Engineering, Technology & Physical Sciences

Welcome to the Engineering, Technology & Physical Sciences Community!

This community is a great starting place for those who are interested in solving tough real-world problems through hardware, software or science. Those who follow this community often seek multidisciplinary teams to research,  design, test, evaluate, improve efficiency or modify products and procedures. Commonly, members of this community are intellectually curious, detail oriented, data-driven and interested in working in hands-on environments. People in this community can work in any type of organization, from start-ups to large multinational corporations to various aspects of the government and research laboratories.

Typical job types include (but clearly are not limited to) research associate, engineer, analyst, data analyst, software developer, process improvement/quality assurance, ui/ux, scientist or consultant.

Answers from Career Advisors … Applied and Haven’t Heard Back? Here Are Some Next Steps.

So you found an interesting position, created a polished resume and tailored cover letter, hit submit, and then … crickets. You’ve waited about a week and haven’t heard anything.
While the lack of response is frustrating, try to remember that it’s generally …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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Day in the Life: Entry-Level Scientist in Biotech

What are your responsibilities?

In my job, I investigate the solid form of a compound or active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) to see the way its molecules are arranged.

What are your responsibilities?

In my job, I investigate the solid form …

By Entry-Level Scientist in Biotech - Firsthand
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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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What Can You Do With a Math Major? 10 Great Jobs to Explore

It’s not rocket science for me to guess that if you’re a math major—or potential math major—you likely love numbers and problem-solving. But what can you do with that passion once you get your degree? As someone who advises college …

By Meredith Pepin - The Muse
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Careers in Geology

Which of the following is not a real job for a geologist:  Engineering Geologist, Marine Geologist, Petroleum Geologist, Geomorphologist, Geophysicist, Hydrologist, Mineralogist Environmental Geologist, Planetary Geologist, Paleontologist, Geophysicist?  These are all real titles!  So many ways to go with an …

By Robin Kahan
Robin Kahan Associate Director, Engineering Career Services
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No Internship? No Problem!

Virtual work experiences are a great way to set yourself apart, build your skills and your resume, and explore what it’s like to work in different industries. And guess what? Tufts has partnered with Forage, to provide top-notch and free …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Assistant Director
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7 Awesome Software Engineering Resumes [+ Tips & Templates]

Scan any job board and you’ll quickly see that there are lots of openings for software engineers. And that’s not going to change any time soon. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for software developers …

By Sakshi Gupta - Springboard
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Jumbos4Jumbos is Launching for Summer 2022! May 16th – August 31st

What is Jumbos4Jumbos?

Tufts alumni offer projects/micro-internships/gigs that students can do to gain career-related skills. Jumbos4Jumbos projects are available to undergraduates in Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and the SMFA. Students must be currently enrolled (not on leave of absence) to …

By Sue Atkins
Sue Atkins Associate Director, Employer Relations
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