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. Each of these tools will help through that process.

Foundational Career Labs and Major ToolsPDF Document: Fall 2017 schedule for foundational career labs, which can all be found on jhu.joinhandshake.com

Attend Career Exploration, Resume and Cover Letter, LinkedIn labs and more. These introductory labs are offered regularly throughout the semester on afternoons and evenings, and occasionally on weekends. Please check Handshake for a full schedule and to RSVP. Download the schedule to your right for a full list.

Focus 2

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.


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.

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.