Networking & Personal Branding

Networking involves making connections and growing your professional community, and having a strong sense of your personal brand will support these efforts.

Networking can take place anywhere and with anyone! Whether former supervisors or colleagues, professors, classmates, or family friends — connecting with people who share your professional interests can help you learn about career paths, job opportunities, and more.  In addition to these interactions, we encourage you to use Tufts resources and connections to take a strategic, professional approach.

The personal branding process, meanwhile, comprises your efforts to understand your unique value and reflect on how you’ll communicate those experiences, interests, and goals to networking contacts, whether they’re peers or potential employers.

How to Write Networking Emails That Get Opened

Today, in our hybrid work environment, email is the primary mode of communication when it comes to building networks and making connections. This means delivering an excellent introductory networking email is key for career advancement and growth. So, here’s how to …

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Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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3 Questions with Simon Ye, Regional Scientific Marketing Lead at IFF Health

Dr. Simon Ye received his M.S. (2017) and Ph.D. (2020) in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition from the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition. His interest and expertise in molecular nutrition, culinary arts, and social entrepreneurship grant him a unique insight into …

By Ingrid Zhou
Ingrid Zhou Student Ambassador
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5 Questions with Laura Coleman, Director of Translational Medicine at NIBR

Dr. Laura Coleman is an experienced translational medicine expert who had a strong background in clinical research, nutrition science, clinical dietetic, and epidemiology. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Community Health and PhD in Human Nutrition Science from the Tufts …

By Ingrid Zhou
Ingrid Zhou Student Ambassador
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February and March Food Conferences (Most Are Free!)

It is the conference season! We hope you’ve had an amazing start to this semester. Here are some free/low-cost conferences for this February and March.

Waste Management Forum

Join WM to hear from inspiring sustainability leaders and how we can …

By Ingrid Zhou
Ingrid Zhou Student Ambassador
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How to Make the Most of an Academic Conference

According to the author, this guide is about how to have an engaging, useful, and — dare we say it — fun conference experience. It’s aimed at helping you do two things: (1) Make the most of your time before, during, and …

By Beth Jameson, MA
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Featured Resources

Spring 2022 Career Workshops & the Roadmap Workshop Challenge

The Block Career Center (BCC) is excited to offer a robust workshop schedule for Spring 2022. All Friedman students and …

Cold Emails and Hot Coffee: The ACE (Active Career Exploration) Plan

In this PDF, Albert Chen, PhD, and other PhDs and post-docs from the University of Michigan discuss ways to engage …

Diversify Dietetics
The mission of Diversify Dietetics is to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in the field of nutrition by empowering …
Networking Strategies and Resources
Have you ever questioned the value of networking or informational interviewing? If so, you’re not alone.

Because we love analogies, …

Nourish Café
Nourish Café is the food and nutrition entrepreneurship and innovation meet up for Tufts Students. Join us to learn more …
Schedule a Conversation with an Alumni Volunteer Today!

Featured Alumni engage in “flash-mentoring” with current Friedman School students, i.e., short …