Malakia Silcott

Assistant Director

Malakia Silcott

I focus on early career engagement programs, individual career advising, and teach a course on Personal Career Development. My background has included working with traditional and non-traditional aged students at commuter and residential colleges throughout Massachusetts, including Bunker Hill Community College, MIT, Northeastern, and Brandeis University. I’m the child of immigrants from Montserrat, West Indies, and I have a particular interest in studying the college adjustment, academic retention, and career development strategies of first generation college students, women in underrepresented careers, and international students.

I hold a Master’s of Science degree in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University, and prior to my graduate study I earned a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Bachelors of Arts in African American Studies from Oberlin College. In my spare time I enjoy tennis, reading books on personal finance, and attending dance and music performances.

Most interesting/unusual job: I worked at a card store reading cards out loud to the blind.

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3 Questions with Natalie Danziger, A’17, Pathology Research Associate, Foundation Medicine

Welcome to “3 Questions with …”, a recurring feature on the Career Center blog. We’re asking alumni of all graduation years and career interests to share a bit of their experiences and advice. 

Natalie Danziger, A’17, Pathology Research Associate, Foundation …

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Career Exploration Programs in Sustainability and Environment

Paul Knight Internship Program in Conservation. The program is designed to fund projects that further the protection of the environment or provide ecologically sound outdoor recreational opportunities.  Undergraduate students from any major and law students interested in the environment are eligible for …

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LEED Green Associate Training

LEED Green Associate Training – Various Dates
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LEED is a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. As buildings can become LEED Certified, people can become LEED accredited! The best way to break into the sustainability space is to attain …

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A few Career Events To Explore in October in Health, Life Sciences & Environmental Affairs

Wed, Oct. 6th  Energy Justice and Climate Policy: Lessons from Best Practice
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Join Tufts CREATE Solutions for a compelling discussion with Shalanda Baker, the Deputy Director for Energy Justice and Secretary’s Advisor on Equity at the United States Department …

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Diversity & Inclusion Programs for Students Interested in Health & Life Sciences

There are many specialized health and life sciences research programs available to underrepresented students who are pursuing majors related to health and life sciences.  These are just a few of the programs that offer training and mentorship opportunities designed for …

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Want to Consider Options Beyond Full-Time Jobs? Pursuing Fellowships after Graduation

As Jumbos consider how their majors relate to the world of work beyond Tufts, it can be confusing to map out a timeline when you are trying to focus on classes and activities for the semester. For some students, you …

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Career Trends for Jumbos: Work in Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, People Operations

If you are currently looking for a full-time job or your next internship, you most likely will interact with people who have human resources and recruiting roles, but have you ever considered one of these roles as a possible career …

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Working for the National Park Service: Careers in Historic Preservation, Conservation & Sustainability

What comes to mind when you think about working for the National Park Service?  Park rangers in flat hats in a beautiful landscape? Staff in period clothing interpreting our nation’s history?

It may surprise you about the variety of jobs …

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Interested in STEM Research? Undergraduate Poster Session sponsored by Dept. of Chemistry

Are you an undergraduate and curious about how other students found their research opportunities on campus ?  Come and network with other undergraduate students and hear about their research projects and network with faculty.  In person Undergraduate Poster Session on Friday, …

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Mythbusters: Pre-Health Edition

For students interested in the health professions, there are plenty of myths out there. Here are a few of the ones that have been BUSTED by Tufts Pre-Health Advising.

You should major in biology.
Students who enjoy biology and perform …

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