Parents and Families

Parents and Families

It’s natural to wonder what’s next for your bright, high-achieving college student. In the case of career planning, the answers aren’t meant to come quickly. Your child is going through a process of self-discovery and career explorationCareer readiness will naturally evolve as students learn more about themselves, Tufts, and the world beyond campus.

The Tufts Career Center offers a broad spectrum of services, programs, and resources to support your child. Our mission is to foster transformational experiences which shape the lifelong professional, academic and personal development of Tufts students and alumni, and our vision is that every Jumbo is prepared for a lifetime of fulfilling career opportunities. Our support is available as a lifelong resource to alumni.

View the Career Coaching page for more on the Career Center philosophy and our FAQs page for answers to the most common questions from parents.

Check out the Tufts Career Guide for Undergrad Students (PDF)

Supporting Your Student

Even though your child may be far from home, you still play an important role in his or her career decisions. Studies show that children are heavily influenced by parental views and expectations about careers. Encourage your student to explore new things and visit our office early.

Our career advisors are available through appointments and quick questions to support students with everything from assessing competencies and career readiness, writing a resume or cover letter and exploring careers and majors to finding internships and jobs and preparing for interviews. In addition, we have a wonderful team of professionally-trained Career Fellows, energetic Tufts students who work with fellow Jumbos online and around campus. In particular, we encourage first year students and those who are new to the Career Center to attend the drop-in Career Lab (in-person or via Zoom, hosted by advisors and our peer Career Fellows) to get a helpful introduction to our office.

We encourage you to look through our website to get a full picture of the programs and resources we offer.

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