First-Year Launch Program

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Get started on the path toward a fulfilling career with our first-year program. Each incoming first-year student is assigned (together with their First-Year Mentor Group and RAs) to one of our six Career Coaches, who will be your contact for your first year at JHU.

Students will receive the first communication from their Launch Coaches via email in August. Followed by:

  • A pre-orientation virtual meeting with their coach and cohort.
  • A PDF Document: First-year Checklist to help you guide your progress.
  • Several one-hour cohort meetings over the course of the year. Each meeting will introduce students to the resources they’ll need to reach a milestone.
  • A monthly first-year newsletter, highlighting upcoming Career Center opportunities for first-years.
first-year career program at Johns Hopkins Homewood Career Center

Meet Our Coaches

Fall 2018 Launch Program Schedule

JulyVirtualMeet your Career Coach and learn to use Handshake.
August 29OrientationWelcome to the Launch Program!
October 8, 9, 10, 18On-campus What careers might be right for you? Build a personalized list and create a plan to test-drive your options.
Nov. 5Tessa, 3-4 pm
Paul, 5-6 pm
Charles Commons Salon CShould you intern, work, or do research? Plan your first college summer.
Nov. 6Caroline, 2-3 pm
Andrea, 4-5 pm
Charles Commons Salon CShould you intern, work, or do research? Plan your first college summer.
Nov. 7Lauren, 2-3 pm
Nadine, 8-9 pm
Charles Commons Salon AShould you intern, work, or do research? Plan your first college summer.
FebruaryDate TBDPick majors, minors, and courses that support your career goals.
MarchDates TBDYou're Ready! Join an industry-focused Career Academy.

Find Your Launch Career Coach

Find your RA’s name, followed by your First-year Mentor’s name, to find your coach.

RAFirst Year MentorCareer Coach
Adina JahanJoJo CastellanosCaroline Kelly
Alex LopezUju DuruCaroline Kelly
Alisha DalalMark ShifmanPaul Binkley
Allison KellerAlex GoldbergLauren Barrett
Andy RamirezChanel LeeNadine Goldberg
Brandon ToliverKelly BeharryAndrea Wiseman
Chase HintelmannJin LeeNadine Goldberg
Corina ZismanDarius IraniLauren Barrett
Cyndy VazquezRyan BaeAndrea Wiseman
Dani Huber-Inbar Zach ZarubinTessa McKenzie
Wendy XieZach ZarubinTessa McKenzie
Eillen MartinezJonathan VuillierTessa McKenzie
Emilio MiretIsabel Rios-PulgarPaul Binkley
Emily LeeAlex SigmonPaul Binkley
Emily VelandiaJuan SanfielPaul Binkley
Eric HuangLauren PauletPaul Binkley
Evan PetroskyReid BradshawAndrea Wiseman
Gopika PunchhiJoaquin ReateguiPaul Binkley
Indira RayalaKevin CameronAndrea Wiseman
Jared DallasAnanya KalahastiNadine Goldberg
Jim HuangBrianna AheimerAndrea Wiseman
John MinJessie GallegosLauren Barrett
Jonathan MoSonomi OyagiPaul Binkley
Justin YanTeja KakaniLauren Barrett
Katie JacksonLyle CarreraCaroline Kelly
Katie SmithJosh KrachmanNadine Goldberg
Keone AliphiosSarah AbellaAndrea Wiseman
Kishka PatelHana EscovarCaroline Kelly
Kush MansuriaEllen WangTessa McKenzie
Laetitia ZhangBrandon ParkPaul Binkley
Leena El-MuftiJunsu LeeNadine Goldberg
Lucy WebbJeremy CostinCaroline Kelly
Luke BonnaniBaasil EbrahimCaroline Kelly
Maddie DutsonJames DweckCaroline Kelly
Maggie VitaleNicky ZhangTessa McKenzie
Morgan BensonJulie AwadAndrea Wiseman
Indu RadhakrishnanSaleh MostafaNadine Goldberg
Naisa RahmanBen TreutlerTessa McKenzie
Nana Bruce-AmanquahDaniel SwartzTessa McKenzie
Nancy WangJessica IntileLauren Barrett
Nayanika IyerCalix Mateos SallesNadine Goldberg
Octavia FitzmauriceKimberly DongCaroline Kelly
Peggy-ita ObengKevin LiNadine Goldberg
Rasha BaraNikki GarciaLauren Barrett
Rohan BuddalaSadie GarberLauren Barrett
Sarah GunasekeraKeyi YinTessa McKenzie
Sarah PercoskiPaul HendersonLauren Barrett
Sonia TrakuJalen JonesLauren Barrett
Tan NguyenBella SarriaPaul Binkley
Taz ShahSophia TriantisTessa McKenzie
Teya BergamaschiPhillip LanNadine Goldberg
Tiffany HouDavid CarcamoAndrea Wiseman
Usman EnamSiena DeMatteoCaroline Kelly
Varun Venkatraman Rachel LiuNadine Goldberg
Lizzy WuRachel LiuNadine Goldberg
Vincent HouTy AndrewsAndrea Wiseman
Zach PocchiaSiya ZhangTessa McKenzie
Zakiya CarterDean ChienCaroline Kelly