Explore Your Career Interests

Your career journey begins with exploring your personal interests, figuring out how those line up with a major and career academies, and considering different jobs or post-grad options. Every student’s first step should be to sign into Handshake, our online career portal. Then, use these tools to help you build a plan.

Online Tools

Focus 2

A couple of quick quizzes help you explore your personal interests, skills, personality and values to see what majors, career academies and career paths are the best fit for you. Focus 2 gives you personalized suggested majors industries and jobs to give you direction.

Candid Career

Gain access to career advice from industry professionals, and see it all on video! CandidCareer.com features informational interviews to help you discover and explore your many career options.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.


An international, country-specific, online system to support relocation, career transition, global job searches & career development as well as alternative opportunities for Johns Hopkins University students.

Vault Guides

Research jobs paths, companies, industries and more. Vault has been gathering unbiased, insider information and data about companies, industries and specific jobs for more than 12 years. Users must create a personal account to access Vault.

Wall Street Prep

Wall Street Prep is a global investment banking training firm specializing in financial modeling self-study programs as well as instructor-led and e-learning modeling training. They prepare students and professionals for the demands of investment banking and corporate finance positions. Log-ins will be awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to the field of finance through academics, experience, and leadership. Apply for access now.

JHU-wide Career Planning Site

A site built for all Hopkins students across the nine schools to house additional career resources. While many of these resources are a repeat of what the Homewood Career Center offers, you may want to peruse some of the other free resources available on the planning site.

Additional resources online

Take assessments to find suggested professions or, if you already know the profession you want, read about the education, experiences, and skills you need to attain the career you want.

  • O*Net : O*Net lets you explore detailed profiles on occupations within a given industry.
  • CareerOneStop : CareerOneStop gives wages, employment trends, skills needed, etc. for any occupation.
  • Becomopedia : Explains the education requirements, career path, salary, and projected job growth for each position.
  • Big Future: The College Board’s career exploration website, focuses on helping students choose a major based on their interests.