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Newsletters: March 2018

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Michelle Chan, E19, is currently studying abroad at the University of Hong Kong. Michelle is a computer engineering major and a scholar in the Bridge to Engineering Success at Tufts (BEST) program. They are the second BEST scholar to study at HKU for a semester, following Mateo Galeano, E18.

"Studying abroad is uniquely transformative for anyone, so I hope more opportunities will arise for low-income engineering students." Throughout the semester, Michelle will be blogging about their experiences. To read more about Michelle's journey, check out their most recent blog post here.


Drop-In Hours with Campbell Halligan

Mondays from 5 - 7 p.m. in 20 Professors Row
Campbell Halligan, Program Administrator for the Center for STEM Diversity, will be hosting drop-in hours in 20 Pro Row this semester. Starting on January 22, come by to get advice on classes, research/internship opportunities, or with any academic concerns you may be having.

STEM Ambassadors General Interest Meeting

Thursday, March 1 from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Burden Lounge (Anderson 108)
STEM Ambassadors is a professional development program with an outreach mission for student representatives from Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering. Their goal is to share the passion and excitement for the sciences and engineering with local middle and high school students, prospective students of Tufts University, and the greater Tufts community including Medford, Somerville, and Boston. To learn more about STEM Ambassadors, check out their website here.

Engineering a Management Degree Into Your Future

Tuesday, March 6 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in Nelson Auditorium (Anderson 112)
How can an MBA or a MS in Engineering Management add value to your current degree and be viewed as more marketable for your future career? This information session is an overview of the benefits of a management degree, and will introduce you to what you can do as an undergraduate to learn more about the MBA. You will learn about three of the Harvard Business School’s select programs, including the Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP), their annual Peek Weekend, and the 2+2 program.
Check out the Facebook event here.

GradCatalyst: Graduate School Presentation

Wednesday, March 28 from 12 - 1 p.m. in Dowling 745B
Join GradCatalyst, a group of current and former MIT grad students, for an interactive presentation that covers the unwritten rules to preparing for, applying to, and succeeding in graduate school.
Check out the Facebook event here.

Tufts Events and Opportunities

Career Center Senior Launch: Talking Money

Friday, March 2 from 12 - 2 p.m. in Dowling 745 A&B
Do you wish you had more certainty about the state of your personal finances after you graduate? You're not alone! The illustrious "Funny Financial Advisor," Stuart Paap, will teach you about money management and how you can go from financial dependence to financial independence. Lunch will be provided. To register, click here.

From the Hill to the Hills

Friday, March 2 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. in Robinson 253
The Tufts Career Center, along with the Africana Center, Women's Center, Film & Media Studies Department, and Pre-Law Advising invite you to a talk with Super Hollywood Talent Agent and Jumbo Andrea Nelson Meigs, J90. Andrea Nelson Meigs is a Senior Talent and Literary Agent at ICM PARTNERS and recently joined the ranks of membership in the illustrious Academy of Motion Picture, Arts & Science. Her clients are ones who impact and influence pop culture all around the world. She currently represents Beyoncé Knowles Carter - multi-Grammy winning artist, Golden Globe nominee, international superstar and icon.

The Future of Data Science at Tufts University

Monday, March 5 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall
In Fall 2018, Tufts University is launching a university-wide, interdisciplinary center dedicated to the data-intensive research and pedagogy to study the science of data and its uses in application domains that span the breadth of the university. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is pleased to invite Bruce Boghosian, PhD to Tufts to speak. For more information, click here.

M.S. in Engineering Management Information Session

Wednesday, March 14 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at 200 Boston Avenue, Suite 2400
Join the Gordon Institute for an information session to hear a detailed overview of their 2-year & 3-year, part-time M.S. in Engineering Management program and Professional Education courses. Enjoy refreshments while chatting with recent alumni about their program experience and why they chose Tufts MSEM program over an MBA. Get your program and application questions answered by members of the admissions team and faculty. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Virtual Diversity Career Fair

Tuesday, March 20 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Students and alumni from all majors who are seeking full-time or part-time employment or internship opportunities are invited to attend the Virtual Diversity Career Fair. For more information and to register, click here.

Summer Internship Grants

Each summer, the Career Center funds 40 - 50 undergraduate students doing unpaid internships for a minimum of 300 hours. These funds offer students the opportunity to explore career fields and gain experience. Selected students will receive $4,000. Students must secure an internship prior to the deadlines.
International Internships: Friday, March 9
Domestic Internships: Wednesday, April 11
For more information, click here.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Women Engineers Code (WECode) 2018

Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4 at Harvard University Northwest Labs, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
WECode (Women Engineers Code) is the largest student-run Women in Computer Science conference held at Harvard University each winter. They are dedicated to expanding the skills, network, and community of technical women worldwide, bringing together engineers over the course of two amazing days to share ideas and conversations on technology and innovation. All genders are encouraged to attend! For more information and to register, click here.

ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

Application Deadline: April 20
ExxonMobil has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to fund fellowships in STEM fields for Hispanic college students. Current sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students with the following majors will be given application priority: Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. For more information, click here.



Members of the Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists (SOLES) on their weekend getaway trip to the Loj

Ball Pit

BEST scholars enjoying the ball pit photobooth at the Campus Center on Valentine's Day

E Week

Student volunteers collaborating with Medford/Somerville community guests at the Exploring Engineering event during 2018 Engineers Week


BEST scholars visiting the MIT Museum in Cambridge over the weekend


Click here for a list of the week's events.

Graduate Student Events

Graduate Research Symposium
Friday, March 2 from 12 - 7 p.m.
Location: TBD

Getting Your Personal Finances Ready for the Future
Monday, March 12 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Chase Center, Carmichael Hall

Designing Your Life after Tufts
Thursday, March 15 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Dowling 745 A&B

Women in STEM
Thursday, March 29 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Alumnae Hall, Aidekman Arts Center

Click here for more information and to register.



The Career Center offers many online workshops and events designed specifically for Tufts alums! To check out a list of their upcoming alumni events, as well as to find out how to register, click here.


Drop-in Writing Support at Tisch
Writing Consultants are a dynamic university resource who can help with writing papers at any stage. Writing Consultants are located in the Research Hub (near the Tower Café) and are available on Sundays through Thursdays from 6 - 9 p.m.

Help with GIS and Data Analysis
The Data Lab in Tisch Library is a newly renovated space on the second floor offering in-depth consultation services related to GIS data and software and quantitative data analysis tools such as Stata, SPSS, and SAS.


Director: Darryl Williams, PhD
Program Administrator: Campbell Halligan
Program Coordinator: Courtney Russo

For questions about the Center for STEM Diversity, please send an email to

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