Tufts University Employer Newsletter — January 2024

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 17th when students return to campus.

As we get ready for the new semester, 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

🐘 Meet Alicia Abdulrazzaq, Assistant Director of Career Services – Announcing Graduate Co-ops in School of Engineering! 

My name is Alicia Abdulrazzaq and I am so excited to be joining the Tufts Career Services team as an Assistant Director of Career Services! My primary focus lies in advising graduate engineering students, particularly those engaged in the exciting new Graduate Cooperative Education Program at Tufts. I am dedicated to guiding students through their co-op job search, preparing them to be successful at the workplace, and helping them reach their career goals.

I have witnessed the transformative power of experiential learning, which is part of why I am so passionate about cooperative education. I come to Tufts with direct experience in advising and overseeing co-op experiences, particularly with students who studied biomedical & biological engineering, electromechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, and applied science majors. My career journey spans different areas, but my focus has always been guiding students, career changers, and international populations towards success in STEM industries.

I am eager to connect with you and explore ways that we can collaborate to ensure that Tufts graduate students enrolled in co-op are equipped with essential industry skills and ready for lasting careers. Thank you for being an essential part of the Tufts community, and I look forward to discussing the exceptional graduate students at Tufts and how we can work together to bring exciting talent to your organization.

The new graduate co-op program will begin in Spring 2024 within the School of Engineering and is open to students who have completed 20 credits in the following areas:

  • Biological Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science (except for the on-line program)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Tufts Gordon Institute

For more information and to discuss ways to connect with our co-op students, please reach out to the Employer Relations team member below.

🖥 Communications, Marketing & Media Networking Night on Thursday, March 28

The Tufts Career Center is excited to host the Communications, Marketing & Media Networking Night on Thursday, March 28, 2024. We are currently looking for employers with opportunities related to journalism, branding, publishing, and social media to participate in this evening of networking and conversation. This event will be hosted on-campus in the evening from 6pm-8:15pm. If you are interested in joining or learning more about this opportunity please contact Kate Rettstadt, Assistant Director of Employer Relations (kate.rettstadt@tuft.edu). We would be thrilled to have you join us!

🐘 Tufts University Launches Exciting New Minor: Cellular Agriculture 

Tufts is now the first university in the world to offer an undergraduate degree in the Cellular Agriculture.

The minor has been designed to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to advance tissue engineering research and to translate cellular agriculture research into food industry innovation. A convergence of many disciplines, the minor is available to students in either Tufts School of Engineering or the School of Arts and Sciences.

Students who register for the minor take six classes in the subject, including two core courses, a research project course, and three elective courses. Electives include offerings such as Food, Nutrition, and Culture; Food Systems: From Farm to Table; and Bringing Products to Market.

To read more information on the new minor check out the Tufts Now article

🔌Engineering Student-Alumni Networking Event – Thursday, February 15, 6:30-8:30pm EST

The Engineering Student-Alumni Networking event will be held on Thursday, 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. Learn more and register for the event here.

🖥 Engineering Interview Day for Employers (Virtual or In-Person) – Register by Feb. 9, 2024

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

🌻 Spring Virtual Biotech & Life Sciences Career Fair – Register Now!

The 2024 Biotech, Health & Life Science Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, February 1 is an opportunity for your organization to connect, recruit, and network with early 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

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

🌷 Spring In-Person Career Fair – Register Now!  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 is open now!

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

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 with 1,500 students in attendance. 

Please help us make the 2024 Spring Career 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

🗞 Tufts in the News

Highlighted articles about Tufts University:

📖 What We’re Reading

✉ Employer Resources 

📨 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

  • 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, 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