Benefits of Boston
Working closely with both faculty members and the Career Center, our students acquire internships and career opportunities across professional sectors and around the world.
One of the nation’s leading tech hubs, Boston is a progressive city known across the globe for its academic and professional opportunities. Boston consistently ranks as a top city for entrepreneurial growth with over 1,800 start-ups throughout the city. This vibrant tech environment offers Tufts students interested in social entrepreneurship the opportunity to dive into the start-up scene as soon as they arrive on campus.
Many Tufts students take advantage of Boston by completing internships both during the academic year and over the summer. About 90% of our engineers complete at least one internship and more than half complete two or more during their time at Tufts. Students not only have access to the Career Center’s abundant resources when looking for internships, but they can also rely on the advice of their fellow Jumbos. Click here to learn about students' past internship experiences.
The School of Engineering offers a cooperative education opportunity for students pursuing computer science, mechanical engineering, human factors engineering, and biomedical engineering. This co-op program, which focuses on providing on-the-job experiences for undergraduates interested in learning more about career opportunities in related engineering fields, creates opportunities for students to network with and learn new skills from professionals working in various related fields. Before beginning their off-campus work, co-op students will complete a preliminary course in basic employment competencies, which includes information related to professionalism, business etiquette, ethics in the workplace, basic resume and interviewing skills, and other job skills related to working in a science-based position. The co-op program will last for six months and is available to all rising juniors and seniors in Computer Science (CS), Mechanical Engineering (ME), Human Factors in Engineering (HFE), and Biomedical Engineering (BME). For more information regarding the co-op program, please visit this website.