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.
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 11:30am – 1:00pm, Mondays and Thursdays unless otherwise noted.
Contact: 617-627-3299 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Should you have questions about setting up your Handshake account or posting jobs and internships, please contact email@example.com. 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.
Thanks to her SMFA education, including a life-changing internship, former figure skater Celia Glastris, BFA + BA '21, is looking forward to a career writing about art.
Gabriella Melchiorri, BFA '20 and 2018-2019 SMFA Polly Thayer Starr Intern, is expanding her own artistic practice while encouraging creativity in others.
SMFA at Tufts' Victoria Kitirattragarn, BFA '19, found an ideal career to pursue in art conservation — a unique triangulation of her passions for music, painting, and science.
Through internships at an art gallery, a world-renowned cancer hospital, and a custom menswear company, Rachel Orlang, BFA '19, put her photography skills to the test in a variety of settings.