Tufts University Employer Newsletter – June 2023

Dear Employer Partners,

We hope you’re having a good start to the summer season! Here in the Career Center, we are hard at work developing our programming for the upcoming school year, including our virtual and in-person career fairs. See below for information on both! Additionally, if your company is interested in hosting any On Campus Interviews (OCIs) this fall, either in-person or virtually, we welcome you to sign up for a date on Handshake starting July 5th.


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

🍁 Fall Virtual Career Fair

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

Registration Fees for Fall 2023 Virtual Career Fair:

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of $50.00 for those who register for either our in-person or virtual career fairs by August 1st, 2023.

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. Each group session can have a different descriptive title if you want 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 update their Handshake profiles with new jobs and internships well in advance of the fair date. In addition, please highlight any Tufts alumni representatives by listing their name, class year, and major in your employer description for the fair.
  • Employers need to build out their schedules in advance of student registration opening. Students can only sign up for group sessions or one-on-one sessions after these are finalized and made visible in Handshake.
  • Students have the opportunity to attend a Tufts Virtual Career Fair preparation session 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 navigating 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

🍎 Fall In-Person Career Fair

We are thrilled to be hosting an in-person Career Fair again following our successful fairs this past year. We will be welcoming up to 200 employers across various industries in the Tufts Gantcher Center. Lunch will be provided.

Registration Fees for Fall 2023 In-Person Career Fair:  

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of $50.00 for those who register for either our in-person or virtual career fairs by August 1st, 2023

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 (6ft x 30in) 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 to employers)
  • 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 and Sponsorships

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 by September 8th:

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 200 employers, so take advantage of this opportunity while you can! If you have any questions, please reach out to willa.mayo@tufts.edu.

We also invite you to sponsor one or both career fairs as a great way to promote your organization and jobs, internships, and co-ops 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

🔧 Tufts Co-op Program in the School of Engineering 

The Co-op Program at Tufts University has been around for several years and currently includes students in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering which includes Engineering Psychology (UX/UI), as well as Data Science students.

This program is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good academic standing. The students are required to take a Co-op course in advance of participating in a Co-op from January–June or July–December. Students are still able to complete their degrees in 4 years if they participate in the Co-op program. The requirements for companies to take on co-ops from Tufts are less strict than with other bigger programs.

Employers wanting to promote their Co-op opportunities should post them in Handshake for our students to access and email them to Robin Kahan, Assoc. Director of Engineering Advising at Robin.Kahan@tufts.edu.

You can learn more about Tufts’ Co-op Program here and feel free to reach out to Susan Atkins, Assoc. Director of Employer Relations at susan.atkins@tufts.edu to discuss other opportunities to connect with Tufts students.

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The Employer Relations team welcomes your outreach and connection with us.  We will respond to you as quickly as possible and look forward to hearing from you. Our staff members support undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni across the three schools: The School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the School of Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts.

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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  • Career Fair Events
  • Handshake Questions
  • Newsletter Content & Distribution
By Willa Mayo
Willa Mayo Recruiting Coordinator, Employer Relations