Welcome to Career Services
The Office of Student Affairs provides resources and opportunities to help students and alumni make important connections, as well as develop professionally. Students and alumni are encouraged to take advantage of our growing list of resources.
Are you an employer interested in listing a job or internship with us?
If you are an employer/company/organization and have a job/internship available or would like to learn more about our school and students, please contact our Associate Director of Student Affairs, Lori Ioannone at the Office of Student Affairs 150 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02111 (617) 636-6720 email@example.com, alternatively, you may submit a job listing below.
- Job, fellowship, and internship postings
- Helpful job search links
- Tips on networking and informational interviews
- Professional Services: Need a headshot? We can help you out! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if there is an upcoming portrait event or to schedule a session in-house
- Tips on how to create Resumes and CVs, templates, or make an appointment to get your resume and cover letter reviewed! (email email@example.com to make an appt.)
- Workshops and Events: Employer information sessions, Networking events, Career panels, and Other events & activities
- Alumni Association
- Networking at events and via Social Media (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc)
Take a look at some of our sample internships (2010-2014).
Information About Resumes
Did you know that all students have access to Microsoft Office 365? You'll have access to a full library of templates including resumes, cover letters, and other common documents.
Resumes should be brief, concise documents that outline professional and academic experiences in a persuasive way. Even though you may be starting with the same basic information, resumes should be tailor-made for each job listing. Resumes are designed to be read quickly and utilize bullet points and shorter statements. Generally, resumes for graduate students and early to mid-career professionals should be one to two pages, and up to three pages for more experienced professionals.
Resumes should include
- Name and contact information (full address not necessary)
- Date of graduation
- Level of degree and field
- GPA (if GPA is lower than 3.0, consider leaving it off resume)
- Name and address of employer
- Dates of employment
- Position title and responsibilities
- Skills, achievements, awards
Resumes should have margins of at least ½” and font size between 10 and 11 in an easy-to-read font. Resumes should include action verbs and other keywords, especially when resumes may be initially screened by computer software.
More Resume Tips
List of action verbs (Wellesley)
Public health resume examples (Johns Hopkins University)
Resumes for positions in the federal government require additional information than traditional resumes. They are typically much longer than one page. They are initially read by screening software before a person reads them so use of keywords is essential. Federal resumes must be tailored to each individual position and specifically draw upon the work requirements included in the job description. Federal resumes may be built on USAjobs.gov.
Federal resumes must include
- Full name and contact information
- Federal experience, clearance status, or special hiring authority
- Dates of employment
- Salary and hours per week
- Supervisor name and permission to contact
- Duties, accomplishments, related skills
- School or program name
- Degree level attained
- Completion date
- GPA and total credits
- Relevant coursework licensures and certificates
- Job-related training
- Language skills – spoken, written, reading
- Organizations/Affiliations and role
- Professional publications
Additional information including
- Job-related honors
- Leadership activities
- Name and title
- Contact information
- Reference type (professional or personal)
Additional Federal Resume Resources
Federal Resume Guidelines (University of Alaska-Fairbanks)
How to Create a Federal Resume (Library of Congress)
Federal Resume Template (UC Davis)
For fellowships, grants, or international, academic, scientific or some research positions, a curriculum vitae, a CV, is most appropriate. CVs provide a comprehensive overview of academic and professional accomplishments and are generally longer than resumes.
- CVs should include:
- Name and contact information
- Overview of education
- Academic and related positions
- Research projects
- Conference papers and presentations
- Technical and Specialized Skills
- Honors and Awards
- Community Service
CV formats can vary greatly, but in general, differ from the typical resume format. CVs often do not include bullet points or follow a reverse chronological order.
CV Information and Examples (Cornell University)
Writing the Curriculum Vitae (Purdue University)
Job Application Checklist for Academic Positions (Chronicle of Higher Education)
The CV Doctor (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Networking at Events
Events and conferences can be great networking opportunities. Expanding your network can help you learn more about career opportunities and potential career paths, as well as keep you engaged in the community. Some people are born to network, while others have to work at it. If you are intimidated by the thought of networking, keep the following tips in mind and make it a point to practice at any opportunity:
- Do your research about the event or conference. Find out what kind of organizations will be represented.
- Set a goal of connecting with three to five people at the event. You can even research who will be there and find out more about them on LinkedIn.
- Arrive early. Fewer people will be there and you will have the opportunity for more one-on-one interactions.
- Business cards are great to have on hand, even as a graduate student! Ask for the other person’s card and do not hand him or her yours until it is requested.
- Follow up! Connect with your new contacts by email within 1 to 2 days. Sending along useful information that pertains to something you discussed (an article you discussed, for example) would be best. You can also request an informational interview to further your discussion or ask for more information on something you discussed.
- Etiquette for business networking (Reuters)
- How to work a room (UC Berkeley)
- Networking survival tips (Forbes)
- 10 tips for grad students to make the most of a scientific conference (Southern Fried Science)
- 12 foolproof ways to network during a conference (Salary.com)
An informational interview is a way to expand your network and connect with a person in a field or career of interest to you. The purpose of the interview is for you to gain knowledge through initiating conversations with experts. From informational interviews you may garner advice and insight that you can apply to your job search.
To set up an informational interview:
- Access your current network. Find out people that your contacts may know who would have good information to share with you.
- Send an email to express interest with a brief introduction of yourself and include potential times that would be good for you to talk with him or her.
- Follow up by email if you do not receive a response within two weeks.
- After you set the time and date, send a confirmation email 24 hours beforehand.
- Only send a resume if the interviewee requests one.
Tips for successful informational interviews:
- Be conscientious of the interviewee’s time. Set a time limit (usually around 30 minutes) and adjourn once that time has been reached.
- Prepare an elevator pitch about yourself and your experiences.
- Be prepared! Do your research on their career and organization, so that you can use the interview to get into detailed conversations. You may also prepare questions and bring them with you.
- Send a thank you note acknowledging their time and effort.
Informational Interviewing Tutorial (Quintessential Careers)
Guide to informational interviews (Stanford)
LinkedIn is an excellent resource for building your network online.
Create a strong, informative profile
Create a strong profile using much, if not all, of the information on your resume, including skills and expertise, work experience, and education. Also include a brief biography and photograph. LinkedIn profiles that include a photograph are seven times more likely to be viewed than those that do not. Include links to your website and other social media profiles, if relevant.
Expand your network
To expand your network, you can import your contacts from your email account and other online platforms. You may also individually add contacts with an individual’s email address. LinkedIn will also include “People You May Know” on your sidebar. Be sure to check this periodically to see who you can add to your network.
Join LinkedIn groups
To expand your network and stay abreast of news and opportunitiesyou can also join groups in your field of study or career fields of interest. Also be sure to join the Tufts Friedman School Alumni Association.
Keep content up to date
Each time you update your profile, your contacts will be notified, so it is a great way to keep your connections aware of your work. You can share links to interesting and relevant articles or website.
Market your profile
Include your LinkedIn profile link in your email signature by creating a personal URL. You can also create a “View My Profile” button to include on an online resume, blog, or website.
Put LinkedIn to work
Use LinkedIn to search for jobs. One of LinkedIn’s best features is its job search tool. You can also set up email alerts to notify you of new postings in your field.
LinkedIn Learning Webinars (LinkedIn)
External Job Search Resources
Friedman students pursue a wide variety of careers and internships in a number of different fields. Below is a list of job and internship postings maintained by professional organizations in food, agriculture, and nutrition.
The following are links out to relevant external job search sites. Friedman does not endorse or provide support for the use of these sites, but they can be good resources to start your search.
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (members only)
- American Public Health Association
- Beginning farmers
- Boston Network for International Development
- Comfoodjobs list serve
- Environmental Career Opportunities
- Federal Jobs
- Food Security Information Network
- Good food jobs
- Policy Jobs
- Public Affairs Jobs
- Sustainable farming internships and apprenticeships
- UMR NutriPass
- Young Farmers
Suggestions for additional links to other professional career and internship listings should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.