Career Networking / Career Services Volunteer Job Description

Volunteer Responsibilities & Expectations:

Volunteers share advice with students on choosing a major, exploring different career paths, applying for graduate school, interviewing for a job and conducting an effective job search. Alumni are encouraged to join the Tufts Career Network, an online tool for students and alumni seeking career related information, insight, and advice. Members of the Network agree to share information about their careers, educational backgrounds, organizations, and job search techniques.

Alumni also volunteer to participate in online career-related forums. There have been several successful online forums for International Relations majors and other interested students. Alumni volunteers, representing a wide array of careers in the International Relations field, offer career advice and answer students’ questions during the forums.

The time commitment is approximately 3-5 hours to participate in an event. A few years of work experience in specific areas is required for some, but not all events.

Term of Service:

There is no term limit. Alumni volunteers are contacted to participate on an “as needed” basis. Volunteers choose to participate in events as their schedules permit.

Program Description:

Career Services volunteers attend networking events for students and/or fellow alumni and serves as guest speakers or panelists at Career Services or Tufts Alumni Association events, such as Law Day on the Hill or Diversity Networking Night. Career networking events are typically held on the Medford campus throughout the academic year in such fields as finance, communications, engineering, non-profits, public health and consulting. From time to time, there are career related or specific industry-focused events held in cities other than Boston.

Contacts:

For more information, please contact Jonathan Kaplan, A96 (jonathan.kaplan@tufts.edu) or Julie O’Connor (Julie.O_Connor@tufts.edu) in the Office of Alumni Relations.