Virtual Industry Fairs and Recruiting Opportunities

Like other job and internship search tools, the Tufts Recruiting Program allows you to submit an application for review by potential employers. These companies in turn decide whom to interview and hire. And as with any job search, advanced preparation, professionalism, and organization are critical to your success.

What kinds of employers hire through the recruiting program?

These organizations often have:

  • Significant recruiting budgets
  • The ability to plan hiring needs months into the future
  • The need to hire several entry-level people each year

Many organizations do not fall into these categories, so be sure you use other job search strategies along with this tactic.

Recruiting Program Components

  • Spring 2021 Virtual Industry Fairs

    This year, employers will attend Virtual Industry Fairs to speak with students about current and future job and internship opportunities. This coming Spring semester, Tufts will be hosting two industry fairs and one general career and internship fair to support the needs of students from all majors and backgrounds in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts.

    Virtual Industry Fair Date Time (EST)
    Social Impact & Civic Engagement Fair Thursday, February 11 1 – 4 pm
    General Career & Internship Fair Friday, February 12 1 – 4 pm
    Arts and Creative Careers Fair in partnership with AICAD Friday, April 16 TBD
  • Interviews and Resume Drops/Collections
    The Career Center invites potential employers to collect applications in Handshake and conduct interviews for full-time jobs and internships. For Fall 2020, employers will schedule virtual interviews after reviewing applications. Visit the Jobs menu in Handshake to see application deadlines and interview dates.
  • Information Sessions
    Some employers hold virtual info sessions (generally open to all students) prior to their on-campus interviews. If you are selected to interview, the employer expects that you will attend the info session if one exists.

Consult the Student Recruiting Policies in Handshake for important guidelines.

Quick Tips

  • Always include both a resume and cover letter in your application. Some employers also request writing samples or transcripts. Transcripts can be copied and pasted into Word from SIS Online.
  • Apply early to minimize your stress and potential technical problems.
  • Arrive 10 minutes early on the day of your interview. For virtual interviews, make sure you’re in a calm, quiet location and that your technology is working properly. Review our interviewing section for more tips on how to prepare for an interview and how to follow up.

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