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 or post-grad options. Every student’s first step should be to sign into Handshake, our online career portal. Then, use these tools to help you build a plan.
PeopleGrove is Johns Hopkins’ mentoring platform. It connects students with almost 1,000 hand-picked alumni who are actively offering mentoring opportunities; representing every Johns Hopkins school and many industries, locations, and levels of expertise. Through PeopleGrove, each JHU student can develop their own team of advisers, alumni, and peers that provide support and guidance as they explore their potential opportunities. All current JHU students can access johnshopkins.peoplegrove.com with their JHED id.
- Search for and message alumni based on location, major, industry and what you need help with
- Request web-based “flash mentoring” or quick meetings to learn from their experience
- Start a long-term mentorship
- Use resources to get the most out of your mentor partnership
- Ask and answer discussion questions about careers and life exploration
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.
Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.
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.
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.
Wall Street Prep is a global investment banking training firm specializing in financial modeling self-study programs as well as instructor-led and e-learning modeling training. They prepare students and professionals for the demands of investment banking and corporate finance positions. Log-ins will be awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to the field of finance through academics, experience, and leadership. Apply for access now.
A site built for all Hopkins students across the nine schools to house additional career resources. While many of these resources are a repeat of what the Life Design Lab offers, you may want to peruse some of the other free resources available on the planning site.
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.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook : Published by the US Department of Labor
- 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.
- Computer Science Online: Explore computer science careers.
- Guide to Public Service: Explore public service careers.