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Our Career Center helps students explore career and professional development opportunities in the arts and tap into the vast resources of the Tufts Career Center. 

SMFA students enjoy robust support in exploring professional pathways. By using the resources of our Career Center, as well as taking advantage of internships, travel opportunities, and collaborations with our faculty, our students build professional networks and gain practical skills. In addition, there are a number of awards, grants, and fellowship opportunities available to our students and the Career Center team is available to help you with your applications.

Students are given the support to navigate online resources like Handshake–a career services tool for current students and alumni to find job listings, internships, employer profiles, and career events–while also receiving specialized guidance for aspiring artists and creative professionals on essentials like artist statements, portfolios, and websites.

Internships are common. You'll find our students in the studios of internationally-known artists, at galleries and museums, and at tech companies like Google and Apple.

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Career Advising

Appointments for one-on-one career advising can be booked via Handshake and are available on both the SMFA and Medford/Somerville campuses.

Drop-in hours are 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Mondays and Thursdays unless otherwise noted.
Contact: 617-627-3299 or careercenter@tufts.edu

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Career Exploration Resources

Explore all the career resources that Tufts Career Center offers as you create resumes and portfolios and search for job and internship opportunities.

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Employers Interested in Working with SMFA Students

We are happy to promote your job and/or internship to the SMFA and Tufts communities. Please create an account and/or log into Handshake, Tufts' recruiting platform, to post opportunities.

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Should you have questions about setting up your Handshake account or posting jobs and internships, please contact careercenter@tufts.edu. If you have any questions about the Tufts Career Center or want to develop career programming for SMFA at Tufts students, please reach out to Ryan Smith.