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

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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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April 5th to April 11th is National Public Health Week (NPHW)

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Did you know that first week of April is National Public Health Week ?

The 2021 theme is “Building Bridges to Better Health.”

NPHW 2021 will take place completely virtually April 5-11, 2021. Check out their events page for a full …

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

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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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The Tufts Institute for Global Obesity Research (TIGOR) announces PAID summer 2021 internship opportunities

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The Tufts Institute for Global Obesity Research (TIGOR) is a cross-university institute at Tufts to advance obesity science for reducing the prevalence of obesity in national and international populations. Obesity presents an unprecedented global crisis. It is not only a …

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

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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Are You Using Google to Search for Internships or Jobs?

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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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Careers in Public Health: Private Sector & Hospital Careers

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Interested in a career in Public Health?

Tufts University’s School of Public Health sponsored a Private Sector and Hospital Careers virtual panel earlier in March.

Panelists included:

Imtiyaz Hossain, MPH’18, Associate Director, Data Science Lead, Global Medical Affairs, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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Internship Spotlight: Intern with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)

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The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) of Massachusetts is now accepting applications for their Summer 2021 internship positions. The application deadline is April 2, 2021

A list of the positions and the application instructions are available at: 

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PAID Internships Available with Life Sciences Companies in Massachusetts!

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

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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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