Government, Law & International Affairs

Welcome to the Government, International Affairs & Law Community!

Careers in this community focus on serving the public interest, analyzing and setting policy, and ensuring fundamental rights are upheld at the local, state, national and international level— whether it be in an NGO or non-profit, public, or the private sector. People who pursue careers in government, law or international affairs develop skills in writing, public speaking, developing fluency or high proficiency in a second language, interpersonal and intercultural communication, conflict resolution, outreach, systems-thinking, analysis and problem solving.

Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to): activists, advocacy, analysts, community organizers, consulting, creative arts, education, engineering, finance and budgeting, international development, information technology and computer science, legal, politics, public policy, researchers, and local, state, tribal, federal, or global/international entities.

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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3 Questions with Sarah Tralins, A14, Manager for Global Programs at U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Welcome to “3 Questions with …”, a new feature on the Career Center blog. We’re asking alumni of all graduation years and career interests to share a bit of their experiences and advice. 

Sarah Tralins, A14, Manager for Global Programs, …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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Introducing Vault’s 2022 Top 100 Law Firms!

The results are in, and for the sixth straight year, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP has clinched the No. 1 spot in the Vault Law 100, making it the most prestigious law firm yet again. At its heels is a …

By Vault Law Editors - Firsthand
Firsthand
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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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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The Idealist Career Advice Guide to Your First 100 Days at a New Job

Between meeting new colleagues, mastering new skills, and tackling new responsibilities, your first three months at a new job can leave you feeling exhausted. To help alleviate some of that stress, we’ve put together a First 100 Days plan that …

By Idealist.org - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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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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Social Change Across Industries

The social-change landscape continues, it’s no longer just a world of non-profits, corps jobs, and community organizing – though those are some great paths to pursue! But maybe you’re drawn to finance but don’t want to “work for the man.” …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Assistant Director
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3 Questions with…
Looking for some quick advice from Tufts alumni? In this series, alumni share their stories along with some advice for …
Virtual Work Experiences

Virtual work experiences are a great way to set yourself apart, build your skills and your resume, and explore what …

From Here, to There: A Podcast with the Career Fellows

How did they get from here, to there? Career Fellows talk to Tufts alumni about their career journeys, how they …