Graduate Students

Graduate students, PhDs and postdocs have different needs from undergraduates. You also have unique skills and experience that companies are looking for. Connect with the Career Center via Handshake, for in-person appointments, at general events or graduate-specific events. You can also find more information for pan-JHU postdocs at the Career Planning website.


Create and keep an updated profile in Handshake to get access to events, resources, jobs, employers and appointments. You’ll be able to select your post-grad career plans and career interests, and search for employers who are looking hiring students with advanced degrees.

You should also choose a Career Academy in the Career Interests section. This keeps you in the loop with your specific industry, adds you to our targeted email list, and garners invites when employers are on campus, and more.

Graduate Advising

You can meet with Career Coaches on Campus throughout the week for unscheduled appointments, or with a graduate-specific peer advisor in the Career Center. Doctoral and post-doctoral students can also make appointments with Assistant Director for Doctoral Career Services, Justin Lorts, or visit during his drop-in hours, in Levering Cafe.

Fall 2017 Drop-in Hours

September 19, 11-1
October 3, 11-1
October 10, 11-1
October 17, 11-1
October 25, 11-1 (moved to Wednesday due to a conference)
October 31, 11-1
November 7, 11-1

Online Resources

Interfolio Dossier Service
Managing, storing and distributing your application materials can be a stressful task. Interfolio users can store any materials you may need for your applications, including confidential letters of recommendation.

Versatile PhD
The Versatile PhD is an online service that helps PhD students explore the wide range of career options available. The site focuses primarily on disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, but has expanded its offerings to include the STEM disciplines. You must register on the site to become a JHU user.