Parents and Families

Our collaborative model encourages students to explore internships and opportunities, gain competencies in networking and job searching skills, and develop deep industry knowledge. We welcome parents and families to play an active role.

We offer dynamic programs and events designed to link students with employers and alumni, including on-campus career fairs, internship postings, off-campus recruiting events, and alumni networking receptions. Our students follow their passions into every imaginable career field and achieve success with a variety of employers and graduate schools.

How Your Student can Connect

Whether your student is preparing for their first internship or you want to learn more about how to support your student in reaching their career development goals, the Career Center can help. The videos below help families understand what the Career Center offers, and how parents can get involved.

what the Johns Hopkins homewood career center offers to undergraduate students
tips from homewood career center director for parents and families

Get Involved

Hire Hopkins Students

When establishing relationships with organizations, it is important to have alumni, parents and other key partners who advocate for Hopkins students. We encourage parents to recruit Hopkins students through the Parents Internship Network (PIN). If you have questions or want to post an internship, please

  • Get started with PIN by emailing You can create a dedicated internship position for a talented Hopkins student, or just let us know that you’re interested in finding out more.
  • Post existing internship and full-time opportunities at your organization through Handshake or send to the Career Center.
  • Provide the Recruiting Team with contact information for the human resources representative at your organization.

Connect with Students

Encourage your son or daughter to utilize our services throughout their four years at Hopkins. First-year students will start with the Launch program, then join a Career Academy. Ask if they have connected with the Career Center this year—either through Handshake or an office-sponsored event. This is especially important for seniors as they approach their first career destination after Hopkins.

JHU Family Read

This year at Family Weekend the Career Center will host an article review and discussion with parents and families exploring issues of education, exploration, and career preparation. More details coming in September!

This program will be co-sponsored by the Parents Programs, the Parents Internship Network (PIN), and the Homewood Career Center.