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Spring Career FairWelcome to all Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering undergraduate and graduate students. The Career Center is here to support you in connecting your academic pursuits to your post-graduate goals!

Our website will help you navigate the career development process using our EPIC model — Explore, Present, Identify and Connect. Whether you need a resume review or practice interviewing, want to find out more about your ideal career industries, or are applying to jobs, we are here to support you.

We serve students across campus through drop-ins, group presentations, events and 1:1 appointments. Log in to your Handshake account today to see our list of programs and services as well as all of the ways you can connect with us. In addition, join a Career Academy by selecting your career interests on your Handshake profile and learn more about ways we are creating career communities to support you!


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  • Employer Perspective: JHU Students Stand Out

    With one month left until spring break, the Career Center is helping students nail down summer internships. Students who complete internships have a great chance of turning the opportunity into a job—in 2015, 62 percent of interns accepted a full-time job with the same company. Johns Hopkins students are no exception, and employers say JHU students are a great fit for their companies’ needs.

    “Hopkins students are always thinking ahead to the next step, and thinking about where they can help,” says Jenn Petinge, a recruiter for consulting company Accenture.

    Petinge says Johns Hopkins is her most consistent school for quality interns and accessible career services staff. In her experience, JHU interns are willing to reach out to their advisors and immerse themselves in the company culture, which gains them respect on their teams. All five JHU students who interned for the company last summer have accepted full-time positions.

    One of those students is Josh Samuel-Ojo, WSE ’17, whose project team created an internal app for Duke Energy; America’s largest gas and electric utility. His liaised between company divisions like gas or supply chain management and Accenture’s developers, listening to the divisions’ professional needs and writing user stories for each so developers could create a well-designed, functional app. Samuel-Ojo is a mechanical engineering major, but has interests across disciplines and had tinkered with making apps prior to the internship.

    “When I came to Duke I didn’t realize how much goes into making an app, how many details,” he says. “You have to have this understanding of how the whole thing works together. Seeing it work was really rewarding.”

    Samuel-Ojo also had the opportunity to build connections with coworkers during the internship, and networked by inviting Accenture managing directors to lunch on a daily basis. That’s exactly what many employers look for when hiring interns full-time, and what they expect from students who want to get internships.

    “I’m looking for a student who is really putting themselves out there and engaging on campus,” Petinge, of Accenture, says. “On site, you are working as a project team. We want someone who is open to sharing their ideas.”

    Last year’s Accenture interns will begin their new positions in the consulting development program after graduation, where the resourcefulness and drive they developed at Hopkins will guide them through two years of rotating roles in the company. While the Accenture intern program for this summer is already full, there are still 1,500 internship positions available on Handshake. Students can also set up an appointment with an advisor on Handshake, or meet with Career Coaches at drop-in hours to work on their internship search.

  • 2017 Academy Weeks: It’s STEM Week!

    The Career Center focuses one week every year on key speakers, trainings and workshops for each of our Career Academies. Students, faculty, alumni and employers come together at these events to start conversation and help build pathways to success for JHU students.

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  • Parent’s Perspective: How Your Student Can Connect

    Where should my student start? Freshmen, Sophomores and students who have not previously worked with the Career Center should start by taking Careers 101 online. The course gives an overview of the Career Center’s tools and the network of employers, alumni and others that are available to your student, and jump starts their personal and […]

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  • Drop-in with Career Coaches in Spring!

    The Career Center’s academy-specific coaches offer drop-in hours around campus where you can spend personal time working on your cover letter, your job search, resumes, etc. Starting next week through May 5, this is where you can find our staff: Monday: 8:30 – 10:30 am; Mudd Café Tuesday: 2:00 – 4:00 pm; Levering Café Wednesday: […]

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