Career Coaching Tips for Parents
of All Classes
Tufts Internship Profiles (TIP) Book
Center is excited to provide students with 200
internship profiles packed with helpful advice from
their classmates. The
Tufts Internship Profiles (TIP) Book is a
collection of internship tips from Tufts students for
Tufts students. After reviewing the internship profiles,
students may contact interns via the Tufts directory for
more information. Internships featured are a variety
from all sectors, career fields, geographic locations,
paid and unpaid.
Life After Tufts: Alumni discuss how
a Tufts education contributed to their careers
The Career Center asked seven young alumni to
discuss their early career paths in response to four
How has your Tufts education
been of value to you?
Which aspects of your Tufts education contributed to
your readiness for your first job?
Which experiences and resources at Tufts did you find
most helpful in preparing you for life after Tufts?
What was most helpful to you in connection with your
career decision-making and job search?
Whether your child is a first-year
click here for advice and affirmation, ideas and
inspiration, in the wisdom and reflection of seven
recent Tufts graduates.
How Parents Can Promote a Child's Career
As a parent, you play an important role in your
child's career decisions. Research shows that children
are influenced by your views and expectations about
careers, and until this point, you've guided your child
on a daily basis. Now that your child is at Tufts, you
have a partner in this process:
Career Center. The Center is staffed by
professionals, prepared to work with your student right
from the earliest stages of career exploration. Our
support continues beyond Tufts as a lifelong resource to
Each student proceeds at a different pace in career
development, with varying degrees of readiness.
Therefore, our staff is available with resources and
services that range from career counseling and
assessments to graduate school advising and job search.
Because your child will need to master the art of
networking as an ongoing career tactic, we've engaged
nearly 9,000 alumni and parents to offer advice and
mentoring through the
Career Advisory Network (Tufts CAN).
Just as faculty members educate your child about
liberal arts and engineering, career counselors teach a
curriculum of career development. We give your student
the tools, resources, and opportunities to explore
careers and industries, find internships and jobs, make
sound career decisions, and plan a future as a young
How can you promote your student's career
- Encourage your student to visit the Career
beginning with a review of our website or a visit to our office and extensive
Career Resource Library in Dowling Hall.
- Emphasize the importance of career education,
exploration, and planning as early as your student
- Partner with us to teach students that they are
responsible for their own career development, which
will reflect the time and energy which they invest
through planning and exploration.