Recruit at Tufts

Fall 2021 Recruitment Update: During the Fall semester, all employer engagement activities will be conducted virtually and scheduled through Handshake. Spring 2022 will be determined in November 2021 and employers will be notified via our Employer Newsletter that is sent out monthly.

Employers are invited to recruit at Tufts University through a variety of methods including career fairs, interviews, coffee chats, as well as developing events such as workshops to reach our student population.

  • If your organization would like to schedule virtual interviews, informal coffee chats, a workshop or to discuss another engagement activity, please contact Willa Mayo, Recruiting Coordinator.
  • Visit this page for a list of current student organizations at Tufts.

Employers should review our Employers Policies and negotiation guidelines as these policies will guide your partnership and interactions with the Career Center staff and students at Tufts University.

Interviews

Employers may schedule one-on-one interviews with students throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Virtual interviews are available two weeks following the start of the semester through to the last day of classes and can be scheduled/reserved starting on July 1st for the Fall semester and January 1st for the Spring Semester.

These can be conducted via the tool that the employer is most comfortable using and that is accessible to our students (at no cost). These may include Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and others.

View our On-Campus/Virtual Interview Guidelines for 2021 – 2022

Interview Dates

Fall 2021

  • Monday, September 13 – Friday, December 10, 2021
  • Fall 2021 Interviews can be scheduled beginning July 1, 2021

Spring 2022

  • Monday, February 7 – Friday, May 6, 2022
  • Spring 2022 Interviews can be scheduled beginning January 1, 2022

Interviews will not be conducted on any university holiday or during Spring Break (March 19 – 28, 2022).

To sign up for interview dates, log in to Handshake, our web-based recruiting system, and request a new interview schedule. The system will collect student applications for you, send notifications and reminders to you and your applicants, and allow your pre-selected students to sign up for interviews on your schedule.

You may also contact our Employer Relations team to register your organization for a specific date. The Employer Relations Team at Tufts will work with you to set up the interview date and publicize your career opportunity to students. There are not fees for conducting interviews in partnership with the Career Center.

Career Programming

Tufts University partners with employers to offer engaging programming that highlights a content area such as virtual interviewing, developing your personal brand, highlighting an industry or sector, etc. We recommend that you schedule a time to speak with Kate Rettstadt, Assistant Director to discuss your recruitment goals and programming ideas for the best way to engage with Tufts students.

We are committed to partnering with your organization to develop content-driven events with our student population such as coffee chats, tech talks, and other creative ideas you might want to discuss with an employer relations team member.

When requesting an event in Handshake, please specify the event along with the format that you plan to use for your upcoming event. Our team will also make recommendations on preferred dates and times for events and workshops based on the availability of a certain date or competition with other events and activities happening at Tufts.

Coffee Chats

Tufts University also works with employers to schedule one-on-one or small group conversations called coffee chats to discuss your organization, opportunities available, as well as sharing insights into the application process. We recommend offering these opportunities around other events such as before and/or after a career fair as a chance to engage with your selected candidates. Coffee chats can be requested and scheduled through Handshake similar to the interviews above.

Tufts University partners with employers to offer engaging programming that highlights a content area such as virtual interviewing, developing your personal brand, highlighting an industry or sector, etc. We recommend that you schedule a time to speak with Sue Atkins, Associate Director of Employer Relations to discuss your recruitment goals and programming ideas for the best way to engage with Tufts students. We are committed to partnering with your organization to develop content-driven events with our student population such as coffee chats, tech talks, and other creative ideas you might want to discuss with an employer relations team member. When requesting an event in Handshake, please specify the event along with the format that you plan to use for your upcoming event. Our team will also make recommendations on preferred dates and times for events and workshops based on the availability of a certain date or competition with other events and activities happening at Tufts.

Career Fairs

Tufts will be hosting one virtual career fair in Fall 2021 and one virtual career fair in Spring 2022.