Tufts University Employer Newsletter — April 2024

Dear Employer Partners,

Happy spring! Our students are back from Spring Recess and getting back into the swing of classes, which will end on April 29th. We request that all employers avoid heavy programming during our Reading Period and Final Exam weeks, which take place from April 30th – May 10th, 2024.

  • April 29th – Classes end
  • April 30th-May 2nd – Reading Period
  • May 3rd-10th – Final Examinations
  • May 13th-17th – Senior Week
  • May 19th – Commencement

If you are interested in connecting with us to discuss your recruitment needs for the 2024-2025 academic year, please let us know. We are happy to arrange a consultation meeting to discuss your plans in greater detail.


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

  • Sue Atkins, Associate Director, Employer Relations
  • Willa Mayo, Recruiting Coordinator, Employer Relations

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 2024 In-Person Career Fair:  

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of $50.00 for those who register by August 5th, 2024

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)
  • 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.

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. The program is managed via The Herd, where alumni and students engage in mentoring and networking conversations. The site makes the process seamless, and alumni are able to self-manage and monitor the process from beginning to end.

In past years, we have had between 40 – 50 projects available to current first year, sophomore, and juniors. Our goal is to offer a variety of projects that will reach both our early career students exploring various majors and deciding on career pathways and upperclassmen that have more experience through courses, previous internships, and research skills. We look forward to seeing projects that can assist our undergraduates — no matter their class year.

We hope that alumni with virtual projects will consider offering an opportunity during the summer break between June 1 – August 31, 2023. Projects should conclude before the beginning of the fall semester.

Employers with traditional full-time positions and summer internships (remote or in-person) can still post those positions on our Handshake platform for students and alumni to access and apply for per our usual process. Willa Mayo, Recruiting Coordinator can assist you with any questions you have about this program and navigating The Herd projects process.

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

Thank you to everyone who completed the Hiring Timelines Quick Poll distributed in our March Employer Newsletter. We received 196 responses from employers across a variety of industries.

We know that many organizations will be in the process of extending offers for both internships and full-time positions in the coming weeks. We developed these offer timeline guidelines below using best practices outlined by our professional organization, The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and hope that they are helpful as both students and employers make final decisions regarding offers.

Some factors that employers should consider when determining offer deadlines:

  • Housing & relocation — Does the student have enough time to research housing costs and availability in the area of the position?
  • Proximity to graduation — Does the student have time to explore a wide range of options in advance of graduation?
  • Time to make offers to other students if initial offers are not accepted — Will the student pool be sharply decreased by a delay?
  • Prior experience with candidate — Does the student believe a prior internship will lead to a job offer?
  • Impact of technology — How quickly can offers be extended along with offer details, such as salary, benefits, and bonuses?

The Career Center team works closely with students around the offer negotiation process, so please reach out to us if you have any questions.

The full details on recommended dates and timelines are listed on the Employer Policies section of the Tufts Career Center website.

Join the Employer Relations team at Tufts for a roundtable discussion on Friday, April 12th – 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.

Employers can explore the two co-op programs by viewing the information provided on the following links:

Undergraduate co-op program in the School of Engineering

Graduate co-op program in the School of Engineering

We look forward to seeing you at our employer roundtable discussion!

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Does your company have established professionals who want to get up to speed on current diversity, equity, and inclusion issues? Our four-course certificate program is designed to quickly familiarize students with the concepts and tools needed to lead strategic organizational change successfully.

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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.

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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
  • Arts, Entertainment, Communications, & Media (Creative Careers)
  • Sports & Leisure
  • Finance, Consulting, Entrepreneurship & Business
  • Government, Politics, International Affairs, & Law
  • Partnership Programs @ Tufts

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 Willa Mayo
Willa Mayo Recruiting Coordinator, Employer Relations