Tufts University Employer Newsletter – October 2023

Dear Employer Partners,

Thank you so much for attending our virtual and in-person fall career fairs! It was a great turnout with 1,535 total students in attendance. The students truly enjoyed connecting with employers across all industry sectors.

If you are interested in scheduling a follow-up conversation regarding your recruitment plans for this fall and spring semester, please reach out to a member of the employer relations team listed below.


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

📚 Meet Maria Rivera, Temporary Recruiting Coordinator 

As Interim Recruiting Coordinator, I support the Tufts Career Center Recruiting program, including hosting career fairs, arranging on-campus interviews, and managing the Handshake job posting platform. Prior to Tufts, I worked in the biotech and life science industry as a recruiting coordinator, matching candidates to various positions in Biotech companies around the Boston area and managing interview processes. I graduated from Fisher College in 2019, where I earned my BA in communication and media.

Most interesting/unusual job: During my sophomore year of college I worked at Kate Spade. One of the tasks was doing trash runs and a group of us at the store would jump at the chance to take the trash down to the dumpster. It was our fun way of getting out of the store and creatively building in a break.

🐘 A Great Opportunity for Your CS Tufts Alumni:  Computer Science Networking Night, October 26, SEC Atrium 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Tufts CS Alumni are invited to join us for this annual event, designed to introduce students to alumni who work in various industries, with a variety of titles, doing many different things utilizing their Tufts computer science background. Students will have an opportunity to practice their professional networking skills and meet with alumni to hear about their career paths and life after Tufts.

Please have alumni complete this form to register for the upcoming event.

🔌Engineering Career Fair Collaborative:  Friday, Nov. 3rd, 2 pm – 5 pm at the Sheraton Commander 

Tufts is co-sponsoring an Engineering Career Fair with Engineers from Tufts, Harvard, Yale, MIT, Olin, and BU on Friday, November 3, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
The event will be located at the Sheraton Commander Hotel, 16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Cost: For-profit employers: $350; Nonprofit/Government employers: $100
Includes: A table with two chairs, and light refreshments
Register Here by Friday, October 20th  (Only 10 spots Left) 

Attending employers must:

  • Plan to actively hire in the next year for full-time positions and/or internships.
  • Seek Mechanical, Environmental, Electrical, Chemical, or Biomedical Engineering majors for positions within these fields.
  • Note: This event is not open to companies only offering software engineering positions.

💼 Recap of Consulting Networking Night 2023

Each year, the Tufts Career Center kicks off fall events with Consulting Networking Night. A record 23 firms joined us on campus to network with students interested in various forms of consulting. Prior to the networking portion of the evening, there was a panel featuring 4 Tufts alumni currently working at Boston Consulting Group, Charles River Associates, Deloitte, and Fidelity Consulting. 298 students attended, and it was the first time the event was held in person since 2019.  Thank you to all the employers and alumni who attended this year!

J.E.T.  Jumbo Employer Thursday: Nov. 2 – Call for Creative Employers 

Do you have creative opportunities for students in the form of internships or jobs? Would you be interested in tabling at Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts from 11:00 am-3:00 pm on Thursday, November 2, 2023? If so, there are currently 2 spots left to join our J.E.T. Day – Jumbo Employer Thursday. If you are interested in attending please contact Assistant Director, Employer Relations – Kate Rettstadt (kate.rettstadt@tufts.edu). Thank you!


💫 October 2023 is National Disability Employment Awareness Month 

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we’re highlighting some resources that our employer partners might find helpful around recruitment, retention, and support of candidates and employees.

This year the Tufts Career Center hosted a number of employers and organizations both virtually and on-campus to reach neurodiverse students and students with accessibility needs.

View resources and information for employers here.


💻 Join Us for Data Science & Analytics Networking Night – Call for Employers and Tufts alumni 

Tufts is hosting our first Data Science and Analytics Networking Night this fall on Wednesday, November 8th from 6:00 – 8:15 PM at Tufts University. With the ubiquity of and demand for data and information-centric professional competencies and solutions, we know it is vital for students across disciplines to understand the trends, resources, and in-demand skills valued by employers in data science roles.  Tufts has both an undergraduate and graduate degree program in data science and a graduate program in Data Analytics and this event will support our future graduates with exploring career options in this area.  We are excited to connect students, alumni, and employers for an evening of knowledge sharing, engagement, and networking.

Why you should attend this event:  

  • Connect with talented students who are passionate about data science and analytics.
  • Learn about the latest trends in the data science and analytics industry.
  • Share information about your organization and your career trajectories.
  • Build relationships with potential candidates and future employees.

We are seeking both employers and alumni that would like to participate in this event.  

If you are interested in participating in this event, please email Susan Atkins, Associate Director, Employer Relations

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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

  • 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

Maria Rivera, Interim Recruitment Coordinator, Employer Relations   

  • Main point of contact for the Employer Relations Team
  • Assisting with virtual events, interviews, job/internship/co-op postings
  • Career Fair Events
  • Handshake Questions
  • Newsletter Content & Distribution
By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor