Tufts University Employer Newsletter — May 2024

Dear Employer Partners,

Happy spring! Please join us in congratulating our Class of ’24 graduates who will be wrapping up their Tufts experience this month. Fiona Hill, foreign intelligence advisor and author, will deliver the commencement address on May 19th.

On behalf of the Employer Relations Team, we would also like to thank all our employers for your partnership over the past academic year. It has been great working with all of you and we look forward to a great 2024-2025 school year ahead.

As the semester comes to a close, the Employer Relations team is already beginning to make plans for the fall term. If your company is interested in hosting any On Campus Interviews (OCIs) this fall, either in person or virtually, we welcome you to sign up for a date on Handshake starting July 1st.


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

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The U.S. celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month each May. The first celebration began as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week” on May 4, 1979, when President Jimmy Carter signed Proclamation 4650 to commemorate the contributions and accomplishments of Asian/Pacific Americans. In 1990, Congress expanded the observance from a week to a month. In 1992, President George H.W. Bush passed Public Law 102-540 designating the month of May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.

The Career Center at Tufts has put together some resources for employers for your reference.

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.

What to Highlight at the Career Fair:

  • Internships, co-ops, and jobs for our undergraduate and graduate students across the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts.
  • Rotational programs that are available at your organization post-graduation
  • Co-op opportunities that are available to graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Engineering
  • Pipeline programs that are available to our diverse student populations at Tufts
  • Opportunities to hire our international students for both internships as well as full-time roles where H1-B sponsorship is available
  • Opportunities that support our neurodiverse student and accessibility needs population at Tufts
  • and more

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.

Earlier this month, our team hosted a roundtable discussion to share more about the undergraduate and graduate Co-op programs in the School of Engineering. We shared how employers can participate in the program and learn about programs that will be hosted on-campus and virtually to engage with our students. If you missed this event and would like to learn about our co-op programs, you can watch a recording of the session here.

The undergraduate & graduate program websites also have all the details for each program:

If you would like your organization to present to Robin Kahan’s co-op class for undergraduates with these majors (ME, CS, Data Science, BME, Engineering Psych/Human Factors) you can email her at robin.kahan@tufts.edu.  She has co-op organizations and Tufts alumni join the classes in the Fall and Spring to share information about projects available to co-ops.

Businesses on every continent are searching for qualified candidates to fill open data analytics positions. From IT, health care, and finance to computer science, research, and government, data skills are in high demand. With a master’s degree or certificate in data analytics from Tufts, your employees will gain the marketable skills needed to gather, interpret, and make data-driven decisions in a booming field expected to grow 26% by 2028.

Master of Science in Data Analytics
The MS in Data Analytics is designed to develop flexible leaders with advanced data skills. Students will be able to apply in-depth knowledge of statistics, probability, and data analytics across a broad range of fields. Most students finish their master’s program in two years, but it can be completed in one year with accelerated study. Full- and part-time options are available.

Certificate in Data Analytics
The Certificate in Data Analytics is perfect for those who want a data analytics credential but may not yet be ready for the full master’s program. Students in this program learn to gather and interpret data, and then guide data-driven decisions. The four courses of the certificate can be taken in the evenings or online and can be completed in as little as one year.

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.

🗞 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
  • 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