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A Letter from Nandi Bynoe, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
A Letter from Nandi Bynoe, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Tufts Student Life
PARENT NEWSLETTER
FEBRUARY 2019
Nandi Bynoe, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Nandi Bynoe, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Dear Parents and Families,
I hope this finds you well. I am the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering at Tufts, and part of my role is to support our sophomore students. As a “double Jumbo” myself, I feel a deep sense of excitement whenever I get to work with current students and help them find their place, discover their passion, or figure out what their next steps might be after college. Sophomore year can be both exciting and overwhelming for many students. Some feel like they’ve already found their place; others feel like they might still be searching. Either experience is perfectly okay and, in fact, feeling a little bit of both is often a vital part of sophomore year. Whether you’re the parent or family member of a current sophomore or your student is busy enjoying another part of their time at college, understanding the pivot point that is the second year of a student’s undergraduate education can be a great way to begin identifying the particular resources and opportunities your Jumbo might use to get the very most out of their entire Tufts experience.  
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Career Corner: Conversations with the Tufts Career Center

Help Your Student Get Ready for the Spring Career Fair

This Friday, February 8 (11:30 am - 2:30 pm in Gantcher Center), we’ll welcome more than 150 employers to campus. They represent a wide range of industries and want to speak with students from all class years and majors about full-time jobs and internships. Here are 3 ways to help your student take advantage of this event:
  • Prepare a Resume: From formatting and content guidelines to sample documents for first-years through seniors, students should check out our resume info. Students may also visit daily drop-in hours for a quick resume critique.
  • Research Employers: Students can view the list of organizations who will attend the Fair and filter by type of job, industry, and more. Encourage your student to target a handful of employers to speak with. (Hint: don’t visit your #1 employer first!)
  • Practice an Elevator Script: Students should be ready to introduce themselves with a 30-second script that highlights class year, major, and (briefly) the connection between coursework/experience/goals and what a particular employer does. For more, including good questions to ask potential employers, students can review our networking info.
Visit our calendar for many more spring events, including Industry Nights for Healthcare and Life Sciences, Art and Design, Education and Advocacy, and Sports and Entertainment.

Senior Parents and Families: Purchase a Class of 2019 Memory Book

Now available for pre-order, the Jumbo 2019 Senior Memory Book! The Senior Memory Book will include senior portraits and many highlights and photos commemorating and celebrating the Class of 2019. Books are completed following Commencement and mailed to home addresses in July 2019. Order your book now.
Purchase a Class of 2019 Senior Memory Book
The Jumbo 2019 Senior Memory Book

Financial Aid: Reminders and Updates

2019-20 Financial Aid Applications due April 15

2019-20 Financial Aid applications are due April 15. Students can view their required, missing, and received documents via SIS. Full details and links to forms can be found on our website.
Learn More About Financial Aid Applications

Tiered Housing and Financial Aid

You may be wondering how the new tiered housing system will impact your student's financial aid. Tufts will continue to meet the full demonstrated need for our undergraduates. A student's individual tiered housing cost will be included when calculating financial aid eligibility. Please visit our website for details and specific examples.
Learn More About Tiered Housing and Financial Aid

Tufts Conference and Event Services is Hiring!

Tufts Conference and Event Services is currently hiring staff for summer positions. These job opportunities give your student a chance to live and work on campus during the summer while developing valuable employment skills and having fun. Find out more information about the various positions, and encourage your student to apply online.
Learn More About Summer Positions with Conference and Event Services

Dates to Remember


February 18 - Presidents' Day (University Holiday): No Classes

February 20 - Last day for AS&E students (except first-year undergraduates) to DROP Courses without Record of Enrollment

February 21 - Substitute Monday's schedule on Thursday

February 27 - Last Day for AS&E Students to Make Up Incomplete Grades from Fall 2018

March 1 - Late Stay Request Form available via the Housing Portal


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Try Tell Me More!

What does it take to do the right thing -- and be successful too? Find out in our interview with Life Is Good’s president Lisa Tanzer, J89, on one of the newest episodes of the Tell Me More podcast!
Try Tell Me More!
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