International students are strongly encouraged to start thinking about their career interests and goals soon after arriving at Tufts - do not wait until your final year! In addition, get valuable experience during your studies by working on-campus, getting an off-campus internship, and taking advantage of many resources to help you identify career interests, develop more effective job search strategies, and more.
Tufts Career Center
The Tufts Career Center provides career advising, guidance, and services for Tufts undergraduate and graduate students in Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and SMFA. Learn more about their programs, services and events by clicking one of the buttons below.
In addition to the Tufts Career Center many of Tufts's schools have their own career services offices to help their students with applying for internships and jobs and improving their job search skills. Please refer to the links below for your school's career services unit.
Successful career planning requires a combination of personal preparation, networking, luck, and a willingness to get a range of experience over time. Career interests and plans often emerge organically, over time. Here are some recommendations about planning for career success over the long-term:
Consider getting an on-campus job: On-campus employment not only provides financial resources but can help you to get valuable workplace experience, connections, and ideas.
Volunteer: Volunteering for charitable or non-profit organizations can help you to develop important skills that may benefit your job search later in your academic career.
Develop and display creativity, communication skills, and commitment: Employers often look for people who are creative, have strong communication (oral and writing) skills, and display the ability to be self-motivated and committed to their work.
Take advantage of summer internship opportunities: A summer internship is an excellent way to explore career interests and opportunities in your field of study. Tufts also has different resources to provide financial support to students who need assistance in taking advantage of summer internship opportunities.
Look for networking opportunities: The Boston area has multiple networking opportunities in a wide range of professions and industries. Consider participating in networking events to learn more about possible opportunities that may become available to you. Person-to-person networking is one of the most important ways that people find jobs later in their studies and careers.
Use your Tufts career advising resources, early and often: Tufts manages career centers and career events to support students at all of our schools. Learn to connect with your school's career center early and often. Consider participating in both career development workshops and getting one-on-one advising and support.