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 career development for the rest of their Hopkins tenure.

Completing Careers 101 opens the door to one-on-one appointments, membership in Career Academies and more.

What is a Career Academy?

Each Career Academy is an industry-focused community of students, student groups, faculty, alumni, parents and employers designed to align students’ academic experiences with their professional pursuits. Academies help students build their network, explore their industries of interest, receive industry-specific news, and attend tailored events. Our academies are:

How can my student meet with Career Center Experts?

Students can set up appointments with academy-specific Career Coaches after completing Careers 101. Coaches help students explore their interests, present their brand effectively, identify great opportunities, and build their network by connecting with professionals in their industries of interest.

The office also offers drop-in hours in Garland Hall and around campus so students can polish their resumes or interview techniques, etc. Drop-in hours can be found on Handshake or by calling 410-516-8056.

How does my student get an internship or a job?

Coming to Career Center events and staying active on Handshake gives students the most opportunities to attend information sessions, apply for jobs, interview with companies on campus, and more.

More than 1,500 jobs and internships are posted on Handshake every month, and students on Handshake can receive newsletter updates from the Career Center on new job and internship posts and networking opportunities.

Parents also play an instrumental role in adding internship opportunities at their employers to the Handshake inventory through the Parents Internship Network (PIN). Read more about the Parents Internship Network.