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. 

Answers from Career Advisors … Asking for a Recommendation/Reference When You Haven’t Kept in Touch

It happens — you intend to stay in contact with that professor or supervisor and life gets in the way. But now you need an internship, job, or grad school reference and you think this person will be a strong …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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10 Things To Do This Summer

You’ve made it! Summer is here and in full swing already. Whether you’re headed off to a summer internship, taking a course, or have nothing planned (yet), here are 10 things you can do this summer to continue your personal …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Assistant Director
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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 - Vault
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How to Prepare for Virtual Job Interviews

Health care organizations are rapidly transitioning to virtual video interviews when evaluating candidates to hire. Candidates must know what to expect when being interviewed virtually. Let’s look at common types of virtual interviews, common types of questions asked, and how …

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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
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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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