Future Fest 2021

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We are proud to announce the return of The Future Fest at Homewood

Oct 4-7, 2021!

Register in the links below

Announcements

Employer registration deadline is now Friday, Sep 17th!

Mainstage Keynote Speaker: Kimberly Bryant – the Founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to “changing the face of technology” by introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts. Read more and connect with Kimberly Bryantkimberly bryant

What is Soundcheck?

Soundcheck runs all day from Sep 30-Oct 1 and is the best session to go to for your Future Fest inside scoop and you are free to join any of the sessions as long as you register! If you want to learn how to navigate Future Fest according to your interest, get the first peek at our speakers and employers, prepare your resume, and interview practice, you do not want to miss Soundcheck! Please note: all times are Eastern Standard Time

Employers and Alumni:

Soundcheck is also a great opportunity for employers/alumni seeking to recruit students during Future Fest to host 30-min info sessions on Thursday & Friday from 10a-12p (more information is provided in this form).

Check out the agendas and registration links below:

Soundcheck Day 1 Agenda (9/30)

8-9AM: Tell Your International Hopkins Story

9-10AM: Navigating the Tradeshow Floor (Virtual Career Fair)

10AM-12PM: 30min Employer Info Sessions

12-3PM: Resource block (Receive resume feedback in real time with https://www.vmock.com/jhu, our AI-powered resume review tool and check out our prerecorded resources on our LDL YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVHKcw6t6xBzioJ4BF64eSQ/videos, e.g. navigating the tradeshow floor)

3-4PM: Grad School Boot Camp

5-6PM: Resume Review (breakout)

6-7PM: Networking/Mock Interview (breakout)

7-8PM: Future Fest Backstage Pass (all access to Future Fest events)

Soundcheck Agenda Day 2 (10/1)

8-9AM: Navigating the Tradeshow Floor (Virtual Career Fair)

10AM-12PM: 30min Employer Info Sessions

12-1PM: Tell Your Hopkins FLI Story

1-2PM: Workshop with HOUR

3-4PM: Resume Review (breakout)

4-5PM: Networking/Mock Interview (breakout)

5-6PM: Gap Year Workshop

What is Future Fest 2021?

The Future Fest at Homewood (previously known as the Homewood Career Fair) is a ground-breaking, 100% virtual approach to building authentic professional relationships, engaging with top talents and university partners, and exploring the future of human potential, work, and innovation.

Future Fest is modeled on the stage layout of musical festivals and is open to all Hopkins undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni, including the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences. Hosted on the Brazen platform, Future Fest provides employers the opportunity to identify and recruit top talent from JHU using virtual chats and instant messaging during our career-fair-style trade show floor, and there are additional networking and workshop events to join as well.

The Future Fest allows employers to connect with JHU students from all nine campuses in productive ways grounded in diversity, inclusiveness, and equity principles.

Agenda (updated regularly)

Tradeshow floor: Each day from 10am-3pm EST

Click each event to sign up as registration becomes available. IF you have any questions about these events, reach out to lifedesignlabhomewood@jhu.edu

4-Oct 10:00 AM 3:00 PM Future Fest Trade Show Floor Day 1: STEM Employers Trade Show Floor Brazen
4-Oct 10:00 AM 3:00 PM Life Design Life Line (Zoom Student Support) Trade Show Side Show Zoom
4-Oct 5:00 PM 6:00 PM Student-Athlete Networking Event Dance Floor Zoom
4-Oct 6:00 PM 7:00 PM Inclusion in the Workplace Dance Floor Zoom
4-Oct 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Humanities Networking Event Dance Floor Zoom
4-Oct 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Future of Inclusion ft. Dr. Jen Arnold, Zandy Wong, Gitanjali Rao, and Tia Price Main Stage Zoom
5-Oct 10:00 AM 3:00 PM Future Fest Trade Show Floor Day 2: All Employers Trade Show Floor Brazen
5-Oct 10:00 AM 3:00 PM Life Design Life Line (Future Fest Zoom Student Support) Trade Show Side Show Zoom
5-Oct 4:40 PM 6:00 PM Allied Health Alumni Networking Dance Floor Zoom
5-Oct 5:00 PM 7:00 PM CLE Connect: Networking Event for Business, Finance, and Marketing Dance Floor cvent
5-Oct 5:30 PM 6:50 PM YTTI Kickoff Internship Experience Panel Dance Floor Zoom
5-Oct 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Creative Reaction Workshop: Designing Equitable Organizations Main Stage Zoom
6-Oct 8:30 AM 12:00 PM BPuzzled: Bloomberg Puzzle Competition (Future Fest Competition Stage) Competition Zoom
6-Oct 12:00 PM 2:00 PM Life Design Life Line (Future Fest Zoom Student Support) Trade Show Side Show Zoom
6-Oct 12:00 PM 2:00 PM Future Fest Trade Show Floor Day 3: Student Organization Showcase Trade Show Floor Brazen
6-Oct 2:00 PM 4:30 PM Fast Forward U IP Think Tank Competition Competition Zoom
6-Oct 2:00 PM 3:10 PM Healthy Masculinity in the Workplace Dance Floor Zoom
6-Oct 4:40 PM 6:00 PM LDSI Networking Night Dance Floor Zoom
6-Oct 6:00 PM 7:20 PM Forte/Women in Business (What was her major?) Dance Floor Zoom
6-Oct 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Life Design Institute Workshop: Design Your Network Main Stage Zoom
7-Oct 10:00 AM 3:00 PM Future Fest Trade Show Floor Day 4: Hire a Blue Jay (By Invication) Trade Show Floor Brazen
7-Oct 10:00 AM 3:00 PM Life Design Life Line (Future Fest Zoom Student Support) Trade Show Side Show Zoom
4-Oct 3:00 PM 5:00 PM FLI Networking Night (By Invitation) Dance Floor Brazen
7-Oct 6:10 PM 7:30 PM Law and Politics Dance Floor Zoom
7-Oct 6:30 PM 7:50 PM Data and Analytics Meetup Dance Floor Zoom
7-Oct 8:00 PM 9:00 PM Future Fest Keynote: A Conversation with Black Girls Code CEO Kimberly Bryant Main Stage Zoom

 


Students

How do I register for Future Fest?

Go to bit.ly/ldlfuturefest21 to register and be sure to complete your student profile!

What companies are attending?

Last year we had over 60 employers in attendance!

Companies in attendance this year:

Bloomberg

DC Energy

NSA

Think Academy

Sage Analysis

and many more!

What’s the best way to navigate Future Fest based on my needs and interests?

Stay tuned for a helpful quiz that you can take that will help you navigate Future Fest!

On Thurs, 9/30 and Fri, 10/1, we are hosting a 2-day “Soundcheck” to help you gain some backstage intel on everything future fest and get you ready to connect and network!

Also, you can always reach out to your LDE to curate your experience.


Employers

How do I register my company?

Employers must click here to register. After you register, we will follow up with further information for Future Fest prep. The very last day to sign up is September 15th!

How can I promote my company brand at Future Fest ’21?

On top of being able to connect with hundreds of talented JHU students, you will also have the opportunity to purchase sponsorship packages and have your logo and name placed with our merchandising.

How many students can we predict would attend Future Fest this year?

Last year we had over 600 undergrads and over 100 alumni producing over 2,000 connections over 4 days. Don’t miss your chance to join the conversations!

If you have any questions about Future Fest and preparations, please contact Homewood.recruit@jhu.edu

For all questions on pricing and promotion reach out to the LDL Hiring Team.


Alumni

Can I attend Future Fest?

YES! We consider our alumni network as a valuable source of insight, experience, and encouragement for the whole JHU community.

A few ways to get involved:

Come to the mainstage webinars: The Future of Inclusion: Dr. Jen Arnold, Zandy Wong, Gitanjali Rao and Tia Price and The Future Fest Keynote w/Kimberly Bryant and Dr. Farouk Dey

Participate in the “Designing Equitable Organizations Workshop

Attend the tradeshows: Day 1: Meet STEM Employers, Day 2: Meet All Employers, Day 3: Reconnect with Student Organizations from the Homewood Campus

How can I help students prepare for Future Fest?

Soundcheck is a great opportunity for employers/alumni seeking to recruit students during Future Fest while also providing insight into best practices and tips on networking, interviewing, and resume building. If you are interested in hosting 30-min info sessions on Thursday & Friday from 10a-12p fill out this form.

How can I get my company involved in Future Fest?

If your employer is currently seeking fresh, hardworking, and exceptional talent for various positions, tell them about this! Spread the word on all things Future Fest. We are accepting employer registrations until Sep 17th. Register here