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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Just A Sample… Summer 2021 Internships related to Agriculture, Sustainability & the Environment currently in Handshake (March/April 2021 Edition)

The following is just a sample of opportunities.  We encourage you to fill out your Handshake profile and Career Interests completely so that your Handshake account can also suggest opportunities based on your preferences.

Farm Apprentice  Siena Farms, Sudbury, MA

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Thinking About a “Gap Year” After Tufts?

Many students express interest in embarking on a short-term work or volunteer experience after graduation, oftentimes abroad. You’ll commonly hear these experiences referred to as a “gap year” because they last for a year (though sometimes two or more) after …

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You Asked: What Does Shadowing or Volunteering in Non-Profits, Research, or Healthcare Look Like for 2021?

Since we are all in a pandemic, current students interested in non-profits, medicine, or STEM careers may wonder: how does one get experience?  What should you be thinking about if you are interested in working in healthcare, within a research …

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Looking for Work Experience? Review Our Advice for Gaining Experience in the COVID Era

We have divided our program on Gaining Experience in the COVID Era into 4 videos that give advice for students still searching for opportunities to gain experience.  These are viewable on our Tufts Career Center You Tube Playlist

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PAID Internships Available with Life Sciences Companies in Massachusetts!

Have you ever heard about the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center?  They are an organization that matches college students with PAID internships in science, research, engineering, and other roles that apply to many other majors.   Every year the Massachusetts Life Sciences …

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Are You Using Google to Search for Internships or Jobs?

If you are a Tufts student and find yourself only using Google to find opportunities and getting overwhelmed, you might find that you can use your time more effectively if you utilize some of the tools that are available from …

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Working Remotely, Gaining Experience and Tips on Searching for Opportunities. Advice from Becky McCullough, A’06

Becky McCullough, A’06 – Vice President, Global Recruiting, HubSpot  gave an opening talk on NAVIGATING YOUR CAREER & PREPARING FOR REMOTE WORK to kick off a Tufts Career Center Event on Gaining Experience in the COVID Era on Friday, February 26, …

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Internship Spotlight: The Clean Air Coalition

Recent Tufts graduate Flora shared the following about being a Community Organizing Fellow for the Clean Air Coalition …

What did you do as an intern at this organization?
I did a mix of tasks, like making phone calls and stamping …

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Just A Sample … Health & Life Sciences Opportunities in Handshake (February 2021 Edition)

The following is just a sample of opportunities.  We encourage you to fill out your Handshake profile and Career Interests completely so that your Handshake account can also suggest opportunities based on your preferences.

Summer Internships for Undergraduates
Health Careers …

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Which STEM Careers Are In Demand? 

Which STEM Careers Are In Demand? 

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) has summarized trends taken from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to predict the fastest growing STEM careers in the United States.

The Oak Ridge …

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