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 student 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 student. 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 and families.

Check out the Tufts Career Guide for Undergrad Students

Supporting Your Student

We provide information and resources so that parents and families can better support students in their career exploration. We encourage students to be fully in charge of decisions regarding their career journeys. While the Career Center does not correspond with parents and families, students are always invited to stop by our drop-in Career Labs, make 1-on-1 advising appointments, and attend Career Center programs.

No matter the distance between you, you play an important role in your student’s career decisions. Studies show that students are heavily influenced by familial views and expectations about careers. Encourage your student to explore new things and visit our office early.

Our career advisors discuss 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.

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

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