Deborah Coughlin

Administrative Assistant

Deborah Coughlin

I’ve enjoyed being a member of the Career Center team since 2006. As the department administrator, I supervise our front desk and student assistants, handle all general office communications and manage overall operations of the department. I’m always happy to answer your questions about the Career Center, help you access any of our resources, or just chat — about Tufts or anything else!

I earned my BA in biology from Mount Holyoke College and a JD from Boston College Law School before making my way to higher ed. I am the proud parent of a 2016 Tufts grad and a 2019 Endicott grad, and when I’m not working, you can find me exploring antique/flea markets, reading, and adding to my jungle of houseplants.

Most interesting/unusual job: During my first job out of college I worked as a lab tech for Dr. Ralph Isberg at Tufts School of Biomedical Sciences. I learned a variety of research skills (including how to sequence DNA, which now takes a fraction of the time it took us), and I had a fantastic boss/mentor with a great sense of humor. I also got to tell anyone who asked that I was studying Yersinia pseudotuberculosis — reactions to that were priceless!

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Friday Fave: The Herd

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Welcome to Friday Faves! Each Friday we’ll spotlight one of our favorite resources for students. 

Today’s fave: Have you heard about The Herd? It’s our platform for student-alumni flash mentoring. Flash mentoring is one-time or short-term mentoring that is centered …

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Friday Fave: The Tufts Career Guide

Friday Fave — Career Guides

Welcome to Friday Faves! Each Friday we’ll spotlight one of our favorite resources for students. 

Today’s fave: Have you reviewed the Tufts Career Guide lately? If not, check out our newly updated guide. It’s packed full of information about the …

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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What Are They & How Can You Show Them Off in Your Job or Internship Search?

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What Are They & How Can You Show Them Off in Your Job or Internship Search? thumbnail image

There’s no way around it. In your job or internship search, your skills matter. They tell potential employers not only what you can do, but how you can do it and even who you are. All your skills can generally …

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Get Academic Credit

Internship

Whether or not an internship is paid or unpaid, with or without credit, it offers you a wonderful learning experience. Many students do internships simply for the experience.

Tufts offers two options for recognizing your internship: Academic Credit or Career …

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