Academic Opportunities

Research

Whether you are a research assistant, a member of a lab or research group, or are planning for independent research, there are many resources to support students in searching for funding, applying for grants, and undergoing the research process. Start by exploring just some of the funding opportunities for research projects available to graduate students.

Teaching

From departmental teaching assistant assignments to designing and heading your own course for undergraduates, there are many opportunities for students to hone their pedagogical skills. Explore some of the annual opportunities for student teachers and tutors, and keep an eye out for further departmental or school-wide opportunities.

Conferences

Graduate students travel to academic and professional conferences every year to present their research and to participate as attendees. The Graduate School supports and encourages this scholarly engagement, and so offers some travel funding for all students, to make this important part of the graduate experience at Tufts more approachable.

International Student SupportCome to Tufts this summer for focused training in academic speaking and research writing in English.

The Tufts International Center offers assistance for international students navigating life at Tufts and in the United States. Tufts also offers a new six-week summer program that provides additional preparation for students entering engineering graduate programs. Students build skills to thrive in graduate school and the workplace, while earning credit hours in a special course taught by faculty from Tufts School of Engineering.

Academic Support

Academic support surrounds students at Tufts – from their departments, to their peers, to dedicated consultants through the Academic Resource Center. One-on-one appointments and group programs are available for students trying to improve their time management, study strategies, writing and habits around writing, and public speaking.

Professional Development

From managing your finances to managing your research data and everything in between, Tufts offers programming to support you develop skills in all aspects of your life. Many workshops are being added every year, and annual larger programs in the summer give students well-rounded training for any future pursuits. Tufts also offers guidance through the Career Center.

The School of Engineering holds a MITRE Career Matching Day during the academic year to introduce students to industry representatives, and runs a Winternship Program for students during the January term. Students can also apply for an internship through Tufts Tech Transfer.

Student Organizations

Graduate students in the School of Engineering can get involved in many different organizations, including: