In accordance with the University’s new policies for the Coronavirus, PDCO is halting all in-person events and services until further notice.

PDCO will be offering multiple virtual training opportunities to enhance your productivity during the COVID-19 working environment changes. Please see our calendar on the left side of our webpage below and check Handshake for the most up-to-date information on our programming. Regular emails to all JHU SOM and SPH PhD students and Postdocs will include information on upcoming PDCO programming and other virtual offerings.

Please visit JHU COVID-19 Graduate Student Services Updates for more student services and virtual resources during this time.

Virtual PDCO Programming All PDCO programming details, including dates, registration, and ZOOM links, can be found on Handshake. Recordings from past events can be viewed on our recordings page.

Welcome to the JHM Professional Development and Career Office, Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus.

Our office provides professional development training and career services, including one-on-one career coaching appointments, grant writing workshops, employer visits and treks, CV/resume advice, mentorship programs, alumni panels, mock interviews, and more.

Our goal is to provide students with opportunities to learn about varying career paths and help them develop the skills needed to be successful in all job markets, including academia, biotech/pharma, consulting, policy, and beyond. It is never too early or too late to start preparing for your future.

The PDCO serves all PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows within the School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and School of Nursing.

We partner with other career offices at Johns Hopkins that serve PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows, including:

Miss a virtual event? Check out our new Recordings Page to view past events!

In accordance with the University’s new policies for the Coronavirus, all PDCO events and appointments will be virtual until further notice.
Please visit JHU COVID-19 Graduate Student Services Updates for more student services and virtual resources during this time.


The PDCO is proud to share the registration and agenda for the 3rd Annual Horizons by Hopkins career and professional development conference!
Join us November 16th and 17th from 12:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. EST!


This year’s theme is ‘Discovering the Possibilities Within Us’ and will feature:

  • Inspiring career talks by experts in their fields.
  • Intriguing panel discussions.
  • Essential skills workshops offering honest and transparent conversations around professionalism, work culture, and career possibilities.

To kick off the event, on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, Integrative Learning and Life Design, Life Design Lab, PHutures, and the PDCO host a conversation between students from Hopkins with Trevor Noah!

The theme of the conversation is “Discovering the Possibilities that Lie Within” and we would like to invite you, colleagues, students and staff across the University to attend the keynote conversation, which is 100% virtual and a free live broadcast!

A conversation with Trevor Noah, Discovering the Possibilities Within Us. Novemer 16, 2022 on zoom at 12pm.

Key Details for the Conference

  • Our conference is fully virtual to remain accessible and available to everyone!
  • We will offer limited capacity watch-parties for JHU affiliates at Homewood campus and East Baltimore, with food provided.
  • We are also using Whova as our platform to connect (you can download after registering!)

Agenda Highlights!

  • The Unexpected Benefits of Failure
  • Destress for Success: Mental Health during Big Transitions
  • Communicating Your Research in the Era of Social Media
  • The Road Less Travelled: Unusual Professions for Doctorates
  • How to Be a Leader: Team Management Strategies for the Workplace
  • Advocating for Yourself with a Disability
  • It Just Makes Cent$: Financial Literacy Skills We Should All Learn in Graduate School
  • And so much more!


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