Finance, Consulting, Entrepreneurship & Business

Welcome to the Finance, Consulting, Business & Entrepreneurship Community!

Each of these areas are unique and some take a specialized skill set or particular mindset that can be obtained during your time at Tufts. Some common threads running through them include an interest in working in the fast-paced environment of the private sector, while thinking, solving problems, and communicating with internal and external clients.

Finance is our first stop, and in this field people and companies focus on raising, investing, managing, and growing money, also called capital. Common areas of finance where people begin as analysts include Investment Banking (IB), Sales & Trading (S&T), Asset Management, Private Banking, Commercial Banking, and Corporate Finance. Less common first jobs include work in Hedge Funds, Private Equity (PE), Venture Capital (VC), or Real Estate (R/E).

Consulting is the business of providing expert advice to a specific group of people, which means that companies needing help hire a consulting firm to look at their problems, perform research, analyze the situation, and suggest solutions. Consulting can also be broken into several areas that people will enter directly out of undergraduate, graduate, or PhD programs. The two most common areas are Management Consulting and Strategic Consulting; however, there are also several specialties such as to Life Sciences, Human Capital, Economic, Financial, and Automotive Consulting.

Entrepreneurship can include setting out on your own, or with co-founders, to launch a new business (maybe with some seed funding from the Venture Capital firm we mentioned above) with the hope of generating a profit. However, to others, entrepreneurship means joining one of the many startups that are launched each year and helping that company grow from the ground up. No matter which path you take, your work will be varied. Many startups have an “all hands on deck” mentality, which means you may be involved in several aspects of the business and your role can morph and change very rapidly.

Last and by far the broadest category is Business. Some will argue that any non-specialized role in the private sector is a role in Business, and there is some merit to that thought. However, in this community we are focused on Rotational Programs, Sales, Operations, and Human Resources.

Internship Spotlight: Tellescope

Current Tufts student Cecelia Crumlish shared the following about being an Intern at Tellescope  

What did you do as an intern at this organization?
At Tellescope I worked as a Software Engineering Intern, I primarily worked as a front end …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Case Interview Preparation Tips

Welcome to our preparation tips for case interviews!  Whether you are just curious about case interviews or have an interview coming up, these tips and resources will help you feel more prepared and confident.

What is a Case Interview?

A …

By Karen Dankers
Karen Dankers Associate Director, Director of Tufts Finance Initiative
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Stay On TRACC! Customize Your On TRACC Email

What is the On TRACC email?

The ‘TRACC’ in On TRACC stands for “Tufts Recent Activity in Career Communities.” On TRACC is a weekly email customized to your career interests. You’ll stay up to date with opportunities, events, …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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Apply to Tata’s In-Person Global Internship in India & U.S. Locations – Applications Open Sept. 15th – Deadline Dec. 15

Tata Global Internship Program Details – Summer 2023 – Applications Open September 15th! 

Summer 2023 Internships in-person in India or another location in the United States:

6-8 weeks in duration
Open to all majors
Open to both graduate and undergraduate …

By Sue Atkins
Sue Atkins Associate Director, Employer Relations
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Interning at the Tufts University Investment Office

What did you do as an intern at this organization?

I worked with analysts and more senior members of the Tufts University Investment Office to help manage the school’s endowment and satisfy the current and future financial needs of the …

By Kate Rettstadt
Kate Rettstadt Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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Insider Tips: Applying to Federal Government Jobs

Are you interested in working for the federal government? Or perhaps you are exploring government vs private sectors jobs. Federal agencies hire the best and brightest, and getting a federal job is often very competitive. Some agencies do not advertise …

By Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts Assistant Director
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Fidelity Diversity Opportunities (JRs and SRs Interested in Tech, Finance, HR Marketing & Communications)

Fidelity Investments offers a number of programs to reach diverse Tufts students. Below are just a few of those signature programs that are currently seeking applicants.

Fidelity Pride Fellowship Program

The Pride Fellowship is a 10-week internship program for hardworking rising juniors and seniors who identify …

By Sue Atkins
Sue Atkins Associate Director, Employer Relations
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Virtual work experiences are a great way to set yourself apart, build your skills and your resume, and explore what …