Dear Employer Partners,
We hope you are having a restful summer. We are planning for an exciting recruitment season this fall, which will include our annual virtual and in-person career fairs. Our early bird registration special ends August 1st, so we encourage you to sign up now if you haven’t already! If you are interested in arranging an On-Campus Interview, you are welcome to request one on Handshake. Please note that we will not be hosting any on-campus programming the week of October 2nd-6th to accommodate a busy week of inauguration events welcoming our new president Sunil Kumar.
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 (SMFA) at Tufts
- Sue Atkins, Associate Director, Employer Relations
- Kate Rettstadt, Assistant Director, Employer Relations
- Willa Mayo, Recruiting Coordinator, Employer Relations
🍁 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:
- For-profit companies: $450
- Large Nonprofits (50+ employees) and Government Agencies: $350
- Small Nonprofits (less than 50 employees) and Emerging Startups (less than 50 employees): $200
- Learn about additional sponsorship opportunities
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.
🍎 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:
- For-profit companies: $500
- Large Nonprofits (50+ employees) and Government Agencies: $400
- Small Nonprofits (less than 50 employees) and Emerging Startups (less than 50 employees): $250
- Learn about additional sponsorship opportunities
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.
💼 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
✈ Hiring International Students Workshop for Employers: Wednesday, August 23rd, 12 noon – 1 pm EST
Tufts University would like to invite our employer partners to Hiring International Students for Internships and Full-Time Employment on Wednesday, August 23rd from 12 noon – 1 pm EST via Zoom. This session will cover the basics of Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT) and STEM Extension Optional Practical Training (STEM OPT), as well as the H-1B visa process for full-time hiring. This session will be led by Sue Atkins, Associate Director of Employer Relations, and Andrew Shiotani, Director of the International Center at Tufts University. Please RSVP below to attend this session.
🖌 Portfolio Quick Poll
Calling all recruiters: We are interested in learning more about which companies are requiring portfolios for both creative and technical positions! Please take 5 minutes to complete this quick poll and share some information about portfolios with us. We will share the results out in the next Employer Relations Newsletter. Thanks in advance!
📣 NESCAC Schools Collaboration
Tufts University is part of the 11 universities that make-up the NESCAC Conference of institutions. Last spring, we collaborated on hosting several multi-school virtual events that would reach students across all of the schools. If your organization is interested in offering a session to reach students at the NESCAC institutions, please contact Susan Atkins, Assoc. Director, Employer Relations at Tufts at email@example.com.
🗞 Tufts in the News
Highlighted articles about Tufts University:
- Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change Through Urban Planning (TuftsNow)
- Remembering Mohammed Nurul Afsar, Longtime Professor of Electrical Engineering (TuftsNow)
- Four Plays That Put LGBTQ+ Stories in the Spotlight (TuftsNow)
- Powering Up a ‘Blue Economy’ (TuftsNow)
- Summer Book Recommendations 2023 (TuftsNow)
📖 What We’re Reading
- What Happened When States Banned Affirmative Action? (shrm.org)
- Employers Across Industries Are Taking Longer to Hire (shrm.org)
- New STEM Fields Added to OPT Foreign Student Work Program (shrm.org)
- Are Layoffs Slowing Down? Job Cuts Hit 7-Month Low (forbes.com)
- Women Are Still Underrepresented in STEM Fields (shrm.org)
📨 Team Contact Information by Industry
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
- Healthcare, Life Sciences, & Environmental Science
- Non-Profit, Education, & Social Justice
- Engineering, Technology & Physical Sciences
- Partnership Programs @ Tufts
Kate Rettstadt, 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