Tufts University Employer Newsletter – January 2023

Dear Employer Partners,

Happy New Year! We hope you had a restful and healthy break. We look forward to jumping into spring semester on January 18th when students return to campus.

As we get ready for the new season, we are eager to hear any feedback you have for our team, which you can share here. We would love to hear about programs you engaged in that were successful, your experience with our career fairs, and anything else you wish to share.

If you have upcoming job or internship opportunities to recruit for at Tufts this spring, please reach out to the Employer Relations team member associated with your industry sector. We would be happy to connect with you about your recruiting needs.


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

🌻 Spring Virtual Career Fair

This spring we will be hosting a virtual career fair followed by an in-person career fair (keep scrolling for in-person fair details!) Similar to our virtual fair this fall, we will be utilizing Handshake for our Spring 2023 Virtual Career Fair. Throughout the fair, employers can host 30-minute group sessions and conduct 10-minute 1-on-1 video conversations with students.

Registration Fees for Spring 2023 Virtual Career Fair:

Virtual Career Fair Format

  • We are expecting 200+ employers to attend our upcoming virtual career fair, so we request that you register as soon as possible to confirm your spot
  • We also recommend that employers plan to have at least 2-5 representatives attend the fair to be able to host 30-minute group sessions concurrent with 10-minute 1:1 individual chat sessions with students.
    • We encourage attending employers to host at least one group session as it is the most efficient way to reach several unique students. For each group session you can have a different descriptive title if you wanted to use this opportunity to engage in a variety of topics such as general info sessions, Ask Me Anything panels, a session around a particular role you are hiring for, etc.
  • Employers should make sure to update their Handshake profiles with new jobs and internships well in advance of the fair date. In addition, please highlight any Tufts alumni representatives that will be representing your organization by listing their name, class year, and major in your fair employer description.
  • Employers need to build out their schedules in advance of student registration opening for students. Students will be unable to sign up for group sessions or one-on-one sessions until you have these finalized and made visible in Handshake.
  • Students will need to attend a Tufts Virtual Career Fair preparation session that will be offered in order to learn more about how to navigate a virtual career fair. Students will be required to schedule all one-on-one chat sessions and group sessions in advance of the fair. We are not responsible for students that attend the virtual event and are unable to access sessions or chats on the day of the event.
  • For more information about how to navigate Handshake’s Virtual Fair, view their Virtual Career Fair Quick Start Guide.

Register for Virtual Fair

Employers – Top 10 Ways to Prepare for the Tufts Virtual Career Fair

🌷 Spring In-Person Career Fair

We are thrilled to be hosting an in-person Career Fair again following our successful fall fair. We will be welcoming up to 150 employers across various industries in the Tufts Gantcher Center. Lunch will be provided.

Registration Fees for Spring 2023 In-Person Career Fair:  

Each In-Person Career Fair registration includes the following: 

  • Set-up for organizations beginning at 10 AM in Gantcher Family Sports & Convention Center
  • Registration for 2 representatives. Please note: Additional representatives may be added for $50 each, up to a total of four representatives per company.
  • 1 Table and 2 chairs (bring tablecloth from your organization for your table)
  • Bagged lunch provided to each representative
  • Resume book sent to organization following Career Fair (students will opt in to have resumes sent)
  • Note: In an effort to reduce waste, we encourage employers to create QR codes where students can access informational materials about your company virtually. In lieu of hard copies of flyers, pamphlets, and other materials, consider linking to your website, promotional videos, a slide deck, etc. via a QR code that can be displayed at your table.


Employers must follow all Tufts University COVID Policies for visitors to attend this Career Fair.  View Career Fair COVID policies.

Register for In-Person Fair

💵 Two-For-One Fair Attendance Promotion 

Interested in both of our fair options? If you register for our in-person fair, you are invited to attend our virtual fair as well for no additional charge. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please take the following steps:

1.) Register for our In-Person Career Fair

2.) Register for our Virtual Career Fair

3.) Your Virtual Career Fair registration fee will be waived in Handshake by our Career Center staff

Our In-Person Career Fair is limited to 150 employers, so take advantage of this opportunity while you can! If you have any questions, please reach out to willa.mayo@tufts.edu.

🍂 Spring Career Fair Sponsorships

Last fall, we hosted an extremely successful career fair season where we saw nearly 2000 students across our two fairs. 

Please help us make this year’s in-person & virtual fairs just as successful. We invite you to create a sponsorship prior to the fair to promote your organizations and open positions to students. You can select your Sponsorship package when you register for the in-person and/or virtual career fair through Handshake.    

Get complete details regarding sponsorships for the In-Person and Virtual Career Fairs

✍ Seeking Employers/Alumni for Portfolio Reviews – School of Engineering students (Engineering, Tech, UX/UI) – Feb. 8th, 6:30 – 8 pm EST

Tufts will be hosting an in-person portfolio review event on February 8th from 6:30-8:00 pm where we plan to have both employers and alumni review student portfolios (Engineering, Tech, UI/UX).  If you or someone in your organization (a Tufts alum?)  are interested in sharing your expertise in this area, please email Robin Kahan, Associate Director, Engineering Career Services at robin.kahan@tufts.edu.

Please find our COVID policies for all on-campus activities here.

👋 Engineering Student-Alumni Networking Event – February 16, 6:30-8:30pm EST

The Engineering Student-Alumni Networking event will be held on February 16, 2023 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Alumnae Lounge, 40 Talbot Ave Medford, MA 02155. This popular annual event, now in its 18th year, allows students to chat with alumni and alumni to network with each other. Please help us by encouraging your alumni from Tufts to attend. It is good PR for your organization, fun for alumni, and very important for our students. While not a recruiting event, we know that connections made here can yield excellent results. This event also serves as the kick-off to Tufts Engineering Week. Learn more and register for the event here.

💻 Engineering Interview Day for Employers – February 23, 1 pm – 5 pm EST

Tufts University will be organizing an Interview Day on February 23, 2023 from 1 pm – 5 pm EST during our Engineering Week.  This event will take place via Zoom, and students will interview with recruiters in breakout rooms managed by the Tufts Career Center.

Learn more about this event here. If you are interested in participating, please send a confirmation email directly to Sue Atkins, Associate Director of Employer Relations at Susan.Atkins@tufts.edu.

The deadline for registering for this event is Friday, February 10, 2023. 

💼 Community Service Federal Work Study Program – Seeking new organizations to participate 

The Community Service Federal Work Study Program is a program for college students with demonstrated financial need who are serving the local community in Medford, Somerville, or Boston through work at local non-profits. Federal Work Study students work part time and use their earnings for tuition, books or living expenses. Learn more about this program here.

🎨 Spotlight: SMFA

On January 1, 2023, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University will welcome Scheri Fultineer as the new Dean of the School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. You can find more about her impressive background in art, architecture and higher education, and her commitment to holistic arts education here.

SMFA students utilize both the world-class academic institution that is Tufts University and a prestigious art school with historical ties to the Museum of Fine Arts to create a one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary experience. More than half of the incoming students are dual degree, a 5-year interdisciplinary program in which students receive both a BFA and BA/BS.

The SMFA allows students the freedom to experiment and explore various art mediums through an open academic structure. Because of this unique model, SMFA students are self-directed, resourceful, creative, outside-the-box thinkers. The SMFA program fosters both technical and theoretical skills and critical thinking. There are 16 areas of study, from animation to virtual reality.
Learn more about SMFA students here.

If you would like to set-up a time to speak with our Employer Relations team, please email Kate Rettstadt, Assistant Director, Employer Relations at Kate.Rettstadt@tufts.edu.

🗞 Tufts in the News

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📖 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

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Kate Rettstadt, Assistant Director, Employer Relations 

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Willa Mayo, Recruitment Coordinator, Employer Relations

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  • Handshake Questions
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By Willa Mayo
Willa Mayo Recruiting Coordinator, Employer Relations