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Career Services (1900-present) was established in 1900 by the Alumni Council and the Trustees of the College and was originally called the Placement Bureau. The Bureau functioned as a clearinghouse and referral agency for graduating students. The Office name went through many changes, starting with the Employment Bureau (Tufts College Catalog 1921-22, 47). Revived in 1929 as the Placement Bureau (Light on the Hill, 435). In 1933, it became the Department of Personnel & Vocational Guidance. The department's new scope included hiring a psychologist to help students with orientation, studying, mental hygiene and other issues. Freshman counseling was established in this office in 1936-1937 school year and became permanent. The Committee on Student Employment was also established in 1936, and its services were designed to help undergraduate students find part-time jobs. In tandem with this, a Placement Office was created for alumni in 1936 (Light on the Hill, 658).
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