Tufts University Employer Newsletter – February 2024

Dear Employer Partners,

Happy Black History Month from the Tufts Employer Relations team! For those who have registered for our in-person fair, we look forward to seeing you!

As always, 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

🌻 Happy Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history. Read more about Black History Month.

At Tufts, The Africana Center is one of eight identity-based centers within the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion and has been at Tufts for more than 50 years. The Africana Center provides access to academic and social resources and a wide range of activities for students of African descent. The Center celebrates black history with programming during Black Legacy Month. Learn more about our Africana Center and our 8 identity-based centers.

We have put together some resources for employers as you consider planning events within your organization throughout the month of February.

👋 Calling All Engineering Alumni for Networking Event – February 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm EST

The Engineering Student-Alumni Networking event will be held on February 15, 2024 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in 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 – February 22, 1 – 5 pm EST

Tufts University will host an Interview Day on February 22, 2024 from 1 pm – 5 pm EST during our Engineering Week. This event will take place via Zoom or in-person and students will interview with recruiters in breakout rooms or in one of our on-campus interview rooms managed by the Tufts Career Center.

Learn more about our Engineering Interview Day for Employers, and 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. 

Tufts Sustainability Industry Night — Thursday, February 29, 6 – 8:15 pm EST

On Thursday February 29th, 2024, Tufts University will host an in-person Sustainability Networking Night for undergraduate and graduate students to connect with employers and alumni who are influential in the sustainability/conservation fields.  We are pleased to announce that Dano Weisbord, Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Director of Campus Planning at Tufts University, has agreed to moderate our panel discussion as part of the event. We have also invited organizations that demonstrate and continue to advance efforts in Environmental Services, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Utilities and Renewable Energy, Transportation, Conservation and other fields. 

The Tufts Career Center is proud to partner with The Tufts Office of Sustainability and the Department of Environmental Studies for this unique opportunity for Tufts students to meet professionals (alumni and non-alumni) from a wide variety of organizations that will bring awareness to their role in sustainability efforts and engage students in conversations on possible career paths in sustainability.

💼 Communications, Marketing & Media Networking Night on Wednesday March 27, 6 – 8:15 pm EST

The Tufts Career Center is excited to host the Communications, Marketing & Media Networking Night on Wednesday, March 27, 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!

J.E.T. Jumbo Employer Thursday: Join Us On Campus to Highlight Your Co-op Opportunities to Engineers

We are seeking employers that offer Co-op Opportunities in Engineering for our undergraduate and graduate students for our J.E.T. Jumbo Employer Thursday Event on Thursday, March 28th from 11 am – 4 pm in our Mayer Campus Center.  

This event is for employers to host an information table, be part of our co-op panel presentation, and to offer 1:1 interviews or coffee chats to meet with Tufts students. This is part of our programming to launch our new graduate co-ops in our School of Engineering this spring.

Please email Sue Atkins, Associate Director of Employer Relations for more information at susan.atkins@tufts.edu.

Coffee Hour with Employer Relations: Roundtable Discussion on Co-op Programs on April 11 at 12 pm EST 

Join the Employer Relations team at Tufts for a roundtable discussion on Thursday, April 11th – 12 noon – 1 pm pm via Zoom. We will be sharing more about the undergraduate and graduate Co-op programs in the School of Engineering. In addition, we will share how employers can participate in the program and learn about programs that will be hosted on-campus and virtually to engage with our students. A Zoom link will be sent to attendees once you register for the event.

Please register to attend and we look forward to having you join our employer roundtable discussion.

Do You Have Employees Who Are Interested in Building a Better World?

Tufts’ impact and sustainable investing program instills the theoretical and empirical understanding necessary for developing social, political, and financial solutions fit for our changing world.  

This interdisciplinary program is designed for forward-thinking leaders who are passionate about making a difference in the realms of finance, investing, and global development. Who are your forward-thinking leaders?

Impact and Sustainable Investing

Online Certificate in Impact and Sustainable Investing

If your HR department would like to discuss this and other programs with Tufts, please contact Sarah Herchel, Associate Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Individual employees interested in the program should contact Graduate Admissions, at gradadmissions@tufts.edu.

Watch this video to learn more.

Three Questions With a Recruiter

Calling all Campus Recruiters! We would like to feature a regular blog series on our website called “3 Questions with a Recruiter,” an opportunity to demystify the application/interview process with students and share tips with students about applying to your company’s roles.

We will feature your answers on our website in the form of a blog post, along with any active job postings for your company that are in Handshake. This will be a great way to feature your openings and highlight your company. We look forward to receiving your responses.

To answer our three questions please complete this form:

1. How can candidates stand out on their applications?

2. What should a student do to be set up for success at your company in the first 90 days?

3. What is a best practice for a candidate following up with a recruiter at your company?

4. If there is an alternative question you would like to answer, please write the question, and answer below.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this form! A member of the employer relations team will follow-up with you prior to publishing a blog post with your answers.

Complete the 3 Questions With a Recruiter Form

🗞 Tufts in the News

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 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

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

By Maria Rivera
Maria Rivera Interim Recruiting Coordinator