me about leading with emotional intelligence in an organization. Prior to Tufts, I worked in LASPAU, a non-profit affiliated with Harvard whose mission focused on increasing higher education opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a Minor in Political Science and a Master’s of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Welcome, Natalia!

🔧 Engineering Career Fair Collaborative – November 4, 2022 

The Engineering Career Fair Collaborative’s mission is to connect companies in innovative fields including robotics, energy, medical devices, transportation, and design with undergraduate and graduate students at one of six New England based engineering programs.

Date: November 4, 1-4pm
Medium: Virtual (Handshake)

Students attending: Engineering undergraduate, graduate students, and recent alumni from Harvard University, Boston University, Olin College, Tufts University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Yale University.

Attending employers must:
Plan to actively hire in the next year for full-time positions and/or internships and be seeking Mechanical, environmental, civil, electrical, chemical or biomedical engineers for positions within these fields

Note: This event is not open to companies/organizations only offering software engineering positions.

Questions? Please contact Mary at Mbert@bu.edu.

Register Here


🗓 The Career Center Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Here are some resources regarding recruitment, retention, and support of candidates and employees. Check them out here.

🍂 Happy Indigenous People’s Day!

In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, we’re highlighting Tufts’ newest identity center. The Indigenous Center serves as a community gathering area for programming, studying, breaks, meetings, and socializing to support, encourage, and develop student voices, while centering Indigeneity in the Tufts community.

Earlier this year, Vernon Miller was named the first director of the Center. Miller is a member of the Thunder Clan from the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa. Miller will develop and implement programming and support mechanisms with and for the Tufts Indigenous student population—including providing them a space to call their own in the new Center. He will also work with the Tufts Admissions team to introduce more Indigenous students to Tufts.

Follow the Indigenous Center on Instagram @tuftsindigenous.

Offer Policies for Tufts University

We know that many organizations will be in the process of extending offers for both internships and full-time positions in the coming weeks.
The Career Center has revised our approach regarding offer timelines for students. We developed these guidelines using best practices outlined by our professional organization, The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and hope that they are helpful as both students and employers make final decisions regarding offers.

Some factors that employers should consider when determining offer deadlines:

  • Housing & Relocation — Does the student have enough time to research housing costs and availability in the area of the position?
  • Proximity to graduation — Does the student have time to explore a wide range of options in advance of graduation?
  • Time to make offers to other students if initial offers are not accepted — Will the student pool be sharply decreased by a delay?
  • Prior experience with candidate — Does the student believe a prior internship will lead to a job offer?
  • Impact of technology — How quickly can offers be extended along with offer details, such as salary, benefits, and bonuses?

The Career Center team works closely with students around the offer negotiation process, so please reach out to us if you have any questions.

The full details on recommended dates and timelines are listed on the Employer Policies section of the Tufts Career Center website.

🗞 Tufts in the News

Highlighted articles about Tufts University:

📖 What We’re Reading

📨Team Contact Information by Industry

If you are interested in connecting with Tufts Career Center, please send us an email. We will respond to you as quickly as possible and look forward to hearing from you. Our staff members support undergraduate and graduate students and alumni in the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts only.

Please check out our Employer Relations website for all information including policies (e.g. offers to students) and other great information about engaging with Tufts University.

Sue Atkins, Associate Director, Employer Relations

  • Healthcare, Life Sciences, & Environmental Science
  • Non-Profit, Education, & Social Justice
  • Engineering, Technology & Physical Sciences
  • Partnership Programs @ Tufts

Natalia Ossaba Menard, Temporary Assistant Director, Employer Relations 

  • Arts, Entertainment, Communications, & Media (Creative Careers)
  • Sports & Leisure
  • Finance, Consulting, Entrepreneurship & Business
  • Government, Politics, International Affairs, & Law

Willa Mayo, Recruitment Coordinator, Employer Relations

  • Main point of contact for Employer Relations Team
  • Assisting with virtual events, interviews, job/internship/co-op postings
  • Career Fair Events
  • Handshake Questions
  • Newsletter Content & Distribution
By Willa Mayo
Willa Mayo Recruiting Coordinator, Employer Relations