Graduate Students

While Masters, PhD and Postdoc students are welcome to attend events for undergraduates, including Career Academy events, employer info sessions and career fairs. Connect with the Life Design Lab via Handshake to find office hours and drop-in hours, at general events or graduate-specific events. You can also find more information at the JHU-wide Career Planning website.

Handshake: for All Students

Create and keep an updated profile in Handshake to get access to events, resources, jobs, employers and appointments. Take the time to fill our your profile and select your post-grad career plans and career interests, which will allow employers who are hiring students with advanced degrees to find you.

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.

Masters Students

Workshops

Grad-specific workshops help you tailor your resume, interview skills, and job search to your talents. Search Handshake for events.

Appointments

Half-hour appointments are available virtually with Mark Savage or Sonjala Williams. All appointments can be found in Handshake, under Career Center. You also can meet with staff on campus throughout the week for unscheduled appointments, or with a graduate-specific peer advisor affiliated with the Life Design Lab.

Engineering for Professionals Students

Workshops

Grad-specific workshops help you tailor your resume, interview skills, and job search to your talents. Search Handshake for events.

Appointments

Half-hour appointments are available virtually with Mark Savage or Sonjala Williams. All appointments can be found in Handshake, under Career Center.

PhD and Postdoc Students

Office Hours

All PhD students can attend office hours throughout the week. See Handshake for hours.

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.

Doctoral Careers and Professional Development Fund

This fund supports student-initiated events and activities focused on non-academic career preparation, networking, and professional development for doctoral students on the Homewood (KSAS, WSE, SOE) and East Baltimore (SOM, BSPH, SON) campuses. Events supported through this fund must be aligned with the broader goals of the Life Design Lab and be co-branded as a Life Design Lab event open to interested doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows across the university.

For more information, as well as instructions on submitting funding requests,PDF Document: please read the PDF application.