Healthcare, Life Sciences & the Environment

Welcome to the Healthcare, Life Sciences & the Environment Community!

Students interested in this community may benefit from learning about the variety of career paths in healthcare; understanding the sociological and environmental factors that influence public health, nutrition, patient care and medicine; thinking about ways to improve public health research, environmental justice, food systems; and/or finding out how individuals and organizations can make an impact in sustaining the environment through engineering and conservation (animals, forests, etc.) practices. 

Those following this career community are often interested in or working in careers that include, but are not limited to the following areas: Applied Medicine in Healthcare and Non-Profit Organizations, Public Health Policy & Legal Careers, Lab Sciences & Research, Environmental Remediation/Compliance, Wildlife Conservation & Forestry, Soil Science or Air & Water Quality Management, and Environmental Justice & Advocacy. 

By following this group, you will understand the skills necessary for pursuing these career paths such as: writing, public speaking, coalition building, interpersonal and intercultural communication, conflict resolution, negotiation, outreach, systems thinking, analysis, forecasting, and problem solving and learn about career pathways that can include (but are not limited to):  law, public policy, international development, research and analytics, engineering, community organizing. 

Alternative Protein Industry – Growing Opportunities

Recently I was talking with my older son, and he told me about the new ChatGPT bot can write “blogs” based on a prompt.  I thought it would be fun to try! My next blog for the Career Center was …

By Robin Kahan
Robin Kahan Associate Director, Engineering Career Services
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Intern with the Massachusetts Academic Public Health Corps !

The Academic Public Health Corps (APHC) is a state-funded program that hires current students every semester for short-term internships supporting public health and advancing health equity across Massachusetts. This is a great opportunity for students at any level to build …

By Malakia Silcott
Malakia Silcott Assistant Director
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Understanding the World of Nonprofits

Interested in nonprofits but don’t know where to start?

Start by understanding that while the term nonprofits can be used in different contexts, there are many different kinds of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits are mission-driven organizations dedicated to addressing a particular social …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director
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Jumbos: Meet Some of the Employers Attending Our Spring Career Fairs

Tufts will be hosting two general Career Fairs this fall: our Virtual Career Fair on Friday, February 3rd from 1pm-4pm via Handshake and our In-Person Career Fair on Friday, February 10th from 11:30am – 3:30 pm in Gantcher Center. Registration …

By Willa Mayo
Willa Mayo Recruiting Coordinator, Employer Relations
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Where Do Tufts Students Intern? The International Relations Major Edition

It’s tempting to make assumptions about the type of internship, volunteering, or other work experience you’re supposed to pursue with a particular major.

The truth? An IR major — or any Tufts major for that matter — doesn’t limit you …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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Meet Malakia Silcott, Career Advisor for Healthcare, Life Sciences & the Environment

Hi everyone! I’m pleased to be your advisor for this community. Feel free to browse the resources on this page and make an appointment with me to discuss your career journey thus far.

Schedule an Appointment with Malakia

A bit …

By Malakia Silcott
Malakia Silcott Assistant Director
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3 Questions with Kyle Maxwell, E’08 Software Engineer, Aurora Solar

Welcome to “3 Questions with …”, a recurring 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. 

Kyle Maxwell, E’08 Software Engineer, Aurora Solar

By Robin Kahan
Robin Kahan Associate Director, Engineering Career Services
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