Career Fairs and Recruiting Opportunities

The Tufts Career Center offers many ways to connect with employers, both in person and virtually. Career Fairs, on-campus interviews, and other opportunities are one strategy of many to take advantage of in your internship or job search.

Career Fairs, On-Campus Interviews, and Employer Info Sessions

  • Fall and Spring Career Fairs
    Employers attend both In-Person and Virtual Career Fairs to speak with students about current and future job and internship opportunities. These fairs support the needs of students from all majors and class years from the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts.
  • Interviews and Resume Drops/Collections
    The Career Center invites potential employers to collect applications in Handshake and conduct interviews for full-time jobs and internships. These companies in turn decide whom to interview and hire. And as with any job search, advanced preparation and organization are critical to your success. Visit the Jobs menu in Handshake to see application deadlines and interview dates.
  • Information Sessions
    Some employers hold info sessions (generally open to all students) prior to their on-campus interviews. If you are selected to interview, the employer expects that you will attend the info session if one exists.

Consult the Student Recruiting Policies in Handshake for important guidelines.

What kinds of employers hire through On-Campus Interviews?

These organizations often have:

  • Significant recruiting budgets
  • The ability to plan hiring needs months into the future
  • The need to hire several entry-level people each year

Many organizations do not fall into these categories, so be sure you use other job search strategies along with this tactic.

Quick Tips for On-Campus Interviews

  • Always include both a resume and cover letter in your application. Some employers also request writing samples or transcripts. Transcripts can be copied and pasted into Word from SIS Online.
  • Arrive 10 minutes early on the day of your interview. For virtual interviews, make sure you’re in a calm, quiet location and that your technology is working properly. Review our interviewing section for more tips on how to prepare for an interview and how to follow up.

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