Tufts University Employer Newsletter – December 2023

Dear Employer Partners,

The holiday season is upon us! As we wrap up the fall semester, we would like to thank you once again for being a part of the Tufts community and for considering Tufts students for your jobs and internships. As a reminder, we ask that employers conclude their on-campus interviews and other programming by December 11th, 2023. You can find the Tufts Spring 2024 Academic Calendar here.

As we begin to prepare for the spring semester, we want to hear from you! Please share any feedback you have for our team by completing this quick survey. 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.

We welcome an opportunity to speak with you about your spring recruitment plans — please reach out to the Employer Relations team member associated with your industry sector listed below.


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

🐘 Jumbos4Jumbos Launches for Winter Break

Jumbos4Jumbos is an opportunity for Tufts alumni from the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering, and the School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts to offer virtual projects and micro internships that will provide current students with exposure to an industry or an opportunity to build new skills such as data analysis, marketing, etc. This year, the program will be managed via The Herd, where alumni and students engage in flash mentoring conversations. The site makes the process seamless, and alumni are able to self-manage and monitor the process from beginning to end.

We hope that Tufts alumni with virtual projects will consider offering them during the upcoming winter break between December 26th, 2023 through January 16th, 2024 . Tufts’ spring semester will begin on January 17th, 2024 and projects should conclude before the beginning of the semester. Employers with traditional full-time positions and summer internships (remote or in-person) can still post those positions on our Handshake site for students and alumni to access and apply for per our usual process.

You will find information about the program along with an FAQ and full guide on our Employer Relations site.

🌻 Spring Biotech & Life Sciences Virtual Career Fair – Employer Registration Information 

The 2024 Biotech, Health & Life Science Virtual Career Fair on February 1st is an opportunity for your organization to connect, recruit, and network with young talent from Brandeis, Tufts, and Boston University with interests and desired career paths in biotech, healthcare, and life sciences.

This collaborative fair will be held virtually on our career management platform, Handshake. Not only does this provide a more intimate setting for you to meet with students, but you also have complete control over your schedule. Upon registration, you will be prompted to choose your virtual engagement format which includes:

  • Group Sessions: Schedule 30-minute group sessions to meet with 50 students at one time, in one virtual room provided by Handshake (or your own virtual platform).
  • 1:1 Sessions: Set-up these 10-minute one-on-one sessions prior to the fair to meet with interested students.

Please remember that employers must build out their schedules in advance of student registration. Students will be unable to sign-up for group and/or 1:1 sessions until you have these finalized and visible in Handshake. We are not responsible for students that attend the virtual event and are unable to access sessions.

For more information about how best to navigate this event, please review Handshake’s Virtual Career Fair Quick Guide for Employers.

You can email any questions you have prior to the event to Susan Atkins,  Associate Director, Employer Relations at Tufts at Susan.atkins@tufts.edu.

We look forward to seeing you there!

[NO-SHOW POLICY]: As a policy, we ask that students who can no longer meet with an employer they have scheduled 1:1 with, give notice and cancel prior to the start of the fair. This is as a courtesy to the employer and to other students who would be interested in filling the slot. If the fair has started, we kindly ask that you keep your commitment as an employer partner.

Register Here

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🌷 Spring In-Person Career Fair – Employer Registration Information 

We are pleased to be hosting another in-person event this spring. We will be hosting up to 200 employers across various industries in the Tufts Gantcher Center. Lunch will be provided. Registration will open on November 6th at 9am.

Registration Fees for Spring 2024 In-Person Career Fair:  

  • For-profit companies: $500
  • Large Nonprofits (50+ employees) and Government Agencies: $450
  • Small Nonprofits (less than 50 employees) and Emerging Start Ups (less than 50 employees): $300
  • Additional sponsorship opportunities are detailed here

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of $50.00 for those who register for our in-person fair by December 31st , 2023

Each In-Person Career Fair registration includes the following:

  • Set-Up for Organizations will begin at 10:30 AM in Gantcher location
  • 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 in order to attend this Career Fair. Tufts Career Fair COVID policies can be found here: https://careers.tufts.edu/resources/covid-policies-for-in-person-career-fairs/

Register for In-Person Fair

🌸 Spring Career Fair Sponsorships

Last fall, we hosted an extremely successful in-person career fair season where we saw 1,500 students attend. 

Please help us make next year’s Spring fair 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 fair through Handshake.    

Get complete details regarding sponsorships for the In-Person Career Fair

🖥 Engineering Student-Alumni Networking Night – February 15, 6:30-8:30pm EST

The Engineering Student-Alumni Networking event will be held on February 15, 2024 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Alumnae Lounge, 40 Talbot Ave Medford, MA 02155. This popular annual event, now in its 19th 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.

 Registration details will be sent out in our January 2024 Employer Newsletter. 

🖥 Engineering Interview Day for Employers (virtual) – Thursday, February 22, 1 pm – 5 pm EST

Tufts University will be organizing an Interview Day on February 22, 2023 from 1 pm – 5 pm EST during our Engineering Week.  This event will take place via Zoom where students will interview with recruiters in breakout rooms managed by the Tufts Career Center.

You can 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 9, 2024. 

The School of Engineering is also seeking employer sponsorships for their student gala at the end of Engineering Week.   This would include options to sponsor food, entertainment, etc.   Please contact Sue Atkins, Associate Director for further information on sponsorship opportunities at susan.atkins@tufts.edu.

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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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Maria Rivera, Temporary 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 Maria Rivera
Maria Rivera Interim Recruiting Coordinator