The Health Sciences Academy helps students explore interests in basic science, research, pharmaceuticals, public health, and medicine while honing skills that save lives and build a better world. Our partnerships with organizations like the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, GlaxoSmithKline, and the World Health Organization prepare students to make a difference with their careers.
Getting Started in Health Sciences
PDF Document: This guide gives you a basic guideline for what you should do in your freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year to be on track for a fulfilling medical, dental public health, biomedical, neuroscience or other health-related career. Everyone’s career path is different, but this can help students start to move forward toward internships, experiences, job shadowing and classes that help them reach their goals. Students should attend Health Sciences events when possible, especially Health Sciences Career Week, normally held in fall. PDF Document: Download the guide here.
Health Sciences Staff
Major Spring 2018 Events
Foundational Career Labs: Starting Jan. 11
Jan. 29: Health Sciences Roundtable with JHSPH current students
Feb. 15: Nonprofit Internship and Job Fair (find great gap year opportunities!)
Feb. 15: Public Health Alumni Panel
March 7: Healthcare Consulting Mini Career Fair
*Drop-in hours hosted by Public Health Undergrad Studies, Neuroscience/Behavioral Bio, possible other academic partners, check Handshake.
More TBA in February!
Who is a Health Sciences student?
Neuroscience, with a minor in psychology and Spanish for the Professions
November 6 to November 10, 2017
Nov. 6, 5:30 pm, Hackerman B17
JHU alumni from the Public Interest Podcast, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, NIH, Monmouth Medical Center and more discuss how they pursued their careers, different options for students, and more.
Nov. 7, 12-1:30, Charles Commons Barbour Room
Meet the Senior VP of Process Development, other senior leaders, and recruiting staff from Paragon Bioservices, a leading provider of biologic services in support of medical & bioscience research and product development. They are actively seeking candidates with the technical skills needed to support the company’s core competencies in preclinical and GMP production. Light refreshments will be served.
Nov. 7, 5:30-7 pm, Charles Commons Barbour Room
Learn about the vast array of career opportunities at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and, at the same time, learn the tips, tricks, and skills to prepare yourself for successful networking and interviewing – with Kennedy Krieger and other employers.
Nov. 8, 11-1, Mudd Hall Cafe
Health Sciences students get specialty, one-on-one advice on how to create a resume that works best for health sciences employers, finding shadowing and internship opportunities, practicing interview skills and more.
Nov. 9, 11-12, Virtual (link on Handshake)
The environment for healthcare is changing, causing businesses within the industry to rethink their approaches and seek new solutions. Please join this upcoming webinar to learn more about three trends that are re-shaping the healthcare industry going forward. Presented by JHU alum Peter Shen, Director of Sales and Consulting at Siemens Healthcare.
Nov. 9, 12-1:30, Charles Commons Barber Room
Learn about career opportunities, both jobs and internships, with one of the country’s fastest growing health organizations. Meridian is looking for teammates with a passion for improving the delivery of healthcare. A wide variety of majors, including all health-related, technology, and math subjects, are in demand for their corporate offices Chicago and Detroit. An info session about Meridian will be followed by networking opportunities with company representatives including the VP of Regulatory Compliance and Accreditation, the Director of Population Health Strategies, and the Director of Talent Acquisition.
Nov. 9, 5-8 pm, Charles Commons Salon A
5:00 – 8:00pm — Summer research, internship, and employment fair 5:30pm — STEM panel presentation 6:15pm — Career opportunities panel presentation 7:00pm — STEM panel presentation