What is a Career Community?
Career Communities are a way to connect with people, information, and resources to explore interests and connect to potential opportunities. We encourage you to explore and follow any career communities that align with your interests, goals, and career plans. To receive customized information from a particular community, sign in and update your preferences in Handshake.
Here are just a few of the benefits of following a career community:
- Jobs, internships, research and volunteer opportunities curated for members of the community
- Announcements of professional development opportunities, events and career fairs targeted to communities
- Featured blog posts with tips from career advisors, alumni and student success stories, insider info from employers and other helpful resources
- Community subgroups with recommended tools for exploring careers, networking, researching employers, searching for internships and jobs, and more
Arts, Communications & Media
This community is geared towards anyone interested in working in a creative capacity. There are so many interesting roles in these sectors, whatever your major and whether you are generating creativity or being a major support behind the scenes.
Education, Nonprofit & Social Impact
This community is a great starting place for those who value purpose-driven work. Career paths dedicated to public good cut across industries, and are all connected through the common goal of addressing society’s big challenges. This could be through teaching, nonprofit administration, social work, activism, and a variety of other ways.
Engineering, Technology & Physical Sciences
This community is a helpful for those who are interested in solving tough real-world problems through hardware, software or science. People in this community can work in any type of organization, from start-ups to large multinational corporations to various aspects of the government and research laboratories.
Finance, Consulting, Entrepreneurship & Business
This community features unique areas and some take a specialized skill set or particular mindset that can be obtained during your time at Tufts. Common threads include an interest in working in the fast-paced environment of the private sector, while thinking, solving problems, and communicating with internal and external clients.
Government, Law & International Affairs
This community offers career paths that focus on serving the public interest, analyzing and setting policy, and ensuring fundamental rights are upheld at the local, state, national and international level— whether it be in an NGO or non-profit, public, or the private sector.
Healthcare, Life Sciences & the Environment
This community is a good fit for those who would like to learn about the variety of career paths in healthcare; understand the sociological and environmental factors that influence various career areas; think about ways to improve public health research, environmental justice, food systems; and/or find out how individuals and organizations can make an impact in sustaining the environment through engineering and conservation practices.
Reflect, Discover & Explore Multiple Interests
This community is for students from all majors and class years. Whether you’re a first or second year student thinking about majors or exploring potential career paths, or a third or fourth year student gathering new information or considering post-Tufts options, you’ll find self-assessment information, career competency resources, advice for evaluating options, and connections to people who are ready to support and encourage you.
A conversation with Tulani Elisa, Tufts Fletcher School alumna and Vice President of Social Media at FOX Entertainment