Connect with JHU Students

You’ve heard great things about our students, and now you want to know how to connect with them. Start by reading our employer guidelines, and then learn how to build your brand on campus, from posting jobs to hosting recruiting events.

Find your Life Design Lab contact

Employer liaisons

Computer Science & Tech Consulting: Emily HoganNonprofit orgs: Karen Mardock
Pharmaceuticals: Louise LasalleArts, Film, Media and PR: April Patty
Biotech and Pharma: Leah BanksPublic Health and Healthcare: Lauren Barrett
Engineering (including mech, civil and elect.): Emily HoganBusiness, Finance, Consulting: Justin Lorts
Niche consulting and smaller firms: Justin LortsLife Sciences: Smiti Nathan
Governmental orgs: Tessa McKenzie

Aren’t sure which staff member best aligns with your company? Email us at


Handshake is our online one-stop-shop which offers employers the opportunity to share their brand and opportunities with students. By creating an account and familiarizing yourself with our students online, you can make the most of recruiting at JHU.

If you would like to post a position, view applications, request an event, schedule on-campus interviews, register for career fairs, or update students about your organization, you can do so by creating an account in Handshake, then creating an employer profile for your organization.

Learn more about getting started with Handshake with the Employer Guide.

Fall 2019 On-Campus Recruiting Dates

May 5: On-Campus Recruiting Opens

Please contact a member of our employer relations team to set up interviews, immersion days, info sessions, and more.

Sept. 9, 2019 to Dec. 6, 2019: On-Campus Recruiting Dates

Dates employers may officially interview students or hold events for the fall semester.

Sept. 20: STEM Career Fair

See below for details

Sept. 26: Fall Career Fair

See below for details


Employers interested in holding information sessions or on-campus interviews for the first time are advised to start out with smaller events, such as a monthly Coffee Chat or webinars, to increase brand recognition.

To set up an event, please request it in Handshake or contact the employer team at

Coffee Chats

Coffee Chats give employers the opportunity to set up a table in one of the Homewood campus’ popular cafes and meet with students in a more personal setting. We encourage you to bring a table cloth or sign so that interested students can recognize you and stop by your table!


Webinars allow employers to connect with students virtually. You can host live online presentations or Q&A sessions without coming to campus, and students can attend from anywhere using their computers or smartphones. We’ll take care of the technical details, so you can focus on actually connecting with our students.


A great way to connect with students who may not be familiar with your organization is to host a workshop! You have the opportunity to educate students about your company while teaching them valuable skills. Examples of past workshop topics include interviewing skills, networking, resume writing, and personal branding. You can host a workshop either on campus or as a webinar.

Information Sessions and Tech Talks

Information sessions are presentations designed to provide an insider perspective and to educate our students about your organization. Tech Talks often include more detailed information about new innovations at companies and current projects. Held on the Homewood campus, sessions are usually scheduled Monday through Thursday from 5–7 p.m. We provide a projector, speakers, and a laptop hookup, and additional AV equipment can be provided upon request. You can have your event catered by the vendor of your choice, and are then responsible for making arrangements and payment directly to the caterer.

Career Fair

Our flagship Career Fair are hosted on the Homewood Campus in fall, and give employers the ideal opportunity to market their organization and connect with a variety students. The Career Center also hosts boutique career fairs that focus on specific industries and align with our career academies. Please contact the Employer & Market Development Team to find out more about upcoming fairs.

STEM Career Fair: September 20 2019
This fair is by invitation only, and employer invitations have already gone out to key employers. If you have more questions, please contact the STEM employer contact.

Fall JHU Career Fair: September 26, 2019, 11-3 p.m., O’Connor Rec.
Outreach has begun for this career fair, starting with key employers for JHU students. More information about the fair and to potentially RSVP, either reach out to your employer contact or find the fair on Handshake.

Nonprofit Career Fair: Spring 2020
Outreach beginning in spring 2020

On-Campus Interviews

Employers may choose to interview students on campus in Life Design Lab interview rooms. We can assist with posting the corresponding position(s) and creating the interview schedule, or you can choose to simply reserve interview rooms and create the schedule yourself. To set up on-campus interviews, please contact our Employer Engagement Coordinator to request access to post interview schedules on Handshake.

All interviews are located on the Homewood Campus. Interview rooms are now in the Wyman Park building, second floor, rather than in Garland Hall. Parking is located in the South Garage at 3101 Wyman Park Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218. Additional information on directions and accommodations can be found on the JHU Undergraduate Admissions website.

Build your brand

Student Groups

There are over 400 student groups active on the Homewood campus. Through them, students develop numerous interests including advocacy, research, performing arts, and professional life. You might be interested in cultivating strategic partnerships with one or more of these groups as a way of increasing students’ awareness of your organization and of building mutually beneficial relationships. If you are interested in connecting with any of our student groups, you should contact the Employer & Market Development Team, who serve as a liaison between the student body and external organizations.

Student Ambassadors

You may choose to have a Student Ambassador represent your recruiting efforts at a brand-building event. Student Ambassadors are typically students who have worked with an organization or completed an internship with them in the past. Student Ambassadors serve as a liaison between you and the student body, offering insight into your organization, recruitment process, and available career opportunities. In the past, Student Ambassadors have held events such as Q&A panels and resume review workshops on behalf of employers. If you would like to connect your Student Ambassador with our office, please contact the Employer & Market Development Team.


We advertise on-campus recruiting events in a number of ways, including mass emails and monthly newsletters to all students,newsletters to our Career Academy groups, communication with targeted student groups, campus TV ads, the university-wide event calendar, and Handshake. To best attract attendees, we ask that you provide a short paragraph about the event that we can share with students. Please let us know if there are particular types of students or alumni whom you’d like to target as well. For example, is there a specific major, class year, or degree that you’d like to connect with? Are you willing to accept international student applicants? While a flyer is not necessary, if you have one you’d like to share with our students, please feel free to email it to us.


We can help you connect to our students whether you have an established internship program or whether you are looking to build one. To learn more about how to hire Hopkins for your internship programs, read through our employer guidelines. If you have specific questions regarding hiring Johns Hopkins students for your internship programs, please contact us at

We encourage parents and alumni to help our students grow their networks and hone their skills by hiring them through our special outreach programs.

Parents Internship Network (PIN)

Through the Parents Internship Network, parents can work with our office either to create a dedicated internship program in your organization for talented Johns Hopkins students or to post existing internship or full-time opportunities through Handshake. Current opportunities in this network are located across the country and internationally, and include employers such as the Wall Street Journal, Honda North America Inc., Intel, and many others!

Alumni Internship Connection (AIC)

Alumni play an integral role in our students’ career success. We encourage alumni across the country to send us internship opportunities within their organizations so that we can share them with students. Internships will be labeled “AIC” so that students can easily recognize the powerful alumni connection.

To learn more about these programs, contact us at